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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
2020 Update: Robbie’s Restaurant, will be sold as its owner, Archer Bailey begins a well-deserved retirement. We are searching for a new host venue and look forward to restarting this SAAC tradition when a new partner is found.