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Chris Janson on the BOS Plaza Jenny

at the Prairie Capital Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

07/27/15
Contact: Jenny Vaughn
217.788.8800 office
217.788.0811 fax
jenny@springfieldpc3.com

 

Chris Janson, singer of hit song “Buy me a Boat, “ to play BOS Plaza on September 6, 2015.
One week only, all GA Plaza Tickets just $10.45.

 

 

Prairie Capital Convention Center announces Chris Janson will perform live in concert on the BOS Plaza, September 6 at 8:00pm. Gates will open at 7:00pm. 

 

Janson, a singer/song writer, gained popularity with his hit song, “Buy Me A Boat”  that was #1 on the iTunes Country chart and #7 on the all genre chart. He began his music career at 18 years old, writing songs for bands like Guns N’ Roses. Janson achieved an impressive 10 cuts in only 2 months with major recording artists including Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Joe Nichols, Frankie Ballard, and Tim McGraw’s highest chart debut of his career, “Truck Yeah.” “I write about what I know my family, my truck, & the way I live,” said Janson.

 

Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 31 at 10:00am and for one week only, all general admission plaza tickets will be just $10.45. Tickets will go up to $17 on August 7th.  VIP terrace tickets will also be available for $41.00 and come with catered appetizers, a private cash bar and exclusive access to the mezzanine bathrooms. Suite tickets will be $27 and are located on various levels of the PCCC Garage, with access to private bars.

 

Tickets for Prairie Capital Convention Center shows are available at the PCCC Box Office, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or on-line at www.ticketmaster.com. The Prairie Capital Convention Center is located at 1 Convention Center Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.

 

For more information visit:                                       www.springfieldpc3.com

 

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Frankie Ballard on the BOS Plaza Jenny

Frankie Ballard to play BOS Plaza in Springfield,  IL on May 22, 2015.
Tickets starting at $10.

 

Prairie Capital Convention Center announces Frankie Ballard live on the BOS Plaza, the PCCC’s outdoor concert venue, Friday, May 22 at 8:00 pm. Ballard’s current album, “Sunshine and Whiskey,” has three charted singles: “Helluva Life,” “Sunshine and Whiskey,” and “Young & Crazy.”

General Admission Plaza tickets are $10 and standing room only.  Suite tickets are $25 and will be located on the different levels of the PCCC’s parking garage. The VIP Terrace tickets are $75, located on the north addition off of the PCCC mezzanine and will come with access to catered hors d'oeuvres, a private cash bar, and exclusive bathrooms. There will be a $2 facility fee on top of all listed prices and additional ticket fees may apply.

 

Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, May 2nd at 10:00am and will be available at the PCCC Box Office, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. The Prairie Capital Convention Center is located at 1 Convention Center Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.

 

For more information on Frankie Ballard visit:               www.frankieballard.com

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New downtown Springfield outdoor concert venue gets rave reviews Jenny
New downtown Springfield outdoor concert venue gets rave reviews

By Tobias Wall

Staff Writer 
Posted Jun. 29, 2014 @ 8:18 pm
Updated Jun 29, 2014 at 8:38 PM 


(Sugar Ray lead singer Mark McGrath looks up to people standing on the Bank of Springfield Plaza's parking deck between songs Sunday night
as drummer Jesse Bivona appears to do the same. David Spencer/The State Journal-Register)

 

When Kerry Cusick arrived at the new Bank of Springfield Plaza for the Under the Sun Tour concert Sunday evening, she was skeptical about watching from her seats in the Prairie Capital Convention Center parking garage.
“But once I saw it, I thought it was really cool. Really well done,” Cusick, 20, of Springfield, said.
The BOS Plaza's visitors — among the first for the downtown venue — were treated to a quadruple-play of popular bands as Sugar Ray, Smashmouth, Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker performed their hits from the 1990s and 2000s.
Cusick came to the show with Lauren Henderson, 19, of Springfield and Scott Sexton, 20, of New Berlin. They watched from the fourth level of the PCCC parking garage, overlooking the bandstand and downtown.
“I think it's gorgeous. It's absolutely gorgeous,” Henderson said. “It's a little different than most of the events down here. It's new, people are attracted to it. It opens up more opportunities that downtown Springfield can have,” she said.
She said that while there are other places to see an outdoor concert, shows held at the BOS Plaza are the only ones with a rooftop view.
Cusick said she liked the venue because music fans of all ages could come see the bands.
Sexton agreed that the addition of the venue made downtown more accessible to people his age. “I'm not into the whole downtown scene since I'm underage. Other than bars, there's not much down here to do socially,” he said.
A large, open-air concrete pad dominates the 8,300-square-foot venue where the bulk of the 1,500 or so attendees saw the show.
Fans could also watch from the edge of each of the four levels of the adjacent parking garage or from a VIP terrace on the second level of the Center. Bill and Cathie Bryant of Springfield, who caught the show from the second level of the parking garage, thought the venue was a success, too.
“I think it's really neat, I really do,” Bill, 55, said.
“We didn't know at all what to expect, really. It's a nice surprise,” said Cathie, 56.
“It definitely changes the landscape (of downtown),” she said. “I think it attracts more tourism, which we want.”
Cathie said the BOS Plaza takes the ball the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum got rolling and runs with it.
“That (the museum) has done so much good, and the more we can add to that, the better,” she said.
Contact Tobias Wall: toby.wall@sj-r.com, 788-1519, twitter.com/reTcWall.


