Anderson Gardens offers live music series starting June 5

Staff Report

Rockford’s Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road, will offer a summer music concert series, “Tuesday Evening in the Gardens,” June 5-Aug. 28.

The public is invited to socialize, stroll the gardens and enjoy music during the live concerts.

Local food vendors will include Woodfire Pizza, Zammuto’s Granitas, DiTullio’s Italian Deli and The Popcorn Parlor. Guests are encouraged to bring a light supper, but carry-in beverages are not permitted. Beer, wine, soda and bottled water are available for purchase.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students ages 13-18, and free for children 12 and younger and museum members.

Guests are invited to begin setting up picinic areas on the lawn starting at 5:15 p.m., although concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Following is the musical lineup for 12-week summer concert series:

June 5 — Miles Nielsen

June 12 — Derek Luttrell

June 19 — Kelly Steward

June 26 — Warren Franklin

July 10 — Dane Penn

July 17 — Antony & The Tramps

July 24 — Stephanie Yeager

July 31 — Sarah Abramowitz

Aug. 7 — Rive

Aug. 14 — Mostly Water

Aug. 21 — Parker

Aug. 28 — Jodi Beach

For more about Anderson Japanese Gardens, call (815) 229-9390 or visit

From the May 30-June 5, 2012, issue

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