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

 

"Willie  Nelson"  -   Tuesday, August 12, 2014   7:00 p.m.

"The  Moody  Blues"  -  Thursday, August 28, 2014   7:30 p.m.

"An  Evening  with  Sarah  Jarosz"  -    Sunday, September 28, 2014   7:00 p.m.

"O  Sole  Trio"  -   Friday, October 10, 2014   8:00 p.m.

"The  Best  of  Jethro  Tull  performed  by  Ian  Anderson"  -  Friday, October 17, 2014   8:00 p.m.

"Mark  Morris  Dance  Group"  -   Sunday, October 19, 2014   7:00 p.m.

"Cirque  Peking"  -    Friday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.

"Bassekou  Kouyate  &  Ngoni  Blues"   -    Saturday, October 25, 2014   8:00 p.m.

"Anything  Goes"  -    Sunday, November 2, 2014   7:00 p.m.

"Cantus - All  is  Calm:  The  Christmas  Truce  of  1914"   -    Monday, December 1,  2014   7:30 p.m.

"Chicago  Blues  Weekend:  Born  in  Chicago - Film"   -    Friday, December 5, 2014   7:00 p.m.

"Chicago  Blues  Reunion"  -   Saturday, December 6, 2014   8:00 p.m.

"Sister  Act"  -   Friday, December 19, 2014   8:00 p.m.

"April  Verch  Band"  -   Friday, January 16, 2015   8:00 p.m.

"King  Arthur's  Court"  -   Wednesday, March  4, 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.

"Peter  and  the  Starcatcher"  -   Sunday, April 26, 2015   7:00 p.m.

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