Skip to Main Content

Wessington Springs UMC provides "Music in Shakespeare's Garden"

“Music in the Garden,” the Wessington Springs, South Dakota, Thursday evenings summer music series, featured the praise band from Wessington Springs United Methodist Church (UMC) in July.

Wessington Springs, South Dakota, population just over 900, has developed and maintained a Shakespearian Garden for several decases.  Each summer several events are hosted at the garden including “ Music in the Garden,” each Thursday evening throughout the summer mounths. 

The group included: Pastor Martin Avery on drums and vocals, Addison Avery on electric guitar and vocals, Kirk Luymes on bass and vocals, Alisha Luymes on vocals, acoustic guitar and keyboard, and Lisa Edwards on piano and vocals.  The music group are all members at Wessington Springs United Methodist Church. 

When asked for the official name of the group, Lisa Edwards responded  “We still don’t really have a name yet – We’re still the ‘Ever Evolving Praise Band’!  We’ve only been doing this since December 2012.” 


Dakotas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church 605.996.6552 AC2021 slider copy.jpg 1331 University Ave. Mitchell SD 57301-0460 US 43.69689310 -98.03291320 122 W. Franklin Avenue Ste 400 Minneapolis MN 55404 US 0.00000000 0.00000000 1331 W University Ave Mitchell SD 57301 US 0.00000000 0.00000000 1331 University Ave Mitchell SD 57301 US 0.00000000 0.00000000