Missing OTW?

Former On the Waterfront staff, volunteers host festival ‘wake’ at Kryptonite Aug. 30

By Bruce Hammond
Sound Concepts Co-owner & Former OTW Production Liaison/Resident Grouch

Rather than lurching around downtown this week like something out of a zombie movie, a few of the former staff and volunteers of On the Waterfront (OTW) decided to commemorate the passing of Rockford’s premier live music event by holding a wake at Kryptonite, 308 W. State St., Friday, Aug. 30, from 6 p.m. to close.

While it is primarily an excuse for people who worked together for all or part of the festival’s 29-year run, it’s open to everyone. The band Rockfish will reunite to play a set later in the evening. All recorded music will be from artists who have performed at OTW or Stars and Guitars. Cover is $5.

From the Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2013, issue

One thought on “Missing OTW?

  • Aug 30, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Wonder when those that made it difficult to put on an internationally known, three day festival that brought hundreds of thousands of pocketbooks to Rockford will have their wake?
    Probably when they count their change for the tourism at this summer’s end. WAKE up Rockford.

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