Concert goers relaxing in lawn chairs dotted the south lawn of Anne Hathaway cottage at Shakespeare Garden last Friday, signaling the start of the summer season of Music in the Garden.

A unique concert experience situated amidst the gorgeous grounds of Shakespeare Garden, last week’s Music in the Garden concert featured Sylvia (Harden) Wolcott performing on piano, marimba and cowbells.  

Wolcott (shown above) grew up in the Anne Hathaway Cottage at Shakespeare Garden when her father, Dr. Philip Harden, was Wessington Springs College President. She returned to town along with 125 alumni for the Wessington Springs College Academy reunion over the weekend.      

The second concert in the season of Music in the Garden will be presented  at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 28.  Springs Inn plans to sell refreshments from 6  to 7 p.m.  

The free concert will be presented by local pianists who serve as musicians in Wessington Springs churches. Concert attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs and in case of inclement weather, the meal will be served in the UCC Fellowship Hall and the concert will be presented in the Foothills Bible Fellowship Church.  

On July 5 the Bergeleen Family will perform and Sweet Grass will serve the meal. The July 12 concert will feature “Hits of the 1950’s,” with Humm-Dinger providing the supper.  On July 19  the WSUMC Praise Band will perform with food served by the Cone Zone. Rounding out the season on July 26,  Leo Jensen will perform and Springs Inn Café will serve the meal. 

For more information, call (605) 539-1169.