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Route 66 FEST! Classic Cars & Live Music FREE ~ Please RSVP!

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This festival includes a Wild Bill Hickok shoot out gunfight on the Square.

The Band THE DECTECTIVES 1:00 pm

Meetup up on the square with your lawn chair at 12:45 pm.

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Saturday, August 10th. - 10 am.- 5 pm.

Free Admission

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The festival includes a classic car show.

Local bands on Saturday on the Square featuring:

10:00 am.-12:45 pm. Blue-plate Special Band

Rockabilly Cats Band

1:00 pm.- 2:30 pm.THE DETECTIVES BAND

2:45 pm. Gunfight!

Recreation of the Historic Wild Bill Hickok-Dave Tutt gunfight that took place on Park Central Square in 1865.

There also will be a Butterfield Stagecoach in the center of the square.

Following the awards presentation at 3 p.m. is a cruise to the Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven Motel for its 75th anniversary celebration.

4 pm. 203 S Glenstone Ave Springfield, MO 65802
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Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven Celebrating 75th Year.

After that the Bands will be playing at the Route 66 Motel.

Food and craft vendors.

It’s a sure bet people who traveled along Route 66 enjoyed their journeys and many of those travelers stayed at the Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven, a hotel celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

Along with the hotel on Aug. 10 following the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield, the hotel also is offering special rates this year and dedicating a room to one of Elvis Presley’s musicians.

That musician in John Wilkinson, a Springfield native who played rhythm guitar at more than 1,000 of Presley’s concerts. Wilkinson died in January at age 67.