This long-running, year-round jazz and blues live music series is held weekly at Robbie’s Restaurant on the Old State Capitol Plaza South from 5:30 to 7:30.  A 50/50 raffle benefits Arts Council programming.

After a five-month renovation made necessary by flooding at Robbie’s, owner Archer Bailey is re-opening the restaurant! He will host Uptown Friday Night, the Arts Council’s free performance series, starting on November first. As before, the music will run from 5:30 to 7:30 on Friday evenings.

The series offers outstanding jazz and blues, excellent food and drink, and great company – all while supporting the Springfield Area Arts Council


1 Michael Burnett and the Blue Suns

8 Stuart Smith Quintet

15 Craig Russo’s Latin Jazz Project

22 Baaad Boyz

29 Closed


6 Best of Both Worlds

13 Stone Cold Blues Band

20 Chris Camp and His Blues Ambassadors

27 Closed