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

 

"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

"Monty  Python's  Spamalot"  -  June 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 2015   8:30 p.m.

"Seussical"  -  July 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2015   8:30 p.m.

"West  Side  Story"  -  August 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2015   8:00 p.m.

"Cabaret"  -  September 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2015   7:30 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

"Mr.  Lincoln"  -  April 17, 18, 19, 2015    7:30 p.m.

"Grace  Among  the  Leavings"  -  May 22, 23, 24, 2015    8:00 p.m.

"Two  Gentlemen  of  Verona"  -  May 29, 30, 31;  June 4, 5, 6, 2015   8:00 p.m.

"Grease"  -  June 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 2015   8:00 p.m.

"Children  of  Eden"  -  July 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 2015   8:00 p.m.

"Jane  Eyre"  -  August 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 2015   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 16-17, 2015)

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, 2015)

Phone: (800) 545-7300
Website: www.visitspringfieldillinois.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, 2015)

Phone:  (217) 553-2082

Website:  www.springfieldjaycees.org.

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

 



5th  ANNUAL  DOWNHOME  MUSIC, CRAFT BEER  &  ART  FESTIVAL  (Downtown Springfield, 7th and Wasington  -  August 7-8, 2015)

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 13-23, 2015)

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

Grandstand Lineup:  (additional acts and times to be announced)

"Sammy  Hagar"  -   Friday, August 14, 2015    

"Justin  Moore"   -  Sunday, August  16, 2015

"Rascal  Flatts"  -   Tuesday, August 18, 2015

"Austin  Mahone"  -   Sunday, August 22, 2015

"Brantley  Gilbert,  Colt  Ford  and  Michael  Ray"  -  Monday, August 23, 2015

 

 



FLAG  LOWERING  CEREMONY  -  LINCOLN  TOMB  (Oak Ridge Cemetery - June 2 - August 25, 2015)

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 25-27, 2015)

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, 2015)

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.