Arts & Culture

Where to Hear Live Folk Music in Downtown Springfield

Don’t miss your chance to catch some folk-infused live music at these Springfield, Missouri venues.

By Jamie Thomas

Mar 2020

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Photo by Steven Spencer

Lindberg’s Tavern

318 W. Commercial St., Springfield417-868-8900
Springfield’s oldest tavern is a frequent host to Irish-folk-inspired bands like Keltic Knot. Plus you get a dose of 417-land history!

Dublin’s Pass

317 Park Central East., Springfield; 417-862-7625
Irish pub Dublin’s Pass also often hosts gigs by Keltic Knot. And what better place to drop in on St. Patrick’s Day than an Irish pub, no matter who’s playing?

Hold Fast Brewing Company

235 N. Kimbrough Ave., Springfield; 417-761-2318
Regular live music is one of the highlights of Hold Fast Brewing Co.—along with the beer, of course—with a few local folky-favorites like The Shandies making regular visits.

Finnegan’s Wake

305 South Ave., Springfield; 417-869-1500
With a wide selection of drinks, plus live music, Finnegan’s Wake offers the perfect St. Patrick’s Day experience.