Drew Lewis Foundation @ The Fairbanks

Community. Restoration. Engagement.

We would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, and community members for helping us produce a very successful first annual Sounds in the Garden event! 

        Starting at noon on June 27, 2015, the Drew Lewis Foundation at the Fairbanks hosted the first annual Sounds in the Garden benefit. This event consisted of an all day music concert, including 7 bands and backline support provided by Life 360 Church.  Gardening education provided by Springfield Community Gardens and Springfield Urban Agriculture Coalition. Nutrition education provided by Price Cutter. Food and beverages provided by Blue Bayou Bistro, Convoy of Hope, Copper Run Distillery, Crosstown BBQ, Harter House, Hiland Dairy Foods, Pizza Hut and Whole Hog Café. Visual and performing art showcase and building tours were also provided. This first annual event launched our programming coming this Fall including: a computer lab provided by Altec Computer Solutions and “Music for All” supported by Springfield Music, as well as, our on-going “Buy a Brick” fundraiser. A total of 38 volunteers from the community and 21 musicians successfully carry out this event. 118 attendees were in attendance from the surrounding community.

All proceeds benefited the Drew Lewis Foundation education and neighborhood enhancement projects at the Fairbanks.

Our Partners Include:
Ozark Food Harvest​ (OFH)
Price Cutter
Springfield Community Gardens (SCG)
Springfield Urban Agriculture Coalition (SUAC)

Our Service Sponsors Include:
Blue Bayou Bistro - Food Truck

Convoy of Hope
Copper Run Distillery

Crosstown BBQ

Harter House
Hiland Dairy Foods

James Hanson with Jazzy Photography
Life 360 Church
Pizza Hut

Ron Miller Hardware & Specialty Sales, Inc.
Traders Printing
White River Brewing Company
Whole Hog Café

Our Business Sponsors Include:
Misty's Place
​Positronic - Global Connector Solutions
Surplus Warehouse
Wells Tire Supply

Our Musicians Include:
Blue False Indigo
James Kyle Lacy
Ruell Chappell & Friends

Ryan Spilken
Second Time Around
Sister Lucille

Our Artists Include:
Brad Nobel

Chet Burgtorf

​Corey Donnell

Emilee Blansit

Nick Flavin
Victoria Billington

​​​​Sounds in the Garden 2015

With a passion to make a change, Amy Blansit and her husband Drew Lewis purchased the landmark Fairbanks building with the intention of using it as a safe, fun place for families and local youth to relax, learn, and grow. Although Drew lost his battle with cancer in May of 2013, Amy continues to work to achieve their vision.

        The Sounds in the Garden event will begin at noon and end at 7 p.m., on June 27, 2015 at the Fairbanks. This event will launch our Computer and “Music for All” programs as well as our on-going “buy a brick” fundraiser. An all-day music concert is sponsored by Misty’s Place, Positronic – Global Connector Solutions, Surplus Warehouse and Wells Tire Supply. Bands will include:  Blue False Indigo, James Kyle Lacy, Lux, Ruell Chappell with Dave Painter & Friends, Ryan Spilken, Second Time Around, and the Sister Lucille Band.  P.A. and Backline support is provided by, Life 360 Church. There will also be an art showcase and building tours. Gardening education will be provided by Springfield Community Gardens and Springfield Urban Agriculture Coalition. Nutrition Education will be provided by Price Cutter. Enjoy beverages from Copper Run Distillery and White River Brewing Company, and food from Crosstown BBQ, Hiland Dairy Foods, Pizza Hut and Whole Hog Café.

Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets for seating!

In case of inclement weather, Sounds in the Garden will take place at Misty's Place: 1109 E. Commercial St. Springfield, MO

Cash proceeds will go directly to the Drew Lewis Foundation education and neighborhood enhancement projects at the Fairbanks, with a goal of dedicating one hundred bricks to fund ongoing restoration efforts. 

We hope you will join us for Sounds in the Garden, an extraordinary event that will make our community a better place to live.



*Tickets will be reserved at the check-in table. 

Tickets are $10 per person or $10 in nonperishable food to be donated to Ozark Food Harvest.


$5 OR $5 in nonperishable food to be donated to Ozarks Food Harvest. Bring a piece of mail OR photo I.D. with your current address.

No charge for children under the age of 12.

Click on the "Buy Now" button

make checks payable to: 
Drew Lewis Foundation 
c/o The Fairbanks 
1126 North Broadway, Building A
Springfield, Missouri, 65802

Ozark Food Harvest Most Needed Items Include:

*Canned tuna, salmon, beans, soups, stews, vegetables and fruit

*Peanut butter

*Boxed meals

*Rice, pasta and cereal

Food donations will help the 260,000 individuals across 28 counties that Ozarks Food Harvest serves.