James Lee Stanley, John Batdorf at Sinnissippi finale July 22

Summer and great performances make for a perfect way to spend a Saturday night in Rockford: the summer wind, friends and great music.

Don’t miss the final Charlotte’s Web Summer Series presentation at the Sinnissippi Park Music Shell.

Saturday, July 22, James Lee Stanley and John Batdorf bring “All Wood and Stones,” to what is sure to be an enthusiastic crowd.

Stanley and Batdorf are phenomenal guitarists and vocalists of acoustic rock music. The show consists of their favorite Rolling Stones tunes presented with their own twist. Be assured these are not your ordinary covers of the classics.

James Lee Stanley and John Batdorf met in Los Angeles in the 1970s, and have been friends ever since. Their credits are impressive and they have produced more than 30 albums between them. To learn more about the artists, visit their Web sites at < www.jamesleestanley.com /a> and www.johnbatdorfmusic.com.

Performance begins at 7:30 p.m., but feel free to pack your favorite picnic and come early to enjoy the atmosphere. It’s free to the public, so tell all your friends! Stop by the Charlotte’s Web table to purchase your updated Web Harp wear in fantastic colors.

To show their broad range of support for the arts in Rockford, Charlotte’s Web is looking for visual artists with new original artwork to be utilized on their promotional materials. The artists featured on the summer series pamphlet were Bill Bruning and Stuart Land. They accept e-mailed images that are at least 300 dpi, any format. For more details, contact josh@snapshotmusic.com.

Charlotte’s Web is pleased to be able to bring quality entertainment to the Rockford region with the gracious support of the Rockford Park District, grant funds from the Illinois Arts Council and WNIJ-FM.

The rain site is Mendelssohn PAC, 415 N. Church. For more info, call 964-2238 or visit www.snapshotmusic.com/charlottesweb.

Anne E. O’Keefe is executive director of the Rockford Area Arts Council.

From the July 19-25, 2006, issue

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