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Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 12:26 am

Dazzling dynamos


The International Route 66 Mother Road Festival is one of the largest festivals to take downtown by storm. More than 1,000 vintage vehicles and 80,000 spectators will roll into the Old Capitol complex for the weekend. Cars will flank the pavement from Fourth to Seventh streets and Washington to Capitol, after a Friday night cruise from Capital City Shopping Center. Also on site in the heart of the city is a family fun zone between Fifth and Sixth on Washington, live music, food and beer. Music includes Blue Suede Crew (7:30 Fri.), Hipbone Sam (1-3 Sat.), DaJaVa (1:30-3:30 Sat.), The Fundamentals (4:30-6:30 Sat.) and The Hitmen and A Dame (7:30 Sat.). An added incentive for attending – this year’s charity is Land of Lincoln Honor Flight. A full schedule of events is at

International Route 66 Mother Road Festival
Friday, Sept. 21, 6-10pm
Saturday, Sept. 22, 11am-10pm
Sunday, Sept. 23, 11am-2pm
Downtown Springfield