Friday, September 3, 2010


A special patriotic concert by the Springfield Municipal Band will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2010. The event will also serve as a fund raiser for the Wounded Warrior Project which is sponsored by an organization that works with military personnel who have been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The concert will be held on Saturday, September 11th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Douglas Park band shell. Conductor Gene Haas has carefully selected a collection of patriotic music for the event.

This special concert is a tribute not only to those who lost their lives on 9/11, but also the many individuals whose lives have been affected by it, either directly or through military involvement because of it.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

9th International Route 66 Mother Road Festival & Car Show Returns to Downtown Springfield, Illinois.

A shiny car with lots of power hitting the open road is part of the American fabric. The spirit of freedom that idea conveys requires little explanation to most Americans; and it is the object of envy of many around the world. Throw in some of the worlds most prized and powerful shiny cars and the world’s ultimate open road—Route 66; and the spirit grows to legend. That spirit will be celebrated in grand style again on September 24, 25, and 26, 2010 in Downtown Springfield Illinois along Route 66 as the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival and Car Show returns for its 9th annual run.