The Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, and the Urban Districts Alliance announce a new season of "Wednesday Noon in Founders Park," a weekly series of free lunch-time concerts and shows continuing through July 29 every Wednesday in Founders Park, 330 E. Water Street in downtown Springfield. Shows begin at 12:15pm and run until 12:45pm. Patrons are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and lawn chair. Upcoming performances include: Springfield Ballet on June 3rd; the Little Hoover Big Band on June 10; Leah Hamilton Jenkins "Singing the Standards" on June 17; Springfield Little Theatre's Y.E.S.Troupe on June 24; pre-teen rockers "SuperCharge" on July 1st; singer-songwriter Katie Tow on July 8; the Honkyton Renovators July 15; pop/indie jam band The Scribbles on July 22; and string players from Missouri State University's "String Fling" for the final performance on Wednesday July 29. For more information visit www.itsalldowntown.com, www.springfieldmo.gov/founders/, or call 831-6200.
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield presents another "Arts in the Park" concert on Saturday June 6th at 7pm. Bluegrass band Crazy Mule will be featured; it's free and open to the public. Another program will take place on Saturday June 13 at the Ray House on the battlefield grounds--the regular admission charges apply for that program. For information call 732-2662.