Music Calendar

Live-Music

Week of Oct. 15-21, 2014

Upcoming Events

Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center announces Mendelssohn Chorale 2014-15 season – “Dreams of the Fallen” will be performed Nov. 8. Monday night rehearsals at 7 p.m at Starr Center, 415 N. Church St. Holiday Pops with the RSO will be performed Dec. 20 and 21. Monday night rehearsals begin Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. Info: 815-964-9713.

Register for UW-Rock County Guitar Classes – UW-Rock County, Wells Cultural Center, Room 139, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville. 7 p.m. Cost: $145, plus cost of a book that can be purchased from UW-Rock County Bookstore. Students must provide their own guitar. Info: 608-758-6565, ext. 360.

UW-Rock County Youth Orchestra is accepting members – Students from elementary thru high school with at least one year of experience with a band or stringed instrument can join the youth orchestra. Practices are Sept. 11-Nov. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. A concert will be held Nov. 20. No auditions are required. Fee to participate is $150 for the year. Info: 608-758-6565, ext. 360.

October Lunchtime Concerts – Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 412 N. Church St. Every Thursday thru October, 12:15-1 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch, or call ahead at 815-985-0143 by the Tuesday of the concert week to reserve a lunch for $5. Oct. 16: Rockford Chamber Players Brass Quartet.

Order Tickets for Camelot – Coronado Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. or www.coronadopac.org.

Order Tickets for Felix’s Cabaret – Forest Hills Country Club, 5135 Forest Hills Road. Date: Oct. 17, 6:30-10 p.m. Features dinner, cash bar, casino-style games and a dazzling Rat Pack Revue. Silent auction. Tickets: $75/ person or $600 for table of 8. Info: 815-964-9713.

Mark the Date for “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” – SM & SF Club, 1000 Sandy Hollow Road. Date: Oct. 17. Fish dinner followed by show at 7 p.m. Also, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. at Byron Civic Theatre, 850 N. Colfax, Byron. Free-will donations accepted. Info: www.bctmagic.com

Registration for Tango show & Tango class – Emerson House, 420 N. Main St. Date: Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m. Show at 7 p.m., class at 7;30 p.m., practice at 8:30 p.m. Cost: $15 (free for those who are buying the October class series). Info: 815-721-0994.

Order Tickets for Groove Walk – River District Association presents Groove Walk-ing Dead. Date: Oct. 18, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fifteen venues will host an array of musicians in downtown Rockford. Advance admission is $8 or $10 at the door. One ticket admits patrons to all 15 locations. Tickets/Info: 815-978-7827 or www.ramiawards.com.

Order Tickets for “Sinfully Sweet” 7th Annual Dessert Extravaganza Community Building, 111 W. First St., Belvidere. Date Oct. 19, 2 p.m. Featuring River City Sound Chorus and guest quartet Roxy. Tickets: $18 advance, $20 at the door. Dessert, entertainment, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle. Info: 815-988-1002.

Order Tickets for Jarekus Singleton – The Armory, 10 S. High St., Janesville, Wis. Date: Oct. 23, 8 p.m. Celebrating the release of his new album. Tickets: $20. Info: 608-741-7400.

Order Tickets for Charlotte’s Web Mainstage Concert Series: Tom Chapin – Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St. Date: Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 adults, $6 students. Info: 815-964-9713.

Order Tickets for Rockford Health System Pops Series “Things That go Bump in the Night” – Rockford Symphony Orchestra, 314 N. Main St. Date: Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $22-$60, students, $7. Info: 815-965-0049.

Mark the Date for Book Fair to benefit The Music Academy – Barnes & Noble, CherryVale Mall. Date: Oct. 26, noon-4 p.m. Benefits TMA’s scholarship, financial aid and professional development fund. Book fair vouchers are available at Loreen Hall, 226 S. 2nd St. and can also be downloaded from www.MusicAcademyInRockford.com. Those interested but unable to attend can support the Music Academy from Oct. 26-31 by entering Bookfair ID 11440146 at checkout.

Order Tickets for Sing-A-Long Sound of Music –Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Nov. 1, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $5, purchase at BMO Harris Bank Center or call 815-968-0595.

Order Tickets for “An Evening with Third Day” – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Nov. 6, 7 p.m. Georgia-based Christian rock band. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or thru BMO Harris Bank Center box office at 815-968-5222.

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.

Order Tickets for “Straight No Chaser” – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Nov. 9, 7 p.m. 10 male a cappella singers put on a lively show. Info: 815-968-0595.

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

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.

Open Mic – Otto’s Niteclub, 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. Info: 815-758-2715.

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

Open Stage & Karaoke – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. Info: 815-877-8007.

UW-Rock County Concert Band – UW Rock County, Kirk Denmark Theatre, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis. 7:30 p.m. Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, Concert Choir and Jazz Singers. Irish songs, popular jazz numbers, and music by F.J. Haydn and John Philip Sousa. Info: 608-758-6565.

Thursday, Oct. 16

Lunchtime Concert: Rockford Chamber Players Brass Quartet – Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 412 N. Church St. Every Thursday thru October, 12:15-1 p.m. . Bring a lunch or reserve one for $5. Info: 815-985-0143.

