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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

New logos for the Outland Complex
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Save Our Stages: The Odyssey continues at the Outland Complex

October 07, 2020

If you’ve been down South Avenue lately, you’ve seen some changes to the Outland Complex. It’s more than just cosmetic. Downtown Springfield’s long-running live music facilities are getting some external and internal upgrades and they’ll soon be joined by a new walk-up dessert and pizza place. Goodbye FOH, hello Odyssey The Outland crew is rebranding… Read More

The historic Gillioz Theatre in Downtown Springfield
Downtown Business Spotlight

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

Guests spend time in a micro-park during PARK(ing) Day 2019
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Park it in Downtown Springfield this weekend and have some fun!

September 16, 2020

Fall is knocking at the Ozarks’ door and the weather forecast is brilliant this weekend. Why not Park it in Downtown Springfield?  And yes, we capitalized Park for a reason. Here’s why. PARK(ing) Day 2020, hosted by Better Block SGF Our friendly neighborhood placemaking organization has brought PARK(ing) Day back! This time Better Block SGF… Read More

Logo for Mother's Brewing Company Oktoberfest
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Ein prosit! Celebrate Oktoberfest in Downtown Springfield.

September 09, 2020

It’s a little bit confusing. It’s called Oktoberfest, but it happens in September. But why question it when you can celebrate over the next few weeks here in Downtown Springfield? Here’s how you can get a little bit Bavarian with all four of our neighborhood’s breweries. Mother’s Brewing Company No one throws an Oktoberfest like… Read More

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Help Ozarks Food Harvest “Transform Hunger into Hope” in Downtown Springfield

September 02, 2020

September is Hunger Action Month. You can help Ozarks Food Harvest, the Feeding America food back for southwest Missouri and our partners for Taste of SoMo, Transform Hunger into Hope right here in Downtown Springfield. A little history Hunger Action Month was spearheaded by Feeding America in 2008. That organization heads up all 200 food… Read More

Miguel, left, poses with his friends at doggie daycare
Guest Posts

Downtowner’s guide to hilarious pet exercises!

August 27, 2020

What’s up downtown Springfield! Remember us? Jeana, the stubborn redhead living and cavorting downtown for the last 13 years? And Dr. Skinner, the veterinarian who loves crazy people, crazy pets, and crazy ideas? We are back to our blog after the dust has settled on COVID. Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital is the Downtown Springfield Association’s… Read More

The lobby of Moxie Cinema
Downtown Business Spotlight

It’s showtime! Moxie Cinema and Regal College Station are back!

August 20, 2020

Cinephiles rejoice! The silver screens in Downtown Springfield are roaring back to life! Both Moxie Cinema and Regal College Station will resume showing movies Friday, Aug. 21. And do they have some classics ready to roll for you. Here’s what you need to know! Moxie Cinema The Queen City’s member-supported arthouse cinema is back after… Read More

Event poster for The Last Five Years at Springfield Little Theatre

“The Last Five Years” lights up SLT stage

August 13, 2020

“…the show is absolutely amazing. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen at Springfield Little Theatre.” — Jason Wert, Ozarks Independent Springfield Little Theatre’s 86th season is already drawing rave reviews. The curtain goes up on “The Last Five Years” Aug. 13 at the historic Landers Theatre and runs through Aug. 30. It’s a… Read More