All This Jazz Prize Guide: Groovetone Records, The Spotted Cat, and Springfield Memorial Bridge

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Time to flash those jazz hands, as things get jazzy in TSTO!  The All This Jazz mini-event has arrived in Springfield, and it has Lisa swooning.

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Song and Dance questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at the building and decoration prizes for this mini-event (we’ll cover characters/costumes in separate posts), Groovetone Records, The Spotted Cat, and Springfield Memorial Bridge…

First up, the Groovetone Records…

How You Get it:
Song and Dance Pt. 1
Make Lisa Find a Venue for the Benefit Concert- 4hrs
Collect Vinyl Records- x125.

Once you’ve completed the task you’ll automatically be awarded the building…

Other Details:
Groovetone Records
Size: 6×12
Build Time: 4hrs
Earns: $120, 12xp/6hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Consumerism +10
Can Be Placed: grass|boardwalk|beach|pier|dirt
What Does it Do?:
  Animated when in use.
Task: Moleman has a 24hr task there “Produce A Hit Jazz Album”, and Marbles has tasks there once you unlock him.

Next up…the Spotted Cat…

How You Get it:
Song and Dance Pt. 3
Make Lisa Promote the Benefit Concert on KJAZZ- 2hrs
Make Skinny Palmer Improvise Scat on KJAZZ- 2hrs
Collect Vinyl Records- x125.

Once you’ve completed the tasks you’ll automatically unlock the building…

Other Details:
The Spotted Cat
Build Time:
$120, 12xp/6hrs
Righteousness +10
Can Be Placed:
What Does it Do?:
Animated when in use. 
Bleeding Gums has a 2hr task there, “See His Nephew Play”.  Also, Skinny Palmer has tasks there if you purchase him. 

And finally, the Springfield Memorial Bridge (the best prize of this mini-event IMO)…

How You Get it:
Song and Dance Pt. 5
Make Lisa Resent Bart’s Innate Musical Talent- 4hrs
Make Tic Tock “Skippity Bop” Simpson Give the People What They Want- 4hrs
Collect Vinyl Records- x125.

Once you’ve completed the tasks you’ll automatically unlock the Bridge…

Other Details:
Springfield Memorial Bridge
Build Time:
Nothing, it’s a decoration
Vanity +100
Can Be Placed:
What Does it Do?:
Animation when in use
Task: Lisa and BGM each have a 2hr task there, “Play Sax on Springfield Memorial Bridge”.

And that’s it my friends!  What are your thoughts on the new mini-event?  Thoughts on the prizes? Which is your favorite? Locations in your Springfield?  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

24 responses to “All This Jazz Prize Guide: Groovetone Records, The Spotted Cat, and Springfield Memorial Bridge

  1. Groovetone Records (GR) is a pretty decent prize since it gets used in Marbles Le Marquez’s questline and it has 2 permanent tasks there for Marbles and Hans Moleman. It has an okay animation when being used but it could’ve been better if there were also figures appearing in the windows playing instruments or the doors opening and music notes appearing out through the doors. Overall, it’s still a great item. 🎶🎙️📀

    The Spotted Cat (TSC) is another good prize since it gets used by Bleeding Gums Murphy and Skinny Palmer instead of an early level freemium character. The animation is slightly better than the one at GR since the open sign also lights up with the building while TSC is being used. Blues Vomitorium would look good next to The Spotted Cat. 🐈🎷🎵

    Springfield Memorial Bridge is actually a great final prize and decoration IMO for a number of reasons: 1) BGM and Lisa’s task here is pretty cool. 2) There are multiple jazz licks when tapping it. 3) The moon and clouds is something that people may or may not like about this prize (I really like it) plus the moon and clouds can be toggled with it appearing and disappearing over the bridge. 🌉🎼🌕
    Some improvements for the Springfield Memorial Bridge would be to allow rivers to connect to the bridge just like rivers with the Springfield Dam, maybe a retexture of the road to look like the regular roads since its a similar colour to the highways, and resize BGM and Lisa to be a little smaller on their tasks at the SMB.

