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

 

"SFJAZZ  Collective"  -  Sunday, March 30, 2014  7:00 p.m.

"The  Gershwin  Project  with  Peter  Nero"  -  Friday, April 11, 2014   8:00 p.m.

"Alvin  Ailey  American  Dance  Theatre"  -  Sunday, April 27, 2014  7:00 p.m.

"The  Addams  Family"  -  Wednesday, May 7, 2014   7:30 p.m.

"Willie  Nelson"  -   Tuesday, August 12, 2014   7:00 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)                                         
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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    (additional dates to be announced) :

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

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

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

 

 


 

OLD  CAPITOL  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.