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Old Capitol Blues and BBQ

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Fri, Aug 25 – Sat, Aug 26, 2023 • 5:00pm - 11:59pm

1 North Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

Springfield's Best Fest - Friday, August 25 & Saturday, August 26. Featuring top blues bands, unbeatable BBQ, cold drinks and first-rate fun!

The Old Capitol Blues & BBQ stirs up the bluesy sounds and smoky aromas in downtown Springfield every August. A variety of succulent BBQ will be available from an array of vendors, as will be domestic and craft beers, cocktails, wines, and soft drinks.

This year's line-up includes:

Friday, August 25: The Mary Jo Curry Band, The Gabe Stillman Band, & The Albert Castiglia Band

Saturday, August 27: Chris Camp & His Blues Ambassadors, Soul Experience Band with Reggie Britton, The Chris O'Leary Band, & Selwyn Birchwood. 

Places to stay nearby...

Baymont Inn and Suites - Springfield

Springfield

Only 5 miles from Illinois State Capitol, close to restaurants and Lincoln sites. Smoke-free, plasma TV, microwave and fridge in every room. Leisure whirlpool suites available.

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Best Western Clearlake Plaza - Springfield

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Close to the interstate and Lincoln attractions.

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Candlewood Suites - Springfield

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The extended-stay hotel is perfect for business or leisure travelers.

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