Freeport School District Orchestra Celebrates 150th Anniversary – Freeport Middle School, 701 W. Empire St., Freeport. 7:30 p.m. Students will perform pieces from Civil War era to 20th century genres. Free to the public.

Roxtar & Delacoma – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. Bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m., doors open 7 p.m. No cover.

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.

DJ/Karaoke with Bill – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St.

Friday, Oct. 17

Jodi Beach – Rockford City Market, 100 E. State St. & Water St. 3-7 p.m. Free.

Tango Show with Jacques & Maria – Emerson House, 420 N. Main St. 7 p.m. Special guest Ted Stavrou, guitarist. Cost: $15.

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” – SM & SF Club, 1000 Sandy Hollow Road. Fish dinner followed by show at 7 p.m. Free-will donations accepted. Info: www.bctmagic.com.

Big Earl & The Falcons – Alchemy, 610 N. Bell School Road, 9 p.m.

Richard Paul Thomas – JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St. 7 p.m.

Echo Beach – Kokomo’s Lounge, 7307 N. Alpine Road, Loves Park. 8-11 p.m. No cover.

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

Furlight, Law & Love, Staggg Lite– Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Free.

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

The RED & PlayRay Players – West-Mor Lanes, 2407 N. Central Ave. 815-963-7210.

Avariss – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 9 p.m. Info: 815-877-8007.

Saturday, Oct. 18

Rockford Barbershop Chorus 66th Annual Show “Back in the Old Routine” – Rockford Theatre, Rockford Woman’s Club, 317 Park Ave. 7 p.m. All seats reserved, $20 (students half-price). Meal plus entertainment. Cash bar. Order online at rockfordbarbershopchorus.com (Paypal) or mail to: 324 Allen St., Belvidere, IL 61008. Include a SASE and a check payable to Rockford Barbershop Chorus. Info: 815-978-8213.

Rosbrook Studio Hosts: A Double Bill with the Downtown Rhythm Kings and 30 West – 107 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon. doors open at 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $5.

The Obelisk; Cinderbrick; Look, I’m Burning; Escapist; Force the Reckoning – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. Bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m., doors open 7 p.m. No cover. Info: 608-743-1899.

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” – Byron Civic Theatre, 8i50 N. Colfax, Byron. 7:30 p.m. Free-will donations accepted. Info: www.bctmagic.com.

Razorhouse and The Luck of Eden Hall – The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. 8 p.m. Cover charge $7, but $4 for students with a school ID. Features a set from Razorhouse, The Luck of Eden Hall and DeKalb’s own Sam Bond.

Groove Walk – River District Association presents Groove Walk-ing Dead. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fifteen venues will host an array of musicians in downtown Rockford. See related story, page 14, for more details. Advance admission is $8 or $10 at the door. One ticket admits patrons to all 15 locations. Tickets/Info: 815-978-7827 or www.ramiawards.com.

The Sensations feat. Holland Zander – Alchemy, 610 N. Bell School Road. 9 p.m.

Desolation Row – Fat Boyz Pub & Grill, 332 W. State St., Sycamore. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover.

Dueling Pianos – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 9 p.m.

Big Daddy Woo Woo – Hope and Anchor, 5040 N. Second St., Loves Park. 9 p.m.

Council Choraleers Children’s Choir – JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St. 3 p.m. Free-will donations. Windswept, 4 p.m.

Comfort Food with Trinadora (Janel Nelson & Ron Holm) – JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St. 7 p.m. Free-will donations.

Groove Walk feat. The Handcuffs, Mono In Stereo & Sexy Ester – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St.

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

Fresh Hot Fritters – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Free.

Brenda Krabbe Band – The Overflowing Cup, Josiah’s Place, 1175 Madison Road, Beloit, Wis. 7 p.m. Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter.

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

Amperage – Shooter’s Bar & Grill, 4007 E. State St. 9 p.m. No cover.

Pablo and the Rhythmix – Splitters Bar & Grill, 5318 N. Second St., Loves Park.

Pulse 18 – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 9 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 19

Martha Dunegan, Cellist – Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Valley, 329 School St., Rockton. 10:30 a.m. Martha Dunegan is cellist in the Rockford Symphony, Whitewater String Quartet, and Mendelssohn Club Chamber Orchestra. Public is invited to attend.

Sinfully Sweet” 7th Annual Dessert Extravaganza Community Building, 111 W. First St., Belvidere. 2 p.m. Featuring River City Sound Chorus and guest quartet Roxy. Tickets: $18 advance, $20 at the door. Dessert, entertainment, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle. Info: 815-988-1002.

Violinist Francesca Anderegg – Monroe Arts Center, Gunderson Stiles Concert Hall, 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. 2 p.m. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students 18 years and younger. Monroe Arts Center members, free. Tickets may be purchased at 608-325-5700 or 888-596-1249, or at the box office.

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, Oct. 20

Bun E. Carlos & His Monday Night Band – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 7 p.m. Free. Info: 815-962-7944.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 21

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 e-mailed to contact@rockrivertimes.com, faxed to 815-964-9825 or called in to 815-964-9767.

From the Oct. 15-21, 2014, issue