The City says tickets for the concert, part of the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival on Saturday, August 9, are sold out. Video of the concert will be shows on a large screen set up in Park Central Square at 7pm that night.
In a news release, city spokesperson Cora Scott said; "We really wanted to take the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival to a whole new level," said Cora Scott, City of Springfield Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement. "We first partnered with the Gillioz and Dwight Glenn Productions to bring in high-quality entertainment for an evening concert. When they were able to book our first choice - the Daredevils - we pitched the idea of the outdoor concert broadcast in the event of a sellout to the band. They loved it."
The concert will also feature regional acts such as Powder Mill and Cindy Woolf and Mark Bilyeu. It starts at 7:30 p.m.
Some proceeds of various activities will benefit the City of Springfield's Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park Fund.
4:30ish - Classic car "cruise" in forms at St. Louis & National at Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven and travels to the site of the future Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park on College.
7 p.m. - Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park Ribbon cutting and party includes the dedication of a replica Red's Giant Hamburg sign within the park. (We expect about 200-plus people at this, including dozens of classic cars)
9 p.m. - "Back to the Future" drive-in movie on the side of the Springfield Expo Center, presented by Springfield-Greene County Park Board.
7:30 p.m. - Route 66 5K Run starts at Hollywood Theaters
10 a.m. - 5 p.m - Classic Car Show on the Square and surrounding streets
10 a.m. - Musical Performance: Blue Plate Special & Rockabilly Cats
Noon - Big Iron Band
2 p.m. - The Detectives
4 p.m. - Classic Car Show awards
5 p.m. - Mark Bilyeu & Cindy Woolf
7 p.m. - First-Ever Birthplace of Route 66 Concert featuring the Ozark Mountain Daredevils (live at the Gillioz and via simulcast on a 16 X 30 screen at the Square).
(information for this story provided by City of Springfield)
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