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Artist on the Plaza in Springfield

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Artist on the Plaza in Springfield

The Springfield Area Arts Council has produced summertime concerts downtown for over thirty years. The outdoor performance series is called Artist on the Plaza, and it features local talent. Funding this year comes from local businesses.

When: Every Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day (June 2 – September 1)
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.
Where: On the Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

Free! Family-friendly. Accessible. Sensory-friendly. Bring lawn chairs. All are welcome.


  • 02 LuHi Band – instrumentalists
  • 09 Monica Hay – vocalistt
  • 16 Tom Irwin –Americana
  • 23 Amy Benton – country
  • 30 Fourth Dementia – barbershop


  • 07 Calia Cole – vocalist
  • 14 Prairie Winds Flute Ensemble - instrumental
  • 21 Messengers for Christ - gospel
  • 28 David Tell – Native American flute


  • 4 Marcus Morel – Americana
  • 11 Tad O’Brien – classical guitar
  • 18 TBA
  • 25 Peaches and Bacon – fiddle, banjo


  • 01 Randy Erwin - folk


The Alamo, Maid-Rite, Anonymous, Joe McMenamin-Attorney, Bank of Springfield, Obed & Isaac’s, Celtic Mist Pub, Paul O’Shea, CJP Architects, PMI Downtown Living, Development Services Group, Quenette Development, Eck, Schafer, & Punke, R. D. Lawrence Construction, Ferry and Assoc. Architects, Staab Funeral Home

This summertime program takes place on the South Lawn of the Old State Capitol at Noon on Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting. Free performances range from singer/songwriters to musical theater performers and from dancers to jugglers. It’s a great way to break up the work day or simply to enjoy the sights and sounds of Downtown Springfield.

Old State Capitol
Every week through Sep 01, 2023.
Friday: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Old State Capitol
1 SW Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62701