Kick off your 2018 in style! There are tons of great events going on in Springfield in January. If your resolution is to get out in the community more, there’s no shortage of really fun things to do in the first month of the new year. 2017 was great and 2018 looks like it’ll be an even bigger and better year for the Queen City!
Juanita K. Hammons Hall
- January 9, 2018, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
- January 10, 2018, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
- January 11, 2018, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
The classic musical, the Sound of Music is coming to Springfield! The story of the von Trapp family will be told in three performances at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in early January. This production has received rave reviews from Variety, The Los Angeles Times and many other publications of record. Come out and see this Tony award winning play in Springfield!
Jan 18, 2018 â€“ 7:00 PM
Everyone’s favorite basketball artistry show will be at JQH Arena on January 18th! Come out and see the trick shots, ball-handing mastery and family-friendly entertainment of the Harlem Globetrotters!
Jan 20, 2018 â€“ 8:00 PM
The rock harmonies of America swept the nation 47 years ago for the first time and they’ve been performing their classic hits ever since. The group will be holding a performance in the historic Gillioz Theater on January 20th.Â If you’re not familiar with their work, they’re the band who wrote the song “A Horse With No Name” and “I Need You.”
Jan 4, 2018 â€“ 8:00 PM
We don’t know if you know this yet, but the Bears are really good this year! Alize Johnson and company will take on conference rival Northern Iowa at home on January 4th. Come out and support the Bears in their quest to win the Missouri Valley Conference and earn that NCAA tournament bid!
Juanita K. Hammons Hall
Jan 20, 2018 â€“ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
This year, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra is performing collections of music from Russia and the January performance figures to be a memorable one! They’ll be playing the music of Wagner and Brahms from the Romantic Period. Also on hand will be special guest performer Chae Won Hong, an award winning cellist who willÂ Shostakovich’sÂ Cello Concerto No. 1!
Jan 19, 2018 â€“ 8:00 PM
If you’re looking for a rock’n’roll show to go to, look no further. The Professors will be performing at Missouri State University, bringing the heat with their fun, eclectic style!
Juanita K. Hammons Hall
Jan 17, 2018 â€“ 10:00 AM
This is a fun event for the little ones! Paw Patrol is the story of a group of rescue dogs led by a young boy with an arsenal of gadgets.Â The pups do their best to protect their community and work together as a team! It’s a great time for kids and parents will enjoy the educational entertainment as well!
Jan 11-13 2018
The 34th annual Bass Pro Tournament of Champions returns to Springfield in January! More than 60 NBA players have played in the tournament and it’s always a close up look at some of the best young basketball talent in the world! The tournament takes place over three days and be sure to stick around on Saturday for the dunk contest! Basketball legends like Alonzo Mourning, John Wall and Lamar Odom have played in tournaments past, come out this year to see the next legend!
Jan 13, 2018 â€“ 8:00 PM
There’s always something going on at the Springfield Improv. They have shows every week with different topics and themes. This event is the in-house comedians delivering “spoilers” about the audiences’ favorites films. It’s a hilarious exercise in poking fun at movies and pop culture all while having a good laugh!
Jan 19, 2018 â€“ 7:30 PM
Mad Hatter’s Ball
Jan 12, 2018 â€“ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Wanna go to a dance party? Check this event out! It’s a dance party that encourages visitors to wear the craziest hat they can find! There’s going to be a hat contest and a snack potluck! Dancers of all levels are welcome! You can learn a few steps, show off your moves or just have a great time!
Comedian Greg Warren
MSU Chorale and Wind Ensemble Concert
For rap fans, this is a pretty big show in Springfield. Kansas City artist Mac Lethal has been called the fastest rapper in the world. His famous “‘Pancake Rap” video went viral a few years back. In it, he raps and makes pancakes at the same time.Â He’s created a wide fan base in both rap and comedy.Â If you’re a fan of hip hop, you’re not going to want to miss this show!
Hurts Donut Company presents: Donuts & Death
Jan 9, 2018 â€“ 6:00 PM
What’s better than enjoying a tasty donut? Enjoying a tasty donut and a really good book! Hurts is hosting a book club called Donuts and Death. This month they’ll be discussingÂ “The Godsend” by Bernard Taylor. It’s a thriller centered around a couple who takes in an abandoned child who seems to bring tragedy everywhere she goes. It sounds pretty frightening! You’re gonna need a lot of donuts to cope!
Â January Speaker Series: The Value in Numbers
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