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.

The Character Assassins (Hank Helton)

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

The Vibe Tribe (Kevin Hart)

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Liz Fitz (Liz Farrar)

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

Dan Rivero Trio

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

Professional Development (Jason Waddell)

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

Skibbereen (Hank Helton)

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ocean State (Mark Russillo)

March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lowder, Manning, Lowder, Lee

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Chuck and the Sea Notes (Tom Fatten)

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Jonnie Concaroo Band (Carlo Catalano)

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