Groove Walk 2001 in River District this weekend

Groove Walk 2001 in River District this weekend


It’s official! Groove Walk 2001 will be held from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.on Saturday, May 5, 2001 in downtown Rockford’s River District. On The Waterfront, Inc. and the River District have joined forces to produce this event, which benefits the Rockford Area Music Industry’s Gary Wilmer Scholarship Fund.

Come downtown and take a walk in Rockford’s River District. Visit some of the area’s best establishments and listen to a sample of Rockford’s great musical talent! Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase individual tickets at each of the 10 participating venues for $3, or purchase a Groove Tour pass for $6, which will allow access to all establishments. RMTD will be providing the trolley to promote celebrating responsibly. It will travel between destinations throughout the evening.

Venues and their performer(s) include: Auto Inn, 310 S. Church St. – Big Daddy Woo Woo Funk Revival; Big Cities Lounge*, 905 E. State St. – Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning; CJ’s Lounge*, 300 E. State St. – Blues Hawks; Irish Rose*, 519 E. State St. – Simply Blues; Little Italy’s Club 505, 501 E. State St. – Basement Blues Band; Octane, 124 N. Main St. – Tom Mac Group; The Office, 513 E. State St. – Bea Brady; Paragon on State, 205 W. State St. – Dan Voll Combo Loco; Swilligan’s Pub*, 200 N. Church St. – Too Deep; and Tom’s Tap, 315 S. Main St. – Betsy Kaske.

Groove tour passes can be purchased in advance at locations marked “*” in the previous paragraph, at Borders Books Music & Cafe, 199 Deane Dr., Rockford, or at On The Waterfront, Inc., 308 W. State St., Suite 115, Rockford. Patrons will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite group, who will be awarded the Best of Rockford “People’s Choice” time slot at the 2001 On The Waterfront Festival.

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Gary Wilmer Scholarship Fund, which is administered by the Rockford Community Trust Foundation. Groove Walk is produced by On The Waterfront, Inc. and dhte River District. Sponsors are: Budweiser, 97 ZOK, WQRF Fox 39, Rockford Register Star, MedicineMan Graphics and Rockford Mass Transit District.

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