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Gigs: Kevin Cott
October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Central Bank and Central Trust present Gigs in the Garden, a free concert series at 2 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.
Kevin Cott performs on October 4. Influenced by Americana folk roots and classic literature, Cott’s songs are for fans of acoustic music where thoughtful lyrics and contemplative melodies take center stage.
A singer/songwriter originally from Kansas, Cott now resides in Springfield. His music has been called “honest and wonderfully free of clutter.” His songs celebrate providential relationships and leaving behind the hurt of the past. Lyrically, Cott manages to find a remarkable balance between auto-biography and self-absorption — not always an easy line to walk as a song-writer, but one he does with self-assured confidence.
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.