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  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.

Angel Brown Trio

May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Stone Cold Blues Band (John Coss)

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Denise LaGrassa Trio

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Samba Llamas (Harris Hatcher)

May 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Brian Choban Jazz Quintet

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

David Lumsden Blues Band

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Smooth n Blue Band (Angel Brown)

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

Latin Jazz Project (Craig Russo)

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

Blue Note Boosters (Mike Lang)

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