Week of April 16-22, 2014
Missing Links Celebrates 50th Anniversary – Gig and party at The Grove, Poplar Grove, Ill., Saturday, April 26, 8:30 p.m. Past members are invited to join the current lineup for the celebration.
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center – Danny Schmidt, Emerson House, 420 N. Main St. Date: April 25, 7:30 p.m. Admission: $15 adults, $10 students. Info: 815-964-9713 or www.mendelssohnpac.org.
Tom Chapin Concert at Carlson – Carlson Elementary School, 4015 Pepper Drive. Date: April 25. Afternoon performance for students. 7 p.m. for staff, teachers and friends. Info: www.carlsonchapin.com.
Registration for Music Classes at NIU Community School of the Arts –- NIU Music Building, DeKalb. Square One Piano: Group Basics Class, ages 13 and older. Piano Forte: Building Piano Skills develops piano skills from the past or from the Square One class. Piano Starter for Children, ages 5-7. Info: 815-753-1450 or www.csa.niu.edu.
Order Tickets for “Celtic Woman” – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: May 1, 7 p.m. The Emerald Tour, celebrating Ireland. Info: 815-968-5222 or www.coronadopac.org.
Registration for MusiCamp 2014 – Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, Starr Hall, 415 N. Church St. Dates: June-10-28. Three separate camps for string instruments. Band and orchestra students who have played an instrument for one or two years. Cost: $5 for RPS students, $20 for students not enrolled in RPS. Registration is now being accepted. Application deadline is April 25. Info: Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-966-8960.
Order Tickets for Jamie-Sue Seal and John Latini – Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S. Main St., Janesville, Wis. Date: April 25, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students. Info: 608-758-0297 or www.janesvillepac.org.
Order Tickets for “Love of Homeland” feat. Mendelssohn Chorale – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: April 26, 7:30 p.m. Mendelssohn Chorale performs with Rockford Symphony Orchestra. Includes “Alexander Nevsky,” by Prokofiev. Tickets: $20-$58. Students (22 and younger), $7. Info: 815-965-0049 or www.rockfordsymphony.com.
Register for Auditions for Musicians – Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll. Date: April 27, 2 p.m. For appointment, call 815-244-2035.
Order Tickets for “Bouncing Off the Walls – Broadway Our Way” – Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Ave. Date: May 3, 7 p.m. Presented by The Center for the Arts and Spirituality and Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus. Ti ckets: $20 each. Info: Emmanuel, 815-963-4815 or JustGoods, 815-8903.
Order Tickets for Moscow Festival Ballet: “Sleeping Beauty” – Rockford Coronado Concert Association, Coronado PAC, 314 N. Main St. Date: May 4, 3 p.m. Tickets/Info: Coronado Box Office, 815-968-0595 or www.coronadopac.org.
Order Tickets for “West Side Story” – CoronadoPerforming Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: May 8, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50, available at Coronado Box Office or call 815-968-0595 or www.coronadopac.org.
Order Tickets for “Jazz on the Rock: Roaring 20’s Gala” – Rockford Country Club, 2921 N. Main St. Date: June 13, 7-10:30 p.m. Tickets: $75/person with optional Big Cheese Soiree preceding the Gala for $20. Benefits Children’s Home + Aid. Order tickets at www.childrenshomeandaid.org.
Sponsorships available for Field of Blues Festivalhosted by Crossroads Blues Society – Date: June 28. Advance tickets $10 each, now available, at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PUUUS3pern6QQ. Or send a check $10 per ticket and SASE to Field of Blues Festival Tickets, Crossroads Blues Society, P.O. Box 840, Byron, IL 61010. Or see any of the board members or go to: Guzzardo’s Music, Culture Shock, CD Source, Toad Hall Records, Alpine Bank, JustGoods, Rockford Area Arts Council. All proceeds will be used to fund and possibly expand Blues in the Schools (BITS) program.
Wednesday, April 16
RSO Youth Concert: The Orchestra Sings – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. 10 and 11:30 a.m. By reservation only; no tickets sold day of performance.. Info: 815-965-0049.
