A stop along the route of an adventure in Gregory Park
The Garms Family is on an adventure and they’re making a stop along their journey to perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 in the bandstand in Gregory Park in Brainerd.
The Garms family is touring the upper Midwest — hauling instruments, sound equipment and six children ranging in ages from 8 to 21. Since 2008, David and Kris Garms, and six of their eight children, Ben, Taylor, Leesha, Sam, Jayme and Caleb, have performed at many different venues across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Iowa. Since their simple beginnings of singing hymns and Southern Gospel classics around the piano in the living room to the release of their second CD in 2011, the family has been endearing themselves to people across the Midwest as they travel together in their full-time ministry. The Garms Family’s vast variety and uplifting style of gospel music, includes gospel bluegrass, southern gospel and traditional hymns.
Each song is an adventure as this family band plays a wide variety of instruments including, guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, upright bass, harmonica, piano and more. Combining their musical arrangements and harmonies, the energetic family is eager to share their homegrown talents. They love to work as a team, and their joy as family overflows as they sing and play together.
At a Garms Family concert, you never know what surprise may await you. Who knows? They might all switch instruments with each other.
People may want to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to Gregory Park early on Thursday, as this is a popular group. Sit back, relax and enjoy the concert. Rain out site is the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd.
Concerts in the park are brought to the community through collaboration between Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department and the senior center.