The Neverly Brothers – Elvis to The Beatles

Presented by HCFTA, The Neverly Brothers concerts are a tribute to one of the most exciting chapters in music history: the birth, near death and resurrection of rock n’ roll. Their high energy stage performances take you on a musical guided tour of rock history – from 1955 to 1965. The first half of their concert pays tribute to the music of 1950s American Rock n’ Roll pioneers. The second half pays tribute to the 1964 British Invasion bands. Their repertoire consists of show-stopping renditions of early hits by Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Dave Clark Five and more!

9th Annual Downhome Music Festival

The 9th Annual Downhome Music Festival will be held on July 26 & 27, 2019 at the corner of 7th and Washington in downtown Springfield, Illinois. The event will feature all local, original live bands (4 stages – constant music). There will be local food vendors, 100 different craft beers, as well as a kids area for the little ones!

Dates & Times
Friday: 5pm -12am
Saturday : 2pm -12am

$6 at the gate. You can also buy tickets from your favorite local band playing the 2019 festival.
Kid 12 & under are free.

“The POP!” Variety Show

The POP! Variety Show will be an evening filled with something for everyone. We have magicians, comedians, a mentalist, and a fantastic band! Don’t forget all the craft beer options!
Stop by and support local talent and local business!

Featured Acts:
Robbie Quance
Zach Boblitt
Trevor Haworth
Rosa Speaker

Game Night, Blues, and Brews

Join us for game night at Buzz Bomb Brewing Company in Springfield upstairs with Devin Williams providing entertainment! Devin will start playing around 7:30.
– Tickets can be purchased ahead of time by calling the office at 217-757-6025 to place your order or at the door. Or online with “game night” as a note at www.elizabethannsetonprogram.org  ($15 ahead of time/$20 at the door)

– Games of all kinds will be available or you may bring your own.
– Light snacks will be available

We hope you’ll join us for game night in support of the Elizabeth Ann Seton Program. Share the event and bring a friend!

Artist on the Plaza

Artist on the Plaza is an entertainment series featuring local performers that has been held downtown for over thirty years. It takes place right on the Old State Capitol Plaza and is supported by downtown businesses! On Wednesday June 12,  Mark Mills & Friends will be performing

The Painkillers Play Blue Monday

A great prescription for the blues—The Painkillers Blues Band!

The Painkillers, from Champaign, Illinois, play a hefty mix of traditional Chicago and Southern Blues along with a variety of original tunes and classic crooners. The Painkillers play all-out straight-ahead Blues, adding just the right balance of sweet and sassy vocals to get the audience up dancing and howling for more!

The Blues are meant to be fun and to be able to pull you out of a slow-burning funk … that’s what The Painkillers do in every show they play!

Lincoln, The Great Communicator

Looking for Lincoln will host a new program featuring Lincoln impersonator George Buss and Illinois folk musician and folklorist Chris Vallillo in the premier of their new show, Lincoln The Great Communicator. The program combines live period music with conversation and narrative by President Lincoln (using Lincoln’s own words) to explore Lincoln’s use of communication as a personal and political tool. The event is free and open to the public.

This theatrical style program is presented as a casual conversation between President Lincoln and Vallillo discussing Lincoln’s gifts as a communicator and way he used those skills for the betterment of mankind throughout his lifetime. In the midst of the conversation, Vallillo will perform period music on guitar, bottleneck slide Dobro, banjo and jaw harp to illustrate Lincoln’s point and the President will quote passages from some of his favorite speeches.

The Lennon Sisters

Join us for a special Mothers Day concert with the legendary Lennon Sisters!

The ladies set the stage for a special evening featuring the unmistakable Lennon harmonies. The sisters open their scrapbook and share stories of growing up, and memories of a musical career that spans six decades!

Affectionately known as Americas Sweethearts of Song, the Lennon Sisters grew up before the eyes of the country during 13 years on The Lawrence Welk Show, which was followed by nearly 200 appearances on talk and variety shows, and headlining performances in Las Vegas and Branson. They are proud to be the only vocal group to have sung for seven US Presidents.

Enjoy this special concert in the intimate space of The Legacy Theatre; the ladies will greet our guests following the show.

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The Avanti Guitar Trio

The Springfield Classical Guitar Society will present a performance by The Avanti Guitar Trio on Saturday, May 12th. The concert will begin at 8:00 PM

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors; they will be available at the door.

The Avanti Guitar Trio is a world-class chamber ensemble whose performances are exciting, approachable, and welcoming. Guitarists Jason Deroche, Julie Goldberg, and Wesley Hixson blend together pristine technique and sensitive interpretation, earning critical acclaim for their engaging concerts and varied programming.

Their repertoire ranges from the Baroque to Contemporary, and features newly composed music, engaging transcriptions of classical masterpieces, and an occasional rock/pop or jazz tune.

Based in Chicago, Illinois, AGT has performed for the Waukegan Chamber Society, Chicago Composers’ Consortium, Illinois Wesleyan University, Quincy University, Church of Beethoven, and Harold Washington Chicago Public Library. AGT has shared the stage with renowned guitarists Benjamin Verdery, William Coulter, Las Guitarras de España, and Earl Klugh.

Formed in 2010, the Avanti Guitar Trio continues to expand the guitar trio repertoire by composing/transcribing new works and collaborating with established and upcoming composers.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Alderman Andrew Proctor

No automatic alt text available.Join Andrew Proctor for the 2nd Annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration!
Food, Drinks, and Music by Joel Honey!
Monday, May 7th at The Alamo 5:30p.m. -7:30p.m. $35 Person

We would like to thank the Host Committee:
Patrick Evans ~ Kent Gaffney ~ Brandon Phelps ~ Jim Riemer
Scott Reimers~ Brian Wojcicki

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