Come on out and enjoy an hour of rapturous jazz, Irish, and folk music by Dr. John Mortensen & Friends Friday, July 24th at 8:00PM in the parking lot and green space of Southgate Baptist Church, 2111 S. Center Blvd in Springfield!
We had to cancel our 2nd annual "Come on up to the House" benefit concert in April, but our fearless musicians were not deterred! At this outdoor drive-in concert, your ears will be tickled as world-renowned classical pianist Dr. John Mortensen tickles the ivories. You'll also enjoy the delightful musical stylings of Geoff Walker, Tyler Dietrich, and National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, Amanda Roberts!
If you were at our "Come On Up to the House" benefit concert last March, you know what to expect. If you weren't - you're in for a whimsical, enchanting, downright fun live concert experience!
Invite your friends, bring a few lawn chairs to either sit next to your car, or on the lawn right in front of the musicians and bring your favorite ice cream or special treat - or better yet, buy a pint of Young's ice cream from us when you get there for $3!
There's a suggested donation of $30 per car at the "door" (the price of ONE ticket to the "Come on Up to the House" concert!), or feel free to donate online by clicking the DONATE button!
We want to make this event accessible to all our friends and supporters, so please feel welcome even if you can't swing this suggested donation!
Below are guidelines we wanted to share with you all to let you know how we plan to maintain safe social distancing practices at Friday's event! This is particularly needful in light of the Governor's announcement today.
We ask that you please read it if you are planning to come - which we sincerely hope you are! 😊😊 We're still planning on throwing a super fun concert for y'all!! We're grateful we can still be together, despite current circumstances. Also - let us know if you'd like a PDF version of these guidelines, which may be easier to read. We love you guys!
Social Distancing Guidelines:
It is our desire to ensure both an enjoyable and safe evening for all guests, and also to fully comply with the Governor's recent mandate regarding masks. To that end, please help us have a successful evening by following these guidelines:
If you choose to enjoy the concert from the green space, please keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and other parties on all sides. While seated and listening to the concert, we are not requesting that you wear a mask, unless you want to! Masks are not required by the mandate, outdoors, as long as sufficient social distancing can be maintained.
If you stay in or around your car for the concert, please follow the parking attendant's instructions when you arrive. We have intentionally mapped out parking spaces to allow for optimum viewing and ample social distancing. Volunteers will be available to help guide you.
We hope you partake in the Young's ice cream that we'll be selling at the event! We ask that you allow 6 feet of space both to the person in front of and behind you while getting your ice cream. We are asking that you please wear a mask when in line to purchase ice cream.
We will have masks available for anyone who would like one and does not have their own. Our staff and volunteers assisting with parking, taking donations, and selling ice cream will be wearing masks.
Thank you for your understanding and for helping make this night a great success!
We can't wait to enjoy it with you!