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Old Capitol Blues and BBQ - Cancelled 2020
“Cancelled for 2020. We’ll see you in 2021!”
You're going to love the great food and entertainment that comes with this fest! Grab some barbeque and listen to great performances by a slew of amazing artist from the area.
Grab your friends and family and head to the Old Capitol Blues & BBQ Fest! Featuring top blues bands, unbeatable BBQ, cold drinks and first-rate fun! This is an event that everyone will love.
Aug 29, 2020
$5.00 to $10.00
This family-friendly, alcohol-free event is a Springfield area tradition.
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Forty acres of woods and restored Illinois prairie with a one-mile trail for hiking or strolling sun...
The Air Combat Museum showcases the role of military aviation and features a collection of historic ...
Only 5 miles from Illinois State Capitol, close to restaurants and Lincoln sites. Smoke-free, plasma...
Close to the interstate and Lincoln attractions.
Once the site of a Union Civil War training camp and Confederate prison, now a national cemetery for...
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