Music Calendar


Wednesday, May 18

Open mic – Mandalay Lounge, 5 p.m.

Thursday, May 19

Amateur Night – Mandalay Lounge, 5 p.m.

Friday, May 20

CatBird Debuts at JustGoods Listening Room – 7 p.m. at JustGoods Listening Room, 201 7th Street. Admission: Freewill donation.

Pat Betts Jazz Band – Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St. 5:30-8 p.m. Free admission. Info: 815-397-3534

The Rock Valley Children’s Choir presents So Long, Farewell – Performance at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 3300 Rural Street, at 7 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for students. The Rock Valley Children’s Choir will be joined by the Rockford Chamber Brass Ensemble, Joel Ross, Academy Strings and many more. Picnic reception in the dining room after the performance for all.

Secret Serenade – Gene’s Place, 4412 Manchester Drive. 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, May 21

Rebel Soul – Shooters East Cherry Bowl, 7171 Cherryvale N Blvd. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover.

Live Strolling Music – Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Info: 815-397-3534

Pablo and the Rhythmix – Splitters Bar & Grill, 5318 N. Second St., Loves Park. 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

Shifty Shafer – Neighbor’s Bar & Grill, 7745 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m.

Farewell Angelina – Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Rd., in Mount Carroll, will present the award winning country music group, Farewell Angelina, in concert for a one night only concert.  Farewell Angelina is an all-female country quartet featuring four women who are each award-winning songwriters, dynamic singers and multi-instrumentalists. The concert at Timber Lake Playhouse is only $20 and will begin at 7 p.m. with a cash bar opening at 6:30. For tickets and information, visit or call the Box Office at 815.244.2035.

Sunday, May 22

Rockford ChristianFellowship Band 31st Anniversary Concert – First Covenant, 316 Wood Road. 4 p.m. Free admission, free will donations are accepted. For more information visit

Dance – VFW, 2018 Windsor Road, Loves Park, across from Sunrise Restaurant. 7 p.m. Admission is $7.

Special Recital by Beloit native Zachary Peterson – Assisted by Ian Nie. Performance takes place at 3 p.m. at  United Church, 657 Bluff St., Beloit, WI. Zach Peterson, Beloit native Concert Violinist  performing special musical variety. Mr. Peterson, a Beloit native, is an accomplished Concert Violinist. He is a founding member of Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra.  After attending both The University of Western Ontario and Roosevelt University in Chicago, Mr. Peterson is in The Chicago Civic Orchestra.  He has had the pleasure of performing with world-renowned cellist, YoYo Ma and with Julliard Music School’s viola Prof. Toby Appel. With his Scandinavian heritage, Mr. Peterson specializes in obscure or forgotten composers from the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.  The quality of his performances and the beauty in these unknown pieces promises to fill your afternoon with great music. $10 Donation requested at door – proceeds for scholarships for our young performers studying abroad in Germany in 2017.

Saturday, May 28

Big Daddy Woo Woo – Rascal’s Bar & Grill, 5223 Torque Dr., Loves Park. 9 p.m.

Concerts on the Creek – Roy Orbison’s Ring Tribute & Retrospective by Trinadora Rocks with Ron Holm and Jannie Nelson. Spring Creek UCC, 4500 Spring Creek Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free of charge.

Friday, June 3

The Sensations – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison Street. 9 p.m. Cover is $5.

Saturday, June 4

Concerts on the Creek – Lee Murdock and the Blue Horizon Band, Great Lakes waterways balladeer and storyteller. Spring Creek UCC, 4500 Spring Creek Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free of charge.

The Sensations – Rascals Bar & Grill, 5223 Torque Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m. Cover is $3.

Friday, June 10

The Sensations – Big Al’s Bar, 610 North Bell School Road. 9 p.m. No Cover

Saturday, June 11

Concerts on the Creek – Greg Herriges, Virtuoso guitar music from around the globe. Spring Creek UCC, 4500 Spring Creek Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free of charge.

The Sensations – Greenhouse Bar & Grill, 200 Dearborn Avenue, South Beloit. 8:30 p.m. No Cover

Friday, June 17

Big Daddy Woo Woo – Big Al’s, 610 N. Bell School Rd. 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 18

Desolation Row – Splitter’s Bar & Grill, 5318 N. 2nd St., Loves Park. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover charge. Call  815-877-6051 for more information. Dynasty Dart Association Event.

Thursday, June 23

The Sensations – Prairie Street Brewery, 200 Prairie Street. 6 p.m. No Cover

Friday, June 24

Big Daddy Woo Woo – Grand Avenue Pub, 132 W. Grand Ave., Beloit. 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 25

Desolation Row – Switchyard Bar & Grill, 200 N. Washington St., Rochelle. 9 p.m.-1 a.m.  Call 815-561-6275 for more information. No cover charge.

The Sensations – Shooters North, 7742 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m. No Cover

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