- Funnel clouds possible through evening
- Smoking bans a breath of fresh air to some, infuriating to others
- Experts break down the SCOTUS gay marriage ruling
- Senators offer insight into population loss
- SCOTUS ruling legalizes gay marriage
- RAMP receives $10,000 grant for youth services
- Obamacare victory shows failure of Scalia’s conservative revolution
- City Market: June 26
- BREAKING: Rauner vetoes state budget
- Leaders back Lincoln historic expansion
Thursday, June 25
Can’t Touch This – Funk, party dance band; ‘70s-today. Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, 1401 N. Second St. 7 p.m. Free.
Open mic – Mandalay Lounge, 5 p.m.
Amateur Guitar Night – Mandalay Lounge, 7-9 p.m.
Open stage – Mary’s Place, 9:30 p.m.
Karaoke – Gene’s Place, 9 p.m.
Upbeat Karaoke Contest – Casey’s Pub, 8 p.m.
DJ Travey Trav – RBI’s, 9 p.m.
DJ TLOA – Onyx Bar & Grill, 9 p.m.
Dinner on the Dock: The Grandkids – Rockford Brewing Company, 6 p.m.
Greg Boerner – Franchesco’s, 6 p.m.
Acoustic night with Long Shot – Rural on Tap, 7 p.m.
Sunset Stripped – Casey’s Pub, 9 p.m.
Friday, June 26
Desolation Row – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 7 p.m. No cover. Ages 21+
Al Buisker – Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St. 5:30-8 p.m. .Free
Open mic – Mandalay Lounge, 10 p.m.
DJ Travey Trav – RBI’s, 9 p.m.
Fuxe – Hope & Anchor, 7 p.m.
Starlite Radio – Performing at the Rockford City Market, 100 Water Street. Market begins at 3:30 p.m.
The Sensations – Alchemy, 9 p.m.
Vince Chiarelli & The Italian Influence – Franchesco’s, 6 p.m.
Catfish Bernie Meise – Performing streetside @ Salvaged by Sonya, 330 E. State St., 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Trippin Billies – Dave Matthews cover band. Presented by Kryptonite Bar performance at the Burpee Amphitheater, 737 N. Main St. Doors open at 5 p.m., show goes from 8-11:30 p.m. Tickets available at ticketfly/1Q1O51h
Paper Airplane – Verdi Club, 782 N. Madison St., open to the public. 8 p.m. Paper Airplane, the acoustic guitar and vocal duo of Noel and Amy Nickel, plays an unexpected mix of songs from the ‘60s to today, coffeehouse style.
Vintage 66 – Logan’s Bar & Grill, 1805 S. West Ave., Freeport. 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 27
Trinadora Duo – Jannie Nelson and Ron Holm, Americana Melange at Pig Minds Brewing. 7-10 p.m. For more information call 779-423-2147 or visit pigmindsbrewing or trinadora.com. Free admission
Courtney Davies Band – Splitters Bar & Grill, 9 p.m.
Dueling Pianos – The District Bar & Grill, 8 p.m.
Four Wheel Drive – Best Dam Bar, 13963 Best Road, Davis, 8 p.m.
Minimal – Crazy Times Pub & Grub, 1520 Glen Forest Dr Machesney Park, 8 p.m.
Pablo and the Rhythmix – Rascal’s, 9 p.m.
Shawn Unplugged – Rock-a-Bago Hall, 9 p.m.
Catfish Bernie Meise – Bobber’s Tap, 612 Bridge St., Winslow, IL. 4-7 p.m.
Sweet Lucy – Whiskey Barrel Saloon, 305 W. Second St., Rock Falls, IL. 9 p.m.
Rev Peyton and the Big Damn Band – Performing with Law & Love and My God the Heat at Kryptonite Bar & Grill, 8 p.m. Tickets $15.
TRaSh 80s – Hope & Anchor, 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 28
Dan Leatherby – Attitudes Bar & Grill, 7 p.m.
Live at Levings: Lynn Penix – Levings Park, 1420 S. Pierpont Ave. 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30
Music in the Park: Patriotic Concert – Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, 1401 N. Second St. 7 p.m.
Tuesday in the Gardens: Groove Hotel, Jodi Beach – Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road, 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 4
Desolation Row – Davis Park (north side stage), south of State St. on Wyman St. 5-7 p.m. No cover charge, all ages.
Saturday, July 11
Concerts on the Creek presents, “An Intimate Evening with Mark Dvorak” – Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road. The concert begins at 7 p.m. General admission for the concert is a suggested donation of $10. Learn more by calling 815-979 1949. For details and a complete concert schedule visit springcreekucc.org.
Friday July 17
Desolation Row – Opening with The Merkins for Wayland. Logan’s Bar. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10