For over twenty years, the Springfield Area Arts Council has partnered with Archer Bailey and Robbie’s Restaurant  at 4 Old State Capitol Plaza South to present a weekly jazz and blues performance series.  Held Friday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., attendees enjoy fine food, beverages, and great music.  There is no cover charge.  A 50/50 raffle is held with proceeds benefiting the programs of the Arts Council.

Jazz and blues musicians who wish to perform at this venue should contact the office via e-mail at  Trio, quartet, and quintet acts are invited, and payment is on the following scale: trios receive $200, quartets receive $250, and quintets receive $300.  Contracts are issued by the Arts Council with the approval of the owner of Robbie’s Restaurant.  Due to the popularity of this venue among musicians and a desire to show a variety of talent, we’ve been asked to decline multiple performance requests by the same group.

2020 Update: Robbie’s Restaurant, will be sold as its owner, Archer Bailey begins a well-deserved retirement. We are searching for a new host venue and look forward to restarting this SAAC tradition when a new partner is found. 

Sam Crain Trio

November 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Angel Brown Trio

November 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Stone Cold Blues Band

November 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Samba Llamas

December 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Denise LaGrassa Trio

December 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm