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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:01 am
 As the Labor Day weekend approaches, the common calendar says to bade the summer season goodbye and begin our autumn adventures. Labor Day proper, always the first Monday in September, falls on...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 Good heavens! Just when you think there’s nothing to do, there’s more than ever before. Here we go with a jam-packed weekend of assorted happenings.Here’s a snippet of Thursday events. Oti...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
 The large and looming presence of the Illinois State Fair continues shadowing all our entertainment choices for the upcoming weekend. As the fair winds down on Sunday, live music rules the roost...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am
The Illinois State Fair cannot be denied. When the corn dogs and lemon shake-ups hit town, Springfield becomes a different place. Hotels are at capacity, bars can stay open until 3 a.m. and restaurant...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
 You simply cannot understand the great joy that I and others of my age feel about the wonderful collection of warm weather, downtown music festivals now available for public consumption. We fond...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
As we wind down July, the events pile up. Here’s a mere partial listing of the many wondrous happenings for this week in the Springfield area.On Friday, Bar None hosts a memorial music night for the...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am
 I’m glad I’m not in town this weekend (we’re playing the Belgium Beer and Mussels Festival at Schlafly’s Tap Room in St. Louis – personal plug!) only because the wide and wonderful mus...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am
As we move into our second year of mostly local artists as our Taste of Downtown entertainment, look for more jazz, soul, funk, Latin, blues and less Americana roots-styles. In a very nice grouping of...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am
 Here’s one thing on that Declaration of Independence stuff, in case you need some trivia tidbits to carry you through the holiday happenings. As Mr. Howie Baird, our delightfully cantankerous ...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 As we wrap up the last weekend in June 2104 (just so you know how fast we’re spinning), the bands are back and the bars (and other venues) are booming. Let’s take a look-see.Back in the earl...

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