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Posted:
11/13/2019

On Broadway...at UIS PAC

Author:
Alison Warren

 

So we’ve talked about Live Music at Boondocks now let’s talk a little bit about Live Theatre at one of our awesome venues!!

Theater, Broadway, music events, international events and children's programs, the University of Illinois Springfield Performing Arts Center (UIS PAC) hosts it all!

Let’s start with a little history…The Capital City was missing something and that something was a performing arts facility. So the community pulled together and brought us the UIS Performing Arts Center. They opened their doors in February 1981 and the fun still continues!! Throughout their history, audiences have experienced a broad spectrum of the highest... Read More

Posted:
11/04/2019

Christmas Fun in Springfield, IL

Author:
Alison Warren

 

Its almost the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year!" 

Since we have have so many things to do, we've put together your "Go To List" for all the fun things to do in

Springfield this Christmas Season.

 

Sites Decorated for Christmas with ongoing special events or tours

Christmas at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum: November 15 – December 31 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

Holiday Walk Evening Tours of the Dana-Thomas HouseNovember 30 – December 18 at the Dana-Thomas House - A Frank Lloyd Wright Design

Christmas at the Old State CapitolNovember 30 – December 21 at the Old State Capitol

Holiday Tours of the... Read More

Posted:
10/15/2019

Old Capitol Holiday Walks

Author:
Alison Warren

 

It's time!! Time for what you ask...time to start making your holiday plans to visit Springfield, of course!!

If you’re not ready to think about the holidays yet…let me tell you, you will be as soon as you read this one!

 

The Old Capitol Holiday Walks are November 30 - December 21 on Wednesdays & Saturdays

Enjoy plenty of shopping, dining and tons of holiday cheer to go around!

Walk around the downtown area, visit the historical sites by candlelight, listen to carolers sing a traditional holiday song and catch one of the many performances at the Old State Capitol.

You will have the chance to take a free, 10 minute Horse Carriage ride and even meet... Read More

Posted:
10/07/2019

"Fall" in Love with Food in Springfield, IL

Author:
Alison Warren

 

As we move seasons from summer to autumn…the colors change from teals and pinks to browns & oranges and with that, it brings us so many delicious food and drink options. It seems like everything is full of pumpkin, cinnamon, apples or caramel this time of year, I mean how could you not love that?!

 

So many amazing dinner options including fresh harvest salads with squash and apples, baked sweet potatoes topped with brown sugar, a warm bowl of tomato soup or how about a delicious locally sourced pork burger topped with a bacon blueberry jam.

Find a full list of our Local Eat + Drink spots here. 

Enjoy a cold glass of seasonal Oktoberfest or a Chocolate Milk Stout ... Read More

Posted:
09/24/2019

Live Music at Boondocks

Author:
Alison Warren

 

Let’s talk about Live Music…

Who doesn’t love a night out, dancing and listening to some awesome live music??

We have just the place for that...Boondocks!! This is the place to be for some of the best national and local acts around! Located in a 9,000 square foot warehouse-style live music venue, you are guaranteed to have an amazing time here!!

There is no need to rush to purchase a seat because it's a general admission, standing room only, intimate atmosphere venue! Which means no spot is a bad spot!! And…there is a bar conveniently located adjacent to the stage, if you need to “wet your whistle.”

With names like Florida Georgia Line, ... Read More

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