First Night Springfield is celebrating 25 years of family-friendly, alcohol-free fun on New Years Eve. Advance tickets for First Night are now available at Springfield Kum & Go locations, the Library Center, Library Station, Park Central Library and the Brentwood Library.
The Wings of Swing Big Band will be featured for a Dinner and Dance on stage at the Shrine Mosque for New Year's Eve. This is designed as an early evening event for those who want to celebrate the New Year, but not be out late on New Year's Eve. The event starts at 5:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. For tickets, call the Shrine Mosque Box Office at 417-832-0018.
Experience two high flying nights of motorized adrenaline pumping action full of qualifying and main events at the AX series. Amazing riders compete on a jump infested arena floor, soaring over 60 ft in the air. From the 50cc kids, to the Pros on their 450cc fire breathing MX bikes straight off the AMA Supercross circuit , these guys will leave you gasping in amazement! Grab your friends and family because this is a show you will not want to miss.
Farmers Market of the Ozarks combines farm fresh goodness, hand-crafted products and local eateries, all in one location easily accessible to the Ozarks community. Shop for groceries, find unique gifts, have breakfast and lunch or enjoy some local music, all within the markets laid back atmosphere under the only permanent farmers' market pavilion in the Ozarks. The market accepts SNAP, debit and credit cards.
Guilt-ridden John reached out to a therapist after seeing the ghost of his recently deceased wife. Wrestling with his own demons, the therapist can only do so much to help. Routine visits between the two men quickly become a gripping struggle to survive, changing both of them for the rest of their lives. From the author of The Seafarer, Shining City is a haunting, inspired and absolutely glorious Irish ghost story for our times. Springfield area premiere. This production contains adult language and subject matter.
DreamIT MakeIT, a non-profit organization here in Springfield, will be hosting this screening of Maker. This event will be free and open to the public. The purpose of this event is to educate the community about the maker movement and about the makerspace we are creating here in Springfield.
Mote, who recently was voted "Top Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year" at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, began playing piano at the age of 3 and toured with his family's singing group until his undeniable talent made him an award-winning Nashville sessions player with the likes of Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Lionel Richie, and Alison Krauss. Mote recently wrapped up a six-year stint singing and playing with the popular Gaither Homecoming concerts and recordings so that he could devote more time to his family and expanding solo career. The vocalist, producer and keyboardist extraordinaire has been blind since birth, but his words and music reach beyond the ears to the heart. More than his undeniable talent, Mote's fans appreciate his ability to communicate the love of Christ to a world in need of hope.
As electric an instrument as the banjo may be in 2014, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn could fairly be called its superstars. Fleck has taken the instrument into unusual territory like funk, jazz, and classical, whil Washburn prefers to stay in more the traditional clawhammer style. The new album features originals by both musicians as well as old Appalachain classics.