The Maine drummer Pat Kirch married his longtime partner Shacara Nemetz at the start of 2020. Kirch and Nemetz announced their engagement in April 2019 and followed up the news in September by revealing they’re expecting their first child together.
In early February, Kirch announced he’d be sitting out the band’s Europe and U.K. tour with his longtime friend and Katastro drummer Andrew Stravers filling in as he awaits the baby’s arrival. Now, the couple has announced their first child was born at the end of February on Leap Day.
Kirch kept the announcement short and sweet, sharing photos of his happy family with the heart-filled caption, “Charlotte Rose Kirch. 2-29-20. 9:09 am. 7lbs.”
Charlotte Rose Kirch. 2-29-20. 9:09 am. 7lbs. ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/6JmEsD0KCY
— Pat Kirch (@patmaine) March 3, 2020
Nemetz shared additional images of Charlotte Rose with a sweet caption about their Leap Day baby.
“Charlotte Rose made her way into our world as a special leap year baby on 2/29 ♥️♥️ didn’t know I could love this much.”
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Kirch and Nemetz announced their engagement back in April with Kirch writing, “I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with her. I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. She make[s] all of the good times and the bad times better. I’ve never been more certain of anything in my life and when you know you know. Everything just feels right. Life won’t always be perfect but I’ll always be there you forever.”
As mentioned, in September, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together.
“I’ve never been more excited to meet someone,”Kirch wrote on Instagram along with the most adorable photos. “She joins the Kirch family in 2020 #DadandUncle // Can’t wait to see @shacara_nemetz be the best Mom around.”
Nemetz also shared her own adorable post, writing, “As if getting to marry my best friend wasn’t enough… 2020 is about to get a whole lot sweeter!!!”
Kirch shared two images with simple but wholesome captions including “ Together forever” and “The Bride. ”
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Together Forever ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/dfNiDVBxEs
— Pat Kirch (@patmaine) January 6, 2020
Thank you all for the kind words. I had the best day. So much love pic.twitter.com/VdmuPNKS0L
— Pat Kirch (@patmaine) January 7, 2020
Check out a full list of dates below with tickets here.
07/17 – Sacramento, CA @ Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo
07/18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim – Outdoors
07/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rawhide Event Center
07/21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
07/22 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Outside Lawn
07/24 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater
07/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
07/28 – Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE!
07/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
07/31 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
08/01 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
08/02 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
08/05 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach
08/07 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
08/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage @ the Mann
08/12 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
08/14 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom – Outdoors
08/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave