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Abe Fest with BoDeans & Smithereens
Date & Time
7/19/19 - 7/20/19
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Downtown Springfield's newest music festival! Bringing a weekend of big-name live music including the BoDeans on Friday & The Smithereens on Saturday, and plenty of food and drink.

The Bad Examples from Chicago and the BoDeans from Wisconsin are the headliners fro Friday night. The BoDeans have several album release and their biggest song, “Closer to Free,” was the theme to the TV show “Party of Five.” Lead vocalist and lead guitarist Kurt Neumann has been a constant for the BoDeans, founded in 1983. The band’s latest album, “Thirteen,” came out in 2017.

The Smithereens are the Saturday headliners. They continue to tour, since the death of band founder and guitarist/vocalist Pat DiNizio, with guest vocalists including Marshall Crenshaw, Robin Wilson of the Gin Blossoms, Ted Leo from Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and Susan Cowsill. Admission fee both nights. Check the Abe Fest Facbook page for more bands this weekend and updates - facebook.com/abefestspringfield

Downtown Springfield
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL