Chuck Mead

Downtown Springfield, Inc.

Sean Burns talks with Nikki Overcash of the Vachel Lindsay Society and Erica Smith of the Top Hat Tellers about this weekend's "Amaranth Apple" Food and Music Festival in downtown Springfield.

Hosted by Downtown Springfield Inc, the festival includes Bedrock 66 Live performances by Matthew Sweet, Chuck Mead, and many others; food and drink provided by several local restaurants; along with poetry, film, and acoustic music on the Lindsay Lounge stage.

downtownspringfield.org/event/amaranthapple/

DAVID LANDIS

Matthew Sweet performs in downtown Springfield at the Amaranth Apple Festival.

Last year, Bedrock partnered with the Downtown Bacon Throwdown for its first festival.  This year, the festival, the food, everything is amped up.

A limited number of Bedrock 66 Live VIP Packages are available, make a $150 donation to NPR Illinois and receive: