Music Calendar

Live-Music

Week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2014

Upcoming Events

Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center opens Mendelssohn Chorale 2014-15 season – Starr Center, 415 N. Church St. Holiday Pops with the RSO will be performed Dec. 20 and 21. Monday night rehearsals begin Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. Info: 815-964-9713.

Mark the Date for Lucia Concert – First Lutheran Church, 225 S. Third St. Date: Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Presented by Swedish Historical Society. Choir, stories, visit by Tomten. Free-will offering.

Order Tickets for Oregon High School Madrigal Dinner feat. OHS Singers – Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, 1834 S IL Route 2, Oregon. Date: Dec. 5 and 6. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and performance by OHS Madrigal Singers dressed in traditional English Renaissance costumes. Tickets: $15/person, includes dinner and performance. Reserve at 815-732-2187, ext. 1205 or astakey@ocused.net with your name, which night your’re attending, and how many tickets you’d like. Deadline: Dec. 1.

Order Tickets for “The Nutcracker” presented by Rockford Dance Company & Rockford Symphony Orchestra – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Dec. 6, 7 p.m. and Dec. 7, 3 p.m.Tickets: www.coronadopac.org or 815-968-0595.

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.

Order Tickets for Little Big Town – BMO Harris Bank enter, 300 Elm St. Date: Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. Buy at box office or ticketmaster.com.

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, Nov. 26

UW-Rock County Concert Band – Wells Cultural Center, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis. 7:30 p.m. Open to anyone who plays a concert band instrument. Info: 608-758-6565, ext. 737.

Pig Minds Jam Session with Tony Vecchio – Pig Minds Brewing Co., 4080 Steele Drive, Machesney Park. 7-10 p.m.

Wayland, Haliwel, Roxtar, Silent Redemption – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. Doors open 7 p.m.; bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Info: 608-743-1899.

Blackout Pub Crawl – The District Bar & Grill, 205 W. State St. Free pub crawl between District, RBI, and ONYX starting at 9 p,m. and running all night long. Great drink specials, paparazzi backdrop photos, best bar night of the year.

Sixth Annual Little Black Dress Party feat. Dela Chapelle w/special guest Aaron Hodge – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 9 p.m.

Shifty Shafer – Grand Avenue Pub, 132 W. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. 8 p.m.

Law & Love w/The Vince Chiarelli Band – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 10 p.m. Free.

Sweet Lucy – Logan’s,1805 S. West Ave., Freeport.

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

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

Red Ball Jet – Rusty Nail, 1804 18th Ave. 9:30 p.m.

Desolation Row – Sahara Tavern & Liquors, 7400 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover. Info: 815-633-9635.

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

Audio Drive – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. Thanksgiving Bash. Info: 815-877-8007.

Thursday, Nov. 27

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.

Friday, Nov. 28

Mike and Joe – The District Bar & Grill, 205 W. State St. 10 p.m. Info: 815-977-4524.

Acoustic Circus – JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St. 7 p.m. Free. Info: 815-965-8903.

Echo Beach – Kokomo’s Lounge, 7307 N. Alpine Road., Loves Park. 8-11 p.m. No cover.

Black Friday Karaoke w/Delta Disc Jockey – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 9 p.m. Free.

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

Henhouse Prowlers – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Free. 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.

Mark & Terri Reed – Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St. 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Info: 815-397-3534.

Pulse 18 – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. Black Friday Party. Info: 815-877-8007.

Saturday, Nov. 29

69th Annual Presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” – Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N. 1st St. 7-9 p.m. Soloists, chamber orchestra, pipe organ, harpsichord, and 130-voice choir. Free-will offering will be taken.

Fire Sale Reggae Funk Show – Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon. 7 p.m. Music and art party celebrating Fourth Anniversary Jam on Shop Small Business Saturday.

The Sensations feat. Holland Zander – Big Al’s Bar, 610 N. Bell School Road. 9 p.m. No cover.

Dueling Pianos – The District Bar & Grill, 205 W. State St. 8 p.m. Info: 815-977-4524.

Harlan Jefferson pres. “A Tribute to the Legends of Jazz, Part 3” – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 8-11 p.m. Hosted by Paul Logli. Feat. Glenn Schorsch, Kris Tumilowicz, Frankie Wesson, Danielle Juhre, Dorothy Paige-Turner, Mike Williamson, Rick Burns. Info: 815-229-0800.

80s Dance Party feat. DJ Fuzz and Earache – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 9 p.m. $5. Info: 815-965-0931.

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

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

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

AVARISS – Shooter’s North, 7742 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m. No cover.

Big Daddy Woo Woo – Splitter’s Bar & Grill, 5318 N. Second St., Loves Park. 9 p.m.

The Conflict – Tad’s On the Rock, 10 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park. 9 p.m.

Whalebone – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. Jefferson HS Class Reunion ‘93.

Sunday, Nov. 30

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

69th Annual Presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” – Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N. 1st St. 3-5 p.m. Soloists, chamber orchestra, pipe organ, harpsichord, and 130-voice choir. Free-will offering will be taken.

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, Dec. 1

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

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Eisenhower Winter Concert – Eisenhower Middle School, 3525 Spring Creek Road. 7 p.m. Holiday and winter selections from the Eagle Jazz Band, Beginning Band, Concert and Concert Choir.

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 e-mailed to contact@rockrive rtimes.com, faxed to 815-964-9825 or called in to 815-964-9767.

From the Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2014, issue