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Cast and crew record a scene from Fugitive Songs
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Springfield Contemporary Theatre launches Fugitive Songs with premiere event Feb. 11

January 20, 2021

Springfield Contemporary Theatre continues its tradition of innovative, immersive theatre with a special debut experience for Fugitive Songs. SCT’s latest MainStage production premieres online Feb. 11. The SCT team is thrilled to present the Southwest Missouri premiere of this off-Broadway musical. Current Grammy Award nominee and Missouri State University alumnus Nathan Tysen wrote the lyrics…. Read More


A woman holds a glass of champagne
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Whether you’re rockin’ or relaxin’, celebrate New Year’s Eve with Downtown Springfield

December 30, 2020

We say this with much joy: Goodbye, 2020! We’re all ready to ring in a new year, right? The big question is this: Get out or stay home? No matter what you want your New Year’s Eve to look like, rockin’ or relaxin’, Downtown Springfield has what you’re looking for. All of our small, locally-owned… Read More


Event poster for Springfield Brewing Company 23rd Anniversary Celebration
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Happy 23rd, Springfield Brewing Company!

December 16, 2020

The craft beer boom in Springfield has been incredible. Several new breweries have popped up in the Queen City, including Hold Fast Brewing (2019) and Lost Signal Brewing Company (2017) right here in Downtown Springfield. But there might not have been any boom without Springfield Brewing Company. The brewery, restaurant and bar celebrates its 23rd… Read More


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The 2020 Holiday Shopping Guide is here. And say hello to our holiday app!

December 04, 2020

Gift giving is not everyone’s love language, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Picking out the right presents for the people you love isn’t always easy. Don’t feel bad. The Downtown Springfield Association is here to help. We’re proud to present the 2020 Holiday Shopping Guide, featuring some of Downtown’s greatest retailers, restaurants, coffee shops… Read More


Bottles of craft soda sit on the shelves at Queen City Soda & Sweets
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Queen City Soda & Sweets celebrates its “Candyversary”

November 05, 2020

It’s been a pretty sweet year on Park Central West. And it’s all thanks to Queen City Soda & Sweets. This family-owned small business opened its doors in November 2019. This Saturday, Nov. 7, Queen City Soda & Sweets is celebrating with a One-Year “Candyversary” Bash from noon-6 p.m. Want to go? We’ve got the… Read More


Event poster for Queen City Craft Show 2020
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Small Business Saturday levels up with the addition of the Queen City Craft Show

October 29, 2020

Downtown Springfield is a can’t-miss destination for Small Business Saturday. Where else can you shop unique stores like 5 Pound Apparel, A Cricket in the House, BookMarx and The Merry Moore while enjoying some of the best coffee and dining experiences in the whole 417? Well, we’re about to give you one more reason to… Read More


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Save Our Stages: Springfield Little Theatre and the Landers are Crown Jewels of the Ozarks

October 21, 2020

Springfield Little Theatre has been entertaining the Ozarks for more than 85 years. You can help make sure SLT stays around for many more. This volunteer-driven organization is the largest civic theatre organization in Missouri and one of the largest in mid-America. After staging its early productions in the auditorium at Central High School and… Read More


Three women sing and one man plays keyboard at Springfield Contemporary Theatre
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Save Our Stages: Springfield Contemporary Theatre is singing (and innovating) its heart out

October 14, 2020

Innovation. It’s not just for scientists. Check out what Springfield Contemporary Theatre is doing, for example. The COVID-19 pandemic has made hosting real, premiere, immersive, grown-up theatre at their Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza. But that hasn’t stopped the shows. SCT teamed up with Mother’s Brewing Company Oct. 4 for SCT Sings B’Way Rock in… Read More


The historic Gillioz Theatre in Downtown Springfield
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Save Our Stages: The Historic Gillioz Theatre

September 30, 2020

Your favorite Downtown restaurants and retailers are open again. So are the movie theaters. Things are still tough for our live music venues, but you can help. The historic Gillioz Theatre hasn’t been able to host any touring musicians or comedians in months. But the team is doing everything it can to be ready for… Read More


Lightning in the night sky above Downtown Springfield
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It’s Spooooooky Season in Downtown Springfield!

September 25, 2020

We can see October from here! We can also see Halloween candy and costumes in stores, and decorations outside houses.  Yep. It’s Spooky Season in Downtown Springfield. Ready for some scary entertainment? We’ve got options for everyone! Here are four ways to get frightened in our neighborhood. Dungeons of Doom & Hotel of Terror Two… Read More