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8 September 2021 01:40PM


Hillsdale Concert Series to Bring Children’s Program to Hamlet Park
Editors: For questions or more information please contact Garrin Benfield at [email protected]. A photo of the performers and the concert poster are attached.

Photo caption: Grammy nominee Brady Rymer and Claudia Mussen.
HILLSDALE, N.Y.–Grammy nominee Brady Rymer along with Claudia Mussen will play family-friendly children’s music on Saturday Sept. 18 as Hillsdale’s Hamlet Committee continues its Jams in the Hamlet concert series.
The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in Hamlet Park with the Roe Jan Library presenting a storytelling program in the park. Food and soft drinks will be available from local restaurants, including Momma Lo’s BBQ and Bacon’s Pizza.
The free concert will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Hillsdale’s Hamlet Park is located southwest of the traffic light at the intersection of state Routes 22 and 23.

Brady Rymer enjoyed a decade-long career with RCA Records jam band From Good Homes, recording and touring with acts ranging 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 10 albums, 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.”

His most recent album, “Under the Big Umbrella,” was inspired by and written with students and teachers. It’s a collection of songs full of hope for a future with room for everyone, where individuality and kindness are valued.
Together with his longtime bandmates in the Little Band That Could–with backgrounds from Americana to Zydeco- he sings for kids and families across the country at performing arts centers, concert halls, clubs, outdoor festivals, schools and libraries. For more information visit http://www.bradyrymer.com.

Jams in the Hamlet is produced by Hamlet Committee members and full-time Hillsdale residents Garrin Benfield and Jason Durant. The series, which features professional musicians, will be capped off by a community talent event at the town’s annual Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 9.

Groups that have donated time, money or materials to the concert series include The Alander, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Taconic Ridge Farm, Hawthorne Valley Farm Store, Random Harvest Market, Berkshire Property Agents, Sylvan Motor Lodge, Encore Audio, Copake Auction, Rock Paper Pixel, Hillsdale General Store, Moore-Bridger Tree Service and the Columbia County Tourism Board.
Funds for the event are also being raised through the sale of Jams in the Hamlet merchandise, available at https://jams-in-the-hamlet.creator-spring.com.
The Hillsdale Hamlet Committee decided to sponsor the concert series this year to allow the community to come together safely outdoors and to raise awareness and use of the Hamlet Park. The committee has embarked on a program to reimagine and renovate the park based on a professional master plan approved by the Hillsdale Town Board.

For more information please go to: https://www.facebook.com/jamsinthehamlet

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