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. Funding for the 2021 season comes from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Artist on the Plaza
Takes place every Tuesday and Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day (June 1 – September 2)
12:00 – 1:00 P.M.
On the Old State Capitol south lawn (near Fifth and Adams in downtown Springfield)
This concerts are family-friendly and are the perfect way to spend a lunch hour or to take a break from seeing the sites.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Shade provided. Free. Accessible.
1 Robert Sampson 3 Adrian Russo
3 Josie Lowder 5 St. Andrew’s Society Dancers
8 Dennis Darling 10 Jaden Saunders
10 John Drake 12 Tom Irwin
15 Colin Helton 17 Prairie Winds Flute Ensemble
17 After-school Special 19 Capital City Big Band
22 Messengers for Christ 24 Derrick Streibig
24 Springfield Dance 26 Tad Derek O’Brien
29 Mike Anderson 31 Sam Crain
1 Craig Russo 2 Peaches and Bacon
6 Erica Egger
8 David Tell
13 Phil Steinberg
15 Rhodes and Battles
20 Arlin and Erin
22 Ian Wick
27 Springfield Theatre Centre
29 Micah Walk
Attached: Art by local artist Jim Edwards
Quote: “I love it when tourists and downtown workers and shoppers pause as they walk from one place to another; look around for the source of music; then drift over to enjoy the free concerts that the Arts Council has been providing for over twenty years. As we come out of the pandemic, I’m particularly happy that we can provide a bit of income to local entertainers.”