"We Dare You to Stay Home" Concert

Remember the good old days when people could attend concerts? Let's relive the magic of the Daredevils concert from the 2014 festival, but this time, from our couches, recliners and patios. We’re calling it the "We Dare You to Stay Home" Concert.

In partnership with the Daredevils and the festival, the 2014 concert will be streamed right here and on the City’s cable channels – Mediacom channel 15.1 and 80 and AT&T Uverse channel 99 – at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.

Viewers are encouraged to post photos of themselves enjoying the concert at home to social media by tagging #DareToStayHome.

“We are very appreciative for this opportunity to revisit this special night for the band and the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. We hope everyone enjoys the show and smiles when they see our lost brother, Steve Cash, having a blast playing his heart out for the crowd,” said Daredevils manager Dwight Glenn.

Festival Cancelled for 2020

The steering committee for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival has unanimously decided to cancel the 2020 festival, due to COVID-19 concerns.

While this is unfortunate news, with projected attendance topping 75,000 this year, this seems like the right thing to do to protect participants, staff, spectators (who come from all around the world) and our community.

We now look forward to celebrating the Birthplace of Route 66 next year and hope to make the 2021 festival the best one yet.

Registration Refunds

Car and motorcycle show participants, musical acts, vendors and exhibitors should have already been notified about the cancellation, but if they have not, contact information is below:

Cars/Trucks

Car show participants who registered online with a credit card should log in to the festival’s EventBrite page with the button below, and request a refund or roll over their registration to the 2021 festival. Those who choose the roll over option will be able to keep their display spots.

Update or Refund Car/Truck Registration

Refunds for registrations paid by cash or check: Email springfieldroute66carshow@gmail.com.

Participants have until Aug. 1 to request a refund or it is assumed they want to roll their registration over to 2021 and keep their spots.

Other Refunds

2019 Festival Highlights

How to celebrate Route 66 between now and 2021

  • Get your kicks by taking a virtual trip down the Mother Road through Springfield, Missouri with the City of Springfield's Route 66 Story Map. Special thanks to the C.H. Skip Curtis family for providing photographs and captions that make this map possible.
  • Explore local sections of Route 66 and support the local restaurants and retailers. Springfield City Council will be reviewing the expansion of sidewalk cafes at tonight’s meeting, so there will be new ways to enjoy your favorites establishments and find new treasures.
  • Experience the new Route 66 Food Truck Park on St. Louis Street, just west of the Rail Haven Motel on Glenstone.
  • Visit the History Museum on the Square with its outstanding exhibits, one of which is all about Route 66. The museum just reopened with new social distancing provisions and is a great outing with friends and family.
  • Pay a visit to the Route 66 Car Museum at College Street and Kansas Expressway. Owner Guy Mace has assembled an incredible collection and it’s available throughout the year in your own backyard.
  • Check out the public art along Route 66. This includes fun 1950s neon, Springfield SculptureWalk through downtown and a new sculpture that will be added on College Street in early fall.

Big thanks to our Presenting Sponsors: