Courtesy photo: East End Arts

East End Arts will hold its Excellence in the Arts award gala on July 19 at 6 p.m. at the Suffolk Theater. Brady Rymer will be the honored guest.

Rymer has a long and varied career in the music industry.

After a decade-long career with RCA records jam band From Good Homes, recording and touring with acts from the Dave Matthews Band to Bob Dylan and Bob Weir’s Ratdog, Rymer ventured into family music as he started his own family, releasing “Good Morning, Gus” in 2000. Since then, he has released eight CDs, including 2017’s GRAMMY-nominated “Press Play,” 2014’s GRAMMY-nominated “Just Say Hi!,” and the 2008 GRAMMY-nominated “Here Comes Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could”.

Rymer’s rootsy, accordion-laced pop and rock music regularly wins critical acclaim and national awards including three children’s GRAMMY nominations as well as numerous Parents’ Choice Gold and National Parenting Publications gold awards.

He has garnered a growing fan base of enthusiastic families. Together with his longtime bandmates in the Little Band That Could – with backgrounds from Americana to zydeco – he performs rocking live music for kids and families across the country at performing arts centers, concert halls, clubs, outdoor festivals, schools and libraries.

When he’s not playing with his own band, Rymer plays bass guitar with the Laurie Berkner band; he also performs a few select shows a year with band From Good Homes.

Festivities at the gala include:
• cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
• dinner and dancing
• live and silent auctions

Cocktail attire is requested

Tickets can be purchased online. Ticket sales close July 12.

Source: Press release issued by East End Arts dated June 23, 2018.

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