Music Calendar

Live-Music

Week of Dec. 24-30, 2014

Upcoming Events

Join the Art Song Project – Special interest group of Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center. Group will meet two Tuesdays of each month at Emerson House, 420 N. Main St. Enter thru back porch door. Cost: $45. Info: 815-398-4257 or cathyherd@comcast.net.

Order Tickets for Let’s Dance! Sesame Street Live – BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. Date: Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m. and Jan. 7, 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $18. Limited number of $22 Gold Circle Seats and $55 Sunny Seats available. Info: 815-968-5222 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Order Tickets for The Genius of John Williams – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m. RSO pays tribute to one of America’s greatest composers. Tickets: 815-968-5222 or www.Ticketmaster.com.

Order Tickets for The Bottle Rockets – Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road. Date: Jan. 10, 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 (acoustic set) Info: 815-335-2915.

Order Tickets for “Guys and Dolls” – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 815-968-5222 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Order Tickets for “Memories from Times of War” – Rockford Symphony Orchestra at Coronado PAC, 314 N. Main St. Date: Feb. 14, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Prelude Dinner at 6 p.m. Dinner tickets: $50 adults, $25 children12 and younger. Performance tickets, $22-$60, 815-965-0049 or www.rockfordsymphony.com.

Order Tickets for John Mellencamp Plain Spoken Tour – Coronado Performing
Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: May 30, 2015. Tickets: $42, $65, $85 and $119.50. Exclusive VIP packages also available. Order thru Ticketmaster.com, the BMO Harris Bank Center box office, or call 815-968-5222.

Wednesday, Dec. 24

Songs in Service” – P.A. Peterson Center for Health, 1311 Parkview Ave.

Hymn Sing – Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 412 N. Church St. 10:30 p.m. Worship Service,11 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. Free. Info: 815-962-7944.

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

Thursday, Dec. 25

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.

Friday, Dec. 26

Paul Bronson and Mickey Labay – JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St. 7 p.m. Free.

Karaoke – American Legion Post C.A. Carlson Post 1207, 1011 S. Alpine Road. 8 p.m.-midnight.

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

Echo Beach – Kokomo’s Lounge, 7307 N. Alpine Road, Loves Park. 8-11 p.m.

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

Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m.

DJ – Mortimer’s Roadhouse, 105 W. Grove, Poplar Grove. 9 p.m. Info: 815-765-0082.

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

Saturday, Dec. 27

Coolio, Evolu$ion, Finboy, Remy Treeze – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. Doors open 7 p.m.; bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 advance, $25 day of show, $30 preferred seating, $55 VIP. Info: 608-743-1899.

Between Planes Between Holidays Dance Party – Big Al’s Bar, 610 N. Bell School Road. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Classic rock, rockabilly, blues, reggae with Ron Holm, Tim Austin, Jannie Nelson, John Bishoff. Free. Info: 815-398-6411.

Pablo and the Rhythmix – Bootie’s Main Tap, 411 Main St., Pecatonica.

Dueling Pianos – District Bar & Grill, 205 W. State St. 8 p.m. Info: 815-977-4524.

Saturday Blues Show – Hope and Anchor Pub, 5040 N. Second St., Loves Park. 7 p.m. Feat. Lurrie Bell and his band. Info: 815-633-2552.

Sweet Lucy – Logan’s, 1805 S. West Ave., Freeport.

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

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

The Sensations feat. Holland Zander – Rascals Bar & Grill, 5223 Torque Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m. Info: 815-636-9207.

Dance Party with DJ Jes One – Second Cousins Bar & Grill, 6246 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park.

Desolation Row – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover. Info: 815-877-8007.

Sunday, Dec. 28

Bruce L. Warden & Company – Cliffbreaker’s Resort, 700 W. Riverside Blvd. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday brunch. Info: 815-399-1399.

Sunday Blues Jam with Barstool Bob Levis. Trinadora and others – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 6-9 p.m. Info: 815-965-0931.

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. 9 p.m.-1 a.m.Info: 815-877-8007.

Monday, Dec. 29

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

Bun E. Carlos & His Monday Night Band – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

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.

Have your free listing in the Thursday preceding our Wednesday publication. Listings can be emailed to contact@rockrivertimes.com, faxed to 815-964-9825 or called in to 815-964-9767.

From the Dec. 24-30, 2014, issue