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Chris Janson on the BOS Plaza Jenny

at the Prairie Capital Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701



Contact: Jenny Vaughn
217.788.8800 office
217.788.0811 fax


Chris Janson, singer of hit song “Buy me a Boat, “ to play BOS Plaza on September 6, 2015.
One week only, all GA Plaza Tickets just $10.45.



Prairie Capital Convention Center announces Chris Janson will perform live in concert on the BOS Plaza, September 6 at 8:00pm. Gates will open at 7:00pm. 


Janson, a singer/song writer, gained popularity with his hit song, “Buy Me A Boat”  that was #1 on the iTunes Country chart and #7 on the all genre chart. He began his music career at 18 years old, writing songs for bands like Guns N’ Roses. Janson achieved an impressive 10 cuts in only 2 months with major recording artists including Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Joe Nichols, Frankie Ballard, and Tim McGraw’s highest chart debut of his career, “Truck Yeah.” “I write about what I know my family, my truck, & the way I live,” said Janson.


Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 31 at 10:00am and for one week only, all general admission plaza tickets will be just $10.45. Tickets will go up to $17 on August 7th.  VIP terrace tickets will also be available for $41.00 and come with catered appetizers, a private cash bar and exclusive access to the mezzanine bathrooms. Suite tickets will be $27 and are located on various levels of the PCCC Garage, with access to private bars.


Tickets for Prairie Capital Convention Center shows are available at the PCCC Box Office, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or on-line at The Prairie Capital Convention Center is located at 1 Convention Center Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.


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Frankie Ballard on the BOS Plaza Jenny

Frankie Ballard to play BOS Plaza in Springfield,  IL on May 22, 2015.
Tickets starting at $10.


Prairie Capital Convention Center announces Frankie Ballard live on the BOS Plaza, the PCCC’s outdoor concert venue, Friday, May 22 at 8:00 pm. Ballard’s current album, “Sunshine and Whiskey,” has three charted singles: “Helluva Life,” “Sunshine and Whiskey,” and “Young & Crazy.”

General Admission Plaza tickets are $10 and standing room only.  Suite tickets are $25 and will be located on the different levels of the PCCC’s parking garage. The VIP Terrace tickets are $75, located on the north addition off of the PCCC mezzanine and will come with access to catered hors d'oeuvres, a private cash bar, and exclusive bathrooms. There will be a $2 facility fee on top of all listed prices and additional ticket fees may apply.


Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, May 2nd at 10:00am and will be available at the PCCC Box Office, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at The Prairie Capital Convention Center is located at 1 Convention Center Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.


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Bank of Springfield to Sponsor Prairie Capital Convention Center’s New Outdoor Plaza Jenny

Springfield, Illinois (March 17, 2014)- Today the Springfield Metropolitan Exhibition and Auditorium Authority (S.M.E.A.A.) Board approved a contract that allows for the Bank of Springfield to hold exclusive sponsorship rights for the Prairie Capital Convention Center’s (PCCC) newly renovated plaza.

The BoS Plaza is the area located between the PCCC’s parking garage and their lobby. As part of their recent $16 million renovation, the PCCC had the previously unutilized space hard-scaped with the idea that it could be used as an outdoor event venue.  “This area was fine when the building was built over thirty years ago but had since become overgrown and underused,” said General Manager, Brian Oaks.  He continued, “On rainy days it was a mud pit, and on sunny days a dust bowl. I would look out my office window and think, ‘there has got to be something better for this space.’ And then it came to me; a way to use this space and fulfill a need for the City of Springfield: an outdoor venue in the heart of downtown.”

The BoS Plaza will be home to a new summer concert series as well as various other community events.  

“First off, I just want to thank Bank of Springfield for agreeing to partner with us on this new venture,” said Shawn Mayernick, the Director of Business Partnerships at the PCCC, “they are such a pillar of our community and we are very excited they see the same potential we saw in this new space. Having this one of a kind outdoor area gives us the opportunity to add events that will help us increase our economic impact. On average we drive $72 million throughout the year which sustains roughly 400 jobs in the area. ”  

Along with signage the Bank of Springfield will also receive a VIP Suite to be located in the adjacent parking garage that is owned and operated by the Prairie Capital Convention Center. The PCCC will create a unique space in the garage for Bank of Springfield and their guests to view the concerts they plan to hold on the BoS Plaza.

Sponsorship of the plaza is the first of many initiatives to find alternate sources of income for the PCCC.  “Sponsorships and naming rights are an important part of the future growth of the PCCC. We have worked really hard over the past 7 years to make this building and all of it assets something worthy of putting your name on. We have a building and a brand we are really proud of and it is great to see that other members of the community agree. The BoS Plaza is a huge accomplishment and hopefully the first of many more exciting community partnerships,” adds Oaks.



A Summary of the PCCC Renovations

*Newly renovated Lower Level Meeting Rooms, including Grand Ball Room

*Addition of North and South Main Hall Bathrooms

*Remodel of all existing Mezzanine and Lower Level Bathrooms

*Addition of North and South upper level terraces that provide additional merchandise, concession and event space on the Mezzanine Level

*New and expanded lobby that has over doubled in size




Brian Oaks
1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
Ph: 217-788-8800 


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