The Rippon-Kinsella House
A  Bed & Breakfast Inn
Calendar  of  Events

 

SANGAMON  AUDITORIUM  –  UNIVERSITY  OF  ILLINOIS - SPRINGFIELD

Phone: (217) 206-6160
Website: www.sangamonauditorium.org

 

"An  Evening  with  Susan  Werner"  -  Saturday, June 25, 2016   8:00 p.m.

 

THE  MUNI  -  SPRINGFIELD  MUNI  OPERA  (Lake Springfield)

Phone: (217) 793-MUNI (6864)
Website: www.TheMuni.org

"South  Pacific"   -   June 17, 18, 19 and June 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2016   8:30 p.m.

"Sweeney  Todd"  -  July 8, 9, 10 and July 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2016   8:30 p.m. 

"Nice  Work  (If  You  Can  Get  it)"  -  July 29, 30, 31 and August 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2016   8:30 p.m.

"The  Little  Mermaid"  -  August 19, 20, 21 and August 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2016   8:30 p.m.

 


THEATRE  IN  THE  PARK  -  NEW  SALEM  STATE  HISTORIC  SITE   (Kelso  Hollow   -  Outdoor  Ampitheatre)

(20 miles north of Springfield on rt. 97)

Phone: (800) 710-9290
Website: www.TheatreInThePark.net

"Mrs.  Lincoln  Fights  Back"  -  April 15, 16 and 17, 2016   8:00 p.m.

"The  Last  Five  Years"  -  April 29, 30 and May 6 and 7, 2016   8:00 p.m.

"Treasure  Island"  -  May 20, 21, 22 and May 26, 27 and 28, 2016   8:00 p.m.

"The  Dixie  Swim  Club"  -  June 3, 4, 5 and June 9, 10 and 11, 2016   8:00 p.m.

"Do  Black  Patent  Leather  Shoes  Really  Reflect  Up?"  -  June 24, 25, 26, 30 and July 1 and 2, 2016   8:00 p.m.

"Hello  Dolly!"  -  July 15, 16, 17 and July 21, 22 and 23, 2016   8:00 p.m.

"Cats"  -  August 5, 6, 7 and August 11, 12 and 13, 2016   8:00 p.m.

"My  Heart's  Home"  -  August 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2016   8:00 p.m.

 



PRAIRIE  CAPITAL  CONVENTION  CENTER  (downtown Springfield)

Phone: (800) 745-3000
Website: www.ticketmaster.com     www.springfieldpccc.com

 



SPRINGFIELD  THEATRE  CENTRE  -  HOOGLAND  CENTER  FOR  THE  ARTS
(6th and Capitol, downtown Springfield)


Phone: (217) 523-ARTS (2787)
Website: www.SpringfieldTheatre.com

 


 

UNION  SQUARE  PARK  (across from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum)

Phone: (217) 558-8934
Website: www.presidentlincoln.org

(schedule of outdoor summer concerts and plays to be announced)

 

 


 

OLD  CAPITOL  ART  FAIR  (Old State Capitol Plaza - May 21-22, 2016)

Phone: (217) 971-7442
Website: www.socaf.org

Enjoy over 150 artists’ work in this annual weekend celebration of art and music in downtown Springfield, now in its 40th year. Free.

 



HISTORY  COMES  ALIVE  (downtown Springfield - May 30 – August 31, 2016)

Phone: (800) 545-7300
Website: www.visitspringfieldillinois.com/historycomesalive

Downtown Springfield comes alive this summer as period costumed interpreters perform at the historic sites. Abraham Lincoln delivers his Farewell Address at the Lincoln Depot every Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. and there will be musical performances and civil war encampments.

 



CAPITAL  CITY  CELEBRATION   (State Capitol, 2nd St.and Capitol Ave.- July 3-4, 2016)

Phone:  (217) 553-2082

Website:  www.springfieldjaycees.org.

Celebrate the 4th of July in downtown Springfield. Music, food and drinks. Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.July 4th.

 



6th  ANNUAL  DOWNHOME  MUSIC, CRAFT BEER  &  ART  FESTIVAL  (Downtown Springfield, 7th St. and Washington St.  -                                                                                                                                                                                    August 5-6, 2016)

Phone: (217) 638-4768
Website: www.downtownspringfield.org

Featuring live bands on multiple stages.  A wide variety of cuisine from local vendors and over 100 craft beers.       

                                   

 



ILLINOIS  STATE  FAIR   (August 11-21, 2016)

Phone: (217) 782- 6661    800-745-3000
Website: www.IllinoisStateFair.info
www.TicketMaster.com

Grandstand  Lineup:

"Pat  Benetar  with  Neil  Giraldo  and  Melissa  Ethridge"  -  Friday, August 12, 2016   7:30 p.m.

"Meghan  Trainor"  -  Saturday, August 13, 2016    7:30 p.m.

"Jake  Owen  with  Old  Dominion"  -   Sunday,  August 14, 2016    7:30 p.m.

"Odyssey"  -  Monday, August 15, 2016    7:30 p.m.

"Dierks  Bentley  with  Tucker  Breathard"  -   Tuesday,  August 16, 2016   7:30 p.m.

"Kiss  with  the  Dead  Daisies"  -   Wednesday,  August 17, 2016   7:30 p.m.

"Volbeat  with  Killswitch  and  Black  Wizard  -  Thursday, August 18, 2016   7:30 p.m.

"Cole  Swindell  with  Kane  Brown,  LANco  and  Jon  Langston"  -   Friday,  August 19, 2016   6:30 p.m.

"Little  Big  Town  with  David  Nail"  -   Saturday,  August 20, 2016   7:30 p.m.

"ZZ  Top  with  Greg  Allman"  -  Sunday,  August 21, 2016   7:30 p.m.

 



FLAG  LOWERING  CEREMONY  -  LINCOLN  TOMB  (Oak Ridge Cemetery - June 7 - August 30, 2016)

Phone: (217) 782-2717

Website: www.illinois.gov/ihpa/Experience/Sites/Central/Pages/Lincoln-Tomb.aspx
Every Tuesday night from June through August the 114th Volunteer Infantry Regiment performs a flag lowering ceremony in front of the Lincoln Tomb.   The flag is then given to one of the visitors in attendance ( a couple staying at the B&B last summer came back with the flag that had flown over the tomb that day and were very excited).

 



INTERNATIONAL   ROUTE  66   MOTHER ROAD FESTIVAL  (Downtown Springfield - September 23-25, 2016)

Phone: 317-225-4667

Website: www.route66fest.com
This weekend festival in downtown Springfield commemorates Route 66 with a car show, music stages and a parade of cars. On Saturday night, the World’s Largest Sock Hop is held at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

 



LINCOLN’S  GHOST  WALK  (Downtown Springfield - March 10 – October 31, 2016)

Phone: (217) 502-8687
Website: www.springfieldwalks.com
This popular walking tour uses the Lincoln sites as the backdrop for strange and unusual stories about Lincoln’s life and death. A unique mix of history, mystery, seances, sanity and ghosts! Tour begins at 7:30 p.m. nightly (minimum tour of five) at the Lincoln family statues on the Old Capitol Plaza.   Admission.  Tickets may be purchased at Tinsley Dry Goods, 209 S. 6th St.