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We are taking our summer concert series online this June. Music in the Garden, presented by EMC Insurance Companies, will be livestreamed via Facebook Live Thursdays June 11, 18 and 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The virtual events will include a concert, behind-the-scenes tours, demonstrations by Lisa LaValle from Trellis Café, activities viewers can do from home and more.

For nearly 3 decades, Kevin Burt, Iowa Blues Hall of Fame member (class of 2019), has been mesmerizing audiences with his powerfully smooth and soulful vocals. Paired with his unique harmonica and guitar presentation along with his quick wit, Burt
engages with his audience touching their souls while tickling their funny bones.

Burt (born and raised in Waterloo, IA) dispelled the myth that there was no such thing as Iowa Blues by becoming the first artist in the 34-year history of the International Blues Challenge (2018) to sweep the awards by claiming top prizes in three categories: Solo/Duo, Solo/Duo Guitar and Harmonica.

In October 2018, Burt released his debut album “Heartland & Soul” under the Little Village Foundation label and recorded at GREASELAND Studios which was nominated for a 2019 Blues Music Award for Best Emerging Artist Album.

While Burt spends a lot more time on the road these days, he keeps to his Iowa roots by continuing with his Blues in the Schools program and supporting community events.

The June lineup includes:
June 11: Kevin Burt
June 18: Cedar County Cobras
June 25: Jason Walsmith

The Botanical Garden will continue to evaluate the format for the remainder of the concert series based on local, state and federal guidelines and recommendations. Please visit dmbotanicalgarden.com/music for updates.