From garage bands to international artists, Springfield has hosted its fair share of live music and lyrical legends, and now you can see who is playing where, all from the comfort of one website. That website is 417Live. This is one more item you can add to your list of things to do in Springfield, Mo.
417LIVE – Find Out Who’s Playing in Springfield
Jason Sims, lover of music and single father to two fur babies, had the pleasure of meeting me (I’m a big deal) in mid-2016. And while he comes off as a savvy, demure professional, his daytime job being an insurance agent for Modern Options Insurance, this bachelor has a penchant for rock music. In his spare time, he frequents local establishments scoping out local talent and digs, and then writing about them on his website. Though his musical preference goes back to his childhood, he loves promoting musicians and bands of all genres, including reggae, country, dance/party, blues and more.
The Birth of 417LIVE
One fateful Tuesday evening, Mr. Sims woke up with an idea – something he couldn’t ignore. Not only did it get him out of bed in the middle of the night, but he went straight to work researching and contacting local bands and venues in order to aggregate the live music and concert scene into one massive user-friendly website. This is a calendar where anyone can go and see who’s playing in Springfield tonight.
Jay had some help, of course – 417LIVE was NOT created asexually. Oh no, he had the help of his brother. All incest-jokes aside, on January 6th he joined forces with Scott Sims, and 417LIVE was born. Scott Sims is the IT guru who handles the programming and technical issues of the site while Jay handles the talent and keeps in touch with local venues. The Sims brothers are avid concert goers – super fans if you will – with a mission to promote local music through their convenient and comprehensive site.
To check out concerts and live music in Springfield, Missouri, all you need to do is click here. Hey! You may even find out who’s playing tonight in our queen city!
The best part about the Sims’ is they love meeting with local bands and getting the word out about them. That’s right, they promote local musicians FOR FREE! Give these gentlemen backstage passes!
In fact, if you ARE a local musician and you aren’t on 417LIVE, then you need to contact Jay, buy him a beer, and have him put your bio and songs on this website. You could also give him a couple of tickets to your next show..or to me (I need friends).
So whether you are an avid music lover looking for an awesome cover band to fall in love with or if you are an artist or a band looking to put themselves out there, Jay Sims is your guy and 417LIVE is the hub of it all! See you at the next concert, Springfield.