Overflow Simulcast Announced for Route 66 Concert

Published 07/23 2014 06:29AM

Updated 07/23 2014 09:22AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- There has been so much interest in a concert featuring the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, that city officials have decided to set up a simulcast screen for the overflow crowd.

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.

Festival Events:


    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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