5:00-6:00PM Garms Family
6:30-7:30PM Johnson Strings
7:45-9:00PM Bontrager Family
David and Kris Garms and six of their children – Ben, Taylor, Leesha, Sam, Jayme, and Caleb – have been on adventures that have dramatically changed their lives and bonded them in faith and love. Since their simple beginnings in 2008 of singing hymns and Southern Gospel standards in the living room to the release of their third CD, Out Front, in 2013, The Garms Family has been privileged to sing at a variety of churches, festivals, events, and senior-living homes, traveling across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. But above all, the Garms Family is passionate about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and loves to share the message with young and old, wherever they go.
The Johnson Strings
From the heartland of America, the Johnson Strings, an award-winning family string ensemble, has been entertaining audiences across the Midwest for seven years. This dedicated group of eight combines instrumental expertise and tight vocal harmony to create a powerful performance. Playing violin, viola, cello, piano, upright bass, mandolin, and banjo, their styles include classical, bluegrass, and gospel. They perform at various events including theaters, conventions, performing arts centers, festivals, churches, retreats, fairs, and private parties. Join us for an unforgettable experience!
The Bontrager Family Singers
Welcome The Bontrager Family Singers to the Riverview Conference Center stage June 4th. A Midwestern farm family, they love working and singing together! They say that they have two lives: Life #1 is touring North America in their 45 foot bus and doing concerts. In Life #2, they work hard on a livestock and crop farm where they milk cows, garden, plant and harvest crops, and pack and unpack while they try to transition to or from Life #1. They love living together in one (not huge) house and are each other’s best friends.