Music Calendar

Live-Music

Week of Nov. 19-25, 2014

Upcoming Events

Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center opens Mendelssohn Chorale 2014-15 season – 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.

Mark the Date for Handel’s “Messiah” – Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N. 1st St. Dates:. Nov. 29, 7 p.m. and Nov. 30, 3 p.m. Free-will offering.

Order Tickets for Blue Man Group – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Nov. 15, 8 p.m. or Nov. 16, 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or thru BMO Harris Bank Center box office at 815-968-5222.

Order Tickets for Mainstage Concert Series: TorQ Percussion Quartet – Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St. Date: Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. Tickets:: $25 adults, $6 students. Info: 815-964-9713.

Mark the Date for Lucia Concert – First Lutheran Church, 225 S. Third St. Date: Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Presented by Swedish Historical Society. Choir, stories, visit by Tomten. Free-will offering.

Order Tickets for “The Nutcracker” presented by Rockford Dance Company & Rockford Symphony Orchestra – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Dec. 6, 7 p.m. and Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Tickets: www.coronadopac.org or 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.

Order Tickets for Little Big Town – BMO Harris Bank enter, 300 Elm St. Date: Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. Buy at box office or ticketmaster.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, Nov. 19

UW-Rock County Jazz Concert – UW-Rock County, Wells Cultural Center, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Jazz Band and Jazz Singers perform music from all eras of jazz history. Free.

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.

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

Thursday, Nov. 20

Sleez, Loosing September, Gears – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. Info: 815-877-8007.

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

Hillman School Concert – Swan Hillman Elementary School, 3701 Green Dale Drive. 6 p.m. Theme: “A Time to Remember.” Music that reflects our nation’s history. Free and open to the public.

Youth Orchestra Concert – UW-Rock County, Kirk Denmark Theatre, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis. 7-8 p.m. Free.

Roxtar w/other bands & musicians – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. Doors open 7 p.m.; bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

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

Friday, Nov. 21

Mainstage Concert Series: TorQ Percussion Quartet – Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 adults, $6 students. Info: 815-964-9713.

Mickey Rosenquist hosts Singer/Songwriter Round Table w/Stewart Johnson, Michael Whyte, Rick Farley, Greg Boerner, Jesus Correa VII – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Free. Info: 815-962-7944.

Sidewalk Chalk w/Funky Knuckles – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 9 p.m. Free.

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

Basement Blues Band – JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St. 7 p.m. Free.

The Hit Men – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. Info: 815-877-8007.

Mark Reed & Waddy – Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St. 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Info: 815-397-3534.

DJ Big Juice – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. 9 p.m. $5 ladies & Scorpios (no cover until 10:30 p.m.) $10 all others. Info: 608-743-1899.

Open Mic – Mandalay Lounge, 200 N. Church St. 10 p.m.-1 a.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, Nov. 22

Blues Concert by Barstool Bob, Justin Gates, Dan Phelps, Trinadora – Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road. 7 p.m. Free.Info: 815-979-1949 or www.springcreekucc.org.

The Jim Grass Band, Hilly Jones, Rockford Peaches en Regalia (Frank Zappa tribute) – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Free.

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

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

Lateralus (Tool tribute) – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 10 p.m. Free. Info: 815-965-0931.

The Sensations feat. Holland Zander – Shooter’s North, 7742 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m. No cover. Info: 815-654-3900.

State Line – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. Info: 815-877-8007.

South Bend – Buster’s Bar & Grill, 7113 N. Alpine Road, Loves Park. 8 p.m.

Desolation Row – Bootie’s Main Tap, 411 Main St., Pecatonica. 9 p.m. No cover.

Hed PE, Beyond Threshold, Reckless Redemption, On My Six, Finboy, Remy Treeze – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. 7:30 p.m. $20 advance online; $25 door; $30 preferred seating. Info: 608-743-1899.

WhiskeyBelles – Monroe Arts Center, 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. 7:30 p.m. Country, Americana, folk-revival and roots-country. Reserved seat tickets $25 and $20, and student (18 and younger) $10. Available at box office or 608-325-5700 or 888-596-1249 or www.monroeartscenter.com.

Pablo and the Rhythmix – Logan’s, 1805 S. West Ave., Freeport.

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

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

Sunday, Nov. 23

Showcasing Vocalist James Edward Johnson – Nordlof Center, J.R. Sullivan Theater, 118 N. Main St. 7 p.m. Feat. All-Star ensemble of musicians, performing selections from opera, the classics, Broadway and contemporary music. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, age 17 and younger. Available at the door, via CrownTickets.com or call Crown at 888-547-6478.

Bruce L. Warden & Company – Cliffbreakers Restaurant, 700 W. Riverside Blvd. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Brunch every Sun. Info: ;815-3909-1399.

Informance on Turner feat. the Essen Trio (Rachel Handlin, violin; Michael Beert, cello; Rulee Stallmann, piano) – Unitarian Universalist Church, 4848 Turner St. 2-3:30 p.m. Free-will offering.

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

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, Nov. 24

UW-Rock County Chamber Orchestra – UW-Rock County campus, Wells Cultural Center, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis. 7:30 p.m. Free, but donations accepted to help support the music program.

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

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Fozzy, Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest – The District Bar & Grill, 205 W. State St. 7 p.m.

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@rockrive rtimes.com, faxed to 815-964-9825 or called in to 815-964-9767.

From the Nov. 19-25, 2014, issue