Jazz & Blues Jam Session with Tony Vecchio Quartet – Pig Minds Brewing Co., 4080 Steele Drive, Machesney Park. 7-10 p.m. Info: 779-423-2147.
UW-Rock County Concert Band – Eclipse Center, 3 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit, Wis. 7 p.m. Admission free, but $2 donation is suggested.
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. Free. 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.
Thursday, April 17
“From Around the World” – UW-Rock County Campus, Kirk Denmark Theatre, Wells Cultural Center, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis. 7:30 p.m. Concert Choir and Jazz Singers. Admission free, but $2 donation suggested.
Kishwaukee Brass Quintet at “Brass Birthday Bash” Party – Oak Crest, DeKalb Area Retirement Center, Vista Room, 2944 Greenwood Acres, DeKalb. 7-7:40 p.m. Featuring a variety of Canadian brass, Boulder brass and Nebraksa brass. Families and friends encouraged to attend.
Open Mic – Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St.
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.
Open Mic – Cronie’s Grill, 9032 N. Second St., Machesney Park. Every Thursday.
Harlan Jefferson, RED,. Mike Cesario – Sahara Tavern & Lounge, 7400 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park. 8 p.m. Info: 815-633-9635.
Rat Baxter – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 9 p.m. Bike Night. Free. Info: 815-877-8007.
Friday, April 18
Dr. Watson Karaoke – Best Dam Bar, 13965 Best Road, Davis. 8 p.m. Free. Info: 815-990-1817.
Heather Styka – JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St. 7 p.m.
Roxtar w/guests Experiments in Low Fidelity – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. Open 7 p.m.; bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover. Info: 608-741-0001.
Modern Day Romeos – The District Bar & Grill, 205 W. State St. 10 p.m. Info: 815-977-4524.
Open Mic – Mandalay Lounge, 200 N. Church St. 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Kerry Atoms, Carlos Cutter, LOKO, Graceffa, Jason Healey – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Free. Info: 815-962-7944.
Open Mic – Take 20, 438 Bypass U.S. 20, Cherry Valley, Ill. 7 p.m. Info: 815-332-9920.
Saturday, April 19
Faster Pusssycat, Red Light Saints, Loveblast – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. Open 7 p.m.; bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 advance, $20 door, $25 seating. Info: 608-741-0001.
The Hit Men – Best Dam Bar, 13965 Best Road, Davis. 8 p.m. Free. Info: 815-990-1817.
Dueling Pianos – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 9 p.m. Info: 815-229-0800.
Prime Time Live – The Grove, 100 E. Grove St., Poplar Grove. 8:30 p.m.-12;30 a.m. Info: 815-765-1002.
The Smooties – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 9 p.m. Info: 815-965-0931.
Harmonic Movement, Lakeside Collective, The jim Grass Band – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Free. Info: 815-962-7944.
Desolation Row – New Mill Tap, 6935 11th St. #16. Free. Info: 815-874-6065.
Saturday Night Dance Party with DJ Jes One – 2nd Cousins Bar & Grill, 6246 E. Riverside Blvd. Info: 815-637-2660.
Pulse 18 –Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 9 p.m. Free. Info: 815-877-8007.
Monday, April 21
Open Mic – Mandalay Lounge, 200 N. Church St. Starts at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 22
Earth Day & Pete Seeger Concert – JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St. 7 p.m. Andrew J. Holm, Emily Hurd, Nick Juric, DK Kolars, Eric Lambert, Tom Mac, Rick Nolting, Dirt Simple (Marques Morel and Kendra Swanson), Christopher D. Sims, David Stocker, Trinadora (Janel Nelson and Ron Holm), and Ross Thompson will be featured. Free. If attendance exceeds capacity, the concert will repeat at 8:30 p.m.
Karaoke – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 10 p.m.-close. Info: 815-965-0931.
Rock ‘n Roll – 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 April 16-22, 2014, issue