Read more: http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140629/News/140629388#ixzz38zL9UI9d

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Brett Eldredge’s single “Beat of the Music” races to #1 in the country leading up to performance at BOS Plaza Jenny

at the Prairie Capital Convention Center

1 Convention Center Plaza

Springfield, IL 62701

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                

06/20/14
Contact: Jenny Vaughn
217.788.8800 office
217.788.0811 fax
jenny@sprinfieldpc3.com                                                                              

 

Brett Eldredge’s single “Beat of the Music” races to #1 in the country leading up to performance at BOS Plaza

 

 

Brett Eldredge’s “Beat of the Music” holds the #1 position this week on Billboards Hot Country Songs Chart and on Mediabase/Country Aircheck, leading up to his June 27th performance at BOS Plaza.  This marks Eldredge’s second consecutive single from his debut album, Bring You Back, to hit the top of the country radio charts.

 

Eldredge will be the first concert at BOS Plaza , the new outdoor event venue at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, and general manager Brian Oaks couldn’t be more pleased about the timing of Eldredge’s #1 single. “We’re really excited for Brett getting another #1 single, and for it to happen right before he opens our new BOS Plaza makes it even more special for us as well” says General Manager, Brian Oaks, “Brett’s a “local” guy, from Paris, Illinois and with all his recent success, this will be a fantastic way to kick off the new Plaza”.

 

The concert will be held on June 27 at 8pm. General admission standing room tickets are still available for $25 at the PCCC box office, ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Additional ticket fees may apply. The Prairie Capital Convention Center is located at 1 Convention Center Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.

 

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“SOHO Rain Check” Fundraiser to be part of BOS Plaza Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Jenny

at the Prairie Capital Convention Center

1 Convention Center Plaza

Springfield, IL 62701

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               Contact: Jenny Vaughn

06/09/14                                                                               217.788.8800 office

         217.788.0811 fax

         jenny@springfieldpc3.com


“SOHO Rain Check” Fundraiser to be part of BOS Plaza Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

 

In the wake of severe weather that shortened the 10th annual SOHO Music Festival, a “SOHO Rain Check” fundraiser will be held as part of the BOS Plaza ribbon cutting ceremony this Friday, June 13, from 5:00pm- 9:00pm, to help continue the fundraising efforts for the SOHO organization, and their 10 local charities.

 

The event is free to the public and will include live music by Dave Littrell as well as the unveiling of the PCCC’s “Before I Die” Wall. Organizers of the festival will be set up to accept donations. In addition, the PCCC will donate a portion of ticket sales for concerts held on the BOS Plaza later this month to the SOHO organization.


For more information visit:

www.beforeidie.cc

www.springfieldpc3.com

www.springfieldsoho.org

 

The BOS Plaza is The Center’s new outdoor event facility, located between the Plaza Parking Garage and The Center’s lobby on the west end of the building.  Bank of Springfield currently holds exclusive sponsorship rights to the newly renovated plaza per an agreement with Springfield Metropolitan and Auditorium Authority Board signed in March of 2014.

There are two concerts currently slated for the BOS Plaza. Brett Eldredge will perform there on June 27 and the Under the Sun Tour Featuring Uncle Kracker, Smashmouth, Blues Traveler and Sugar Ray on June 29.

 

 

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BOS Plaza Ribbon Cutting and Community Art Installation Jenny

BOS Plaza Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

 

Prairie Capital Convention Center and the Bank of Springfield announce the ribbon cutting ceremony for the BOS Plaza. The event will be held from 5:00pm- 9:00pm on Friday, June 13th.  Admission is free and there will be live music by Dave Littrell.

 

The Center will also be unveiling “Before I Die” boards, a living art installation that is interactive with the community. Before I Die is an art movement started by artist Candy Chang after she lost a loved one.

            via www.beforeidie.cc:

            “It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. [Chang] wanted a daily reminder and wanted to know what was important to the people around her. So after receiving permission, she painted the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans with chalkboard paint and stenciled it with a grid of the sentence, “Before I die I want to _______.” Anyone walking by could pick up a piece of chalk, reflect on their lives, and share their personal aspirations in public space.

 

It was all an experiment and she didn’t know what to expect. By the next day, the wall was full of responses and it kept growing.”

 

 

 

“One of the joys of my job at The Center is being able to be part of this community in so many different ways; be it through our public events, our annual conventions and trade shows, or the economic impact we provide for the city, “ says General Manager, Brian Oaks. “Many children come here for their first circus and then in the blink of an eye are walking across our stage as they graduate high school. Being even a small part of that is an honor,” he continues, “When I saw the ‘Before I Die’ movement, I knew we had to be a part of that. It is a unique opportunity for us to come together as a community and share our dreams, hopes, and aspirations for the future.  The BOS Plaza and the recent renovations mark a new era in the history of The Center and we have big dreams to go along with it. We want to invite Springfield to stop by and pick up a piece of chalk.”

 

For more information visit:

beforeidie.cc

springfieldpc3.com

 

The BOS Plaza is The Center’s new outdoor event facility, located between the Plaza Parking Garage and The Center’s lobby on the west end of the building.  Bank of Springfield currently holds exclusive sponsorship rights to the newly renovated plaza per an agreement with Springfield Metropolitan and Auditorium Authority Board signed in March of 2014.

There are two concerts currently slated for the BOS Plaza. Brett Eldredge will perform there on June 27 and the Under the Sun Tour Featuring Uncle Kracker, Smashmouth, Blues Traveler and Sugar Ray on June 29.

 

 

www.springfieldpc3.com

 


 



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