Summer Fun Sizzles for Loft Residents in Downtown Springfield

Summer Fun Sizzles for Loft Residents in Downtown Springfield

The mercury is climbing and the lazy, hazy days of short sleeves and flip flops are upon us!

And for residents of loft apartments in Downtown Springfield, the summer of 2017 offers a bright array of sights, sounds, flavors and experiences bound to delight and excite all ages — just a short walk, bike ride or drive from home!

Residents can celebrate Springfield’s illustrious history, tasty treats and vibrant diversity at upcoming local festivals.

Enjoy thrilling theatrical presentations. Move to the sounds at summer concerts by local artists and international superstars. Join in the laughter with hilarious comedy. Or even nourish the mind with fascinating educational programs.

We’ve put together a calendar of events for summer 2017 in Downtown Springfield — courtesy of our friends at itsalldowntown.org and springfieldmo.org.

June 2017

 

Wednesday Noon in Founders Park

Wednesday through June 28, 12:00 p.m.

Location: Founders Park

Cost: FREE!

Mike Baldwin

June 23-24, 7:45-9:30 p.m.

Location: Blue Room Comedy Club at Billiards of Springfield

Cost: $10-$25

The Addams Family 

June 9-25, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Location: Springfield Little Theatre

Cost: $14-$30

AFL 24 — Fight Night at the Expo

June 24, 7-11 p.m.

Location: Springfield Expo Center

Cost: $25 and up

She Loves Me

June 14-17, June 19-24, 8 p.m.

Location: Tent Theatre, Missouri State University

Cost: $12-$25

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous 

June 24, 7 p.m.

Location: Gillioz Theatre

Cost: $25-$35

Celtic Woman

June 15, 7-9 p.m.

Location: Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

Cost: $39-$100

Taste of SoMo

June 24, 1-7 p.m.

Location: Park Central Square

Cost: Free admission; $10 for 10 food sampling tickets

Comedy with Jessica Michelle Singleton 

June 16-17, 8 & 10 p.m.

Location: Blue Room Comedy Club

Cost: $15-$25

Chirs Kattan 

June 28, 7-8:30 p.m.

Location: Blue Room Comedy Club at Billiards of Springfield

Cost: $25-$30

Greater Ozarks Pridefest

June 17, 11:45 a.m.-9 p.m.

Location: Downtown Springfield

Cost: FREE

The Three Musketeers 

June 29-July 3, July 5-7, 8 p.m.

Location: Tent Theatre, Missouri State University

Cost: $12-$25

Isabel’s House 10th Birthday Celebration at Snow Fest 

June 17, 12-4 p.m.

Location: Jordan Valley Park

Cost: FREE

Accidental Death of an Anarchist 

June 30-July 16, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Location: Springfield Contemporary Theatre

Cost: $22

Summer Snow Fest 

June 17, 12-4 p.m.

Location: Jordan Valley Park

Cost: FREE

Alicia Farris at Fresh Gallery 

Through July 1, 6-10 p.m.

Location: Fresh Gallery

Cost: FREE

Jamey Johnson

June 18, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Gillioz Theatre

Cost: $35-$79.50

From Home to Over There: Greene County in the Great War 

Through July 8, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Location: History Museum on the Square

Cost: Adults $5; Children $3; Veterans free with ID; Members free

Melissa Etheridge 

June 20, 7-11 p.m.

Location: Gillioz Theatre

Cost: $39.50-$125; VIP $195-$675

Discovery Center Summer of Science for Kids 

Through August 15, Check website for times

Location: Discovery Center

Cost: Check website for registration

Yonder Mountain String Band 

June 22, 8 p.m.

Location: Gillioz Theatre

Cost: $22.50 advance; $27.50 day of

Summer Youth Programs at Springfield Little Theatre

Through August 17, Times vary by program

Location: Springfield Little Theatre

Cost: Varies by program

Billy Ray Cyrus 

June 23, 8 p.m.

Location: Gillioz Theatre

Cost: $41.50-$65

Yoga on the Square 

Fridays through September 1, 12:10-12:50 p.m.

