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Old Capitol Blues & BBQ

Old Capitol Blues & BBQ Springfield's BEST FEST- Friday, August 26 & Saturday, August 27, 2022. Featuring top blues bands, u

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

Operating as usual

08/30/2022

Thanks for your support Springfield!
We loved seeing the crowds enjoying the blues acts brought to town and all that awesome BBQ that lined the streets of downtown!
😎🎵🎸🍻🎶🍗😎

We lit it up last! What a great time downtown filled with delicious BBQ & rockin’ blues acts!!! Tonight will be no diffe...
08/27/2022

We lit it up last! What a great time downtown filled with delicious BBQ & rockin’ blues acts!!! Tonight will be no different!!! Gates open at 3pm to get your spot & start mapping out your nosh. Music starts @ 5:30 with Kapital Sound, leading into Josh Hoyer & Sound Colossal, then the unbelievable Curtis Salgado will take it til midnight!

08/26/2022
And the last and final act this year, playing on Saturday night, is CURTIS SALGADO!With literally too many awards to nam...
08/25/2022

And the last and final act this year, playing on Saturday night, is CURTIS SALGADO!
With literally too many awards to name, this Portland, OR based blues icon is known as a top vocalist, instrumentalist, & song-writer. His most recent award being the Blues Music Awards’ SOUL BLUES ARTIST for the 7th year. Salgado has played with the Robert Cray Band, Steve Miller, Santana, & many more. In addition to his exceptional talent, he is a blast to see live! John Belushi met him years ago & was so impressed that he created the Blues Brothers characters based on Salgado. What a crowning jewel of a performance for the 2022 blues festival!!!

08/24/2022

Meet Kapital Sound at Old Capital Blues & BBQ happening this weekend!

We hit the stage at 5:30 PM on Saturday, August 27th.

See you there!

08/22/2022
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This weekend is over & your next one is set! And it’s jam-packed full of blues bands & bbq!! Start Friday at 5pm & keep it going through midnight on Saturday with ease … book a room you can walk to, with our special discounted rate, at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Click the link & scroll to select!!
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The 2nd act in the Saturday, 8/27, line-up is the 6-piece funk, soul, & blues group JOSH HOYER & SOUL COLOSSAL!*Rolling ...
08/21/2022

The 2nd act in the Saturday, 8/27, line-up is the 6-piece funk, soul, & blues group JOSH HOYER & SOUL COLOSSAL!

*Rolling Stone Magazine (of Hoyer’s performance on The Voice): “ Fusing soul with hints of R&B & classic country, Hoyer took on…’Oh Girl’. His smooth interpretation, along with his sonorous vocals, convinced both Shelton & fellow coach Gwen Stefani to turn their chairs as he confidently soared through the chorus.”

*No Depression Magazine: “If James Brown & Otis Redding had a love child, it would be Josh Hoyer. The…soul shouter, & his band of merry soulsters, Soul Colossal, deliver a sound so big, so funky, so wring-the-sweat-out-of-you energetic that it reaches through the speakers & shakes you until you start moving to its groove.”

THE NICK MOSS BAND with BROTHER JOHN KATTKE & ANDREW DUNCANCON featuring ANSON FUNDERBURGHYou will rarely see a powerhou...
08/18/2022

THE NICK MOSS BAND with BROTHER JOHN KATTKE & ANDREW DUNCANCON featuring ANSON FUNDERBURGH

You will rarely see a powerhouse collaboration of such talent!!!

Nick Moss - “Nick Moss is at the forefront of contemporary Chicago blues. His muscular, electric energy combines jaw-dropping guitar, gruff, soulful vocals & impassioned songwriting.” - Living Blues Magazine

Anson Funderburgh - “There’s a yin & yang to Anson Funderburgh. His electric guitar burns with Texas fire that Guitar Player Magazine compared to Otis Rush & Magic Sam. But his guitar can also soothe as the subtle support for Delta blues vocalists …” - Blues Blast Magazine
Also called one of contemporary blues music’s most important guitar players!

