Music Calendar

Week of July 30-Aug. 5, 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 30

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

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/Mark Reed & Waddy – 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 31

Music in the Park: Can’t Touch This – 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/Olivia Dvorak – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 6-9 p.m.

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: Clark Kelly – Prairie Street Brewhouse, 200 Prairie St. Every Thurs. 5-10 p.m. Music, 6-9 p.m. Info: 815-277-9427.

Friday, Aug. 1

Festa Italiana – Boylan Catholic High School, 4000 St. Francis Drive. 5-11 p.m. Nick Pontarelli, Opening Statements, Amici Italiani Adult Troupe, Breath of Soul, Joe Scalissi & The Happy Hour Orchestra, Radio Stars. Admission $5.

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

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

Americana Festival with Al Fyfe & the Rocketeers and Cheryl Niemo & the Down Home Boys – JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St. 7 p.m. Free. Info: 815-965-8903.

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

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

Harmonic Movement, Blue Fruit Snacks, Ron E. Rawhoof – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9 p.m. Free. Info: 815-962-7944.

Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers – Old College Square, Front & Wesley, 2 blocks south of IL Rt 64, Mt. Morris. 7 p.m. Classic Country. Free.

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

P-H-M – Restoration Café, 625 W. State St. 7 p.m. Free.

Saturday, Aug. 2

Festa Italiana – Boylan Catholic High School, 4000 St. Francis Drive. Noon-11 p.m. Amici Italiani Youth & Adult Troupes, Audio Rewind, Tony Spavone, Diamanti, Mr. Big Stuff, BritBeat. Admission $5.

Psalmpdikon, 19th century Swedish music and Bishop Hill – Dairy Building, 410 N. Erickson St., Bishop Hill, Ill. 2-4 p.m. Free workshop sponsored by Bishop Hill Heritage Association. Info: 309-927-3899.

Concerts on the Creek: Randy Sabien, Jim McDowell & Stan Hickerson – Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road. 7 p.m. Violin, bass & guitar. Free.

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

Pink Beam, Bloom, Taboo Blah Blah – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Free.

Sunday, Aug. 3

Festa Italiana – Boylan Catholic High School, 4000 St. Francis Drive. Noon-8:30 p.m. Amici Italiani Youth & Adult Troupes, Vince Amore & The Sound, Dirty Fishnet Stockings, Brian Lavender, Jana Kramer. Admission $5.

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

Monday, Aug. 4

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

Tuesday, Aug. 5

Tuesday Evening in the Gardens: Caroline Smith – 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: Rock Valley Summer Festival Orchestra – 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 30-Aug. 5, 2014, issue