Home sweet concert hall
Cabin Concerts welcome Rickie Simpkins and Wyatt Rice
Seats for the Cabin Concerts with Rickie Simpkins and Wyatt Rice are $25 each, available by reservation only at 217-626-1091 or at www.thecabinconcerts.com. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24. Don’t forget to wipe your feet.
Pull out your tie-dyes and wear your
colors proudly; it’s high time for the Penny Lane-sponsored party in
the park, 1-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. Watch Douglas Park undergo a
magical transformation into a wonderland of music and good vibrations as
Perfunctory This Band performs Grateful Dead tributes and original music,
Springfield Shaky covers the hot rockin’ blues, and Scott Simpson
adds his one-man-band blues sound to the mix. Originally established as a
requiem for Jerry Garcia, the annual event has continued as a celebration
of the man and his music and the culture he helped create.
Whoa, what’s this — an official Music in the Parks at Enos Park on Sunday, Sept. 25? The concert, featuring jazz and blues with Real Time, Kit Jones and the Mudbugs, and Tempus Fugitive, is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. The musical lineup for the Children’s Art Festival, slated for noon-5 p.m. the same day in Lincoln Park, is mostly for the younger generation.
The list of upcoming must-see music includes two shows at the Underground City Tavern. First, on Sept. 29, is that guy who simultaneously cooks Cajun food and plays Cajun blues — you know, old Sauce Boss himself, Bill Wharton. Then in comes Robbie Fulks on Oct. 1, in his first Springfield appearance since the release of his critically acclaimed CD Georgia Hard. And on Oct. 7, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, world-famous drummer and St. Louis native Dave Weckl brings his band to our community.
Chris Sutton, a founding member of the Screaming Vatos, has incurred quite a sum of out-of-pocket medical expenses since learning recently that he has cancer. Musicians, family, and friends will gather 2-10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Eagles Club on East Ash Street to raise funds to help him. According to Billy Bacon, another founding member of the Vatos, it’ll be the last Vatos show. There’ll be plenty of other bands, food, a silent auction, and lots of love and compassion.