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FourFourFest 2009: Local music gets its day with 18 bands on South Street, 2 stages, all day…FREE

September 3, 2009

Local music, now is your time. You ask for something big for local music and here it is. We took submissions for two weeks back in July and had hoped there would be a lot of interest in the 16 spots available for the event’s performers and on its accompanying for-charity compilation CD. The results were even better than we could have hoped for. More than 50 bands sent material in, making the already unsavory job of whittling down bands we like that much more difficult. After a lot of careful consideration, we believe we’ve put together an outdoor all-local music festival representative and worthy of The Springfield Scene.

We’re shutting down South Street for an entire day between McDaniel and Walnut on Saturday, September 19. We’re putting 2 stages and a DJ tent on it to run from roughly 11:30am–11:00pm with music going all day. There will be food available and cool sponsors showing you what they’re all about. There will also be a few bars open all day as well to serve as beer gardens (being that you can’t have alcohol on a public street thanks to Springfield’s open container law). Regardless, this will be a day full of fun and music with 18 bands + DJ’s spinning all day, on South Street and best of all…its free.

Get more info and the list of this year’s performers with links to their music so you can check them out…


IT BEGINS: Submissions for FourFourFest 2009 begin NOW

July 6, 2009


We’ve been looking forward to this since, well, November 16–the day after the first FourFourFest took place. The first festival was a nine-venue pub crawl that was equal parts fantastic, positive scene moment and learning experience. We can honestly say the ripple effects have been felt ever since, which is enticement to do it again, and better. Less than a year later, work has already begun in earnest on the second edition of the event. To get the quick-hit version, it goes like this:

1. We’re holding it earlier this year, on September 19.

2. It will be a single-location outdoor festival, not a pub crawl.

3. It will coordinate with a compilation CD which includes all of the performing artists, part of the proceeds of which will go to charity.

We want to start getting bands involved, both to save the date for the show and to begin readying said compilation CD. Ready to enter the rabbit hole? Click the link below and get the full details.


Don’t listen to the soundtrack. BE the soundtrack!

June 19, 2009

film reel 2The Springfield Little Film Festival is about to return for its second edition–screenings are July 9 and 10, to be exact–and this year the local short-film festival is adding an extra wrinkle. No, we don’t mean screenings at Moxie Cinema and Springfield Little Theatre, although that is happening, yes. The festival is working in a sweet opportunity for bands to get on the historic Landers Theatre stage and be a motion picture’s backing band. Read the details after the break.