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Posted on: September 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Gigs in the Garden outdoor concerts Sundays, Oct. 1-29

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SPRINGFIELD, MO — The Hatch Foundation and the Springfield Sister Cities Association present the Gigs in the Garden outdoor concert series Sundays in October, 2 p.m., at the Peace Through People Pavilion in Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave.

Admission is free, with a $10 suggested donation to support garden projects. Beverages are available for purchase, and kids will love the playground nearby. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a variety of local performance groups in an extraordinary setting.

Performers include

  • October 1: Ilace Mears and David Wilson. At the musical intersection of fun and beautiful, Mears and Wilson provide genre-spanning, acoustic instrumentals with a unique blend of hammered dulcimer, fiddle and mandolin.
  • October 8: The Ozark Songbirds, a collective musical experience brought to you by Melissa Rea, Betsey Mae, Melinda Mullins, Jessamyn Orchard and Kunti Bentley performing originals and a few covers in a song circle format.  
  • October 15: Republic Community Band, an intergenerational organization that plays instrumental versions of hits from classical music, Broadway, movie soundtracks, pop/rock medleys and more.  
  • October 22: Lyal Strickland. With a raspy voice at times soothing and at other times raw with emotion, singer-songwriter Lyle Strickland beautifully captures the soul of working-class America by telling stories about the greater human puzzle.
  • October 29: MJAW. Teenage boys of form a string quartet eager to delight audiences with music from a wide range of genres, sure to entertain all ages and backgrounds.

In the case of inclement weather, the concerts move inside the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.

The series is sponsored by Hatch Foundation, Mid-Missouri Bank, and Guaranty Bank, and managed by Springfield Sister Cities Association in cooperation with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

The Peace Through People Pavilion was constructed in late 2016 in the Kay Cummins Finnie Memorial Dogwood Garden, to encourage cultural performances and community events in Springfield Botanical Gardens.

Springfield Sister Cities Association is a nonprofit organization encouraging goodwill between the people of Springfield, Mo. and its sister cities by creating and promoting opportunities to foster multi-cultural awareness and appreciation. Springfield has sister city relationships with Isesaki, Japan (formed in 1986) and Tlaquepaque, Mexico (formed in 2003).

For more information, visit or call Springfield Sister Cities Association 417-864-1191. For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-224-5510 (mobile).


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