Sophie B. Hawkins, Emily Hurd, Kelly Steward, Lexy Charms Fashion Show highlight Aug. 14 Green Lights Night
From press release
Downtown Rockford is pulsing with energy this summer thanks to a new outdoor concert series called Green Light Nights. Part outdoor concert and part block party, the series gives music lovers the chance to check out popular national, regional and local acts without the sticker shock of big-city concert ticket prices.
The next Green Light Nights will be Saturday, Aug. 14. The evening’s headliner is national recording sensation Sophie B. Hawkins, who is known for hits like “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” and “As I Lay Me Down.” Local musicians Kelly Steward and Emily Hurd will open for this all-ages show, and there will be a fall fashion preview featuring Lexy Charms. Food will be available for purchase, and vendors from local shops and boutiques will have merchandise for sale.
Gates open at 5 p.m., Emily Hurd takes the stage at 6 p.m., followed by the Lexy Charms Fashion Show at 7:15 p.m. Kelly Steward takes the stage at 8:30 p.m., with Sophie B. Hawkins headlining at 10 p.m.
Concert area is Main Street in front of Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St., Rockford. Cost is $12, free for children younger than 10.
For more information, visit greenlightrockford.com.
Sophie B. Hawkins
Sophie B. Hawkins emerged in 1992 with her debut album Tongues & Tails—best known for the single “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover”—which quickly went gold and earned her a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. Her album Whaler followed two years later, which also went gold and featured the single “As I Lay Me Down.”
Hawkins hasn’t looked back since, releasing several more albums, one of which was created using a variety of instruments, including guitar, cello, drums, keys and exotic percussion, in her home studio in Los Angeles. She is at work writing a Broadway musical for Kristin Chenoweth and working on her new album. Visit sophiebhawkins.com for more information.
Rockford native Emily Hurd recently released her sixth album titled Daytime Fireflies. She has been touring the Midwest and both coasts of the U.S. for years, making her well-traveled, well-versed, and the quintessential indie national act. Her live performances showcase her breathtaking vocals, fearless lyrics and unique piano and ukulele musicianship. Hurd’s pianistic punch, vintage grooves, stunning arrangements, and memorable melodies are catching the ears of fans across the globe. She has opened as a solo act for the likes of Roger McGuinn and Geoff Muldaur, and has shared the stage with Bettye Lavette, Ozomatli and Irma Thomas, to name a few. Visit emilyhurd.com for more information.
Kelly Steward is a Rockford-based singer, songwriter and recording artist. She is a raw musical talent with a voice rich in deep tones and a range that stops folks dead in their tracks. Compared to such songwriting greats as Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris and Melissa Etheridge, her songs are catchy tunes that can stand the test of time with simple, relatable lyrics. For more information, visit myspace.com/kellystewardmusic.
Lexy Charms is a casual, contemporary line of clothing and accessories. Lexy Charms seeks to create fashionable, hand-designed pieces that complement any niche and transition effortlessly from day to night. For more information, visit lexycharms.com or myspace.com/lexycharms.
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