Music Calendar

Live-Music

Week of Oct. 22-28, 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. 23: Flute Club Ensemble.

Rehearsals for Handel’s “Messiah” – Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Ave. Sun., Oct. 19-Nov. 23, 2-4 p.m. Membership fee for Rockford Choral Union is $5. Scores can be purchased for $10. “Messiah” will be presented Nov. 29 and 30 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N. 1st St.

Order Tickets for Jim Wolber at the Lincoln Building – H.I. Lincoln Building, Franklin Grove. Date: Oct. 31, 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets: $10. Call 815-456-3030 daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., noon-4 p.m. Sundays, or stop by the Lincoln building during those hours. Music, prizes for Most Original Costume, Scariest and Most Beautiful Costume.

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 “The Diamonds: A Salute to American Bandstand” – Monroe Arts Center, 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. Date: Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Tickets: $50, $35, $25, $20. Available at 608-325-5700 or www.monroeartscenter.com

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.

Mark the Date for Charlotte‘s Web Concet: Red Tail Ring – Emerson House, 420 N. Main St. Date: Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $15 at the door; $6 students. Info: 815-964-9713.

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. 22

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.

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 – 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, Oct. 23

Lunchtime Concert: Flute Club Ensemble – 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.

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

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.

Sleez, Loossing September, Gears – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St.

Friday, Oct. 24

The Great American Sing–a-Thon” – Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road. 7 p.m. Rock Valley Children’s Choir.

Charlotte’s Web Mainstage Concert Series: Tom Chapin – Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 adults, $6 students.

Rebecca Rego – JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St. 7 p.m.

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

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

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

Saturday, Oct. 25

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

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.

The RED & PlayRay Players – Starlight Theatre & Lounge, 314 1st Ave., Sterling.

The Sensations feat. Holland Zander – Venetian Club, 2180 Elmwood Road. 8 p.m. No cover. Info: 815-282-6037.

Sun Set Strip – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 9 p.m. Halloween Pub Crawl.

Sunday, Oct. 26

Book Fair to benefit The Music Academy – Barnes & Noble, CherryVale Mall. 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.

Jim Post with Randy Sabien: My Music Through the Years – Spring Creek United Church of Christ, Auditorium, 4500 Spring Creek Road. 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Free-will donations. Refreshments including Mama Mia’s pizza will be available. Info: 815-979-1949.

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. 27

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

Tuesday, Oct. 28

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. 22-28, 2014, issue