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. marysplacebar.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/events/594531534077707/. 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, Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 815-968-5222.