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Week of July 23-29, 2014

Upcoming Events

Registration for “Music of the River Tour” – Starved Rock Lodge, Starved Rock State Park, Utica. Summer tours include gourmet take-along lunch, 90-minute boat cruise on an authentic paddle wheel boat, followed by a historic trolley tour. Enjoy songs performed on board by local musician Kevin Kramer. Cost: $42/person. Info: 815-220-7386.

Order Tickets for RSO’s ComEd Classics Series: “Celebrating International Peace Day” – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. Feat. violinist Bella Hristova. Tickets: 815-965-0049 or www.rockfordsymphony.com.

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.

Wednesday, July 23

Tunes on the Terrace: Swingshift – Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 N. Second St. 5-7 p.m. Free.

Susan Aquila CD Release Party – Toshi’s Living Room, 1141 Broadway, Manhattan. 8:30 p.m.

Jazz & Blues Jam Session with Tony Vecchio Quartet – Pig Minds Brewing Co., 4080 Steele Drive, Machesney Park. 7-10 p.m.

Summer Concert Series w/Micky Rosenquist – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 6-9 p.m.

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. Info: 815-962-7944.

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. 8 p.m. Info: 815-877-8007.

Harlan Jefferson – The Wiffletree Bar & Grill, 11347 Main St., Roscoe. 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 24

Music in the Park: American English Beatles Tribute – Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, 1401 N. Second St. 7 p.m. Free.

Roxtar w/other musicians – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy.G), Janesville, Wis. Open 7 p.m.; bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

Summer Concert Series w/The Lone Canary – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 6-9 p.m.

The Rock Bottom Boys – Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St. 6:30 p.m. Free. Info: 815-986-0628.

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.

Dinner on the Dock: Derek Luttrell – Prairie Street Brewhouse, 200 Prairie St. Every Thurs. 5-10 p.m. Music, 6-9 p.m. Info: 815-277-9427.

Country Thunder Music Festival – Shadow Hill Ranch, off Hwy. P, Twin Lakes, Wis. Dates: July 24-27. Festival opens at 1 p.m. each day. Four-day passes available for $160. Info: 866-802-6418 or www.countrythunder.com.

Friday, July 25

Music on the Mall: Dean Moriarty Jazz Band – Mary’s Market, Edgebrook Shopping Center, 1639 N. Alpine Road. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

Starlight Radio – Rockford City Market, 100 E. State St. & Water St. 3-8 p.m.

Psychopathic Daze – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy.G), Janesville, Wis. Open 7 p.m.; bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5.

Guyz with Bad Eyes (Merv Collins & Don Humbertson) – JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St. 7 p.m. Free. Info: 815-965-8903.

Harpo’s Review – Kegel Harley-Davidson, 7125 Harrison Ave. 5-8 p.m. Free.

Echo Beach – Kokomo’s Lounge, 7307 N. Alpine Road, Loves Park. 8-11 p.m. Free.

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

The Sons of Many Bitches – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Free.

Lance Brown & Friends – Old College Square, Front & Wesley, 2 blocks south of IL Rt 64, Mt. Morris. 7 p.m. Jazzy blues. Free.

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

Saturday, July 26

Concerts on the Creek: Truman’s Ridge– Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road. 7 p.m. Bluegrass from Chicago area. Free. Info: 815-979-1949.

Pablo and the Rhythmix – The Cooler, 311 W. Second St., Rock Falls, Ill.

Dueling Pianos – District Bar & Grill, 205 W. State St. 8 p.m. Info: 815-977-4524.

Soundscape – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 8-11 p.m. Info: 815-229-0800.

Prime Time Live Band – Hydeout Bar & Grill, 13502 Julie Drive, Poplar Grove. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Info: 815-765-7061.

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

Dead Timbre – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9 p.m. Free. Info: 815-962-7944.

Sunday, July 27

Domingo En El Parque: Banda San Guillermo – Candlewick Lane Rec Center, 13400 Hwy. 76, Poplar Grove. Free.

Pablo and the Rhythmix – St. Edward’s SummerFest 2014, 3004 11th St., Rockford.

Open Mic – Sharky’s Sports Bar & Grill, 3 N. Wesley Ave., Mt. Morris. 6 p.m.-close.

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

Monday, July 28

Culinary Collaborations – Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 415 N. Church St. Ages 12-17. Dates: July 28-Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-noon. Tuition $100/student.

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

DeKalb’s City Band 160th Year Celebration: “And the Band Plays On” – DeKalb Elks Club, 209 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. 6 p.m. meeting open to public. 5:30 p.m. optional w/reservations light supper. Info: 815-501-9985.

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

Tuesday, July 29

Tuesday Evening in the Gardens: Whiskey Farm – Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road. Doors open 5:15 p.m., music starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission $5 adults, $3 teens, children 12 and younger free. Free to Anderson Gardens members.

Music in the Park: The Flat Cats – Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, 1401 N. Second St. 7 p.m. Free.

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.

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From the July 23-29, 2014, issue