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Music Calendar

Wednesday, July 1

Harlan Jefferson – Whiffletree, 7 p.m.

TRaSh ‘80s – Alchemy, 6 p.m.

Thursday, July 2

Open mic – Mandalay Lounge, 5 p.m.

Amateur Guitar Night – Mandalay Lounge, 7-9 p.m.

Open stage – Mary’s Place, 9:30 p.m.

Karaoke – Gene’s Place, 9 p.m.

Upbeat Karaoke Contest – Casey’s Pub, 8 p.m.

DJ Travey Trav – RBI’s, 9 p.m.

DJ TLOA – Onyx Bar & Grill, 9 p.m.

Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts – Performing during Dinner on the Docks at Rockford Brewing Company, 200 Prairie St. 6 p.m.

Music in the Park: Mississippi Heat – Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, 1401 N. Second St. 7 p.m.

Friday, July 3

Open mic – Mandalay Lounge, 10 p.m.

DJ Travey Trav – RBI’s, 9 p.m.

Blues/Rock Open Mic – Fat Bob’s Kirkland Tap, 500 W. Main Street Kirkland. 8 p.m.

ComEd Independence Day Spectacular – Celebrate our country’s independence at Rock Valley College’s beautiful Starlight Theater with classic American music and inspiring new works. Rock Valley College Starlight Theatre, 3301 N. Mulford Road Rockford. 8 p.m. Cost: $30 Adults $29 Seniors (62+). Tickets available by calling the Starlight Theatre Box Office at 815-921-2160 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays

Defeated Royals & In All Honesty – JustGoods. 7 p.m.

Fresh Hot Fritters – Pig Minds Brewing Co. 7 p.m.

Hilly Jones and special guest The Crasinators – Kryptonite Bar. 8 p.m.

Music on the Mall: Brother K – Edgebrook, 1639 North Alpine Road.  6:30 p.m.

Micky Rosenquist – Performing during Rockford City Market, 100 Water Street.

Too Deep – Alchemy. 9 p.m.

Vince Chiarelli & The Italian Influence – Franchesco’s. 6 p.m.

Blackhawk Country Band – Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St. 5:30-8 p.m. Free.

The Element’s Singer/Songwriter Series: Nathan McDonald – Irish Rose Saloon, 519 E State St. Free 10 p.m.-midnight

Music: Grateful Dead Live from Chicago – “Fare Thee Well”. Rockford Brewing Company, 200 Prairie St. Free. 7 p.m.

Music: Two of Us – Classic Rock, Pop, Country & Singer/Songwriter Hits. Playing all your favorite tunes from the 60’s thru 90’s and beyond. Sienna’s Kitchen, 223 E. State St. Free 6-9 p.m.

Karaoke – Mary’s Place, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 4

Desolation Row – Davis Park (north side stage), south of State St. on Wyman St. 5-7 p.m. No cover charge, all ages.

Pablo and the Rhythmix – Performing during Winnebago Family Fest, 200 East McNair Road, Winnebago. 6-9 p.m.

Rotown Records and Campbell Science 4th of July Party – Tinker Swiss Grounds, 641 S. Main Street. 3 p.m.  Free admission. Musical entertainment: (in order) Edward David Anderson, Taboo Blah Blah, Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts, Pistol Pete

Sunday, July 5

Live at Levings: Carl Hanserd & friends – Levings Park, 1420 S. Pierpont Ave. 5 p.m.

Pablo and the Rhythmix – Mt. Morris Let Freedom Ring Festival, downtown Mt. Morris. 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 7

Music in the Park: Rockford Concert Band – Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, 1401 N. Second St. 7 p.m.

Tuesday in the Gardens: Macyn Taylor, jf gaziano & beatmerchants – Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road. 5:45 p.m.

Wednesday, July 8

Harlan Jefferson – Whiffletree. 7 p.m.

Reed & Waddy – Franchesco’s. 6 p.m.

Thursday, July 9

Starlite Radio – Performing during Dinner on the Dock at Rockford Brewing Company. 6 p.m.

Kelly Steward – Franchesco’s. 6 p.m.

Music in the Park: Rhythm Rockets – Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, 1401 N. Second St. 7 p.m.

Friday, July 10

Love & Thunder – ByronFest, Downtown Byron. 6 p.m.

Mary J Harris Swing Band, The HCC Big Band – Music on Chicago, 20 S Chicago Ave Freeport. 5:30 p.m.

Music on the Mall: Blue Lightning Band – Edgebrook, 1639 North Alpine Road. 6:30 p.m.

Ian Frees – Performing during Rockford City Market, 100 Water Street

South Bound – Alchemy. 9 p.m.

Vince Chiarelli & The Italian Influence – Franchesco’s. 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 11

Concerts on the Creek presents, “An Intimate Evening with Mark Dvorak” – Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road. The concert begins at 7 p.m. General admission for the concert is a suggested donation of $10. Learn more by calling 815-979 1949. For details and a complete concert schedule visit springcreekucc.org.

Dixon Summer Series: Big Daddy Woo Woo – Lowell Park, 2114 Lowell Park Road, Dixon. 6 p.m.

Prime Time Live – Greenhouse Bar & Grill/Garden Hotel – 200 Dearborn Ave., South Beloit. 8:30 p.m.

The Classix – Splitters Bar & Grill. 9 p.m.

Sunday, July 12

Dan Leatherby – Attitudes Bar & Grill. 7 p.m.

Domingos En El Parque: Aires de Guanajuato, Revolucion de Amor, Grupo Galaxia – Levings Park, 1420 S. Pierpont Ave. 2 p.m.

Sara Evans – Alchemy. 5 p.m.

Friday July 17

Desolation Row – Opening with The Merkins for Wayland. Logan’s Bar. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10

Sunday, July 19

Woodsong Concert with The Jimmys – Klehm Arboteum, 2715 S. Main St. Concert at 6:00 p.m., directly after Art on the Lawn. Blues powerhouse “The Jimmys” are a festival and fan favorite. Bringing you the Midwest’s finest talent, this band has proven their combination of Blues/R&B/Funk is a real show stopper. Held outdoors on the lawn in Klehm’s magnificent Fountain Garden. Bring a chair, pillow or blanket and a picnic dinner. Rain or Shine.  Children under 12 are free. Admission: $5  includes admission to Art on the Lawn earlier in the day.