  2. I am bummed that I cannot put the memorial bridge where it goes on the proposed map. I wish I could go on the water and act as a Bridge Road

  3. So we all need to purchase the premium item in order to work through this event, intially the spotted cat…. correct ?

    • I didn’t even think twice about it…but, I think there is an alternative building if you don’t have the Spotted Cat. But, you should have the Spotted Cat…it is the best music hall in NOLA.

      • I couldn’t resist the Spotted Cat, either…

        But I already have a bright blue one parked on the drive – a 300hp Jaguar retirement toy that SWMBO let me have!

        That might be why she is SWMBO 🙂

    • Oh…and a reminder…the Spotted Cat isn’t premium.

    • No, you don’t need to buy any premium items to work through the event. Like it says on this post, The Spotted Cat isn’t premium considering it’s a prize but it does get used for tasks by 2 premium characters (Bleeding Gums Murphy and Skinny Palmer). The only new premium buildings in the event is KJAZZ (which comes with Skinny Palmer) and Blues Vomitorium (which unlocks the ability to buy more Bourbon Street Band crowds).

  4. Can’t find the bridge in my Springfield or storage. Event is complete tho. 🥴

    Always something. But great to have minis and new content.

  5. love the bridge even though its hard to place any were

  6. Finished the mini event today and have to say that it was very enjoyable for the first time in awhile. All the prizes were good and the dialogue excellent.
    Glad that I took a month’s break from playing TSTO, as it has revived some passion for playing it again.

  7. I can’t get the end of the event to trigger. I have the bridge. It’s placed. I can send characters to work there but the event window (when I tap the sax icon in the upper right) doesn’t show more jobs but neither is there a yellow check mark under the bridge prize pic. All the buildings are placed and built. There are no more jobs for the event in my task bar. I never got the confetti task finished box. It’s a head scratcher. Any ideas?

    • Kddpop

      If you still have Questlines for Lazzy Palmer and Marbles Marquez and Tic Tock Bart Simpson (in your Task Book), then technically you’re done with the Mini Event but can still enjoy each separate Questline …. the last Prize (Springfield Memorial Bridge) triggers a Task with Lisa Simpson and Bleeding Gums Murphy (I have both Characters, I don’t know if EA does ‘something different’ if you don’t have Bleeding Gums Murphy).

      I wouldn’t sweat it, just enjoy the New Content (especially the new Premiums) and prepare for Treehouse of Horror 🎃🤘🏻

      • Yeah that last prize never triggered. I have Bleeding Gums, snagged the others too so maybe something will happen. The tapped out completionist in me just wants to see that yellow check mark. Meh, I’ll live and get ready for the next thing!

    • If you had the screen pop up with saying “Congratulations! You completed All This Jazz!” then you completed the event. I don’t remember if I had the confetti task finished box either but I have also seen that 4/5 of the prizes are ticked off for being completed even though I do have the Springfield Memorial Bridge.

    • Kidpop— I have the same problem. As a result, I mistakenly thought there must be a part 2 to the event. Glad I saw your comment!

  8. Groovetone Records
    The Spotted Cat
    Springfield Memorial Bridge

    These are all solid Event Prizes with Character Tasks (each deserves a thank you sent to that small dedicated EA Staff running TSTO!)

    Sure, the Springfield Memorial Bridge presents a bit of a “how do I present this in my Springfield” dilemma (you can’t connect it to a road / street, you can’t plop it on water, but eventually you will figure something out and share with other Tappers!)

  9. Tap on the bridge to toggle the moon showing/not showing, even when the bridge is not in use! (Also, the toggle plays a different jazz lick for moon on and moon off.) Super cool!

    I just don’t understand the bridge itself, though….the road goes into mountains on both sides, so how do you incorporate it anywhere that makes sense?

  10. I wish the bridge could lay over top of water so you didn’t have a gap between it and the river. I made it work by placing an object in front to hide the gap, but I still would have preferred for that not to be necessary.

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