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 www.tickets.com for more details. www.facebook.com/Springfield.Illinois.Usa/
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.
All inclusive include the showcase, silent-auction, and 21 unique table settings. Adults will pay $10 Student are entitled to free admission
Visit this site for more details https://www.scgc-il.org/Contact 217-546-709
Bridging the Gap BBQ
At the Bridging The Gap BBQ, you can meet first-responder personnel and community leaders on Saturday.
Jaycee Park at 2400 E. Monroe St. will host the event by Outlet Mentoring Program
You can also expect music and games as well as free food. The event is sponsored by The Springfield Police Department, state Sen. Doris Turner, Springfield Park District and Humphrey’s Market.
For more information, visit this website www.facebook.com/theoutletillinois
Latin Nights Fiesta
During Saturday’s Latin Nights Fiesta, dance to Latin rhythms alongside the Hispanic Women in Springfield.
Laguna Brava Mexican Restaurant 2466 Wabash Ave, will host the event from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Mexican dishes and specials on drinks are also available. You are encouraged to wear your best attire for this occasion.
For cover, there is an additional $10
Micro Wrestling in Weebles
You can see little wrestlers at Weebles Bar And Grill (4136 N. Peoria Dr.).
The Micro Wrestling Federation is a professional organization that consists of members under 5’5″.
One match, one micro brawl or one micro rumble will be held. The winner will be chosen.
General Admission without seating is $20 upfront, $25 on the day. Tickets to the ringside are guaranteed at $40. All ages welcomed.
There will be specials for food and beverages. More information is available at www.seafood.com www.microwrestling.com/events/weeblesbarandgrill
Springfield YMCA Glow Run
Local athletes can participate in a 5K and help out the Springfield YMCA during the Y’s Glow Run on Saturday evening at Southwind Park.
Start time for the run/walk is 7:45 p.m. The run/walk will feature music, glow stations and other outdoor activities.
Profits of Glow Run are going to the YMCA Strong Kids Fund.