Music Calendar

Live-Music

Week of Jan. 21-27, 2015

Upcoming Events

Join the Art Song Project – Special interest group of Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center. Group will meet two Tuesdays of each month at Emerson House, 420 N. Main St. Enter thru back porch door. Cost: $45. Info: 815-398-4257 or cathyherd@comcast.net.

CSA Children’s Choir Rehearsal – NIU Community School of the Arts, Music Building, DeKalb. Every Wed. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Info: 815-753-1450 or www.csa.niu.edu.

Mark the Date for “A Mediterranean Concert on the Creek” with Vince Chiarelli, Frank Calvagna and the Italian Influence Band – Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road. Date: Jan. 31, 7 p.m. Free admission; donations to musicians encouraged. Info: 815-979-1949 or www.springcreekucc.org.

Order Tickets for “Memories from Times of War” – Rockford Symphony Orchestra at Coronado PAC, 314 N. Main St. Date: Feb. 14, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Prelude Dinner at 6 p.m. Dinner tickets: $50 adults, $25 children12 and younger. Performance tickets, $22-$60, 815-965-0049 or www.rockfordsymphony.com.

Order Tickets for The Erik Koskinen Band – Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road. Date: Feb. 14. Doors open 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day of show. Info: 815-335-2915.

Order Tickets for Avalon String Quartet – Brahms: Traditionalist & Innovator – Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St. Date: Feb. 15, 3 p.m. Tickets: $25 adults, $6 students. Info: 815-964-9713.

Order Tickets for Miranda Lambert – BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. Date: Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $54.75 or $39.75 at Ticketmaster.com or 815-968-0595.

Order Tickets for Chandler Starr Miller Scholarship Winners Recital – Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St. Date: Feb. 22, 3 p.m. Tickets: $5. Registration deadline for competition is Jan. 19. Info: 815-964-9713 or www.mendelssohnpac.org.

Mark the Date for Soul Children of Chicago’s Singfest – College of DuPage. Date: Feb. 28. Performed by CSA Children’s Choir of NIU Community School of the Arts. Info: 815-753-1450 or www.csa.niu.edu.

Order Tickets for John Mellencamp Plain Spoken Tour – Coronado Performing
Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: May 30, 2015. Tickets: $42, $65, $85 and $119.50. Exclusive VIP packages also available. Order thru Ticketmaster.com, the BMO Harris Bank Center box office, or call 815-968-5222.

Wednesday, Jan. 21

CSA Children’s Choir Rehearsal – NIU Community School of the Arts, Music Building, DeKalb. Every Wed. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Info: 815-753-1450 or www.csa.niu.edu.

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. Free. Info: 815-962-7944.

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

Karaoke – Shooter’s Bar & Grill East, 7171 CherryVale N. Blvd. 9 p.m. Info: 815-332-5229.

Thursday, Jan. 22

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. Info: 815-962-7944.

Friday, Jan. 23

Karaoke – American Legion Post C.A. Carlson Post 1207, 1011 S. Alpine Road. 8 p.m.-midnight.

Too Deep, Stevee Nix – Big Al’s Bar, 610 N. Bell School Road. 9 p.m. Info: 815-398-6411.

Southern Charm – Casey’s Pub, 7307 N. Alpine Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m.

Black Actress, Jamaican Queens, In All Honesty – 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.

King of the Demons – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Info: 815-962-7944.

DJ – Mortimer’s Roadhouse, 105 W. Grove, Poplar Grove. 9 p.m. Info: 815-765-0082.

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

Souls of 5 – Sahara Tavern & Lounge, 7400 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m. Info: 815-633-9635.

Stateline Country Band – Second Cousins Bar & Grill, 6246 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park. 9 p.m.

Epic Electric – Shooter’s Bar & Grill East, 7171 CherryVale N. Blvd. 9 p.m. Info: 815-332-5229.

The Sensations feat. Holland Zander – Splitter’s Bar & Grill, 5318 N. Second St., Loves Park. 9 p.m. No cover. Info: 815-877-6051.

Saturday, Jan. 24

Young Musicians Series: Winter Classical Music – Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St. 1;30 p.m. Free.

Clutch Cargo – Big Al’s Bar, 610 N. Bell School Road. 9 p.m. Info: 815-398-6411.

Pablo & the Rhythmix – Bootie’s Main Tap, 411 Main St., Pecatonica. 9 p.m.

Radio Stars – Casey’s Pub, 7307 N. Alpine Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m.

Delta Disc Jockeys VJ/Karaoke – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 9 p.m. Info: 815-965-0931.

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

Pink Beam – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Info: 815-962-7944.

KAT – Pig Minds Brewing Co., 4080 Steele Drive, Machesney Park. 7 p.m.

Men of Our Times – Rascal’s Bar & Grill, 5223 Torque Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Info: 815-636-9207.

Dance Party with DJ Jes One – Second Cousins Bar & Grill, 6246 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park.

Boot Leg Soul – Shooter’s Bar & Grill North, 7742 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park. Free. Info: 815-399-0314.

Big Earl & The Falcons – Shooter’s Bar & Grill East, 7171 CherryVale N. Blvd. 9 p.m. Info: 815-332-5229.

Sweet Lucy – Town Hall Lounge, 5624 N. Second St., Loves Park. 9 p.m.

Tattoo You – Splitter’s Bar & Grill, 5318 N. Second St., Loves Park. 9 p.m. Info: 815-877-6051.

Desolation Row – Union Bar l& Grill, 109 Second St., Byron. 8 p.m.-midnight. No cover. Info: 815-234-3000.

Sunday, Jan. 25

Bruce L. Warden & Company – Cliffbreaker’s Resort, 700 W. Riverside Blvd. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday brunch. Info: 815-399-1399.

Judson University Choir in Concert – First Free Rockford, 2223 N. Mulford Road. 6 p.m. Free-will offering.

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. 9 p.m.-1 a.m.Info: 815-877-8007.

Monday, Jan. 26

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

Tuesday, Jan. 27

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.

Have your free listing in the Thursday preceding our Wednesday publication. Listings can be emailed to contact@rockrivertimes.com, faxed to 815-964-9825 or called in to 815-964-9767.

From the Jan. 21-27, 2015, issue