SANGAMON AUDITORIUM – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - SPRINGFIELD
Phone: (217) 206-6160
THE MUNI - SPRINGFIELD MUNI OPERA (Lake Springfield)
Phone: (217) 793-MUNI (6864)
"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
"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
Phone: (217) 523-ARTS (2787)
(6th and Capitol, downtown Springfield)
UNION SQUARE PARK (across from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum)
Phone: (217) 558-8934
(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
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
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
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
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
"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)
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)
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
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.