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

 

  "An  Evening  with  Tony  Bennett"    Saturday, June 3, 2017    8:00 p.m.

  "Celtic  Woman  Voices  of  Angels"    Saturday, June 17, 2017    7:30 p.m.

  "A.J.  Croce"    Saturday, June 24, 8:00 p.m.

 

  THE  MUNI  -  SPRINGFIELD  MUNI  OPERA  (Lake Springfield  -   815  East  Lake  Shore  Drive)

   Phone: (217) 793-MUNI (6864)
   Website: www.TheMuni.org

  "Willy  Wonka"    June 9-11  and  June 14-18, 2017    8:30 p.m.

  "Mary  Poppins"    June 30 - July 2  and  July 5 - 9, 2017    8:30 p.m.

  "Irving  Berlin's  White  Christmas     July 21-23  and July 26-30, 2017    8:30 p.m.

  "Grease"    August 11-13  and  August 16-20, 2017    8:00 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

   Pre-Show  Discussion  before  each  performance  at 7:00 p.m.

 

  "The  Three  Musketeers"    May 19-21  and  May 25-27, 2017    8:00 p.m.

  "Aladdin, Jr."    June 2-4  and  June 9-10, 2017    8:00 p.m.

  "State  Fair"    June 23-25  and  June 29-July 1, 2017    8:00 p.m.

  "High  School  Musical"    July 14-16  and  July 20-22, 2017    8:00 p.m.

  "Arsenic  and  Old  Lace"    August 3-6, 2017    8:00 p.m.

  "Loose  Lips  Sink  Ships"    August 18-20  and  August 24-26, 2017    8:00 p.m.

 

 



  PRAIRIE  CAPITAL  CONVENTION  CENTER  (downtown Springfield)

   Phone: (800) 745-3000
   Website: www.ticketmaster.com     www.springfieldpccc.com

  "Boston  -  Hyper  Space  Tour"    Tuesday, May 23, 2017    8:00 p.m.

   

 



  SPRINGFIELD  THEATRE  CENTRE  -  HOOGLAND  CENTER  FOR  THE  ARTS  -  (6th and Capitol, downtown Springfield)

   Phone: (217) 523-ARTS (2787)
   Website: www.SpringfieldTheatre.com

 

  "Doubt"    May 12-14  and  May 19-21, 2017    8:00 p.m.   (2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, May 14  and  Sunday, May 21)

 


 

  UNION  SQUARE  PARK  (across from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum)

   Phone: (217) 558-8934
   Website: www.presidentlincoln.org

 

 


 

  OLD  CAPITOL  ART  FAIR   (Old State Capitol Plaza - Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 2017)

   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 - Tuesday through Saturday, June 6 - August 12, 2017)

   Phone: (800) 545-7300
   Website: www.visitspringfieldillinois.com/historycomesalive

   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.   There will be musical performances and civil war encampments.

 



  CAPITAL  CITY  CELEBRATION   (State Capitol, 2nd St.and Capitol Ave.  -  Saturday, July 1, 2017)

 

   Phone:  (217) 553-2082

   Website:  www.springfieldjaycees.org.

   Celebrate the 4th of July in downtown Springfield. Music, food and drinks. Fireworks at 9:00 p.m. on July 1st.

 


 

  TASTE  OF  SPRINGFIELD   (downtown Springfield, 7th and Washington  -  Friday, July 14  and Saturday, July 15, 2017)   

   Phone:  (217) 544-1723

   Website:  www.downtownspringfield.org

   Live entertainment with food from local restaurants.

 




  DOWNHOME  MUSIC, CRAFT BEER  &  ART  FESTIVAL  (downtown Springfield, 7th and Washington  - July 28 and 29, 2017)

   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.       

                                   

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  ILLINOIS  STATE  FAIR      (August 10-20, 2017)

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

   Grandstand  Lineup:    

  "Foghat"    Thursday, August 10, 2017    8:00 p.m.

  "Chase  Rice"    Friday, August 11, 2017    7:30 p.m.

  "Pentatonix"    Saturday, August 12, 2017    7:30 p.m.

  "Brad  Paisley"    Sunday, August 13, 2017   7:00 p.m.

  "Sublime  with  Rome"    Tuesday, August 15, 2017   7:30 p.m.

  "Alabama"    Wednesday, August 16, 2017    7:30 p.m.

  "Jason  Derulo"    Thursday, August 17, 2017    7:30 p.m.

  "Southern  Uprising"  featuring  Montgomery  Gentry,  the  Charlie  Daniels  Band,  the  Marshall  Tucker  Band  and  The  Outlaws

                                             Friday, August 18, 2017    6:00 p.m.

  "USAC  Silver  Crown  Series"    Saturday, August 19, 2017    12:00 p.m.

  "Five  Finger  Death  Punch"    Saturday, August 19, 2017   

  "Jaso  Derulo"    Thursday, August 17, 2017    7:30 p.m.

  "Five  Finger  Death  Punch"   Saturday, August 19, 2017    7:30 p.m.

  "ARCA  Racing  Series"    Sunday, August 20, 2017    12:00 p.m.

  "John  Mellencamp"    Sunday, August 20, 2017    7:30 p.m.

 

 



  FLAG  LOWERING  CEREMONY  -  LINCOLN  TOMB  (Oak Ridge Cemetery - 7:00 p.m. every Tuesday evening, June through August)

   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 22-24, 2017)

  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 1 - November 18, 2017)

 

   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.