April 16—The Kingery family and the Larry Olsen Band are ready to take the stage at the 2022 Life Connections event, April 21-22 at the Willmar Civic Center.
The Kingery family, from the Atwater-Grove City area, will begin their set at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 22. Their musical presentation is sponsored by the Whitney Music Center in Willmar.
The group began as a family of 10 – Mike, Chris and their eight children – singing and serving together through music. It has grown to include three sons-in-law and seven grandchildren. They have enjoyed singing together for 19 years. They primarily sing bluegrass gospel music, while incorporating fiddle, patriotic, American, and a capella styles. Their combination of tight harmonies, uplifting songs and family unity is sure to cheer everyone up.
The Larry Olsen Band will entertain the afternoon crowd beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, following the afternoon BINGO. The group’s appearance is sponsored by Pioneer Public TV.
The Larry Olsen Band – consisting of Larry Olsen, Al Drage, Dale Tolk and Rich Roepke – is a four concertina band from Lake Benton. The group was formed in 1982 and debuted as the Larry Olsen Show, performing polka favorites Minnesota and the Dakotas. With a foot tapping rhythm ready and set, put on your dancing shoes.