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6:00 PM: With strong, soaring vocals and a powerful stage presence, DEBBIE ROSS rules the roost for soulful singing around town.

7:00 PM: Nelly’s Echo was a contestant on season 3 of NBC’s The Voice where he made it into Team Christina Aguilera. The name is based on the premise that music is a two-way street; “It’s a give and take.”  Nelly refers to the musician’s creating the ambiance and Echo refers to the audience’s response to, and appreciation of, that ambiance.  Nelly’s Echo’s captivating storytelling and high energy performances have made him a sought-after musician all across the United States and overseas.

8:00 PM: Wordsmith and MC, BRANDON ALEXANDER WILLIAMS will deliver a high energy spoken-word performance, accompanied with original music via beatbox and looper pedal.

Presented as part of Juneteenth 2021 and the second season of Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series presented by PNC, a ten-week series of free, live music on the Y Block.

The Arts Council provides opportunities for everyone at a wide variety of events and programs. There is truly something for everyone, and nearly all of our events provide revenue to fund our other programs and services including grants to organizations and placing artists in schools.

Uptown Friday Night

To keep musicians and audiences safe, we’re suspending the program for the remainder of 2020.

First Night™ Springfield December 31, 2020

Our annual New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts might be virtual this year, keeping artists and audiences safe.

On My Own Time

On My Own Time, a visual arts exhibit and competition, is open to employees of local businesses, educational and medical institutions, and governmental agencies. The intent of On My Own Time is to encourage and display artwork of talented employees whose work is created “on my own time,” not at the workplace. This biennial program will be held again in 2021.

Mayor’s Awards for the Arts

These awards, given to recognize artists, arts educators, businesses, volunteers, and arts organizations in Sangamon and Menard counties, will be given in 2022.