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Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra Strings Camp – Announcing our 5th summer music string camp open to all string students ages 11-18. Classes offer individualized and group training with a concert performed before a live audience. Dates for the camp are Monday, July 18-Thursday, July 21. Hours are 1:30-4:30 p.m. and the  Thursday concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Location: Fruzen Intermediate School, 2600 Milwaukee Rd. (Rte. 81), Beloit, WI (Exit 185A Southbound I-39 / Exit 185B Northbound I-39] Snacks & refreshments served daily. Pizza served concert night. Camp fee: $40 includes all music, t-shirt. Registration deadline is July 8, 2016. For more information, visit our website, turtlecreekchamberorchestra.org or call 608-754-8681

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.

Johnny and the Boomers – Chicago blues performance at the Mt. Morris Bandshell at S Wesley Ave. and Front St. 2 blocks south of Rt 64 in Mt. Morris from 7-9 p.m.

Harlan Jefferson – Talk Of The Town Night Club, 3715 Sycamore St., Cairo, IL. 9-10:30 p.m.

Trinadora’s US ROOTS – Americana Review at Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles Street.5:30-8 p.m. For more information call 815-397-3534. Free.

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

Mark Hummel and the Golden State-Lone Star Revue – Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 406 N. Main St. This event is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets available at crossroadsbluessociety.com.

Harlan Jefferson – Talk Of The Town Night Club, 3715 Sycamore St., Cairo, IL. 9-10:30 p.m.

Free Everything Flute Workshop – Aireloom Music Studio, Ogle County’s newest music education center, will be holding a Free Everything Flute Workshop from 1–2:30 p.m. The artists conducting the workshop, both instructors at Aireloom, will be:  Mary Ley and Patricia Crumley. Opportunities to talk one-on-one with the featured artists will help aspiring musicians to see how they might develop their (sometimes hidden) musical talents, including selection of the right instrument(s) to meet their needs. Topics covered will include demonstrations of playing techniques and styles in: standard concert flutes, Piccolo,  Soprano Flute,  Alto Flute,  Bass Flute, Indian Flute, Penny Whistles. Reservations are not required, but a call (815-973-5697) to help plan for the number of attendees would be appreciated. Aireloom Music is located at 4167 Mud Creek Road in Mt. Morris, IL.  Further information is available at aireloommusic.com or by calling 815-973-5697.

Sunday, June 26

Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra – Performing at Anderson Japanese Garden on Spring Creek Rd. at 4:30 p.m. Food/beverage will be available. There is no charge forthe concert with paid admission to the gardens.

Thursday, June 30

Music @ Debate Square – Jazz vocalist Quynnetta Sanders will kick-off this summer’s series. Like all performers in this year’s series, Sanders has deep Freeport roots. She has a forth coming CD titled “My Heart Belongs to You,” which will be available during her Music @ Debate Square Performance. Takes place from 7-8 p.m. at Debate Square in Freeport. The concerts are and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. A free will offering will be taken up to benefit the performers.

Friday, July 1

The Sting Rays – Oldies and classic rock and roll performance at the Mt. Morris Bandshell at S Wesley Ave. and Front St. 2 blocks south of Rt 64 in Mt. Morris from 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, July 2

Heroes Unplugged – A benefit for the Rockford Chapter of Guitars 4 Vets featuring HindSite, Taboo Blah Blah, Whoa Nellie, Paul Bronson, 12 String Charlie Gall, Bruce Nelson, the Rockford Dance Company Cardio Tap Dancers, and the Rockford G4V Jam Band at the Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main St. Doors open at 2 p.m. for a Silent Auction, Music from 3-6 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and are available at Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St., and at the door. Please contact g4vrockfordil@gmail.com or phone 815-985-0143 for more information.

Sunday, July 3

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

Friday, July 8

The Jimmys – Multiple award winning blues, soul, funk and R&B band performing at the Mt. Morris Bandshell at S Wesley Ave. and Front St. 2 blocks south of Rt 64 in Mt. Morris from 7-9 p.m.

Echo Beach a.k.a. The Surf Band – Playing at Music on the Mall at Edgebrook Center, 1639 N. Alpine Rd., outside Mary’s Market from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free Admission.

Saturday, July 9

Desolation Row – Performing at ByronFest in downtown Byron. 6-9 p.m. 815-234-5500. Admission – $5 in advance/$8 at the gate/Ages 0-7 yrs are free. All ages show.

Second Saturday Blues – Featuring Paul Filipowicz, guitar player and songwriter from Milwaukee, at Hope and Anchor English Pub, 5040 N. 2nd St., in Loves Park from 8 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

Blues Hawks – Performing at Big Al’s, 610 N. Bell School Rd., at 9 p.m. No cover.

Sunday, July 10

Desolation Row – 4-7 p.m. at Kegel Harley-Davidson, 7125 Harrison Ave. 815-332-7125. Juvenile Diabetes Thunder Run. Admission – $15-$25.

Friday, July 15

Pete’s Sake – Local folk, bluegrass and blues band performing at the Mt. Morris Bandshell at S Wesley Ave. and Front St. 2 blocks south of Rt 64 in Mt. Morris from 7-9 p.m.

Smilin’ Bobby – Performing at the Lyran Club, 1115 4th Ave., from 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, July 16

Braille Blues Daddy Bryan Lee  – Performing at the Sinnissippi Park Bandshell starting at 6 p.m. This is a free show, donations for Crossroads Blues in the Schools program will be accepted. The park is at 1401 N. 2nd Street.

Friday, July 22

Archtop Brownie – Bluesy jazz and jazzy blues music performance at the Mt. Morris Bandshell at S Wesley Ave. and Front St. 2 blocks south of Rt 64 in Mt. Morris from 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, July 23

Desolation Row – 12-11 p.m. Sharky’s Sports Bar & Grill. 3 N. Wesley Ave., Mt. Morris. 815-979-6299. Wounded Warrior Project Benefit. Admission – $15.

Tuesday, July 26

Desolation Row – 6:30-9:30pm. at Mustang’s Bar & Grill. 482 Gardner St., South Beloit. 779-475-0048. No cover charge.

Friday, July 29

String Ties – Bluegrass performance at the Mt. Morris Bandshell at S Wesley Ave. and Front St. 2 blocks south of Rt 64 in Mt. Morris from 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, July 30

Desolation Row – 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Union Bar & Grill. 109 W. 2nd St., Byron. 815-234-2962. No cover charge.

Friday, August 5

Lizzi Neal Band – Blues band performing at the Mt. Morris Bandshell at S Wesley Ave. and Front St. 2 blocks south of Rt 64 in Mt. Morris from 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, August 13

The New Savages – Hope & Anchor, 5040 N. 2nd St. 8 p.m.

Friday, August 19

Johnny and the Boomers – Lyran Club, 1115 4th Ave. 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 27

7th Annual Crossroads Blues Festival – Lyran Park, 4781 S. Bend Road. Opens at 11 a.m. and music goes from noon to at least 9:30 p.m. Check it out at crossroadsbluesfestival.com. Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Tad Robinson, Ghost Town Blues Band, Joanna Connor, the Flaming Mudcats & Birddog and Beck will entertain all day.  $5 in advance, $10 at the door.

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