Downtown Holiday Walks Kicking Of This Saturday (Small Business Saturday), November 30th

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Sure, we have a lot of big things lined up for Black Friday Record Store Day this upcoming Friday (in just three days), but this upcoming Saturday is a big day for downtown and small businesses all around the globe or country or something as well. It’s Small Business Saturday, and also the official kick-off for the Downtown Springfield “Holiday Walks”. Yes, we are participating in these “Holiday Walks” – our store will be open, because it pretty much is always open. The deal we are throwing in to the Holiday Walks is that we will be giving out free stickers with purchases during the walks.

Official “Holiday Walks” shopping that day is from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. From noon – 3pm by the Old State Capitol Plaza there will be free carriage rides. Santa will be there as well. Or wait, Santa’s grand entrance is at 5:30 pm at the Old State Capitol Plaza along with the official tree lighting ceremony. It’s supposed to be great.

Find a facebook event for the holiday walks kick-off event here. After Saturday, Holiday Walks are every Saturday and Wednesday leading up until Christmas. Saturday during the day from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. All of the shops downtown are open and have special deals going on, and are all decked out for the holidays. We have a tree in our store with records on it. Check out the Downtown Springfield Incorporated official website right here.

December 14th at The Radon Lounge: “Radon Christmas”

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Our friends over at The Radon Lounge have announced their big annual Christmas show to take place this year on Saturday, December 14th. We don’t have a show lined up here that night so we can all go! Pop on your favorite Christmas sweater and grab a sled and let’s all head over to the lounge. The big act on the bill from Chicago this time is 6’10 (like six foot ten inches), the height of the guy who is in Flatfoot 56 (the band). Stream some of 6’10’s music on the player below. Also playing is Springfield indie duo Idle Oath – they are actually playing at our space the night before for the Springfield Community Broadcasters benefit as well! There’s another group from Chicago on the bill called “The Uh Oh’s” playing music that is supposedly Christmas appropriate.  Opening things up is David Lasley and Sophia Magruder.

That show starts at The Radon Lounge at 7:00 pm and is $5. Don’t know where the Radon Lounge is? You can inquire at radonlounge@gmail.com. Find a facebook event for this show right here. And also be sure to check out our Springfield shows page where we try to list off other shows going on in town but do a bad job at keeping up at it.