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

 

  "A. J.  Croce"  -   Saturday,  June 24, 2017   8:00 p.m.

  "Black  Violin"  -  Saturday,  September 23, 2017 8:00 p.m.

  "Jazz  at  Lincoln  Center  Orchestra  with Wynton  Marsalis" 

                                               Sunday,  October 15, 2017   7:00 p.m. 

  "Jersey  Boys"  -  Friday,  October 20,  2017   8:00 p.m.

                                   Saturday,  October 21, 2017   2:00 p.m  and  8:00 p.m.

  "Mariachi  Sol  De  Mexico  de  Jose'  Hernandez  -  Sunday,  November 12, 2017   7:00 p.m.

  "Mannheim  Steamroller  Christmas  with  Chip  Davis" 

                            Monday,  November 27, 2017   7:30 p.m.

  "Motown  The  Musical"  -  Wednesday,   November 29. 2017   7:30 p.m.

                                                       Thursday,  November 30, 2017   7:30 p.m

  "Sleeping  Beauty  -  The  Moscow  Festival  Ballet"  -  Friday,  January 19, 2018   8:00 p.m.

  "The  Wizard  of  Oz"  -  Sunday,  January 28, 2018   7:00 p.m.

  "Vitaly  -  A  World  of  Wonders"  -  Sunday,  February 11, 2018   3:00 p.m.

  "Stepping  Out  -  Dublin  Irish  Dance"  -  Thursday,  February  15, 2018   7:30 p.m.

  "Mummenschanz  "you  &  me"  -  Sunday,  March 4, 2018   3:00 p.m.

  "A  Gentleman's  Guide  to  Love  and  Murder"  -  Wednesday,  March 7, 2018  7:30 p.m.

  "Alvin  Ailey  American  Dance  Theater"  -  Monday,  March 12, 2018   7:30 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

 

 



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

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

"Newsies  the  Musical"  -  July 7-9,  12-16, 19-23, 2017

                                                  Wed.  and  Thur.  7:00 p.m.      Fri.  and  Sat.  8:00 p.m.     Sun.  2:00 p.m.

 


 

  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 Avenue)

                                                                                 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.