Music Calendar

Live-Music

Ongoing Events

Open Stage at Mandalay Lounge – Monday-Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. 200 North Church Street.

Friday, October 28

Gang-A-Tsui with Avalon String Quartet – This unique cross-cultural concert will introduce Nanguan ancient Classical Chinese music and theater and explore how these traditions are extending into the 21st century. Newly composed pieces will be presented by Taiwanese group Gang-A-Tsui with guest collaborators and MPAC favorites Avalon String Quartet through an interactive workshop-style concert to provide insight into this intimate form of traditional music. Performance will take place at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 406 N. Main St. Tickets are $25 in advance for adults, $30 at the door; and $5 in advance for students, $7 at the door. Purchase tickets online at www.mendelssohnpac.org. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Mike Williamson Trio – Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St. 5:30-8 p.m. Free admission.

Saturday, October 29

Vintage Country Concert and Dance Party – 7-9 p.m. at Betty’s Western Wear, 6202 Forest Hills Rd., Loves Park. Admission is $5. Live music by the Trinadora Rocks band. Also: Admission charge entitles listeners to low refreshment prices. Trinadora’s 17-song CD album of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline music will be available for only $5. ​Comfortable seating. Spacious dance floor. Free off-street parking.

Friday, November 4

Dirty Look Drive By – Splitter’s at Park Lane, 5318 N. Second St., Loves Park. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free admission. 815-877-6051

Sunday, November 6

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

St. Mark hosts the Kishwaukee Valley Concert Band – St. Mark Lutheran church of Rockford is hosting a free concert in honor of Veterans Day.  The Kishwaukee Valley Concert Band, directed by Phyllis Hogberg, is presenting a patriotic concert entitled “Thank You Soldiers”. The concert features a stirring variety of patriotic music, entertaining narration, and a wonderful vocal soloist.  Their wonderful music appeals to fans of all ages. The free concert will be at 3 p.m. and is open to the public. A freewill offering will be accepted. The concert will be held at St. Mark Lutheran church located at 675 N. Mulford Road in Rockford. For more information, call 815-398-3557, or visit our website stmarklc.com.

Friday, November 18

Suite to Suite – Explore the evolution of the musical suite from the 14th century dancing to 19th century jazz as we welcome some of the region’s best area musicians to our main stage. The concert begins with soloists Michael Beert (cellist) and Jesse Parker (pianist) performing Baroque and Romantic Suites respectively and concludes with Claude Bolling’s “Toot Suite” featuring Mark Baldin (trumpet), Joel Ross (piano), Jim McDowell (bass), and Brian Webber (percussion. Performance will take place at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 406 N. Main St. Tickets are $25 in advance for adults, $30 at the door; and $5 in advance for students, $7 at the door. Purchase tickets online at www.mendelssohnpac.org. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 19

Rockford Operetta Party – Rockford Operetta Party celebrates their 10th anniversary in “Tenth Anniversary Celebrate of Operetta” (TACO) at 7:30 p.m. Mendelssohn PAC, 415 N. Church Street. $10 admission. rockfordoperettaparty.synthasite.com

Dirty Look Drive By – Rocky’s Bar and Grill, 5314 N. Second St., Loves Park. 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Free admission. 815-877-0378

Sunday, November 20

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

Friday, December 2

Paul Hieser – Acoustic Jams of the ‘70s & ‘80s @ Ice Hogs Pre-Game Party – Upper Concourse at the BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. 5-7 p.m. Standard Ice Hogs admission required ($9 to $29).

Sunday, December 4

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

Friday, December 9

Dirty Look Drive By – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Free Admission. 815-877-8007

Saturday, December 10

Dirty Look Drive By – Town Hall Lounge, 5624 N. Second St., Loves Park. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Free Admission. 815-636-9996

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