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Old Capitol Blues & BBQ

Old Capitol Blues & BBQ Springfield's BEST FEST- Friday, August 27 & Saturday, August 28, 2021. Featuring top blues bands, unbeatable BBQ, cold drinks and first-rate fun!

Springfield's BEST FEST - Featuring top blues bands, unbeatable BBQ, cold drinks and first-rate fun!

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01/02/2022

🎸Happy🎸
BLUES
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10/29/2021

Voted BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL! Thank you Springfield, Good Night!!

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10/29/2021

Voted BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL! Thank you Springfield, Good Night!!

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09/16/2021
09/16/2021

C’mon down for some BLUES! Albert Castiglia at The Alamo downtown Springfield until 10pm. Surprise show on their way thru the country & amazing deal of only $5. Plenty of time to get here!!!

09/16/2021

Come on down for some BLUES!! Albert Castiglia at The Alamo downtown Springfield until 10pm tonight. Surprise show on their way thru the country & only $5. There’s still time to get your blues on!!

SURPRISE SHOW!
09/14/2021

SURPRISE SHOW!

09/04/2021

It’s been a week since the 2021 festival and we’re still basking in the afterglow of gathering together for live music! THANK YOU to every soul who attended, bbq vendor, volunteer, musician, and sponsor who made it possible to return after a dark year. The logistics were different and we rolled with the punches, but there is nothing like a pandemic show human resilience. Your support made it possible to eat, drink, dance and, most importantly, be together again on the streets of downtown Springfield ❤️🎸🍗🍻🎵😎❤️

Photos from Big Head Todd and the Monsters's post
09/02/2021

Photos from Big Head Todd and the Monsters's post

08/29/2021

Wrapped last night with stellar performances from #BlackMagicJohnson #WayneBakerBrooks #BHTM Big Head Todd & the Monsters. Many thanks for the live music & the support!

08/29/2021

BLUES courtesy of Big Head Todd & the Monsters!

08/27/2021

Tomorrow night we are bringing the fiery Chicago Blues to Springfield, Illinois at Old Capitol Blues and BBQ. We go on at 7:30pm right before our good friends Big Head Todd and The Monsters!!

#Chicago #blues #ChicagoBlues #livemusic #bluesfestival #bluesmusic #FEELGOOD #springfield #bluesfest #outdoors #illinois #concert #outdoorconcert #musician #guitarist #guitar #

08/27/2021

It’s a sunny, warm day just like an August BBQ should be! Come on down after 5pm for a bite, get your perfect spot to watch the bands, and listen the cool blues into the gorgeous night 😎🌙
#maryjocurryblues #joemossband #anapopovic #bbq #lastsummerfest

Come for dinner & don’t miss a note 🎶
08/27/2021

Come for dinner & don’t miss a note 🎶

WIN FREE TICKETS!!!
08/26/2021

WIN FREE TICKETS!!!

Comment “BBQ” below and you could win an Old Capitol Blues & BBQ Prize Pack!

08/24/2021

Like the bands we are so looking forward to seeing this weekend, The Rolling Stones were highly influenced by the blues. We join you in mourning the loss of drummer Charlie Watts 🕯

“We have a full tank of gas, half pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.” YOUR NEXT WEEKEND IS THIS...
08/23/2021

“We have a full tank of gas, half pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.”
YOUR NEXT WEEKEND IS THIS!
#bluesmusic #bbq #springfieldil #community

Mary Jo Curry’s album has been at the top of the blues charts & she returns to the stage Friday 8/27 in Springfield IL!#...
08/21/2021

Mary Jo Curry’s album has been at the top of the blues charts & she returns to the stage Friday 8/27 in Springfield IL!
#maryjocurry #bluesmusic #bbq

Tell us YOUR Blues name!
08/17/2021

Tell us YOUR Blues name!

08/07/2021
Old Capitol Blues & BBQ, Aug 27 & 28

Three. More. Weeks.
3 weeks until we celebrate in downtown Springfield, IL with ANA Popovic, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and more 🎵🎵🎵🎵 & BBQ.

It will finally arrive in 3 weeks! After a year off, the most smokin’ hot live music festival around will hit the street...
08/06/2021

It will finally arrive in 3 weeks! After a year off, the most smokin’ hot live music festival around will hit the streets of downtown. Featuring 2 evenings of sensational bands, 14 food vendors, domestic & craft beer stands, a specialty vodka station, a variety of wines - this is a Don’t Miss Event!!!

08/01/2021

AUGUST = OLD CAPITOL BLUES & BBQ!
Volunteers needed for ticket gates Friday 8/27 & Saturday 8/28, shifts 5:00-7:30pm or 7:30-10:00pm.
Please DM with shift preference, free t-shirt size & phone number. We’ll call to confirm & provide your free 2-day pass & 10 food/drink tickets!
Free bands, free stuff, free fun!

This year's Old Capitol Blues & BBQ 🎵 line up features ANA Popovic & Big Head Todd and the Monsters along with some of o...
07/26/2021

This year's Old Capitol Blues & BBQ 🎵 line up features ANA Popovic & Big Head Todd and the Monsters along with some of our local favorites!!!

Learn it. Know it. Live it. #newlogo
07/18/2021

Learn it. Know it. Live it.
#newlogo

Award-winning Four Score & Seven Ribs Ago is a featured vendor this year! 🍗🔥👏#BBQ #festival #august
07/14/2021

Award-winning Four Score & Seven Ribs Ago is a featured vendor this year! 🍗🔥👏
#BBQ #festival #august

07/09/2021

We could not be more excited to return to the Old Capitol Blues & BBQ stage!

🎵 SATURDAY | AUGUST 28 | 9PM 🎵

Tickets will be available at the door day of show.

Address

1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL
62701

Opening Hours

Friday 5pm - 12am
Saturday 2pm - 12am

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Only four BBQ stands?
Ticket price for Saturday at the gate?
Will dogs be welcome?
WEEKEND MARQUEE: Old Capitol Blues & BBQ - Downtown Fri & Sat POSTPONED - Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters at Boondocks. For refund information see the page.
Tonight & Tomorrow Old Capitol Blues & BBQ! It was pleasure talking the food, the music, and feeling relief that there will be no pumpkin spice involved! Ticket links in the comments 😜Heff
What time is Ana Popovic playing?
Comment “BBQ” below and you could win an Old Capitol Blues & BBQ Prize Pack!
Is there a cover charge to get in?
Old Capitol Blues & BBQ is this weekend featuring ANA Popovic and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Tickets are $10 on Friday, $15 on Saturday. Get all the details >>> https://bit.ly/3B9Me3X
Barry Friedman with Old Capitol Blues & BBQ joins Bishop On Air on WMAY News to talk about this weekend's event!
It's back! Old Capitol Blues & BBQ is excited to announce Big Head Todd and the Monsters will be taking the stage Saturday, August 28! Watch here for more info: https://visitspringfieldillinois.com/EventDetails/?id=19533 Plan your trip and take advantage of our Reunite In Springfield hotel promo for the weekend! https://bit.ly/ReuniteSPI Old Capitol Blues & BBQ Downtown Springfield, Inc. #festival #summer #roadtrip #outdoors #livemusic