Gigs in the Garden Returns for 2021

Gigs in the Garden, an outdoor concert series at the Springfield Botanical Gardens, is returning for 2021.

The concerts will take place on Sundays in May starting at 2 p.m. each day. The concerts will take place at the Peace through People Pavilion inside the Kay Cummins Finnie Memorial Dogwood Garden.

Concert admission is free but a $10 donation is asked for to help support projects of the Garden. Attendees will be asked to social distance, and to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets.

According to a press release, the performers are:

Drury University Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, May 2 at 2 p.m. with The American Sound, a concert celebrating the music of American composers. The orchestra is made up of string, wind and percussion players drawn from the Drury University community. 

Lancaster Station performs on Sunday, May 9 at 2 p.m. The quartet performs a variety of popular songs from the late 60s to now with exceptional vocals and harmonies. Selected by Springfield Sister Cities Association to perform in Springfield’s sister city of Isesaki, Japan, donations collected at this concert will benefit the band’s travel costs.  

Singer-songwriter Joe Dillstrom performs on Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m. With an understated guitar style and a velvet baritone voice, Dillstrom’s warm, intimate and engaging stage presence aspires to the timelessness of his influences: James Taylor, Neil Young, Jim Croce, Jackson Browne and more. 

Molly Healey rounds out the series on Sunday, May 23 at 2 p.m. Healey is a solo looping artist who blends her cello, violin, guitar and voice together to form unique original compositions and thoughtful covers. You may know her as violinist for The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, The Lacewings or The Kay Brothers. 

For more information, contact the Friends of the Garden online, via email, or cal 864-1191.