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Week of July 16-22, 2014

Upcoming Events

Registration for Breakdance 101 Workshop – Rockford Hip Hop Clongress, 325 Studio, 325 Jefferson St. Dates: Thursdays, July 3-24, 3-4 p.m. for ages 5-12 and 4:30-5:30 p.m. for Junior class (ages 13 and up). Fee: $5 per class ($20 for entire series). Info: www.rockfordhhc.org.

Order Tickets for Tribute to Patsy Cline – Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center, Utica. Dates: July 21-22. Tickets for two matinee performances on July 21 & 22 at 11:30 a.m. Includes lunch buffet and show for $22/person. Reserve at 815-220-7386 or www.starvedrocklodge.com.

Order Tickets for Country Thunder Music Festival – Shadow Hill Ranch, off Hwy. P, Twin Lakes, Wis. Dates: July 24-27. Festival opens at 1 p.m. each day. Four-day passes available for $160. Info: 866-802-6418 or www.countrythunder.com.

Registration for Culinary Collaborations – Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 415 N. Church St. Ages 12-17. Dates: July 28-Aug. 1, 9 ma.m.-noon. Tuition $100/student. Info: www.mendelssohnpac.org.

Registration for “Music of the River Tour” – Starved Rock Lodge, Starved Rock State Park, Utica. Summer tours include gourmet take-along lunch, 90-minute boat cruise on an authentic paddle wheel boat, followed by a historic trolley tour. Enjoy songs performed on board by local musician Kevin Kramer. Cost: $42/person. Info: 815-220-7386.

Order Tickets for Moonlight Jazz 40th Anniversary Celebration Gala – Giovanni’s Grand Ballroom, 610 N. Bell School Road. Date: Nov. 8. Cocktails, dinner, dancing. Ticket prices range from VIP $75; dinner/dance $50; show only, $35. Visit moonlightjazz.com for event details.

Wednesday, July 16

Tunes on the Terrace: After 5 Jazz – Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 N. Second St. 5-7 p.m. Free.

Pablo and the Rhythmix – Music in the Park (Old Settlers Park), 100 S. Bridge St., Rockton. 6-8 p.m.

Jazz & Blues Jam Session with Tony Vecchio Quartet – Pig Minds Brewing Co., 4080 Steele Drive, Machesney Park. 7-10 p.m.

Summer Concert Series w/Mark Reed & Waddy – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 6-9 p.m.

Open Mic – Mandalay Lounge, 200 N. Church St. Starts at 5 p.m.

Karaoke – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. No cover. Info: 815-962-7944.

Open Mic – Sharky’s Sports Bar & Grill, 3 N. Wesley Ave., Mt. Morris. 6 p.m.-close.

Karaoke with Bob – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 8 p.m. Info: 815-877-8007.

Harlan Jefferson – The Wiffletree Bar & Grill, 11347 Main St., Roscoe. 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 17

Jazz at Emerson: “Jazzin’ It Up!” – Emerson House, 420 N. Main St. 5:30 p.m. Carl Cole & Company. Admission: $10 adults, $5 students.

Jazzin’ After Work Series: ZZAJE – Rock Valley College, Karl J. Jacobs Center for Science & Math, 3301 N. Mulford Road. 6-8 p.m. With special guest Ray Silkman and Band, giveaways and drawings, free food and beverages.

Music in the Park: Jodi Beach Trio with guests Tony Vecchio and David Thompson (jazz) – Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, 1401 N. Second St. 7 p.m. Free.

Signalfire w/Roxtar – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy.G), Janesville, Wis. Open 7 p.m.; bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

Summer Concert Series w/The New Standard– Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 6-9 p.m.

Andrew Jackson Jihad – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 8:30 p.m. Info: 815-965-0931.

Open Mic Mandalay Lounge, 200 N. Church St. 5 p.m.

Open Stage – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Free. Every Thurs. Info: 815-962-7944.

Dinner on the Dock: Unity the Band – Prairie Street Brewhouse, 200 Prairie St. Every Thurs. 5-10 p.m. Music, 6-9 p.m.

