August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm| Free
Come enjoy the performance of this week’s Artist on the Plaza, Amy Benton!
The Springfield Area Arts Council’s mission is to enrich the community through the arts. To help fulfill that mission, the Arts Council produces an outdoor summer performance series called Artist on the Plaza. The performance series is free to the public and features local talent. This summertime program takes place on the South Lawn of the Old State Capitol at Noon on Fridays 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.
Relaunching after Uptown Friday Night, a year-round series of jazz concerts held at Robbie’s Restaurant for decades, went on hiatus in March 2020, the Arts Council is happy to announce that Boone’s will host the best local jazz ensembles each Friday evening.
Our annual New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts will be live this year with events at Hoogland Center for the Arts and First Presbyterian Church.
These awards, given to recognize artists, arts educators, businesses, volunteers, and arts organizations in Sangamon and Menard counties, will be given in 2022.