Brother John Kattke has been a resident musician at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago for years & has jammed with Eric Clapton, Steve Miller, The Black Crowes, & more! His style has been called a “gumbo mix of blues, jazz, funk, rock, & Latin”.

Andrew Duncanson is the lead singer, songwriter, & guitarist for Kilborn Alley Blues Band! He’s been called “a killer singer … a cross between Junior Wells & Van Morrison”.

Hailing from Texas, this high-energy trio blends real rock & roll and 60’s country with rhythm & blues for a fresh take ...
08/14/2022

Hailing from Texas, this high-energy trio blends real rock & roll and 60’s country with rhythm & blues for a fresh take on American roots blues music. Their 3rd album “Champagne Velvet” debuted at #13 on the Billboard Blues Chart and the Dallas Observer has named them “best blues act”. Jason Elmore’s virtuoso level guitar playing is a key element to the band’s eclectic sound and to making every gig a rock / blues ball-of-fire performance! It’s going to be 🔥!!!!

Happy to have another great sponsor!  Book your room and make a weekend of this fabulous festival while staying in a gre...
08/12/2022
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Happy to have another great sponsor! Book your room and make a weekend of this fabulous festival while staying in a great hotel!

It’s getting close!
08/10/2022

It’s getting close!

Here's some deets about the coolest chick around and her kick-a$$ band! Mary Jo was included in "Rock & Blues Muse" maga...
08/09/2022

Here's some deets about the coolest chick around and her kick-a$$ band! Mary Jo was included in "Rock & Blues Muse" magazine's TOP 75 Modern Blues & Blues Rock Artists You Must Hear and the band's latest album "Front Porch" was named in the TOP 25 Blues Albums by "Living Blues" magazine in 2020. "Blues Blast" magazine aptly describes: "Mary Jo is a powerhouse vocalist with a distinctly different, honey-sweet attack..." 🔥
DO NOT MISS THIS SMOKIN' HOT BLUES MUSIC on Friday, August 26, 5:00PM!!!

August means Blues & BBQ!!
08/03/2022

August means Blues & BBQ!!

August is here and August means BLUES & BBQ! Stay tuned for more info and cool facts on each band that you'll be hearing...
08/02/2022

August is here and August means BLUES & BBQ! Stay tuned for more info and cool facts on each band that you'll be hearing on the 26th & 27th ... the summer's best line-up is coming your way!

Old Capitol Blues & BBQ Friday Lineup!
07/31/2022

Old Capitol Blues & BBQ Friday Lineup!

07/27/2022

Don’t miss this blues icon Saturday night of Old Capitol Blues & BBQ!

SAVE THE DATE!This year’s lineup is 🔥!
07/24/2022

SAVE THE DATE!
This year’s lineup is 🔥!

We’re cooking up some blues!
07/24/2022

We’re cooking up some blues!

🎶 Yes, I'm so excited...🎶
07/22/2022

🎶 Yes, I'm so excited...🎶

07/13/2022

Drumroll please!!!
Announcing your full 2022 Old Capitol Blues & BBQ music line-up!
Friday, August 26th
THE MARY JO CURRY BAND
JASON ELMORE & HOODOO WITCH
THE NICK MOSS BAND with BROTHER JOHN KATTKE & ANDREW
DUNCANSON featuring ANSON FUNDERBURGH
Saturday, August 27th
JOSH HOYER & SOUL COLOSSAL
KAPITAL SOUND
CURTIS SALGADO

06/10/2022

The lineup is almost complete! One of the best blues lineups we have put together. Icons and great collaborations! We will be posting soon! Put August 26 & 27 2022 on your schedule!

05/13/2022

The dates for Old Capitol Blues & BBQ are August 26 & 27. We are currently working hard on the lineup!

01/02/2022

🎸Happy🎸
BLUES
Year!

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

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Saturday 2pm - 12am

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Only four BBQ stands?
Ticket price for Saturday at the gate?
Will dogs be welcome?
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Old Capitol Blues & BBQ - Downtown Fri & Sat
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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
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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

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