Friday, July 18

Let’s Dance” Big Band Weekend – Duke Ellington Ballroom, 340 Carroll Ave., DeKalb. July 18-20. 3’s – dances, package deals, levels of ballroom dance lessons, bands. Balcony seats for listen-only guests. DeKalb County Citizens “Dancing for Health” scholarships. Host band: John Smith and Shananigans. Guest bands: Paradise Orchestra, St. Louis, Mo.; Dick Elliott Orchestra, Chicago. Info: www.justmakeithappen-dekalb.com.

Music on the Mall: Rock Town Strangers – Mary’s Market, Edgebrook Shopping Center, 1639 N. Alpine Road. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Firelight Dimmers – Rockford City Market, 100 E. State St. & Water St. 3-8 p.m.

Lynam – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy.G), Janesville, Wis. Open 7 p.m.; bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 advance, $12 day of show, $20 seating. Info: 608-741-0001.

The Personnel – District Bar & Grill, 205 W. State St. 10 p.m. Info: 815-977-4524.

Daniel & The Lion – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 7 p.m. Info: 815-965-0931.

Mr. Big Stuff – Riverside Park, Beloit, Wis. 7 p.m. Swing, disco and more presented by Friends of Riverfront and ABC Supply Co. Free.

Open Mic – Mandalay Lounge, 200 N. Church St. 10 p.m.-1 a.m.

So Called Saints, Left 4 Dead, Genotype – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Free.

Gaelic Fury – Old College Square, Front & Wesley, 2 blocks south of IL Rt 64, Mt. Morris. 7 p.m. Irish pub music. Free.

Dance Dance Dance! – Murphy’s Pub & Grill, 510 S. Perryville Road. Every Friday.

Saturday, July 19

Perry Pitney Memorial Music Festival – Rescue Mission Thrift Store, 20th St. & Harrison Ave. 4-8 p.m. With The Eldridge Family, Luke Pitney, and Beyond the Ashes. Concessions available, but bring your own lawn chair. Tickets: $20/person, at Rockford Rescue Mission, Restoration Cafe and Thrift Store. Info: 815-316-4162.

Night Life Paradise: The Electric Music Factory – Davis Park, 300 S. Wyman St. 4 p.m. Rockford’s first EDM Festival dedicated to memory of Cesar Duarte.

Concerts on the Creek: No Name String Band – Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road. 7 p.m. Large ensemble jazz. Free. Info: 815-979-1949.

Missing Links – Big Al’s Bar, 610 N. Bell School Road. 9 p.m. Free. Info: 815-398-6411.

Dueling Pianos – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 9 p.m. Info: 815-229-0800.

Open Mic – Mandalay Lounge, 200 N. Church St. 6 p.m.-1 a.m.

Xeno and Happy Jax – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9 p.m. Free. Info: 815-962-7944.

Sunday, July 20

Woodsong Concert Series: Saturday June Band – Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St. Doors open at 4 p.m., concert at 6 p.m. Tickets: $5 members, $10 non-members, children under 12, free.

Live at Levings: Carl Cole & the Sounds Of Good News – Levings Park, 1420 S. Pierpont Ave. Talent showcase, 3-5 p.m. Concert, family music group, 5-7 p.m. Free.

Concerts in the Park: Prime Time Live Band – Candlewick Lane Rec Center, 13400 Hwy. 76, Poplar Grove. Free.

Open Mic – Sharky’s Sports Bar & Grill, 3 N. Wesley Ave., Mt. Morris. 6 p.m.-close.

Monday, July 21

Open Mic – Mandalay Lounge, 200 N. Church St. Starts at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, July 22

Tuesday Evening in the Gardens: Lily & Madeline – Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road. Doors open 5:15 p.m., music starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission $5 adults, $3 teens, children 12 and younger free. Free to Anderson Gardens members.

Music in the Park: “Sounds of the Silver Screen” performed by Rockford Concert Band – Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, 1401 N. Second St. 7 p.m. Free.

Karaoke – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 10 p.m.-close. Info: 815-965-0931.

Open Mic – Mandalay Lounge, 200 N. Church St. Starts at 5 p.m.

Open Stage – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Free. Info: 815-962-7944.

Open Mic – Stumpy’s, 5801 Columbia Pkwy., Rockford. 8-10 p.m. Free. Info: 815-316-1225.

Karaoke w/Bob – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Info: 815-877-8007.

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From the July 16-22, 2014, issue