The “Best New Downtown Event of 2011” returns to Springfield as Symphony on the Square, featuring the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, art and fresh Farmers’ Market produce, will be held Saturday, September 1 in and around the Old State Capitol Plaza.
At noon, the Old State Capitol State Historic Site will be filled with living history characters from the mid-1800s, part of the highly successful “History Comes Alive” program. Starting at 4 p.m., they will be joined by furry friends from the Animal Protective League and crafts for kids courtesy of the Springfield Area Arts Council. Artists from the Prairie Art Alliance, Sangamon Watercolor Society, and the Illinois Prairie Pastel Society will be on hand doing live art demonstrations. Cold Stone Creamery will donate a portion of their proceeds during the event.
The concert will start on the South Lawn at 6 p.m. This family-friendly concert features music celebrating Americana, from composers including Gershwin, Rogers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, and Sousa, as well as local performers.
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