Union County Brings Sensory-Friendly Family Concert to Rahway Today

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to bring a sensory-friendly rootsy rock 'n' roll family concert to the stage at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.

Plan a daytrip for a children's summer camp or bring the entire family to rock out with two-time Grammy nominees Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could singing songs that celebrate children of all abilities. Performing live on stage at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, the sensory-friendly children's music concert is scheduled for two performances today, July 31 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Tickets for this sensory-friendly concert are $8 per person and seating is general admission. Group discounts are available for groups of ten or more. All tickets can be purchased through the Union County Performing Arts Center at ucpac.org or by calling the Box Office at 732-499-8226.

"Presented as part of our sensory-friendly performance series, the concert environment at the UCPAC is designed and adjusted to offer a relaxed and safe place for children and adults with sensory sensitivity, developmental and learning differences to enjoy the performing arts," said Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh. "Inspired by children, Brady Rymer and his band deliver songs that engage audiences of all ages. The Freeholder board is proud to offer an opportunity for families to experience a music concert that celebrates, motivates, and empowers children of all abilities."

Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could "might just be the best-sounding band in children's music," according to NPR's All Things Considered. First class, all-American roots/rock with a feel-good R&B foundation is Rymer's calling card - he creates a warm, optimistic, rollicking back-porch vibe that gets children and their families up and dancing, and smiling from ear to ear. Kids love the energy and Rymer's magnetic, good-times-guy charm, and his musicianship is something even the most discerning music-loving parent can appreciate.

Autism Friendly Spaces (AFS) implements the supportive atmosphere at each of the Sensory-friendly performances. AFS provides specialists to train staff and volunteers on working with children with autism and other special needs during Sensory Friendly Theatre performances, while providing comfort and help to families.

For each of the special performances in the Sensory Friendly Theatre series, the theatre environment at the Union County PAC will be adjusted to provide a sensory-friendly, comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming for all families. For more information on what to expect at a Sensory Friendly Theatre performance visit ucpac.org.

For more information or to purchase tickets call the Union County Performing Arts Center, 732-499-8226 or visit ucpac.org. The UCPAC Box Office, located at 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM and is also open late on Thursdays until 8:00 PM.

For information on additional Union County recreational programs for people with disabilities age five and up, call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-527-4806 or visit ucnj.org.

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