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Americana & Roots garden concerts continue with ‘Techs & the Roadies’

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“Americana & Roots Concerts in the Gardens” will continue Thursday, July 14, with Techs & the Roadies at the Springfield Botanical Gardens. The concert series is a fund-raiser for the Kickapoo Edge Prairie Garden in cooperation with the Springfield Park Board and the Springfield Botanical Gardens staff, Friends of the Garden and the Missouri Prairie Foundation and their volunteers.

Techs and The Roadies is an Americana/Folk group born in Reeds Spring, Mo. in the early 90s in a club called Fernandos Hideaway. After the club closed, the band began playing in the area around Branson, later releasing a popular CD produced by Michael Brewer of Brewer and Shipley fame.

Concerts continue to be on the Moon Stage in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden pending completion of the new Peace Through People Pavilion.

"Flagship Romance" consists of newlywed singers and songwriters, Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson.

On Aug. 11, “Flagship Romance, ” a duo featuring Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson, are newlywed singers and songwriters from Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

A minimum of $10 is suggested.

Donations will go toward construction of a wheelchair and stroller friendly trail through the prairie garden. The remainder of the concert series is as follows:

  • Aug. 11: Flagship Romance.
  • Sept. 15: Adler & Hearne.
  • Oct. 12: Claude Bourbon.

If you have questions, please call the Springfield Botanical Gardens at 417-891-1515.  These concerts are suitable for all ages.

Bring a lawn chair for outside seating; come early to enjoy the garden!
In case of rain the concert will be held inside the Botanical Center.

For more information, call the Botanical Center at 417-891-1515.

George Freeman is a veteran journalist and photographer. An award-winning writer, editor and columnist in Springfield, Mo., with more than 50 years experience. His preference is for positive and uplifting stories about people, places, traditions and trends that make the Ozarks one of the most livable regions anywhere. A member of the Garden Writers Association of America, he is a past-president of the Society of Professional Journalists of Southwest Missouri, the Kansas and Ohio AP societies; a board member of Friends of the Garden and a member of the Rotary Club of Springfield. In 1976, he traveled to India as a member of a Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange Team.

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