Top Awesome July Events

    TENT THEATRE

    Three different shows running June 13 – July 21st,  MSU Campus, $19 – $28. In their 54th season you don’t want to miss this Springfield staple.

    MOVIES AT FOUNDERS PARK

    Friday & Saturday, movies begin at dusk, Founders Park, 330 E. Water St., at Jefferson Avenue, FREE. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, concessions available.

    7/6 – Despicable Me 3 | 7/7 – Pretty in Pink | 7/13 – The Lion King | 7/14 – Dirty Dancing | 7/20 – Cars 3 | 7/21 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle | 7/27 – Coco | 7/28 – Star Wars: The Las Jedi

    THE ELEPHANT MAN

    Running Thursdays – Sundays, July 20th – August 5th, $24-$27 (“pay what you can” performance on July 26th), the story of a severely deformed man who navigates being the star of a traveling sideshow and then evolves into a witty favorite of the aristocracy, only to be denied his ultimate dream – to become a man like any other.

    FROLIC OF THE MIND: THE ILLUSTRIOUS LIFE OF ROSE O’NEILL

    Reoccurring weekly until August 5th, Springfield Art Museum, creator of the Kewpie doll and first published female cartoonist.

    BOBBY JAYCOX AT BLUE ROOM

    July 6th & 7th, Blue Room at Billiards, $10 – $15, Bobby was the winner of the 2013 Funny Bone Competition  Currently he is a cast member and head monologue writer for STL Up Late (St. Louis’ only late night talk and sketch show).

    NATIONAL TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

    July 10th 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Botanical Gardens at Nathaniel Greene, FREE but registration is requeted, bring your favorite stuffed toy for an evening at the Springfield Botanical Gardens celebrating National Teddy Bear Picnic Day. Pack a picnic supper and blanket, and enjoy music, games and popsicles. 

    YOUR LOCAL BREW

    Recurring second Thursday of every month, White River Brewing, $20, The Local Brew is an interactive game show where the audience can get to know their local musicians while participating in writing a fun original release.

    DAVEFEST

    July 14th, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Lost Signal Brewing, $10 – $35, full day of music, food, and beer.

    BAND OF HORSES

    July 31st at Gillioz Theatre, $35-$49, On tour with the release of their 5th studio album, “Why Are  You OK,” Band of Horses has been a mainstay of indie rock for a decade.

    82ND ANNUAL OZARKS EMPIRE FAIR

    July 26th – August 4th, Rides, delectable funnel cakes, sizzling turkey legs, savory corn dogs and sweet, fizzy root beer.

    THEORY OF A DEADMAN

    July 18th, Gillioz Theatre, $25-$30, With their sixth studio album, the band is more melodic, intimate style that defines the project is a bold move for one of the leading rock bands in the world.

    YOUNG FILMMAKERS CAMP

    July 23rd – August 3rd, $600, kids 10 – 15, The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Plotline Media & Film Education are excited to present Young Filmmakers Camp 2018; this intensive hands-on camp will teach the in’s and out’s of filmmaking including production, casting, filming, sound, and editing. Week 1, learn how it all works. Week 2, shoot your movie!

    ALISON KRAUSS

    July 15th, Juanita K Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, $62 & up, Since 1985, Krauss has released 14 albums including five solo, seven with her longtime band and musical collaborators Union Station, and the Robert Plant collaboration Raising Sand, which was certified platinum and won five Grammys, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year.

    STARVY CREEK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

    July 5th – 7th, Conway, $20 each day or $45 for 3-day pass, check out music lineup on their website.

    CUPCAKE WARS

    July 26th at 10:30 am, Rogersville Branch Library, FREE but space is limited so call 417-753-3220 to register, kids ages 5 to 18 are welcome to decorate pre-made cupcakes with a musical theme. Judges will taste three rounds, and the winner earns a prize.

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