Downtown Springfield Association

Taste of SoMo is an outdoor food sampling event that showcases the diversity and quality of the restaurants in Southwest Missouri. Food sampling takes place from noon-4 p.m. along with live music and beer sales inside Park Central Square.

Patrons vote for their favorite restaurants in several categories including: Best of Fest, Best Entrée, Best Appetizer, Best Dessert and Best Booth. Award winners receive bragging rights and an award to display at their restaurant.

The delicious food will be complemented by tastes of the region’s beer, live music, market vendors and more.

Find a map and everything you need for Taste of SoMo 2022

Taste Tickets can be purchased ahead of time here or at the event!


Food tastes better with some sweet sounds – that’s just a fact.

Justin Larkin

The One-Man Band of the Ozarks, Justin Larkin is a singer/songwriter, performer and producer. Larkin has spent the last 15+ years playing across Midwestern America honing in on a distinct & hearty blend of Roots, Soul & Rocknroll music dubbed “Cosmic Ozarkana”.

Auntie Em and the Tornadoes

Emily Higgins is joined by two former members of the Undergrass Boys, multi-instrumentalist Bo Brown and bassist George Horne, performing Emily’s original music with tight three-part harmonies and a lot of joy.

The Paper Moons

The Paper Moon’s are ready to bring you timeless tunes, sultry swoons and midnight croons. A musical celebration of romance, fine wines, local brews and the smokey glow of Edison bulbs on warm summer nights.

Thank you to our sponsors