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- Lawmaker says license plate readers a privacy threat
- Bryant not the first to feel impact of free agency rules
- State Roundup: Parents’ group calls for standardized test opt-out bill
- Hononegah Mack: ‘The best woman in the county’
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Wednesday, March 25
Hump Day Hootenanny Open Mic – Sharky’s Sports Bar & Grill, Every Wed., 6 p.m.-close.
Karaoke — Shooter’s Bar & Grill East, 9 p.m.
Karoke – Rusty Nail. Free Every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. – midnight.
Open Mic — Otto’s Niteclub, Wednesdays.
Open Stage – Hope & Anchor. Instruments provided for full band. Every Wed. Free. 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Thursday, March 26
Upbeat karaoke contest – Casey’s Pub, every thursday 8 p.m.
Amateur Guitar Night – Mandalay Lounge. 7-9 p.m.
Open Mic – Mandalay Lounge, 5 p.m.
Ladies Night & live DJ – Onyx Bar & Grill, 1001 W. Lane Rd., Machesney Park. Every Thursday. 9 p.m.
Open Stage – Mary’s Place, Every Thurs.9:30 p.m.
Acoustic Night – with Lukewarm. Rural on Tap. 7 p.m.
Friday, March 27
Open Mic – Mandalay Lounge, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Tony Vecchio & The Pig Mind All-Stars – Jazz, blues and funk. 7-10 p.m. at Pig Minds Brewing Co. 4080 Steele Dr. Machesney Park. No cover.
Chris Lane – District Bar & Grill, 10 p.m.
Our Name is Jonas – Weezer tribute band playing wth Kryptonite, 8 p.m.
Epic Electric – Shooter’s East, 9 p.m.
Kelly Steward & Restless Kind – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St., 9 p.m.
Silverman/Futureman “Concerto for Two” – Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center. Register at least 2 days in advance at 815-964-9713. $25/adults $6/students, pre-concert buffet $20/person. 7:30 p.m.
Tony Vecchio & The Pig Mind All-Stars – Jazz, blues and funk. Pig Minds Brewing Company. 4080 Steele Dr., Machesney Park. 7 p.m. No cover
TRaSh 80s – Semi-acoustic show. Pig Minds Brewing Company, . 7 p.m.
Days N Daze – Disastr House, 714 Locust St. 6 p.m. Also performing Jordan & His Stupid Silly Songs, Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour and other artists.
Tundras – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 9 p.m. Also playing Kings of Demons and Pink Beam. 21+
Saturday, March 28
Cameron Dalvell – along with The Colt Following, Brendon Crave and Starlite Radio. Conveyer, 317 W. Jefferson St. 6 p.m. Raffle for door prizes, silent auction and local goods from Bookworm Cafe. Proceeds benefitting the Lifesong Learning Center in Cambodia.
Grandkids – Also playing Taboo Blah Blah and Pink Beam. Rockford Art Deli, 402 E. State St. 8 p.m. $5 suggested admission
Sweet Lucy – Town Hall Lounge, 5624 N. Second St., Loves Park. 8:30 p.m.
Rock & Roll Charity Show – Kryptonite. Doors open at 8 p.m. starts at 10 p.m. All proceeds going to Swedish American Foundation for Kids with Cancer
South Bound – Alchemy, 610 N. Bell School Rd. 9 p.m.
Can’t Touch This – Rascal’s Bar & Grill, 5223 Torque Rd., Loves Park. 9 p.m.
An American Salute – Coronado Performing Arts Center. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com. 7:30 p.m.
Big Earl & The Falcons – Shooter’s Easter, 9 p.m.
Good Lovelies – Folksy roots, western swing with country and jazz tunes. Monroe Arts Center Gunderson Stiles Concert Hall stage, 1315 11th Street, Monroe, WI. 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at monroeartscenter.com or by calling 608-325-5700. Reserved seats are $20-25 for adults, $10 for students 18 years of age and under.
Micky Rosenquist hosts singer songwriter round table – Participating bands include Black Squirrel, Tentacles Everywhere, Starlite Radio and Old McTallica. Mary’s Place, 9 p.m.
The Lone Canary Band – Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St., 5:30-8 p.m. Free.
Sunday, March 29
Amphion String Quartet w/ David Shifrin – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 3 p.m. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com
Wednesday, April 1
Duelling pianos – Casey’s Pub, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 2
Acoustic night with Geonarik – Rural on Tap, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 3
Souls of 5 – Blues/rock music, Backstop Bar & Grill, 1800 Union Ave., Belvidere. 8 p.m. – midnight. No Cover.
Ethan Bell Band – Casey’s Pub, 9 p.m.
Friday, April 10
Quintet Attaca – Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. $25/adults $6/students. Tickets available at the door or online at mendelssohnpac.org or by calling 815-964-9713