The Awesome Guide to Springfield, MO

Cheat Sheet, 4/30-5/6

TUESDAY (5/1)

Northwest Arkansas at SGF Cardinals
Cardinals prospects vs. Royals prospects at Hammons Field for a four-game set with games thru Friday.

Joe Bonamassa at Juanita K Hammons Hall
A don’t-miss show for blues fans, one of the greatest modern guitarists will play MSU campus. Remember when he played Nathan P Murphy’s?

Laughing Stock with Merr
The Outland hosts the largest monthly comedy showcase with dozens of local standup comedians.

Clutch and Hellyeah at Gillioz
People are mostly familiar with Top 40 rock Clutch, but Hellyeah has a hell of a pedigree, including former members of Mudvayne and Pantera.

Top-seeded Panthers host NCAA-II Tennis
Drury men’s tennis begins its pursuit of a national championship in the first round of the Midwest Regional at 3 p.m. at Cooper Tennis Complex against Ferris State or Lewis. The Panthers have qualified for the NCAA-II Championships 15 years in-a-row. (!)

WEDNESDAY (5/2)

Missouri State vs. Arkansas softball
The Bears host the Hogs at Killian Stadium.

THURSDAY (5/3)

TAG Thursday at Outland: Brief’s Birthday Bash and Bleeding Out Release
SGF emcee Brief celebrates being a year older with seven hip hop acts (Mask & Glove, Les Izmore, Loogey, @DDie, J None, E Sharp, Trak Masta Tom). Additionally, he will be dropping his new EP Bleeding Out. Bud & Bud Light bottle specials, TAG Team party pics and more. (Don’t miss this party.)

GLOO Spring Dance Concert at Coger Theatre
Missouri State University’s spring dance production runs thru Sunday.

FRIDAY (5/4)

TAGHQ Grand Opening
You are officially invited to TAG Media’s grand opening of our new brick-and-mortar location in downtown SGF from 5-10 p.m. (334 E Walnut B at Jefferson and Walnut). Without you, our readers, we wouldn’t have been able to reach this milestone. Thank you for your support. Enjoy live art (a mural painting by SGF artist Gary Bedell); live music with Tom Gibson (The Seed, Elevenpoint Outlaws), The Spacetones, and DJ Geeg; a complimentary beer sampling with Abita Beer; and food from Big Whiskey’s.

The Euphio Question album release
SGF band releases its new full-length at a free show (for 21+, $5 for 18) at Outland. The official after party of the TAGHQ Grand opening. Wildlife and House Band are also on the bill.

First Friday Art Walk
Art exhibits, live music, food, drink and culture with 1,000s of your closest friends in downtown SGF. More than two dozen stops at the May art walk.

Switchfoot at Gillioz

SATURDAY (5/5)

American Craft Beer Festival at Brown Derby International Wine Center
Sample more than 75 beers, including limited release kegs from 1:30-4 p.m. to benefit the Doula Foundation.

Artsfest on Historic Walnut St
Art takes over Walnut Street with vendors, live music, demonstrations, children’s areas and more (from National to Hammons Pkwy). Continues thru Sunday.

Big Smith: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen
One last weekend of party with Big Smith at Gillioz as SGF bids farewell to one of the region’s favorite bluegrass bands. Two shows: one Saturday, one Sunday. Thanks for the fun times, fellas. Good luck on the next chapter.

St. Dallas & The Sinners CD Release
Celebrate the release of Hail Mary at Outland Ballroom.

Free Comic Book Day at Park Central Library

SUNDAY (5/6)

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin at Outland
SGF’s indie favorite is getting set for a global tour, but first plays downtown on Sunday (and a rooftop show at Mizzou on Monday).

Arkansas Travelers at SGF Cardinals
Hammons Field hosts the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (series continues thru 5/8).

President’s Concert — Haydn: The Creation
Missouri State University Music Department performs Haydn’s greatest work at Juanita K Hammons Hall.

The Bud Light TAG Radio Block
You pick the location to enjoy specialized SGF programming, but tune in to KBFL 99.9 FM (1060 AM) or watch live on TAGsgf.com for live musical performances, local interviews and entertainment.

  • Beer Buzz – 4 p.m.
  • The High Road – 5 p.m., live at Harbell’s
  • SGF Local Live – 6 p.m.
  • SGF 10 – 7 p.m. (local music as voted by listeners, vote at facebook.com/tagsgf)
  • SGF Local Live – 8 p.m.:
  • M.E.O. Radio – 9 p.m.
  • M.E.O. Podcast – 10:15 p.m. (NSFA – Not Safe For Anybody, uncensored)
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