Groove Walk features live music in downtown Rockford May 14

Staff Report

The 13th annual downtown Groove Walk music walk is set for 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday, May 14.

The event features 10 musical acts at 10 downtown establishments. Cost is $7 in advance, $10 at the door of any participating establishment the night of the festival.

Advance tickets are available at CJ’s Lounge, Deli Italia, Guzzardo Performance Music, Kryptonite, On the Waterfront and Rue Marche.

The following bands will perform at the following establishments:

Prime Time Live—Bar 3, 326 E. State St.

Lizzi Neal Band—CJ’s Lounge, 300 E. State St.

Mana Kintorso—Deli Italia Lounge, 507 E. State St.

Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning—Hawk’s Nest, 310 S. Church St.

Patte Armato with Mike McIntyre—Irish Rose, 519 E. State St.

Bar Stool Bob—Kiwi Café, 211 Elm St.

Dean Moriarty Jazz Band—Kryptonite, 308 W. State St.

Agnus Jackson—Rue Marche, 620 Market St.

Sweet Lucy—The Office Niteclub, 513 E. State St.

Emily Hurd—Abreo (formerly Brio), 515 E. State St.

The Rockford Mass Transit District trolley will offer rides to the various establishments.

A portion of the proceeds from the event benefits the Rockford Area Music Industry’s Gary S. Wilmer Memorial Scholarship Fund, a fund for high school seniors pursuing an education in music.

For more about the event, visit or contact the On the Waterfront office inside Stewart Square, 308 W. State St., at (815) 964-4388.

From the May 11-17, 2011 issue

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