Dreier Art Farm will present An Evening Concert with Lori Dreier from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at King Park Shelter House on the corner of Ridge Road and Lincoln Boulevard.


Dreier Art Farm will present An Evening Concert with Lori Dreier from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at King Park Shelter House on the corner of Ridge Road and Lincoln Boulevard.

Tickets are $12 suggested donation at the door.

Dreier’s newly released CD “Waiting” will be available for $15. A total of 20 percent of CD sales go to International Justice Mission, which is a group that frees children, women and men from forced labor and sexual slavery. Come for the concert and stay a bit afterwards for coffee, desert and a time to visit.

Dreier graduated from Hesston High School and went on to graduate from Kansas State University. For 13 years she lived in Fort Worth, Texas, working as an event coordinator for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in Marketing and playing music at coffee shops and festivals.

There she won Best Folk Artist of the year from the FW Weekly in 2002 and continued to be nominated for several years.

Dreier now lives in the Pacific Northwest where she has taken the opportunity to give her music and art more attention, energy and focus. “Dreier Art Farm” was created with Lori’s connection to her roots in local wheat farming in Kansas. She draws parallels with planting seeds, slowly watching them grow having the disappointments and success then slowly transformation happens and you see a crop or a harvest. Lori sings in an Acoustic Roots, Americana style with a nod to a Bluegrass band called Chele’s Kitchen. They play at the farmer’s market, Island Music Guild, bars and festivals.

Dreier lives in a community that supports local farming, arts and self-sustainable living in Bainbridge Island, Wash., (a ferry ride from Seattle).

For the past three years, Dreier has had a growing interest to use her music and art to raise awareness about modern slavery, a news release stated. These are the first years of her journey with this mission in mind, a mission that she joins with the long-standing career as a professional musician and songwriter, a news release stated.

Music and art make our souls alive and free, Dreier said in a news release. She hopes to use her music and art to be a voice for those who do not have a voice, are dominated by an abuse of power or who are not given choice. Dreier’s music has been described as an easy, soulful vocal style with Americana/folk Texas and Kansas roots.