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

 

"STOMP"  -  Monday, January 26, 2015   7:30 p.m.

"The  Elephant  Wrestler  -  The  Indian  Ink  Theatre  Company"  -  Tuesday, February 3, 2015    7:30 p.m.

"Tango  Buenos  Aries"   -   Sunday, February  8, 2015   7:00 p.m.

"Love  Notes  -  Illinois  Symphony  Orchestra"  -  Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 p.m.

"Peter  and  the  Starcatcher"  -   Sunday, February 15, 2015   7:00 p.m.

"Bela  Fleck,  Abigail  Washburn  and  the  Del  McCoury  Band"  -  Friday, February 20, 2015   8:00 p.m. 

"Mama  Mia"  -  Thursday, February 26, 2015   7:30 p.m.

"Mark  Twain's  A  Connecticut  Yankee  in  King  Arthur's  Court"  -   Wednesday, March  4, 2015   7:30 p.m.

"Brit  Floyd  -  A  Tribute  to  Pink  Floyd"  -   Monday, March 9, 2015   7:30 p.m.

"Dervish - Music  from  Ireland"  -   Friday, March 13, 2015   8:00 p.m. 

"Jumpin'  Jazz  Kids  -  A Swinging  Jungle  Tale"  -   Tuesday, March 31, 2015   7:00 p.m.

"Fiery  Fiddlin'  -  Illinois  Symphony  Orchestra"  -  Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.

"A  Streetcar  Named  Desire"  -   (UIS  Theatre  -  Lower  Level  of  Auditorium)   Friday, April 10, 2015,  Saturday, April 11, 2015,   

                                                                             Sunday, April 12, 2015,  Thursday, April 16,  2015,  Friday,  April 17, 2015,  Saturday, April 18, 2015

                                                                            All  shows  at  7:30 p.m.

"Swan  Lake  -  Springfield  Ballet  Company"  -  Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 p.m.  and  Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 p.m.

"The  Lincoln  Train  -  Illinois  Symphony  Orchestra"  -  Saturday, May 2, 2015   7:30 p.m.

"Million  Dollar  Quartet"  -   Sunday, May 3, 2015   7:00 p.m.

"An  Evening  with  Garrison  Keillor"  -  Wednesday, May 6, 2015   7:30 p.m.

"Timber!  by  Cirque  Alfonse" -   Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 p.m.

"An  Evening  with  Roger  McGuinn"   -   Thursday, May 14, 2015   7:30 p.m.   

"Neil  Berg  and  Rita  Harvey  On  Broadway"  -   Saturday, June 27, 2015   8:00 p.m.

 

THE  MUNI  -  SPRINGFIELD  MUNI  OPERA  (Lake Springfield)

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

"The  Sound  of  Music"  -  June 13, 14, 19, 21, 26, 27, 28, 2014

"All  Shook  Up"  -   July 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2014

"Shrek  The  Musical"  -   August 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2014

"Jekyll  &  Hyde  The  Musical"  -  September 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2014

 



THEATRE  IN  THE  PARK  -  NEW  SALEM  STATE  PARK

(20 miles north of Springfield on rt. 97)

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

 



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 17-18, 2014)

Phone: (217) 321-7184
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 15, 2014)

Phone: (800) 545-7300
Website: www.visit-springfieldillinois.com

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 and Capitol - July 3-4, 2014)

Celebrate the 4th of July in downtown Springfield. Music, food and drinks. Fireworks at dusk on July 4th.

 



TASTE  OF  DOWNTOWN  (Old State Capitol Plaza - July 11-12, 2014)

Phone: (217) 544-1723
Website: www.downtownspringfield.org

A wide variety of cuisine from over 25 downtown restaurants.                                             

 



ILLINOIS  STATE  FAIR   (August 7-17, 2014)

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

Grandstand Lineup:

"American  Idols  Live" -   Friday, August 8, 2014   8:00 p.m.

"Pitbull" -   Saturday, August 9, 2014   8:00 p.m.

"Florida  Georgia  Line  with  Colt  Ford  -   Sunday, August 10, 2014   8:00 p.m.

"Million  Dollar  Quartet" -   Monday, August 11, 2014   8:00 p.m.    (free admission)

"Boston with  April  Wine  &  Sweet" -   Tuesday, August 12, 2014   8:00 p.m.

"Hunter  Hayes  with  Sam  Hunt  and  Dan  &  Shay" -  Wednesday, August 13, 2014   8:00 p.m.

"Emblem  3  with MKTO  &  Midnight  Red" -   Thursday, August 14, 2014   8:00 p.m.

"Steely  Dan" -   Friday, August 15, 2014   8:00 p.m.

"Jake  Owen  with  Parmalee  and  the  Cadillac  III  -   Saturday, August 16, 2014   8:00 p.m.

"Robin  Thicke  with  Magic"  -    Sunday, August 17, 2014   8:00 p.m.

 



Blues  and  BBQ    (Old State Capitol Plaza - August 22-23, 2014)

 

Phone: (217) 544-1723
Website: www.DowntownSpringfield.org
A full day of great Blues music and BBQ with over 20 vendors.

 



INTERNATIONAL   ROUTE  66   MOTHER ROAD FESTIVAL  (Downtown Springfield - September 26-28, 2014)

Phone: 317-236-6515 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 - May 1 – October 31, 2014)

Phone: (217) 525-1825
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. Tickets may be purchased at Tinsley Dry Goods, 209 S. 6th St. Adults $12, children 11-16 $8, children 10 and under, free.