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Coming Up 12/6 – 12/12

Old Capitol Holiday Walks Presented by INB return this week Wednesday and Saturday and of course that means Johnnie Owens Live at the Holiday Walks plus much, much more!

Thursday Open Mic with Jess Cloyd returns and Saturday we have a double will with Jack Swagger @ Buzzbomb Brewing at 5pm and the debut of the Red Ribbon Revue at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co at 8pm.

Sunday is another special edition of Board Game Night at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co at 4pm 🍻

Coming Up 11/29 – 12/5

It’s the most wonderful time of the year with the Old Capitol Holiday Walks Presented by INB Wednesday and Saturday with Johnnie Owens Live at the Holiday Walks. Wednesday is also our Parklet party!


Thursday we welcome back Board Game Night at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co and Friday we’re excited for the debut of Mar at the Piano Bar & The Road Show Band.


Saturday Pretend Friend Plays Buzz Bomb Brewing brings their progressive bluegrass and Americana all the way from Wichita Kansas!


Finally, wind down the week on Sunday with The Sunday Night Groove from The Elf Shelf Books & Music 🍻

Coming Up 11/22 – 11/28

We might have a record for smallest Coming Up This Week font! Join us for Blackout Wednesday with an early open and a happy hour starting at 3pm, Thursday we open at for BeersGiving! – just in time for when you’re tired of your relatives!

Friday we have the Downtown Turkey Run with us, Floyd’s Thirst Parlor, The Gin Mill, Clique, Celtic Mist Pub, JP Kelly’s PUB, Whiskey Jack’s, and The Alamo THEN Joel Honey Jams! is at 8pm at Buzz Bomb.

Saturday is #smallbusinesssaturday AND the first of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks Presented by INB AND the first Johnnie Owens Live at the Holiday Walks AND the return of BongoJak at Buzz Bomb Brewing.

Sunday is #SmallBrewerySunday, stay tuned for details on that but we also have Poetry (or whatever) in person: Open Mic and The Sunday Night Groove

Coming Up 11/15 – 11/21

Bomb, Buzz Bomb is the name and Handmade Trivia – James Bond is the game on Wednesday!

Friday night comedy returns to downtown with Brew Ha Ha followed by a visit from Ty from The Unemployed Architects@Buzz Bomb Brewing! on Saturday.

Wrap up your week with the always awesome Mike Snyder and Music Bingo at Buzz Bomb Brewing! 🍻

Coming Up 11/8 – 11/14

Open Mic with Jess Cloyd returns Wednesday, followed by the Buzz Bomb debut of Summer of George @ Buzz Bomb on Thursday.

Some Buzz Bomb favorites are returning this weekend with the uncanny The Ex-Bombers in Springfield, IL @ Buzz Bomb Brewing on Friday and Pickin Buds on Saturday!

Sunday we have special daytime edition of our Board Game Night at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co. Don’t forget Cafe Moxo is open on Sundays now so you get pick up some food AND play board games. They’re open til 7pm on Wed and Sat too!

Coming Up 11/1 – 11/7

Hello November! We’re welcoming you with Handmade Trivia – General on Wednesday, a special double feature Thursday with Board Game Night at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co upstairs and The Elf Shelf Books & Music bringing The UIS Jazz Ensemble directed by Brian Stark outside in the US Bank parking lot!

Friday we have the debut of Justin Moyar ONE MAN BLUES BAND and Saturday a double bill with Bubbles Brown & Devin Williams Live. A nice chill The Sunday Night Groove closes out the week on Sunday.

Winnnerrrrrrrrr

Huge thank you to all of you who voted for us and made us the winner of Best beer on draft!

More huge thanks for making us a finalist in an astounding 7 other categories –

  • Free entertainment
  • Place to go downtown
  • Beer garden
  • Craft brewery
  • Overall bar
  • Live music venue-small
  • Open mic

We feel the love Springfield, thank you!

Coming Up 10/25 – 11/1

Spooktacular week! Wednesday we have Handmade Trivia – Ghostbusters with special guests Ghostbusters Springfield Illinois who will be in full gear and riding in style in Ecto-1!


Thursday brings our first Brew Ha Ha – Open Mic comedy night – scary or scary good? You’ll have to come find out.


Friday Buzz Bomb Art Shows returns with Specter Art Show At Buzz Bomb Brewery.


Saturday we have our special Halloween show with Left Lane Cruiser at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co 🍻

Coming Up 10/18 – 10/24

Kicking things off this week on Wednesday is Justin Boot Live at Buzz Bomb Brewing – he’s brought his Goddamn Ranch Hand Band all the way from Alaska! Thursday we have the return of the Illinois Central Blues Club show with Chris Camp John Drake Duo @ Buzz Bomb Brewing!!


Make Friday risky with the Risky Rooster Band At Buzz Bomb Brewing! and follow it up Saturday with Live Music at Buzz Bomb: Ten Miles West and Sean Tyler.


Sunday Double Funday has both the Poetry (or whatever) in person: Open Mic and then our final 217 Music Series featuring Itinerant Jazz Lab 🍻

Coming Up 10/11 – 10/17

Another great week with Handmade Trivia – General on Wednesday and then 3 musical debuts in a row with the rock and folk stylings of Jeffrey Dallet Performing Live at Buzz Bomb Brewing Company from Denver Colorado Thursday, the one man band Bubbles Brown at Buzz Bomb Brewing from Chicago Friday, and then the amazing Joe Buck Yourself at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co of the Legendary Shack Shakers and Hank III fame on Saturday! Whew!

Sunday Double Funday will be great on the #AdamsFamilyPatio with Music Bingo and then 217 Music Series featuring Jason McKenzie 🍻

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