Music Calendar

Live-Music

Week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2014

Upcoming Events

Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center announces Mendelssohn Chorale 2014-15 season – “Dreams of the Fallen” will be performed Nov. 8. Monday night rehearsals at 7 p.m at 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.

Register for UW-Rock County Guitar Classes – UW-Rock County, Wells Cultural Center, Room 139, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville. 7 p.m. Cost: $145, plus cost of a book that can be purchased from UW-Rock County Bookstore. Students must provide their own guitar. Info: 608-758-6565, ext. 360.

UW-Rock County Youth Orchestra is accepting members – Students from elementary thru high school with at least one year of experience with a band or stringed instrument can join the youth orchestra. Practices are Sept. 11-Nov. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. A concert will be held Nov. 20. No auditions are required. Fee to participate is $150 for the year. Info: 608-758-6565, ext. 360.

October Lunchtime Concerts – Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 412 N. Church St. Every Thursday thru October, 12:15-1 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch, or call ahead at 815-985-0143 by the Tuesday of the concert week to reserve a lunch for $5. Oct. 30: Trish Rooney and Wayne Hatwich, keyboard duets.

Rehearsals for Handel’s “Messiah” – Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Ave. Sun., Oct. 19-Nov. 23, 2-4 p.m. Membership fee for Rockford Choral Union is $5. Scores can be purchased for $10. “Messiah” will be presented Nov. 29 and 30 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N. 1st St.

Order Tickets for “The Diamonds: A Salute to American Bandstand” – Monroe Arts Center, 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. Date: Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Tickets: $50, $35, $25, $20. Available at 608-325-5700 or www.monroeartscenter.com

Order Tickets for “An Evening with Third Day” – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Nov. 6, 7 p.m. Georgia-based Christian rock band. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or thru BMO Harris Bank Center box office at 815-968-5222.

Order Tickets for Moonlight Jazz 40th Anniversary Celebration Gala – Giovanni’s Grand Ballroom, 610 N. Bell School Road. Date: Nov. 8. Cocktails, dinner, dancing. Ticket prices range from VIP $75; dinner/dance $50; show only, $35. Visit moonlightjazz.com for event details.

Order Tickets for “Straight No Chaser” – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Nov. 9, 7 p.m. 10 male a cappella singers put on a lively show. Info: 815-968-0595.

Order Tickets for ”In This Moment” – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Alternative metal band. Tickets, $25 advance, $27 at the door plus fees. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or thru BMO Harris Bank Center box office at 815-968-5222.

Mark the Date for Charlotte‘s Web Concert: Red Tail Ring – Emerson House, 420 N. Main St. Date: Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $15 at the door; $6 students. Info: 815-964-9713.

Order Tickets for Blue Man Group – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Nov. 15, 8 p.m. or Nov. 16, 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or thru BMO Harris Bank Center box office at 815-968-5222.

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

UW-Rock County Concert Band – UW Rock County, Kirk Denmark Theatre, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis. 7:30 p.m. Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, Concert Choir and Jazz Singers. Irish songs, popular jazz numbers, and music by F.J. Haydn and John Philip Sousa. Info: 608-758-6565.

Jazz & Blues Jam Session with Tony Vecchio & The Pig Mind All-Stars – Pig Minds Brewing Co., 4080 Steele Drive, Machesney Park. 7:30 p.m. Musicians are invited to sit in. Info: 779-423-2147.

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

Blue Lightning Band feat. Steve Ditzell (Maggie Ditzell Memorial Party) – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 7 p.m. Free. Info: 815-962-7944.

Open Mic – Otto’s Niteclub, 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. Info: 815-758-2715.

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

Open Stage & Karaoke – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. Info: 815-877-8007.

Thursday, Oct. 30

Lunchtime Concert: Trish Rooney & Wayne Hatwich: Organ & Harpsichord – Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 412 N. Church St. Every Thursday thru October, 12:15- 1 p.m. Bring a lunch or reserve one for $5. Info: 815-985-0143.

Roxtar and Skags & Bandits – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. Bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m., doors open 7 p.m. Free. Info: 608-743-1899.

