Music Calendar



Open Stage at Mandalay Lounge – Monday-Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. 200 North Church Street.

DJ/Karaoke – Mortimer’s Roadhouse, 105 W. Grove in Poplar Grove. 815-765-0082. DJ/Karaoke w/ RPM every Friday, DJ/Karaoke w/ DJ Double D every Saturday

Mary’s Place – 602 N. Madison St. Open Stage, Tues. & Thurs. 9:30 p.m.-close; Karaoke, Wed. 9:30 p.m.-close.

Bruce L. Warden – For listening & dining every Friday and Saturday 5-9 p.m. at Hoffman House, 7550 E. State St.

Harlan Jefferson – Big Al’s Bar, 610 N. Bell School Road. 6:30-10 p.m. Free Tuesdays through May 30.

Thursday, April 13

Music at the Dells – John Craigie. Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road. 7 p.m. $15 general admission. $10 members.

Friday, April 14

The Backroads Trio – Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St. 5:30-8 p.m. Free

Pink Beam / Pollinators / Tundras – Mary’s Place. 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m.

The Gilligan Show – Big Al’s, 610 N. Bell School Road. 8:30 p.m. Free.

Saturday, April 15

Sock hop ​dance party​ and concert – Music by the Trinadora Rocks band at Rockford Eagles Club, 3829 11th St. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Free admission, all are welcome.

The Nice Lords w/ Name the Moon – Mary’s Place. 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m.

Minimal – Big Al’s, 610 N. Bell School Road. 8:30 p.m. Free.

Monday, April 17

Bun E. Carlos and his Monday Night Band – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison. 7 p.m.

Harlan Jefferson at Big Al’s – 610 N. Bell School Road. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Saturday, April 22

Earth Day Concert & Hootenanny – 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 3rd Ave. For more information call 815-979-1949 or visit or Free admission; charitable donations accepted. Performers include Mark Dvorak, Emily Hurd, and many more regional favorites.

Sunday, April 23

Dance – VFW, 2018 Windsor Road, Loves Park, across from Sunrise Restaurant. 7 p.m. Admission is $7.

Friday, April 28

Celtic Woman – Grammy nominated, multi-platinum international music sensation, Celtic Woman, is bringing their brand new live show, Voices of Angels, to the Coronado Performing Arts Center on at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $41, $71, $101. Group prices (10+) are $37 and $64. Tickets are available to purchase at the BMO Harris Bank Center Office, the Coronado Box Office,, or by calling 815-968-5222.




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