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  • Wed., March 6, 12:15-12:45 p.m.

    First Presbyterian Church

    321 S. Seventh St., Springfield Downtown

    Free

    Join us for a free lunchtime concert. Brown Bag lunches available for $5 or bring your own lunch to enjoy. This week will feature Lincoln Land String Trio. 217-528-4311
  • Wed., March 6, 7-9 p.m.

    UIS Performing Arts Center

    One University Plaza, Springfield Lake Springfield Area

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    $39.50-$79.50

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    For generations, the music of Disney’s princesses has been the soundtrack to our lives. Now, these beloved songs come alive on stage with a host of acclaimed Broadway and television stars in Disney Princess – The Concert. Your every dream will come true as larger than life animation and theatrical effects immerse the audience in pure Disney magic, while these powerhouse talents sing your favorite princess, hero and (yes!) villain songs, and share behind-the-scenes stories from their time on the stage and screen. We invite you to relive your VHS glory days, dress up in your favorite royal attire. 217-206-6160
  • Fri., March 8, 7 p.m.

    Boondocks

    2909 N. Dirksen Pkwy., Springfield Springfield Area

    $40 in advance

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    Jeb Brown Productions' 25th Anniversary Party featuring Kendell Marvel, Dallas Moore and special guest Branden Martin.
  • Fri., March 8, 7:30-10 p.m.

    Prairie View Reception Center

    8855 State Route 4, Chatham Chatham

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    $20. Reserve a table of 10 for $200

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    The Animal Protective League proudly announces the 2nd annual Dueling Pianos fundraiser event presented by Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. and sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka, Bank of Springfield, Fine Finishes Inc., R. Watts Electric Inc., Thirteen Stripes Live Edge Furniture and Proforma DLC & Associates. This year, the APL is thrilled to present the phenomenal combined talents of Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos from Chicago! 217-544-7387
  • Wed., March 13, 12:15-12:45 p.m.

    First Presbyterian Church

    321 S. Seventh St., Springfield Downtown

    Free

    Join us for a FREE lunchtime concert. Brown Bag lunches available for $5.00 or bring your own lunch to enjoy. This week will feature pianist Annie Gregurich. 217-528-4311
  • Wed., March 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Illinois College Sibert Theatre

    McGaw Fine Arts Center, Jacksonville Jacksonville

    $20. Students and children free

    Part of the Illinois College Fine Arts Series. 217-245-3192
  • Fri., March 15, 5:30 p.m.

    Trinity Lutheran Church Parish Hall

    515 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield Springfield Area

    Free

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    Trinity Lutheran Church and School is blessed to welcome the Symphonic Band and Golden Voice Choir of Valley Lutheran High School (Saginaw) Michigan). The theme of this one-hour Lenten Worship Concert is "Thy will be done.". Through God's Word and song, the eighty musicians will focus on Jesus' love shown to us as He submitted to the will of His Father. This concert is open to the public; freewill donations accepted. 217-787-2323
  • Fri., March 15, 6:30-8 p.m.

    UIS Studio Theatre

    One University Plaza, Springfield Lake Springfield Area

    Enjoy a beverage from our concession stand while experiencing skilled local artists sharing their work in the intimate UIS Studio Theatre. These short events will leave you with time for dinner afterwards to make for a great date night! Return engagement – back by popular demand! Adam Maletich is a singer-songwriter/fingerstyle guitar player from Springfield, IL who studied music at Millikin University in Decatur, IL. He is the winner of the 2022 Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival Live Competition which took place in Exeter, UK. His latest EP was released in May of 2022, entitled Turbulence… 217-206-6160
  • Sat., March 16, 7 p.m.

    Boondocks

    2909 N. Dirksen Pkwy., Springfield Springfield Area

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    Dylan Scott is an American country pop singer and songwriter. He is signed to Curb Records. 217-679-0145
  • Wed., March 20, 12:15-12:45 p.m.

    First Presbyterian Church

    321 S. Seventh St., Springfield Downtown

    Free

    Join us for a FREE lunchtime concert. Brown Bag lunches available for $5 or bring your own lunch to enjoy. This week will feature organist Linda Andrews. 217-528-4311
  • Fri., March 22, 6-7 p.m.

    Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation

    745 Woodside Road, Springfield Lake Springfield Area

    $20

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    A musical benefit performed by local pianist Bonnie Ettinger and more. $20 donation per person at the door, cash or check, to benefit Blue-Yellow for Ukraine USA, which provides non-lethal aid to Ukrainian soldiers and civilians on the front lines. 100 percent tax-deductible. 217-503-0586
  • Sat., March 23, 8-10 p.m.

    UIS Performing Arts Center

    One University Plaza, Springfield Lake Springfield Area

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    $49.50-$149.50

    John Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, is one of the most highly respected singer/songwriters of a generation. Mellencamp is incredibly acclaimed; he is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award and Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and more recently, the Founders Award, the top honor assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. 217-206-6160
  • Wed., March 27, 12:15-12:45 p.m.

    First Presbyterian Church

    321 S. Seventh St., Springfield Downtown

    Free

    Part of the Brown Bag Concert Series. Brown bag lunches available for $5 or bring your own lunch to enjoy. 217-528-4311
  • Fri., March 29, 5 p.m.-3 a.m. and Sat., March 30, 12 p.m.-3 a.m.

    Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center

    625 E. Saint Joseph St., Springfield Southern View

    Take a trip down Route 66 and join us at the Illinois state capital for the Sunshine 66 Hotel Music Festival in Springfield, IL. Event includes live music Friday and Saturday in the hotel ballroom and the Mother Road Diner with craft vendors and more! Friday Music Line-up• Sunshine Daydream• Clusterpluck• Jaik Willis• Dead Man's Dog• Blue Country Revue• Fair Weather Friends Saturday Music Line-up• Sunshine Daydream• Still Shine• Birds of a Feather• Pete Jive• Hollow Down• Catfish Seminar• Ryan Kynd• Late Night Impromptu Hoe Down… 217-529-6626
  • Fri., March 29, 7 p.m.

    Boondocks

    2909 N. Dirksen Pkwy., Springfield Springfield Area

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    Webb Wilder plays country and rock 'n' roll. A guitarist, Wilder is also an actor. 217-679-0145
  • Fri., April 5, 7 p.m.

    Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

    524 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield Springfield Area

    Free

    Duruflé's Requiem performed by the Millikin University Choir. 217-522-3342
  • Sun., April 7, 3-5 p.m.

    Illinois College Rammelkamp Chapel

    215 Park St., Jacksonville Jacksonville

    $20, students and children free

    Part of the Illinois College Fine Arts Series 217-245-3192
  • Sun., April 14, 7:30 p.m.

    UIS Performing Arts Center

    One University Plaza, Springfield Lake Springfield Area

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    Come From Away is a Best Musical winner all across North America! This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes audience members into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, directed by Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley and musical staging by Tony-nominee Kelly Devine. 217-206-6160
  • Thu., April 18, 7-9 p.m.

    Sangamon Auditorium, UIS

    1 University Plaza, Springfield Lake Springfield Area

    In the 20 years since the global musical sensation’s debut, Celtic Woman has emerged as both a formidable musical presence and a genuine cultural phenomenon. The group’s albums and DVD releases have been consistent multi-platinum best-sellers and its concert tours continue to touch the hearts of a devoted audience that spans the globe. Both an accomplished recording ensemble and a world-class performing collective, Celtic Woman introduces some of Ireland’s most talented singers and musicians to the world stage. The group’s repertoire encompasses Irish classics, contemporary songs, classical favorites and stirring originals. 217-206-6160
  • Sat., April 20, 7:30 p.m.

    UIS Performing Arts Center

    One University Plaza, Springfield Lake Springfield Area

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    $42.50-$153.50

    In the 20 years since its debut, Celtic Woman has emerged as both a formidable musical presence and genuine cultural phenomenon. The group’s albums and DVD releases have been consistent multi-platinum best-sellers and its concert tours continue to touch the hearts of a devoted audience that spans the globe. Both an accomplished recording ensemble and world-class performing collective, Celtic Woman introduces some of Ireland’s most talented singers and musicians to the world stage. 217-206-6160
  • Fri., May 3, 7 p.m.

    Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

    524 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield Springfield Area

    Featuring the UIS Choir. 217-522-3342
  • Fri., May 3, 7:30 p.m.

    UIS Performing Arts Center

    One University Plaza, Springfield Lake Springfield Area

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    $21-$63; students $10

    A performance by the Illinois Symphony and featuring pianist Joyce Yang. Conducted by Naomi Woo. 217-206-6160
  • May 3-4, 6 p.m.

    Sugar Creek United Methodist Church

    1022 New City Road, Chatham Chatham

    $10-$20

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    Hear the Land of Lincoln Barbershop Chorus sing songs about the sky, moon and stars. Buffet dinner at 6pm followed by show at 7pm. Call for tickets. 217-871-9731, 27-953-0225
  • Tue., May 7, 7:30 p.m.

    UIS Performing Arts Center

    One University Plaza, Springfield Lake Springfield Area

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    After 25 years, this tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz has one show-stopping song after another with amazing dancing. 217-206-6160
  • Wed., May 15, 6-7 p.m.

    Chatham Area Public Library

    600 E. Spruce St., Chatham Chatham

    Free

    Are Pandora and Spotify suggesting the same songs over and over? Miss the days of cruising and sharing music with friends (via the aux cable) in the car? Let’s crowdsource some new music. Come ready to share a song with others and let’s have a listening party. Bring a title and artist and make sure it can be found on either Spotify or YouTube. Extra points if it’s an artist no one in the group has heard of! (Please no religious music or songs with excessive profanity) 217-483-2713
  • Fri., May 31, 7 p.m.

    The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater

    620 E. Riverside Dr., Decatur Decatur

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    Sister Hazel, originating from Gainsville, Fla., has been firmly established in rock and altermative music as well as country. Deep Blue Something, formed in Denton, Texas, will open. Tickets will go on sale at a later date. 217-422-5911
  • Fri., June 7, 7 p.m.

    Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

    524 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield Springfield Area

    Broadway in the Atrium. 217-522-3342
  • Fri., June 28

    The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater

    620 E. Riverside Dr., Decatur Decatur

    "A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson." A multimedia spectacle featuring up to 17 musicians, vocalists and dancers, and the choreography by longtime MJ choreographer and dancer, Lavelle Smith Jr. 217-619-8025
  • Sept. 6-7

    Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site

    15588 History Lane, Petersburg Central Illinois

    Step into the Kelso Hollow outdoor theater to listen to bluegrass musicians from throughout the Midwest. Also, on Sept. 7, traditional, folk and bluegrass musicians will be playing throughout the village from 10am to 4pm. Musicians are invited to participate in these impromptu jam sessions. 217-632-4000