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Gigs: Kentucky 31

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Central Bank and Central Trust present Gigs in the Garden, a free concert series at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 20 and Sundays in October 2020 at the Peace through People Pavilion located within the beautiful Kay Cummins Finnie Dogwood Garden in the Springfield Botanical Gardens, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and social distance to enjoy a variety of local performance groups in an extraordinary setting. In the case of inclement weather, Friends of the Garden will livestream the concerts on social media.

Kentucky 31 performs on October 25. Traditional bluegrass at its core, the band is made up of two father and son teams: Max and Jason King of Dadeville and Larry and Brent Smith of Stockton.

Kentucky 31 has performed more than 300 shows together since 1999. They love to listen to the Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe and the New South. Hard-driving traditional bluegrass has always been a passion of theirs to perform. Max, Jason and Brent are educators and Larry owns Village Music in Stockton, Mo.

Gigs in the Garden is organized by Ric Mayer, maintainer of the Kickapoo Edge Prairie, and Linda Chorice, former Springfield Conservation Nature Center Manager. The series is managed by Friends of the Garden and Springfield Sister Cities Association in cooperation with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

Funding for the concert series is made possible through Central Bank and Central Trust’s sponsorship of the Dogwood Garden. Though the concerts are free to attend, donations are accepted to benefit and improve the Springfield Botanical Gardens.

The Peace through People Pavilion was constructed in late 2016 to encourage more cultural performances and community events in the Springfield Botanical Gardens. The Pavilion furthers the Friends of the Garden mission to bring people, nature, and gardens together as well as the Springfield Sister Cities Association mission of Peace through People.


October 25
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Friends of the Garden


Peace through People Pavilion
2400 S Scenic
Springfield, MO 65807 United States
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