SPRINGFIELD, IL

 

The Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series, presented by the Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation, is ushering in a lively new era for a vacant space with historic significance.

 

Since 2019, the Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series, presented by the Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation, has fostered meaningful connections and transformed the formerly vacant “Y Block” into a community-wide destination all summer long. After witnessing the success of the Levitt AMP series in nearby Jacksonville, Ill., community members of the 120,000-populated Springfield worked to reimagine the downtown public space and inspire local residents to visualize the historic site’s potential. The Levitt AMP grant has enabled the local community in this state capital to create a space into something usable for all and attract a broad range of the community to share in a celebrated experience. In 2023, the music series continues to bridge historic divides by gathering community members from all walks of life to enjoy free, live music and build a shared vision for this long-dormant public space in the heart of downtown Springfield.

Presented by the Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation, which promotes and preserves the historic, architectural, artistic and cultural heritage of Springfield through education, preservation and beautification, in partnership with Downtown Springfield Inc, the Springfield Area Arts Council, the City of Springfield, the Springfield Park District and Springfield Jaycees.

 

 

 

Location

Y Block or North Mansion Block

Website

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Season

May 31 -August 1, 2024

Launched in

2019

Series/Booking Inquiries

Christi Walden
music@downtownspringfield.org

Lilli Lewis Project

JUNE 1 AT 8PM

New Orleans folk rock powerhouse delivering transformative storytelling with grace and poise

Rumpke Mountain Boys

JUNE 8 AT 8PM

Bluegrass string quartet creating an emotional musical experience with improvisational flow

Saint Boogie Brass Band

JUNE 15 AT 8PM

Brass band fusing genres for funky party vibes

The Ark Band

JUNE 22 AT 8PM

Caribbean-rooted band spreading reggae rhythms across North America

James Armstrong

JULY 6 AT 8PM

Resilient blues guitarist captivating audiences worldwide with soulful performances

Kings and Associates

JULY 13 AT 8PM

Award-winning Adelaide band crafting soulful blues magic with global acclaim

Sonora Dinimita

JULY 20 AT 8PM

Colombian cumbia legends spreading vibrant rhythms across the globe

Beats Y Bateria

JULY 27 AT 8PM

World trio blending traditional rhythms with modern electronic beats

BETTY

AUGUST 2 AT 8PM

Indie pop trio blending music, art, and activism with charm

LoneHollow

AUGUST 3 AT 8PM

Talented country duo crafting captivating melodies and heartfelt lyrics