Music Calendar

Live-Music

Week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2015

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.

CSA Children’s Choir Rehearsal – NIU Community School of the Arts, Music Building, DeKalb. Every Wed. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Info: 815-753-1450 or www.csa.niu.edu.

Mark the Date for “Night of Vinyl” – Culture Shock Clothing Gifts & Records at Nordlof Center, J.R. Sullivan Theater, 118 N. Main St. Date: Feb. 6. Doors open at 7 p.m. Documentary begins at 8:30 p.m. In lieu of admission, Culture Shock will accept donations to benefit Bandwagon 2, an endowment for middle schools music programs. Before the documentary, guests will hear music from Guilford High School Jazz Band, led by Rick DeRango. Film geared toward a PG-13 to adult audience. Info: LDavisCreative@gmail.com.

Registration for “A Night on 52nd Street” – UW-Rock County, Hyatt Smith Hall Commons, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis. Date: Feb. 13, 6-9:30 p.m. Swing dance lessons, practice time, dinner with UW-Rock County Jazz Singers providing entertainment. Cost: $35, includes dance lessons, dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and entertainment. Cash bar available. Portion of proceeds will go to support UW-Rock County Jazz Singers. Info: 608-758-6565, ext. 360 or http://rock.uwc.edu/community/continuing-ed/enrichment.

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 The Erik Koskinen Band – Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road. Date: Feb. 14. Doors open 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day of show. Info: 815-335-2915.

Order Tickets for Avalon String Quartet – Brahms: Traditionalist & Innovator – Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St. Date: Feb. 15, 3 p.m. Tickets: $25 adults, $6 students. Info: 815-964-9713.

Order Tickets for Miranda Lambert – BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. Date: Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $54.75 or $39.75 at Ticketmaster.com or 815-968-0595.

Order Tickets for Chandler Starr Miller Scholarship Winners Recital – Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St. Date: Feb. 22, 3 p.m. Tickets: $5. Registration deadline for competition is Jan. 19. Info: 815-964-9713 or www.mendelssohnpac.org.

Mark the Date for Soul Children of Chicago’s Singfest – College of DuPage. Date: Feb. 28. Performed by CSA Children’s Choir of NIU Community School of the Arts. Info: 815-753-1450 or www.csa.niu.edu.

Order Tickets for RSO Pops: What a Wonderful World: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: March 7, 7:30 p.m. Info: 815-968-0595 or www.coronadopac.org.

Order Tickets for Gordon Lightfoot – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: March 17, 8 p.m. Info: 815-968-0595 or www.coronadopac.org.

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, Jan. 28

Karaoke – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 9:30 p.m. Info: 815-965-0931.

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.

Karaoke – Shooter’s Bar & Grill East, 7171 CherryVale N. Blvd. 9 p.m. Info: 815-332-5229.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Loft show feat. Bailiff & The Defeated Royals – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 10 p.m. Info: 815-965-0931.

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, Jan. 30

Fifth Friday: Chip Messiner Acoustic Music – H.I. Lincoln Building, Lincoln Hwy., IL Rt. 38, Franklin Grove. 7 and 9 p.m. shows. Tickets: $10, call 815-456-3030 or stop by the H.I. Lincoln Building.

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

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

Echo Beach – JustGoods, 201 Seventh St. 8-9 p.m. No cover.

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

Kerry Atoms w/LOKO, Sir Macaroni, Nick Graceffa, Jason Healey – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Info: 815-962-7944.

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.

Souls of 5 – Sahara Tavern & Lounge, 7400 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m. Info: 815-633-9635.

Cal Stage Band – Second Cousins Bar & Grill, 6246 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park. 9 p.m.

Rollin’ Whiskey – Shooter’s Bar & Grill East, 7171 CherryVale N. Blvd. 9 p.m. Info: 815-332-5229.

Return to Exile – Take 20, 438 Bypass U.S. 20, Cherry Valley. 8 p.m. Info: 815-332-9920.

Saturday, Jan. 31

A Mediterranean Concert on the Creek” with Vince Chiarelli, Frank Calvagna and the Italian Influence Band – Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road. 7 p.m. Free admission; donations to musicians encouraged. Info: 815-979-1949 or www.springcreekucc.org.

Rebel Soul – Buster’s Bar & Grill,’ 7113 N. Alpine Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

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

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

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

Micky Rosenquist hosts Singer-Songwriter Roundtable feat. Kevin Schwitters, Emily Hurd, Bobby Steele, Jerry Dale Harris – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Info: 815-962-7944.

Desolation Row – Mustang’s Bar & Grill, 482 Gardner St., South Beloit. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover. Info: 779-475-0048.

Tony Vecchio Jam Session – Pig Minds Brewing Co., 4080 Steele Drive, Machesney Park. 7 p.m.

Can’t Touch This – Rascal’s Bar & Grill, 5223 Torque Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Info: 815-636-9207.

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

Rockin’ Horse – Shooter’s Bar & Grill East, 7171 CherryVale N. Blvd. 9 p.m. Info: 815-332-5229.

Pablo & the Rhythmix – SM&SF Club, 1010 Sandy Hollow Road. Benefit for Jenn Loven. Open to the public.

Sunday, Feb. 1

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

Chuck Crain – Winnebago Evangelical Fellowship, 500 W. Winnebago. 3:30 p.m. Singer from Presley’s Jubilee Show in Branson, Mo. Free.

Jack Farina Big Band – Birch Room, 3807 S. Riverside Drive, Beloit, Wis. 2-5 p.m. $7.

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, Feb. 2

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. Info: 815-962-7944.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

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 Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2015, issue