Location: Downtown Square

Cost: FREE

Kyle Lacy 

June 23, 6-8 p.m.

Location: BYOPizza

Cost: FREE

 

July 2017

 

Summer Language and Culture Camps for Kids 

Throughout July, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: Jim D. Morris Center, Missouri State University

Cost: $100

Conor Oberst and Big Thief 

July 14, 8 p.m.

Location: Gillioz Theatre

Cost: $25-$45

Journey

July 3, 7:30 p.m.

Location: JQH Arena

Cost: $99.50, $69.50, $45, and $35

Dancing with the Stars LIVE!

July 21, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Juanita K. Hammons Hall

Cost: $44 and up

First Friday Art Walk 

July 7, August 4, and September 1, 6-10 p.m.

Location: Downtown Springfield

Cost: FREE

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 

July 21-22, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Location: Springfield Little Theatre

Cost: $5-$8.50

First Fridays on the Square 

First Fridays July 7 through October 6, 6 p.m.

Location: Downtown Square

Cost: FREE

Access to Health 5K Run/Walk 

July 22, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Location: Jordan Valley Community Health Center

Cost: $25 for community members; $10 for patients 18 and older; $5 for patients under 18

Robert Cray Band

July 10, 7 p.m.

Location: Gillioz Theatre

Cost: $30-$95

Craft Beer Bash

July 29, 4-9 p.m.

Location: Park Central Square

Cost: Free; $30 for Beer Bash Sampling Ticket; $50 for VIP package

Nice Work if You Can Get It

July 12-15, 17-23, 8 p.m.

Location: Tent Theatre, Missouri State University

Cost: $12-$25

 

August 2017

 

Tesla

August 1, 8 p.m.

Location: Gillioz Theatre

Cost: $36-$125

Three Dog Night

August 12, 8 p.m.

Location: Gillioz Theatre

Cost: $48.50-$71

Seether – Poison the Parish World Tour

August 2, 8 p.m.

Location: Gillioz Theatre

Cost: $36-$52.50; VIP packages available

City and Colour — USA Tour 2017

August 22, 8 p.m.

Location: Gillioz Theatre

Cost: $25-$45

Disney’s High School Musical Jr.

August 4-5, 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Location: Springfield Little Theatre

Cost: $5-$8.50

Habitat Home Run 2017

Saturday, August 26, 7 a.m.

Location: Lafayette Park

Cost: Check website for different registrations for 5K, 10K, and 1-mile fun run

Hir

August 4-20, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Location: Springfield Contemporary Theatre

Cost: $10-$25

Diva Dash 5K

August 26, 8 a.m.

Location: Downtown Springfield

Cost: See website for registration levels

Gypsy Poker Run Tournament

August 11, 8 a.m.

Location: Gillioz Theatre

Cost: $25-$40

Olivia Newton-John

August 26, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Gillioz Theatre

Cost: $60-$95

Big & Rich

August 11, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Gillioz Theatre

Cost: $52.50-$78.50

Metropolitan Bridal Expo

August 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Springfield Expo Center

Cost: $5

7th Annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival and Car Show

August 11-12, All day

Location: Park Central Square

Cost: FREE

 

Ongoing Activities

 

Open Mic Hosted by Symphony Ree and Jeff Cheek

Every Wednesday, 9 p.m.

Location: The Outland

Cost: FREE!

Real Hip Hop Thursday

Every Thursday, 8 p.m.

Location: Front of House Lounge

Cost: $10

Rosette Studios Classes

Check website for dates and times

Location: Rosette Studios

Cost: Varies; check website

Dallas Jones & Molly Healey

Every Sunday, 7-10 p.m.

Location: Springfield Brewing Company

Cost: FREE

Open Mic Comedy

Every Thursday, 8:30-10:45 p.m.

Location: Blue Room Comedy Club at Billiards of Springfield

Cost: FREE!

 

With so many enticing local events so close to home, loft living in Downtown Springfield is better than ever this summer!