Music Calendar

Live-Music

Week of Dec. 17-23, 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. 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.

Order Tickets for Let’s Dance! Sesame Street Live – BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. Date: Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m. and Jan. 7, 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $18. Limited number of $22 Gold Circle Seats and $55 Sunny Seats available. Info: 815-968-5222 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Order Tickets for The Genius of John Williams – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m. RSO pays tribute to one of America’s greatest composers. Tickets: 815-968-5222 or www.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, Dec. 17

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.

Thursday, Dec. 18

Hillman Winter Concert – Swan Hillman School, 3703 Green Dale Drive. 6-7:30 p.m. Winter celebration of “Lights and Music.”

Roxtar w/guests Earth to Clark – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. Doors open 7 p.m.; bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.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. Info: 815-962-7944.

Friday, Dec. 19

Kishwaukee School Music Program – Kishwaukee Elementary School, 526 Catlin St. 1-2 p.m. Several Christmas favorites, plus student artwork and swing dancing.

Dave Weld and The Imperial Flames – Chicago O’Hare Airport, Chicago. 2 p.m.

Greg Herriges – JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St. 7 p.m. World holiday music and more. Free. Info: 815-965-8903.

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

The Sensations feat. Holland Zander – Big Al’s Bar, 610 N. Bell School Road. 9 p.m. No cover.

Born in ’86– Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 10 p.m. Free. Info: 815-965-0931.

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

Henhouse Prowlers – 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.

Vince Chiarelli Band – Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St. 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Info: 815-397-3534.

Saturday, Dec. 20

RSO Holiday Pops: Evening Performance – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $22-$60. Student tickets: $7. Info: 815-965-0049 or rockfordsymphony.com.

Roxtar, Green & the Grit, Billy Dreamer – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. Doors open 7 p.m.; bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

Missing Links – Big Al’s Bar, 610 N. Bell School Road. 9 p.m. Info: 815-398-6411.

Dueling Pianos – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 9 p.m. $7. Info: 815-229-0800.

Holiday Benefit Concert – JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St. 7 p.m. Between Planes, Eric Lambert, and many more musicians. Free-will offering to Rockford Urban Ministries. Info: 815-965-8903.

Warmth for Life Musical Benefit – Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Ave. 7 p.m. For Pavilion Warming Center. Tickets at JustGoods, 201 Seventh St. or call Joel Collinsworth, 815-395-0820.

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

Too Deep – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Info: 815-962-7944.

Desolation Row – Polo Room, 712 N. Division Ave., Polo. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover. Info: 815-946-2886.

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

Pablo & the Rhythmix – Splitters Bar & Grill, 5318 N. Second St., Loves Park. Info: 815-877-6051.

Sunday, Dec. 21

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

RSO Holiday Pops: Matinee Performance – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. 3 p.m. Tickets: $22-$60. Student tickets: $7. Info: 815-965-0049 or rockfordsymphony.com.

Sunday Blues Jam with Barstool Bob Levis. Trinadora and others – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 6-9 p.m. Info: 815-965-0931.

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, Dec. 22

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, Dec. 23

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 Dec. 17-23, 2014, issue