Wednesday, February 10
Open mic – Mandalay Lounge, 5 p.m.
Thursday, February 11
Amateur Night – Mandalay Lounge, 5 p.m.
Friday, February 12
Laura Rae & the Backroads Trio – Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St. 5:30-8 p.m. No cover.
Epic Electric – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 9 p.m.
DJ Stylen J – Casey’s Pub, 7307 N. Alpine Rd., Loves Park. 9 p.m.
Lee Brice – Performing at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Tickets available at thebmoharrisbankcenter.com or 815-968-5222
Saturday, February 13
Trinadora Duo – Performing Jazz and Blues from 8-10 p.m. at Main Street Bistro, 109 S. Galena Ave., in Freeport.
Tad Robinson – Soul and blues legend performs at The Hope & Anchor English Pub, 5040 N. 2nd St., Loves Park. $5 cover after 7 p.m., performance goes 8 p.m.-midnight.
Mark & Terri Reed – Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St. 5:30-8 p.m. No cover.
Sunday, February 14
Dance – VFW, 2018 Windsor Road, Loves Park, across from Sunrise Restaurant. 7 p.m. Admission is $7.
Friday, February 19
The Roy Orbison Circle – By The Trinadora Rocks. 7-10 p.m. at Lyran Hall, 1115 Fourth Ave. For more information contact 815-979-1949
Blowin’ in the Wind; Fifty Years after the Folk Song Revival – The Rock Valley Children’s Choir presents, Blowin’ in the Wind at 7 p.m. at Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road. This is the 14th annual “Singers’ Songbook Concert,” a yearly concert in which all RVCC singers learn “at least 25 songs every American should know.” A free will offering will be taken and proceeds will go to the RVCC Scholarship fund. There is a dessert reception for all after the concert. For more information call 815-229-3413 or 630-248-5290 or visit the choir on Facebook or their website RVCCSings.org
Saturday, February 20
Love & Thunder – Casey’s Pub, 7307 N. Alpine Rd., Loves Park. 9 a.m. No cover.
Saturday, February 27
Trinadora Duo – Performing Americana Stew from 7-9 p.m. at Books on First, 202 W. 1st St., in Dixon.
The Sensations – Rascals Bar & Grill, 5223 Torque Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m. 815-636-9207. Call to find out cover charge.
Wednesday, March 2
Desolation Row – District Bar & Grill. 205 W. State St., 7pm-12am. 815-977-4524. Featuring Trapt, Romantic Rebel, and Static Signal. Ages 21+. $15 Tickets
Saturday, March 5
The Sensations – Shooters North, 7742 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m. 815-654-3900. No Cover
Friday, March 11
The Sensations – Big Al’s Bar, 610 North Bell School Road. 9 p.m. 815-398-6411. No Cover
Saturday, March 19
Desolation Row – Maggie’s Idle Hour LLC. 115 S. Wesley Ave., Mt Morris, 9pm-1am. 815-734-4110. No cover charge.
Saturday, March 26
Desolation Row – The Cooler. 311 W. 2nd St., Rock Falls, 8:30pm-12:30am. 815-632-3010. No cover charge.