On The Waterfront 2006 Music Schedule

Miller Lite Great Lawn

The Miller Lite Great Lawn has a reserved seating section and a general admission seating area. Seats within the reserved seating area provide an upclose view with a reserved seat; all reserved seats are purchased with a ticket through the MetroCentre Ticket Outlets.

General admission seating is considered the back lawn area behind the reserved seating. Tickets are required for general admission on Thursday for the Opening Night Contest—admission buttons are not valid until Friday. Access to the back lawn area is by Festival button Friday-Sunday. Picnic tables are available in the back lawn, and patrons can bring their own lawn chairs. Coolers are not permitted.

NOTE: You do not need a Festival Admission Button to be admitted to the reserved seating section of the Miller Lite Great Lawn in Davis Park; your reserved seat ticket for that night’s concert will allow you into the Miller Lite Great Lawn and Verizon Wireless Left Bank Stage venues. You do need an admission button or wristband to access the general admission area of the Miller Lite Great Lawn and for all other Festival venues.

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Reserved seat tickets available HERE. Tickets are required for the Thursday Opening Night Concert. Festival admission buttons are not valid until the Festival opens on Friday, September 3.

Thursday, August 31

Opening Night Concert

Gates Open at 6 p.m.

Presented by Q98.3

SHeDaisy, Darryl Worley and Jack Ingram

$74.50 Gold Seats (first two rows)

$26.50 Advance reserved seats

Friday, September 1

Gates open at 6 p.m.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

$74.50 Gold Seats (first two rows)

$26.50 Advance reserved seats

Buy tickets online now!

Reserved seat tickets available here. Note: You do not need a Festival admission button to be admitted to the reserved seating section of the Miller Lite Great Lawn in Davis Park; your reserved seat ticket for that night’s concert will allow you to enter the Miller Lite Great Lawn and Verizon Wireless Left Bank Stage venues. You do need an admission button to access the general admission area of the Miller Lite Great Lawn and in all other Festival venues.

Saturday, September 2

Gates open at 6 p.m.

Presented by 96.7 The Eagle

Cheap Trick and Buddy Guy

$74.50 Gold Seats (first two rows)

$26.50 Advance reserved seats

Sunday, September 3

Gates open at 6 p.m.

Presented by Everything Classic Rock 95.3

Ted Nugent

$74.50 Gold Seats (first two rows)

$26.50 Advance reserved seats

Rockford Public Library Country Stage

presented by Q98.5

Friday, September 1

Silver Creek 5:30 p.m.

Southern Heritage 7:45 p.m.

Billy Currington 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 2

Chip Messiner 12:30 p.m.

Thunderheart 5:30 p.m.

Cook & Belle 7:45 p.m.

Danielle Peck 10 p.m.

Sunday, September 3

Larry Higgs 12 p.m.

Hillbillee 2:15 p.m.

Night Shift 4:30 p.m.

Juelane & Gid-E-Yup ** 6:45 p.m.

Trent Willmon 9 p.m.

Verizon Wireless

Left Bank

presented by WNIU/WNIJ

and Charlotte’s Web for the Performing Arts

Friday, September 1

Ernie & the Po’ Boys 5:45 p.m.

Reggie Sears 7:45 p.m.

Ronnie Baker Brooks 9:45 p.m.

Saturday, September 2

Bright Stars Celebration 11:45 a.m.

Minnesota Guitar Wizards 12:30 p.m.

Dakota Dave Hull 12:30 p.m.

Charlie Parr 1:20 p.m.

Peter Lang 2:10 p.m.

Minnesota Guitar Wizards Jam 3 p.m.

Goran Ivanovic Group 4 p.m.

The Mauds with Jimmy Rogers 6 p.m.

Jeremy Buck 7:45 p.m.

Lee Rocker 10 p.m.

Sunday, September 3

Poetic Justice League 4 America 12:15 p.m.

The Edge 3 p.m.

Dan Voll and Combo Loco * 5 p.m.

Eric Sardinas 7 p.m.

John Lee Hooker, Jr. 9 p.m.

WTVO OASIS

presented by MedicineMan, Inc.

Friday, September 1

The Sensations 5 p.m.

The Fabulous Janes 7:15 p.m.

Frontiers * 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 2

Live Band Karaoke 11:30 a.m.

Band of the Lost * 3 p.m.

Useless Brother 5:15 p.m.

Precision Lawn Chair Dads 6:30 p.m.

The Missing Links 7:45 p.m.

The Romantics 9:45 p.m.

Sunday, September 3

The New Invaders Ultimate 60’s Flashback 11:30 a.m.

Men of Our Times 2:45 p.m.

Infinity 5:45 p.m.

The Family Stone Experience 9 p.m.

Festival Airlines

Jazz/R & B Stage

presented by WIFR-TV 23

Friday, September 1

Kickin’ Brass with special guest Emily Rogers 5:30 p.m.

Jamtrak 7:45 p.m.

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies 10 p.m.

Saturday, September 2

The Bill Doll Jazztet 12 p.m.

Frank Calvagna & Opan Jii 2:15 p.m.

Jodi Beach Trio ** 4:30 p.m.

Moonlight Jazz Orchestra 6:45 p.m.

Ryan Toby 9:15 p.m.

Sunday, September 3

Maxine and the Maximillions 12 p.m.

