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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.

Friday Night Jazz

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.

First Night™ Springfield December 31, 2021

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.

On My Own Time

On My Own Time, a biennial 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.

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.