GCCC to host first Living Room concert

Martin Gilmore/photo courtesy GCCC

GARDEN CITY — Garden City Community College, High Plains Public Radio and the Tumbleweed Festival are partnering to present a Living Room Concert and a series of events geared towards providing arts and humanities education and opportunities to the citizens of southwest Kansas. 

The Living Room Concert with celebrated musician and educator Martin Gilmore is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21 in the Beth Tedrow Student Center Portico, according to a news release. 

All events in this series are free and open to the public.  Patrons are encouraged to express their gratitude by offering a free-will donation to Gilmore on the night of the concert. 

Gilmore will also present two workshops on the GCCC campus as part of the series.

A songwriting workshop will be at 5 p.m. March 21, immediately before the concert. A second workshop, a “Studio Seminar,” is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, in the GCCC Band Building. Both workshops are free and open to the public.

In addition to his many recordings and accolades, Gilmore serves as an instructor at the University of Northern Colorado in their new Folk and Bluegrass Studies program. He is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, mandolinist, and recording artist.  From founding bluegrass band, Long Road Home, to national and international studio recording, Gilmore has a long list of accolades.

For more information about Gilmore, visit www.martingilmore.com.