For over twenty years, the Springfield Area Arts Council has partnered with Archer Bailey and Robbie’s Restaurant  at 4 Old State Capitol Plaza South to present a weekly jazz and blues performance series.  Held Friday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., attendees enjoy fine food, beverages, and great music.  There is no cover charge.  A 50/50 raffle is held with proceeds benefiting the programs of the Arts Council.

Jazz and blues musicians who wish to perform at this venue should contact the office via e-mail at director@springfieldartsco.org.  Trio, quartet, and quintet acts are invited, and payment is on the following scale: trios receive $200, quartets receive $250, and quintets receive $300.  Contracts are issued by the Arts Council with the approval of the owner of Robbie’s Restaurant.  Due to the popularity of this venue among musicians and a desire to show a variety of talent, we’ve been asked to decline multiple performance requests by the same group.

Frankly Speaking

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Frank T. Quartet

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ocean State

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Michael Taylor Trio

May 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Johnnie Owens and Friends

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Virgil Rhodes and Footprints

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Denise LaGrassa Trio

June 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Best of Both Worlds

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mojo Cats

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Brian Choban Jazz Quintet

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm