The Ice House on Main is hosting a benefit concert on September 23, 2017. They will be featuring the great folk rock band Trout Fishing in America, who are known for their award-winning performances for children. All proceeds will be going towards the noble work of Voices For Children, a Bryan-College Station area child advocacy organization.
This is the fourth time the Ice House on Main will be hosting this event, but it one of the first few events in the newly renovated venue. Advent GX, a community and economic development firm located in Bryan, TX, financed the Icehouse’s renovations. Advent GX is always willing to help the community and have hosted other kinds of charity events in the past.
Jose Quintana, president of Advent GX, is excited about any buzz around the new venue. “If curiosity helps increase attendance and support for Voices for Children, then that is great!” Quintana said.
Voice for Children, an arm of the Court Appointed Special Advocate program, or CASA, is an nonprofit organization that ensures abused children have an advocate in court. Specially trained volunteers take on a child’s case and speak for them in court, sparing the child the extended trauma of reliving their abuse.
Trout Fishing in America is a duo made up of two polar opposite dudes, Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. This four time Grammy nominee band has been going strong since the members met 40 years ago, in Houston. This folk rock band, who writes their own songs, is perhaps best known for family and children’s music.
Their music is full of rhymes, and it gets people grooving. Their songs are catchy numbers that do not go out of style, and they are all a very good fit for children to sing along to. Their most recent album is “The Strangest Things,” which has some more subtle songs. But it still has a great ring to it!
Ezra Idlet is a San Antonio and Baltimore native, and he plays the guitar and banjo. Idlet has a love of instruments and a lot of knowledge about them. Keith Grimwood describes himself as the shortest member of the band, and he plays the bass. He is the more serious and reserved of the two, but that does not stop him from blending well with Ezra’s silliness. Together, they put on great shows that capture the hearts of kids and adults.
Come out to The Ice House on Main and support Voices for Children, while listening to some great, catchy songs. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show will start at 8 p.m.