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

"The  Metropolitan  Opera  Rising  Stars  Concert  Series"  -  Saturday, September 19, 2015   8:00 p.m.

"Corky  Siegel's  Chamber  Blues -  Saturday, September 26, 2015  8:00 p.m.   (in  Studio   Theatre)

"Compania  Flamenca  Jose'  Porcel  -  Flamenco  Fire"  -  Sunday, October 4, 2015   7:00 p.m.

"Lakota  Sioux  Dance  Theatre  -  Come  to  the  Center"  -  Friday, October 9, 2015   7:00 p.m.

"The  Illusionists  -  Live  from  Broadway"  -  October 13, 2015   8:30 p.m.

"Bullets  over  Broadway  -   Tuesday, October 20, 2015   7:30 p.m.

"Dr.  Seuss  -  the  Cat   in  the  Hat"  -  Friday, October 23, 2015   7:00 p.m.

"Elf  the  Musical"  -  Friday,  November 6, 2015   8:00 p.m  and  Saturday, November 7, 2015   2:00 p.m.

"Mannheim  Steamroller  Christmas  with  Chip  Davis"  -  Thursday, November 12, 2015   7:30 p.m.

"O  Sole  Night!  -  an O  Sole  Trio  Christmas"  -  Saturday, December 5, 2015   8:00 p.m.

"Victoria"  -  Friday, January 29, 2016   8:00 p.m.

"British  Regiments"  -  Thursday, February 11, 2016   7:30 p.m.

"Annie"  -  Saturday, February 13, 2016   3:00 p.m.

"Three  Little  Birds"  -  Monday, February 15, 2016   7:00 p.m.

"An Evening  with  Savion  Glover  and  Jack  Dejohnette"  -  Sunday, February 21, 2016   7:00 p.m.

"The  Chieftains"  -  Tuesday, March 1, 2016   7:30 p.m.

"42nd  Street"   -  Sunday, March 6, 2016

"Cameron  Carpenter  featuring  the International  Touring  Organ"  -  Friday, April 8, 2016   8:00 p.m.

"Fifth  House  Ensemble  -  Journey"  -  Saturday, April 16, 2016   8:00 p.m.

"Ragtime  the  Musical"  -  Tuesday, May 3, 2016   7:30 p.m.

"Beauty  and  the  Beast"  -  Tuesday, May 17, 2016   7:30  p.m.

"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

"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    7:30 p.m.  

"Justin  Moore  with  Jon  Pardi  and  Josh  Thompson"  -  Sunday, August  16, 2015   7:30 p.m.

"Rascal  Flatts"  -   Tuesday, August 18, 2015   7:30 p.m.

"The  Fray  with  Andy  Grammer"  -   Thursday, August 20, 2015   7:30 p.m.

"Hank  Williams  Jr.  with  .38  Special"  -  Friday, August 21,  7:30 p.m.

"Austin  Mahone  with Kalin  and  Myles  and  Laura  Marano"  -   Sunday, August 22, 2015   7:30 p.m

"Brantley  Gilbert  with  Colt  Ford  and  Michael  Ray"  -  Monday, August 23, 2015   7:30 p.m.

 

 



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.