Lunch on the Lawn

Fridays in August
Springfield Museum of Art


Join us for our annual series of FREE concerts on the lawn of the Springfield Museum of Art.

Fun for the whole family, or a nice break away from your workday – Lunch on the Lawn is the perfect way to spend your summer lunch hour with great music in a beautiful setting. Plus, admission to the Museum exhibits is free to event patrons after the concert!

• Box lunches are available for $6, with beverage, while they last.

• Bring a lawn chair or blanket, an outdoor tent is provided.

• In case of inclement weather, the concert will move inside the Museum.


For our series opener, we are pleased to welcome back GoodVibes with their smooth jazz, blues, swing, and standard favorites. 

Mark Smarelli, vibraphone
Chuck Young, guitar and vocals
Art Nitsch, bass
Steve Harris, drums 

GoodVibes offers their audience a performance filled with exciting sounds.It would not be Lunch on the Lawn without them!

SSO Woodwind Quintet

The SSO Woodwind Quintet is comprised of principal woodwind players of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. In concert they feature a wide variety of music from many genres. From classical compositions to fresh arrangement of popular tunes, their performances include something for everyone!

Lori Akins, flute
Lisa Grove, oboe
Richard York, clarinet
Rachael Young, bassoon
Sean Vore, horn


The Bob Niederriter Trio helps kick off the Springfield Jazz and Blues Festival weekend with this performance. Bob Niederriter is a composer, guitarist and arranger who has studied and performed with great artists in jazz and modern classical music and has pursued excellence in the field, immersing himself in the music while seeking inspiration and instruction from the masters.

Bob Niederriter, guitar
John Ishelman
, organ
Chris Hovan, drums


The Buttermilk Biscuit Boys are a traditional bluegrass band playing classic hits from the greats such as Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers as well as original songs and instrumentals. The Boys like to play fast, joke around and genuinely do their best to provide an authentic bluegrass show.

Dr Chris Bingman, mandolin/vocals/bad jokes
Zach Johnson, rhythm guitar/vocals
Nathan Young, lead guitar
Jim Delawder, banjo/vocals
Jerry Murnahan, upright bass/vocals



This concert series is possible through the generous support of the McGregor Brothers Holding LLC, the Springfield Foundation, Sheehan Brothers Vending Company, Home City Tent and Awning Co. and the Springfield Museum of Art.  
Partial funding for the SSO season is provided by the Ohio Arts Council and Culture Works.