Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will present living history programs on Saturday, June 8, 2013 depicting the various Union troops that fought at the battle of Wilson’s Creek.
According to Supt Ted Hillmer, “This is a great opportunity to ask your questions and get answers from our staff and volunteers regarding the life of a soldier during the Civil War. Please come and enjoy this special event”
November 14th at 8:00 PM
Available at the Box Office, Charge by phone at
417-863-9491 or BUY TICKETS HERE
In her 22 year career, Kathleen Madigan has never been hotter. With her new Showtime special, “Gone Madigan,” in constant rotation and the DVD-CD of the special topping the Amazon and iTunes charts, Madigan has the entire year booked with over 100 theater gigs across the country and numerous television appearances.
She’s recently back from her second Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s USO Holiday Tour of Iraq and Afghanistan. This year Madigan shared the stage with Robin Williams, Lewis Black, Lance Armstrong, Kix Brooks and Admiral Mike Mullen who hosted the tour. After the ten day tour, she returned home to tape appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “The Green Room with Paul Provenza” and “The Joy Behar Show in New” York.
Lanie Brewster is not just coping with cancer, she is at war against it and is incurring some staggering medical costs in her fight. To help alleviate some of the burden, 11 bands, including SOMEONE STILL LOVES YOU, BORIS YELTSIN, are playing Concert for Lanie; A Benefit to Fight Cancer at Patton Alley Pub from 7:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, to raise funds for lovely Lanie.
A little nasty weather can’t stop Springfield from having fun!
Sounds on the Square will move to the Gillioz Theatre tonight! Enjoy live music starting at 6 p.m. for absolutely FREE.
THIRST N HOWL and The Dropouts will rock the theatre. Come out, have some drinks, and stay dry tonight!
The annual bluegrass music festival, on the front porch of the historic Ray House (Tour Road Stop #2) at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, will feature five local groups performing traditional Ozark music. The festival is set for June 1.
“Come and enjoy this great event that brings music back to the historic Ray House”, says Supt. Ted Hillmer. “Wilson’s Creek NB Foundation sponsors this event, annually, providing “old time” refreshments, along with the music, to create an environment that welcomes our visitors.”
Fireworks at the Field returns to downtown Springfield for a third year on July 4, 2013. Fireworks at the Field is a community-wide Independence Day celebration hosted at multiple venues in Downtown Springfield, including Mediacom Ice Park, Discovery Center, The Creamery Arts Center and Hammons Field.
From 3 to 9 pm, patrons will be able to ice skate and play on inflatables from Amberg Entertainment in the Mediacom Ice Park, create art and crafts at The Creamery Arts Center, and enjoy the hands-on activities of the Discovery Center. The Springfield Cardinals will host the Corpus Christi Hooks at 5:09 pm at Hammons Field and MDock Band will be the featured headliner after the game. The region’s largest fireworks show will begin at Hammons Field at 9:45 pm.
A Fireworks at the Field ticket will provide admission to all activities and include a general admission ticket to the baseball game. Tickets will be available for advance purchase on June 17 for only $7 per person (ages 5 and up) at all Springfield Price Cutter Supermarkets (including the downtown Bistro Market) and Hammons Field. The admission price the day of the event will be $8 per person. Veterans and active military personnel with an ID can purchase tickets at the gate for $5. Children under 5 are free. Patrons who wish to upgrade their baseball game general admission ticket can receive a $3 discount on any other tickets at the Hammons Field box office based on availability.
City Utilities will offer free shuttles linking all the participating venues and a wide variety of paid and free parking options will be available in the Jordan Valley Park area.
CoxHealth is the title sponsor for Fireworks at the Field. “Every summer at CoxHealth we treat a number of fireworks-related injuries,” said Ron Prenger, CoxHealth Chief Clinical Officer. “We’re proud be be a partner of this event, so area families can safely celebrate our nation’s independence.”
Additional event sponsors include KY3, Midwest Family Radio, Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, Hoover Music, Great Southern Bank, Hollywood Theaters, the Downtown Community Improvement District, and AM Pyrotechnics.
Additional event information is available at www.itsalldowntown.com or by calling the Urban Districts Alliance office at (417) 831-6200.
Most of us can recall the memories of summer—long, lazy days; warm summer nights. Do you remember going camping with the family? When you made s’mores or slept under the stars—even if it was just in a tent in your own backyard? Or, all the super fun times you had at summer camp? This summer, Bass Pro Shops offers you the chance to recapture some of those great summer memories –absolutely free!
The Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp features free activities and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures that will last a lifetime. It all begins Saturday, June 8th and continues through Sunday, July 14th at 56 Bass Pro Shops located across the United States and Canada.
Up to 10,000 people are expected in Springfield for 2013 Missouri State Cup tournament at the Lake Country Soccer Complex 8 a.m.-6 p.m. June 1-3 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 8-9.
This annual event, hosted by the Missouri Youth Soccer Assoc., showcases the premier youth soccer teams in Missouri. More than 175 of the best U13-U19 boys’ and girls’ teams in the state will compete. It is the first leg of the U.S. Youth National Championship Series, a nationwide tournament series encompassing more than 10,000 teams.
The event at Lake Country Soccer is free and open to spectators. Parking is $5 per day.
Special activities this year include a food drive for Ozarks Food Harvest May 31-June 1. For every three donated nonperishable food items, individuals receive a drawing ticket for a chance to win an autographed Abby Wambach jersey.
A welcome event begins at 6:30 p.m. June 1 at Hammons Field with team introductions and a fireworks display planned.
For more information about other events or ways the Sports Commission and Convention & Visitors Bureau can help you bring sporting events to Springfield, call 417-881-5300 or 800-678-8767 and visit www.SpringfieldMoSports.org and www.SpringfieldMo.org/Sporting.
For more information, visit www.mysa.org.
“Sounds on the Square” free summer concert series returns to Park Central Square on Friday, May 31st, 2013. It will feature some of the region’s top bands and compliment downtown’s 46 restaurants, 16 movie screens, and 5 live theatre venues.
Performances are scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. each Friday evening from Friday, May 31st to June 28th. Patrons may bring lawn chairs or enjoy dinner on the Square in one of three adjacent outdoor cafes.
The public is invited to enjoy a free Standard Flower Show themed “Go Country” at The Library Center Auditorium, 4653 S. Campbell, Springfield, Mo., noon to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 31 and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1. The flower show is sponsored by the Springfield Council of Federated Garden Clubs.
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