This summertime program takes place on the South Lawn of the Old State Capitol at Noon on Wednesdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting.  Free performances range from singer/songwriters to musical theater performers and from dancers to jugglers.  It’s a great way to break up the work day or simply to enjoy the sights and sounds of Downtown Springfield.

Upcoming Performances

Summer 2020 – Artist On Adams 

For over thirty years, the Springfield Area Arts Council has hosted a summertime concert series called Artist on the Plaza. This year, the Arts Council will host the program with a new title, Artist on Adams, and a new location, outside Café Moxo. As in previous years, this series will consist of performances by local musicians and is free to the public. The hour-long concerts will be family-friendly and enjoyable for all.

The Arts Council acknowledges the Illinois Arts Council Agency for funding the concerts this year through an arts relief grant.

☀️ Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 7 through August 6, 2020

☀️ 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.

☀️ 411 E. Adams St.; Springfield, IL

☀️ Free on-street parking

☀️ Performer list will be available soon

The start of the 2020 season has been delayed due to COVID-19. We will announce concerts when our venue opens to the public.

Artist on the Plaza performances are supported by the generous sponsorship of the following:


Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
The Alamo
Augie’s Front Burner
The Card*ologist
Development Services Group
Eck, Schafer & Punke, LLP
Alderman Joe McMenamin
Myers Commercial Real Estate
Obed and Isaac’s
Paul W. O’Shea
Richards and Stehman, LLC
Sangamon Towers
Springfield Downtown Parking
State House Inn
Don & Wanda Tracy
U.S. Bank
Uptown Looks Salon
WindSolar USA, Inc.

In-kind sponsors: Old State Capitol, Prairie Archives, Uptown Garages

THANK  YOU all for your generous support of this free annual outdoor, summer concert series.

Funding is also provided by the Springfield Area Arts Council and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.