This weekend, Springfield has Old Capitol Blues & Barbecue and many other events

This weekend is full of activities, such as cultural celebrations or a WWE-style wrestling match. Are you up for the challenge? These are the five things you need to be aware:

Old Capitol Blues & Grill

Award-winning blues vocalist/instrumentalist/songwriter Curtis SalgadoThe Old Capitol Blues & BBQ in downtown Springfield headlines Saturday’s headline.

Festival hours are Friday through Saturday from 5 to midnight, and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. It will continue to be located at Fifth Street and Adams as in previous years.

Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal are also appearing on Saturday’s lineup.

The blues guitar will be playing Friday Anson Funderburgh will join the Nick Moss Band with Brother John Kattke and Andrew Duncanson.

Salgado has been in the music industry for more than four decades and is now supporting his 2021 album. “Damage Control.”

Salgado is 68 years old and most famous for tutoring John Belushi (a young blues student from Eugene, Oregon). “National Lampoon’s Animal House.”Belushi would later portray this character. “Joliet”Jake Blues “Saturday Night Live,” “The Blues Brothers”Movie with Elwood Blues (Dan Akroyd)

“Damage Control”Salgado was the first to defeat both liver and lung cancers.

Friday’s lineup also includes Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch and Mary Jo Curry Band.

Samstags are also a good day for Kapital Sound.

Tickets are available at the gate for $15. Visit for more details.

More:Photos of the 2022 Illinois State Fair

Table Scape Celebration

A Table Scape Celebration will take place at the Springfield Civic Garden club this weekend. 

Washington Park Conservatory hosts the event from 1-5 p.m. Saturday through 11 a.m.-5 Sunday. 

This weekend, Springfield has Old Capitol Blues & Barbecue and many other events

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