First Friday events for June 5


Irish Rose Saloon
The Element’s Singer/Songwriter Series: Pink Beam: Pink Beam is a power pop group formed in 2014 by guitarist John Tallman and drummer Jacob Verbal, later joined by bassist Luke Brown and guitarist Will Tallman. They draw influence
from bands as Weezer and The Beach Boys.

9:30-11:30pm (FREE)

Kryptonite Bar | Music & Craft Beer

Art: Jesus Correa

Music: DJnoDJ & Born in 86 – cover band playing hits from the 90’s through the 2000’s to current day

9pm ($10 Cover)

308 W State St


JustGoods Fair Trade Marketplace
Art: Turtle’s Anvil – Nature photographs by Sue Hayden (runs the month of June)

Music: Basement Blues Band – providing the Midwest with “toe-tappin’, foot-stompin’ blues. Their performances offer a unique blend of traditional, contemporary, acoustic and electric music. The JustGoods venue is acoustically-excellent, comfortable, and intimate. Refreshments are available. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

7pm (FREE) donations welcome

201 7th St


District Bar & Grill

Music: Country night with “South Bound” – “South Bound” has found a magical mix of both Country and Rock N Roll.

10pm ($5 Cover)

205 W State St

Mary’s Place
My God the Heat w/ King of the Demons


602 N Madison St

Salvaged by Sonya
Tarot Card Readings: by David Skywatcher

6-9pm ($10 for 10 Minutes)
Advance reservations are accepted.

330 E State St


Rockford Brewing Company

Music: David Hayes plays “Epics Acoustic” – A solo CD preview show, so stop on through, listen to some great music on the dock, and grab an advanced copy from David Hayes. This will be along the Rock River weather pending.

6-10pm (FREE – All Ages)

200 Prairie St

JR Kortman Center for Design
Shop open ’til 9 • Bar open late

Opening Night: “Our Controlling Nature” – paintings by Johnathan Kuss

Music: (DJ) Music by Terrible

107 N Main St


Lucette Salon & Spa
Dads Need Love Too: Let the prospect of free whiskey help you introduce Dad to the finer points of grooming with free beard & brow trims, and clean his grimey face off with a complimentary facial peel when you purchase a man’s cut ($25 value). Check out our other manly gift ideas and deals for Father’s Day while you’re here.

6-8pm (FREE)

508 E State St

317 Studio & Gallery
June Artists at Work: Local artists will be displaying their artwork as well as working live. They will be available to have an open conversation with viewers about their art. Come watch these incredible artists as they create their works of art!

4-8pm (FREE)

317 Market St


Rockford City Market
Local growers and vendors who sell natural products and unique retail items, live music, demonstrations and kids’ activities.

Music: The Lone Canary (4:30-8pm)

3:30-8:30pm (FREE)

Water & State St

Wired Café

Music: In All Honesty | Tour Kick-Off: Rockford based
Indie Pop Trio will be heading out on the road for their first tour, but before they do they’ll go back to where it all began…Wired Cafe.

6-9pm (FREE)

414 E State St


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