First Friday Lineup: May 1
Irish Rose Saloon
The Element’s Singer/Songwriter Series: Tentacles Everywhere: Blending mixes of folk, synth and indie pop. Tentacles Everywhere brings a very calming yet energetic dynamic to the stage. Switching from keyboards, to trumpet to guitars to harmonicas Tentacles Everywhere was formed by Elizabeth McQueeny & Kyle Theiss originally as a two piece & later added Nabeel Shaikh as their bassist.
519 E State St
Kryptonite Bar | Music & Craft Beer
Loft Art: Peter Mera “Pop Culture’s got nothing on me.”
Music: Sidewalk Chalk w/ Goodwill Dynamite: Our favorite hip hop art show Sidewalk Chalk returns (10pm)
FREE – $10 after 9pm
308 W State St
JustGoods Fair Trade Marketplace
Art: Rockford Urban Ministries’ Used Art Sale, celebrating 30 years of directing by Stanley Campbell will hold his semi-annual art sale. People can donate art for this sale held for the month of May. All proceeds fund social justice programs of RUM. (Mon-Sat 10am-6pm for month of May)
Music: Katie Dahl, Emily White, & Emily Hurd “In-The-Round” – Hurd, White, and Dahl are Midwestern songwriters with loyal fan bases and multiple accolades to their collective credit.
7pm (FREE) donations welcome
201 7th St
District Bar & Grill
Music: Black Stone Cherry w/Shamans Harvest
There’s enough boot stomping, soulful meat-and-potatoes in the Kentucky band’s stew to invigorate Middle America, with the melodic chops to conquer the worldwide stage.
205 W State St
Pistol Pete is well-known in Chicago and abroad as one of the hottest shredders around. He has been on Showtime At The Apollo, played with musical legends & has multiple CDs.
602 N Madison St
Flip Side Cinema
@ Riverfront Museum Park
CHEF (Rated-R): Join us for our new series of independent, alternative and classic films, in Rockford’s original independent theater location! Snacks and beverages available for purchase.
7:30pm (Doors @ 7pm) – $5
711 N Main St
JR Kortman Center for Design
Gallery Bar open late
Art: “Nature/Nurture: A Family of Artists” featuring works by Paul Pinzarrone, Rebecca Downing Pelley, and Ellie Pinzarrone. Dennis Horton tending the Kortman Gallery Bar.
107 N Main St
Sienna’s Kitchen Gourmet Shop & Eatery
Sienna’s Kitchen “1st” First Friday: Sampling, Food & Desserts for Purchase.
Music: Two of Us – Acoustic Duo
223 E State St
Lucette Salon & Spa
Mother Daughter Mini-Manis: Stop in for complimentary nail polish applications and wine!
6-8pm (FREE for traditional polish)
Vinylux polish is $3 – Sorry, no Shellac this evening
508 E State St
State of the Art Gallery
Two Year Anniversary Party! Come celebrate our anniversary with new art by Roni Golan, Jeremy Klonicki & Carmen Turner, with a live painting performance to music by Eddie B. Jazz!
Gallery Hours: Noon-9pm
Music: 7-8pm (FREE – donations appreciated)
218 E State St
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