As we hit mid-April, the bands are busting out all over and the track blooms forth like a mind-blowing magnolia tree and these darling daffy daffodils. If you cannot discover some thing to your liking this weekend, nicely I do not understand what to say, different than, waiting till the subsequent week due to the fact there is possibly going to be even more.
Let’s get commenced with Friday, as it really is most clearly a first-rate and logical location to begin our stay-tune adventures for the weekend. Also, there is so a great deal going on on this one night, it is clearly a wacky and incredible sight to behold. Beginning, as we frequently do, with the Friday Night Jazz track collection held at Boone’s from 5:30 to 7:30 weekly, this match is backed with the aid of our Springfield Area Arts Council and points a number of jazz-influenced acts from central Illinois. This week is a deal with when guitarist extraordinaire David Lumsden comes with a load of jazz licks, alongside with a precise bunch from jazz’s older sibling, the blues. Be certain to ask Dave about his cutting-edge CD, Rooted in the Blues, and do not go domestic besides one. You Springfield music-mates will understand the ordinary and visitor musicians on this domestically produced and performed recording, which consists of a lovely rendition of a Greg Pasenko tune referred to as “Your Memory,” the place David is accompanied by means of Andon Davis. That’s a triumvirate of Springfield-bred guitarists if ever there used to be one. Now the place had been we, on Friday night time still, and solely one gig mentioned?
How about this double invoice of Unchained and BuK at the Curve or the mighty mash-ups of Fun DMC at Motorheads? Perhaps your fancy would be tickled with the Big Suns at Weebles or Captain Quirk at Long Bridge, or you would possibly mosey on down to the Keg for Punk Night or tour to Boondocks for the cool united states of America of Whitey Morgan and the 78s. Downtown offers us Mississippi Leghound at Whiskey Jack’s and Devin Williams at Buzz Bomb, plus Sam Crain and Jose Gobo (double-trouble jazz guitar-ing) at Anchor’s Away. Some acquainted names returned in the saddle once more consist of Cactus Ranch at George Ranks, Jack Ash at the Blue Grouch, and Angel Brown at Lime Street. Add in West End Boogie Project at the Northend VFW, Rod Grant Acoustic at Locals in Pawnee, and Schroeder’s DJ Service (hi Brad) doing the Dew Does Karaoke at the North Grand vicinity, and, howdy my friends, it really is a Friday night time to remember.
On Saturday afternoon, Elvis Himselvis returns to the Hoogland for a three p.m. matinee as Rick Dunham completes his Elvis Top forty suggests with this 1/3 and ultimate installment. The live performance covers all of Presley’s Top forty hits from 1968 on, along with many of the King’s most acquainted tunes, plus some very uncommon cuts, so come to be entertained and educated. Interestingly, the modern-day addition, that historic chestnut “Blue Christmas,” entered the Top forty in 2019 after first being launched in 1957, so it simply currently made the list.
Saturday night time from 7 to 11, Mowie’s Cue, all set up with a stage region in particular for stay song (thank you very much), hosts the fifth Positively 4th Street anniversary birthday celebration with the authentic P4S team joined through Murder of Crowes and The Down Homies. The extraordinary and versatile (and in demand) Geoff Ryan performs bass in all three groups, retaining him out of hassle for the night. With Tom Beverly as the P4S ringleader, there will be a lot of true instances as this intertwined team of longtime pals comes collectively for a nighttime of unforgettable song-making.