Groove Walk: 10 bars, 10 bands, one cover

The Dean Moriarty Jazz Band will perform Saturday, May 15, at the Irish Rose Saloon, 519 E. State St., Rockford. Photo provided

By Jim Hagerty
Staff Writer

Downtown will be buzzing with live music this Saturday, May 15, as the annual Groove Walk festival kicks off. Ten bands will perform at 10 venues.

Groove Walk allows music fans to walk from venue to venue or ride the Rockford Mass Transit District trolley to hear each award-winning band. Country, classic rock, pop, Latino, jazz and blues will be featured during On the Waterfront’s Groove Walk.

The trolley, sponsored by Rasmussen College, is free and will run along the event route throughout Saturday evening.

Shows start at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. One ticket is valid for admission into all establishments.

More information about Groove Walk is at

Groove Walk bands and venues

Bar 3—Shuvlhed

Brio Restaurant—Mana Kintorso

Carlyle Brewing Co.—Brother K

CJ’s Lounge—Vintage Vinyl

Deli Italia Lounge—LYX

Irish Rose—Dean Moriarty Jazz Band

Kryptonite—Out of the Blues Jazz Quartet

Rue Marche—Southern Heritage

Swilligan’s Pub—Second Wind

The Office—Lizzi Neal Band

From the May 12-18, 2010 issue

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