Dean Moriarty Jazz Band * 2:15 p.m.

Dorothy Paige-Turner with the Joel Ross Quartet 4:30 p.m.

Mark Colby 7 p.m.

Richard Elliott 9 p.m.

RRSTAR.COM Ethnic Stage

presented by Pepsi

Friday, September 1

Natyarpana 5:30 p.m.

Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band 7:15 p.m.

The Polkaholics 10 p.m.

Saturday, September 2

Symbols of Joy 12:15 p.m.

Aloha Hula Girls 1:45 p.m.

Los Skarnales 3:15 p.m.

Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones 5 p.m.

The Indika Reggae Band 7:30 p.m.

The Holmes Brothers 9:45 p.m.

Sunday, September 3

Inner Circle 12:15 p.m.

Donnybrook 1:30 p.m.

Sones de Mexico 3:15 p.m.

Buckwheat Zydeco 6 p.m.

One World Tribe 8:15 p.m.

AMCORE Amkids Stage

Saturday, September 2

Rockford Public Library 12 p.m.

The Happiness Club 1 p.m.

Babaloo 2 p.m.

The Happiness Club 3 p.m.

Little Nashville 4 p.m.

Babaloo 5 p.m.

Sunday, September 3

Those Funny Little People 12 p.m.

Babaloo 12:30 p.m.

Those Funny Little People 1:30 p.m.

Quest Ensemble 2 p.m.

Those Funny Little People 3 p.m.

Babaloo 3:30 p.m.

Quest Ensemble 4:30 p.m.

Little Nashville 5:15 p.m.

City Stage

Friday, September 1

Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning 5:30 p.m.

H.M.S. by Miles Nielsen 7:30 p.m.

Catfight 9:45 p.m.

Saturday, September 2

Summer Rocks 11:45 p.m.

Stockwood 1:45 p.m.

Clark Richard 3:45 p.m.

The Blind Robins 5:45 p.m.

Jim the Mule 8 p.m.

The Wandering Sons 10:15 p.m.

Sunday, September 3

Midwestern Death 12 p.m.

Cammi’s NRG 1:45 p.m.

X51 3:45 p.m.

Too Deep 6:30 p.m.

Pipe Circus 9 p.m.

Club OTW

Friday, September 1

The Butcher, The Vet 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Manhattan 8:15 p.m.

The Moment 9 p.m.

Mark Maffioli Band 9:45 p.m.

The Felix Culpa 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 2

Live at the Club Talent Contest 7:30 p.m.

Lil T. Rapper 9:15 p.m.

Jetel 9:15 p.m.

Extract 9:15 p.m.

So So Tight 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 3

The Unity Project 7 p.m.

Lil Ray Buchanan & For Christ Sake 8:15 p.m.

Mark Caston and Just for Christ 9:30 p.m.

The Club will open at 7:30 pm with music starting at 8 p.m. Ages 13 and over admitted with ID.

Patio Stage

Friday, September 1

Johnny & the Boomers

The Impact of Brass

Saturday, September 2

Taste of Waterfront 12:30 p.m.

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Tony Amber TBA

Parrothead Express TBA

Sunday, September 3

Chef’s Cooking Demonstrations 12:30 p.m.

Chef’s Cooking Demonstrations 2 p.m.

Chef’s Cooking Demonstrations 3 p.m.

The Uptown Cats TBA

The Vegas Brothers TBA

Street Strolling

Saturday, September 2

The Magic of Brian Holt 1-6 p.m.

Geoff Bubble Man 3-6 p.m.

Tim Balster, Stilt Walker 3-6 p.m.

Sunday, September 3

The Magic of Brian Holt 1-6 p.m.

Tim Balster, Stilt Walker 2-5 p.m.

Geoff Bubble Man 2-5 p.m.

Although the On The Waterfront, Inc. has taken all reasonable care that the information on this site is accurate at the time of publication (and The Rock River Times information is obtained from OTW), it is for general information purposes only, and no representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, is made as to accuracy, reliability or completeness. On the Waterfront, Inc. reserves the right to change information, locations and event times without prior notification.

Best of Rockford

Each year, On the Waterfront, presented by Associated Bank, showcases local musicians through the “Best of Rockford” competition. Performers living within a 45-mile radius of Rockford are invited to submit a press kit and CD or tape to the Best of Rockford Selection Committee for a chance to win a timeslot at the On the Waterfront Festival presented by Associated Bank.

This year, the selection committee received over 80 entries from a wide variety of music genres including rock, jazz, blues, country, oldies, folk, ethnic and gospel, and those winners will be featured on various stages throughout the 2006 Festival. This year, two were selected as Platinum Award winners and will receive a preferred time slot at the 2006 Festival.

The following

performers are the

winners of the

2006 Best of Rockford Competition:

2006 Platinum Best of Rockford Winners include:

Country – Juelane & Gid-e-yup

Jazz – The Jodi Beach Trio

2006 Best of Rockford Winners include:

Blues – Steve Ditzell and Blue Lightning

Children’s – Little Nashville

Christian – The Unity Project

Gospel – Sounds of Good News

Jazz – Dean Moriarty Jazz Band

Latin Jazz – Dan Voll Combo Loco

Oldies – Frontiers

Rock – Cammi’s NRG

Rock – Band of the Lost

Rock – The Felix Culpa

Rock – Clark Richard

From the Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2006, issue

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