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Kathy Forste


Jun 16 2021


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



In the Garden June 16th with Kathy Forste

All tables must be purchased online or at In the Garden. Additional seating will be provided at no charge but cannot guarantee availability.
About the Artist
Kathy Forste is a singer/songwriter from Lee’s Summit, MO.  She has been performing professionally since 1992 playing in various venues from Los Angeles to Nashville from Seattle to Austin and many places in between.  She has written, recorded, and produced three solo albums and one album with her band. Many call Kathy songs and style a cross between Mary-Chapin Carpenter and Janis Joplin.  Her songs are deeply personal dealing with the struggles of loss, relationships, and an intimate look at some of the people she has encountered in her life. Writing and playing guitar has always been Kathy’s calling in life.  She began writing songs at the age of 13. However, she took up and played several instruments over the years.  She played trumpet and French Horn in Junior High and High School.  She went on to minor in music at Central Missouri State University, playing French Horn and classical guitar.  Over the years Kathy has picked up several more instruments. In 2015 she began teaching guitar, ukulele, banjo, and mandolin with a full schedule of students at a music store in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She has recorded 4 albums. Her newest, A Good Chord on a Bad Guitar, is her first album in 15 years. It was well worth the wait because it has been a constant top 5 album in the Roots Music Folk Rock Chart as well as a top 5 album in the Missouri Music Chart and a top 40 album in the Folk Chart.  Her singles held the number 1-5 position in the Folk/Rock Chart for several weeks in the Winter/Spring of 2021. A Good Chord on a Bad Guitar is an eclectic mix of Rock, Pop, Blues, Reggae and Americana songs. Kathy wrote all the song and co-produced it with award winning Producer Merel Bregante.  She sang and played acoustic guitar on all the tracks backed up by some of the best musicians in Austin, TX and Blue Springs, Mo.
About the “In the Garden” Series
Colonial Gardens is excited to continue In the Garden in 2021. Due to our growing attendance, this year all tables must be reserved. Guests can pre-purchase a table for $10 online before the event. Or tables will be sold the evening of In the Garden on a first come first serve basis. We are offering three new In the Garden basket options that will include a four-top table. We will have pre-made baskets at the event to purchase (table is not guaranteed). Additional beer, wine, and food options are available for purchase at the event.
Response to COVID-19 Guidelines
As we welcome the reopening of events and activities, we want to reassure you that Colonial Gardens is abiding by all guidelines from the CDC, State of Missouri, Jackson County, and the City of Blue Springs. Some of the items to note:
  • All tables and chairs are wiped and sanitized before the event.
  • Hand Sanitizer – Available for you and other guests upon arrival or at any point during the event.
  • Limited Tickets – We are issuing a limited number of tickets to the event so that we may remain in compliance and enable an accurate count of guests.
  • Social Distancing – We encourage guests to stay 6 feet apart and practice social distancing. 
  • Masks – Per Jackson County mandates, guests are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering while visiting Colonial.
The staff is eager to share our unique event experience with you. We look forward to seeing you here!
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