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.

DJ & Karaoke with Bill – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. Info: 815-877-8007.

Friday, Oct. 31

The Great American Sing–a-Thon” – Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road. 7 p.m. Rock Valley Children’s Choir. Info: 815-229-3413.

Jim Wolber at the Lincoln Building – H.I. Lincoln Building, Franklin Grove. 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets: $10. Call 815-456-3030 daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., noon-4 p.m. Sundays, or stop by the Lincoln building during those hours. Music, prizes for Most Original Costume, Scariest and Most Beautiful Costume.

Third Annual Creepy Crawl – Pub crawl among RBI, Onyx, and District starting at 9 p.m. thru all night. $250 male and female costume contest at each bar; winners voted on by likes on Facebook. Live DJs at each bar, DJ Slick at Onyx, DJ Travey at RBI, and DJ Jb Love at District.

Boo Bash Halloween Party – Alchemy, 610 N. Bell School Road. $4 off Boo Bash. Info: 815-398-6411.

Bobaflex, Royal Bliss, Zero Minus One, Left of Reason, Roxtar – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. Bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m., doors open 7 p.m. $15 advance, $20 door; $25 VIP; $50 VIP plus signed T-shirt. Info: 608-743-1899.

DJ – Best Dam Bar, 13963 Best Road, Davis. Info: 815-990-1817.

Sixth Annual Halloween Party feat. DJ Sasha Savic w/Miro on drums – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 9 p.m. Info: 815-229-0800.

Halloween Grunge Show feat. Joie de Vivre (as The Pixies); Deadron (as Nirvana); Warren Franklin (as Neutral Milk Hotel) – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 9 p.m. Free. Info: 815-965-0931.

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

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

DJ/Halloween Party – 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.

Desolation Row – Sharky’s Sports Bar & Grill, 3 N. Wesley Ave., Mt. Morris. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover. Halloween party.

The RED & PlayRay Players – West-Mor Lanes, 2407 N. Central Ave. R&B, Blues, Jazz, Country, Neo-Soul, Reggae and more. Info: 815-963-7210.

Audio Drive – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 9 p.m. Halloween party. Info: 815-877-8007.

Saturday, Nov. 1

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music –Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $5, purchase at BMO Harris Bank Center or call 815-968-0595.

The Diamonds: A Salute to American Bandstand” – Monroe Arts Center, 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. 7 p.m. Tickets: $50, $35, $25, $20. Available at 608-325-5700.

Mississippi Stranglers & KATG Halloween Bash – Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Vended by Mama Cimino’s with beer, wine, soft drinks and pizza. Suggested $5 donation. Info: 815-973-4636.

Our Name Is Jonas (Weezer tribute) – 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.

The Sons of Many Bitches – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Free. Info: 815-962-7944.

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

Avariss – Sahara Tavern & Lounge, 7400 Forest Hills road, Loves Park. 8 p.m. Info: 815-633-9635.

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

Missing Links – Shooter’s East, 7171 CherryVale Blvd., Rockford. 9 p.m. Info: 815-332-9595.

The Smokes – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 9 p.m. Info: 815-877-8007.

Sunday, Nov. 2

Avalon String Quartet: Brahms: Traditionalist and Innovator – Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St. 3 p.m. Tickets: $25 adults, $6 students (up to age 26). Info: 816-964-9713.

Chicago Chamber Choir – Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2821 N. Bell School Road. 3 p.m. Free-will offering.

Jodi Beach CD Release Concert for “You Are Not Alone” – Salvation Army Rockford Temple Corps, 500 S. Rockford Ave. 6 p.m.

Sunday Blues Jam with Barstool Bob – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 6-9 p.m. Info: 815-965-0931.

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, Nov. 3

Rebuilt Band – The Overflowing Cup, Josiah’s Place Coffeehouse, 1175 Madison Road, Beloit, Wis. 7 p.m. Acoustic worship, spoken word poetry.

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

Tuesday, Nov. 4

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@rockrivertimes.com, faxed to 815-964-9825 or called in to 815-964-9767.

From the Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2014, issue