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Downtowner Spotlight: Charley Wasson

April 23, 2018

11-year-old Charley Wasson is one of the downtown community’s brightest stars. Not only is she a fixture in Anvil Customs (owned by her dad, Ryan Wasson)—she’s also an up-and-coming performer who frequents the Springfield Little Theatre stage. She’s been featured in productions like “The Little Mermaid,” “The Music Man,” “Mulan,” “Annie,” “Seussical the Musical” and… Read More

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Celebrate Park Central Market’s Grand Opening

April 02, 2018

Park Central Market, downtown’s brand new convenience store, is celebrating its grand opening this week (April 2–6), and there’s a lot to be excited about. Check out the daily specials below, then get thee to Park East to check out the sleek new spot. MONDAY, APRIL 2: Free Coke product starting at 2 p.m. (We… Read More

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Foodie Fun at Rated SGF

March 26, 2018

Rated SGF, downtown Springfield’s brand new film festival, debuts this weekend. Inspired by exceptional things found in unexpected places, Rated SGF is more than just a film festival: It’s an all-day celebration of the things that make Springfield a great place to be. That includes drawing attention to Springfield’s food scene, which is arguably the… Read More

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Celebrate St. Paddy’s in Downtown Springfield

March 13, 2018

St. Paddy’s Day is this weekend, and downtown Springfield is the spot to celebrate. Don your best green garb and check out the following roundup of St. Paddy’s events happening downtown this weekend: ShamRox Run, Dublin’s Pass, 8 a.m. Head to the ShamRox Run, downtown’s premiere St. Paddy’s Day-themed road race, for a festive 5K… Read More

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7 Downtown SGF Women You Should Know

March 08, 2018

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’d like to introduce you to some of the women who make downtown Springfield great. The tough part? Downtown is absolutely overflowing with powerful women, which makes it impossible for us to recognize them all. Do you know a woman making a difference in downtown Springfield? Let us know… Read More

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4 Things to Know About Springfield’s Newest Film Festival

March 08, 2018

Rated SGF, downtown Springfield’s newest film festival, launches on March 31. The festival is gathering serious buzz with local film lovers and filmmakers alike, especially now that tickets are on sale. Questions about what makes this fest so exciting? Check out the following need-to-know Rated SGF factoids. The films are rad. One of the festival’s… Read More

Classic cars driving down Route 66 in Springfield
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Registration Open: 2018 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Car & Truck Show

March 05, 2018

Via the City of Springfield: More than 50,000 Route 66 revelers came to downtown Springfield last year for the 7th annual festival celebrating Springfield, Missouri as the Birthplace of Route 66. Festival organizers Aaron Sachs & Associates, Ozarks on Two Wheels, KY3/KSPR and the City of Springfield hope to top that number in 2018 with an all-free… Read More

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Rated SGF Film Festival to screen musical drama “Saturday Church”

February 27, 2018

Downtown Springfield’s inaugural Rated SGF film festival announces its first feature film screening: “Saturday Church,” a coming-of-age musical drama written and directed by two-time WGA award nominee Damon Cardisis. “Saturday Church” stars Luka Kain as 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy and effeminate boy who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as “man of the house” after… Read More

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Urban housing study finds downtown lofts up by more than 700 units since 2002

February 21, 2018

A recent update to an urban housing study found that the number of lofts in downtown Springfield has grown by more than 700 units since 2002. The study, sponsored by the Springfield Finance and Development Corporation (SFDC) was prepared by Springfield-based real estate valuation firm Southwest Valuation. The executive summary of the study is available here. The… Read More

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4 Ways Local Artists Can Get Involved with Artsfest

February 15, 2018

Are you a southwest-Missouri based artist looking to showcase your work? Save the date for Artsfest on Walnut Street, southwest Missouri’s largest fine arts festival, occurring May 5 and 6, 2018! It’s not too late to get involved—check out these four ways to get plugged into Artsfest. Apply to have an artist booth. Signing up… Read More