Music Calendar

Week of April 23-29, 2014

Upcoming Events

Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center – Danny Schmidt, Emerson House, 420 N. Main St. Date: April 25, 7:30 p.m. Admission: $15 adults, $10 students. Info: 815-964-9713 or www.mendelssohnpac.org.

Registration for Music Classes at NIU Community School of the Arts –- NIU Music Building, DeKalb. Square One Piano: Group Basics Class, ages 13 and older. Piano Forte: Building Piano Skills develops piano skills from the past or from the Square One class. Piano Starter for Children, ages 5-7. Info: 815-753-1450 or www.csa.niu.edu.

Order Tickets for “Celtic Woman” – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: May 1, 7 p.m. The Emerald Tour, celebrating Ireland. Info: 815-968-5222 or www.coronadopac.org.

Registration for MusiCamp 2014 – Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, Starr Hall, 415 N. Church St. Dates: June-10-28. Three separate camps for string instruments. Band and orchestra students who have played an instrument for one or two years. Cost: $5 for RPS students, $20 for students not enrolled in RPS. Registration is now being accepted. Application deadline is April 25. Info: Emily.tropp@rps205.com or 815-966-8960.

Order Tickets for Jamie-Sue Seal and John Latini – Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S. Main St., Janesville, Wis. Date: April 25, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students. Info: 608-758-0297 or www.janesvillepac.org.

Order Tickets for “Love of Homeland” feat. Mendelssohn Chorale – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: April 26, 7:30 p.m. Mendelssohn Chorale performs with Rockford Symphony Orchestra. Includes “Alexander Nevsky,” by Prokofiev. Tickets: $20-$58. Students (22 and younger), $7. Info: 815-965-0049 or www.rockfordsymphony.com.

Register for Auditions for Musicians – Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll. Date: April 27, 2 p.m. For appointment, call 815-244-2035.

Order Tickets for “Bouncing Off the Walls – Broadway Our Way” – Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Ave. Date: May 3, 7 p.m. Presented by The Center for the Arts and Spirituality and Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus. Ti ckets: $20 each. Info: Emmanuel, 815-963-4815 or JustGoods, 815-8903.

Order Tickets for Moscow Festival Ballet: “Sleeping Beauty” – Rockford Coronado Concert Association, Coronado PAC, 314 N. Main St. Date: May 4, 3 p.m. Tickets/Info: Coronado Box Office, 815-968-0595 or www.coronadopac.org.

Order Tickets for Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert – Hononegah High School Performing Arts Center, 307 Salem St., Rockton. 3 p. m. Theme: “English Festival” feat. violinist Sofiya Kyrylyuk. Tickets: $10 adults, $6 students. Info: 815-965-0049 or www.rockfordsymphony.com.

Order Tickets for “West Side Story” – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: May 8, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50, available at Coronado Box Office or call 815-968-0595 or www.coronadopac.org.

Order Tickets for “Jazz on the Rock: Roaring 20’s Gala” – Rockford Country Club, 2921 N. Main St. Date: June 13, 7-10:30 p.m. Tickets: $75/person with optional Big Cheese Soiree preceding the Gala for $20. Benefits Children’s Home + Aid. Order tickets at www.childrenshomeandaid.org.

Sponsorships available for Field of Blues Festivalhosted by Crossroads Blues Society – Date: June 28. Advance tickets $10 each, now available, at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PUUUS3pern6QQ. Or send a check $10 per ticket and SASE to Field of Blues Festival Tickets, Crossroads Blues Society, P.O. Box 840, Byron, IL 61010. Or see any of the board members or go to: Guzzardo’s Music, Culture Shock, CD Source, Toad Hall Records, Alpine Bank, JustGoods, Rockford Area Arts Council. All proceeds will be used to fund and possibly expand Blues in the Schools (BITS) program.

Wednesday, April 23

Jazz & Blues Jam Session with Tony Vecchio Quartet – Pig Minds Brewing Co., 4080 Steele Drive, Machesney Park. 7-10 p.m. Info: 779-423-2147.

DB Cooper Search Dance Party w/DJ Dangeruss Midwest Sound Presents – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 9 p.m. Info: 815-965-0931.

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

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

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. 8 p.m. Info: 815-877-8007.

Harlan Jefferson – The Wiffletree Bar & Grill, 11347 Main St., Roscoe. 7 p.m. Info: 815-623-8213.

Thursday, April 24

Prophets of Addiction, Saturnine Hello, Roxtar – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. Open 7 p.m.; bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover. Info: 608-741-0001.

Open Mic – Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St.

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.

Open Mic – Cronie’s Grill, 9032 N. Second St., Machesney Park. Every Thursday.

Mike Cesario, Beth Ann Beal, “RED,” Harlan Jefferson – Sahara Tavern & Lounge, 7400 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park. 8 p.m. Info: 815-633-9635.

Friday, April 25

Danny Schmidt Emerson House, 420 N. Main St. 7:30 p.m. Admission: $15 adults, $10 students. Info: 815-964-9713 or www.mendelssohnpac.org.

Jamie-Sue Seal and John Latini – Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S. Main St., Janesville, Wis. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students. Info: 608-758-0297 or www.janesvillepac.org.

Tom Chapin Concert at Carlson – Carlson Elementary School, 4015 Pepper Drive. Afternoon performance for students. 7 p.m. for staff, teachers and friends. Info: www.carlsonchapin.com.

Dan Phelps and Tim Shaffer – JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St. 7 p.m.

Static Signal, Nominate the King, Modern Echo, Modifire – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. Open 7 p.m.; bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover. Info: 608-741-0001.

Echo Beach – Kokomo’s Louonge, 7307 N. Alpine Road, next to Loves Park Scuba. 8-11 p.m. Dive & Beach Party. No cover. Info: 815-633-6969.

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

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

Dirty Fishnet Stockings – Sahara Tavern & Lounge, 7400 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m. Info: 815-633-9635.

Hillbilly Rockstarz – 2nd Cousins Bar & Grill, 6246 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park. 9 p.m. Info: 815-977-8856.

Open Mic – Take 20, 438 Bypass U.S. 20, Cherry Valley, Ill. 7 p.m. Info: 815-332-9920.

Sum of Souls, Sunset Strip – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 8 p.m. Free. Info: 815-877-8007.

Saturday, April 26

Love of Homeland” feat. Mendelssohn Chorale – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. 7:30 p.m. Mendelssohn Chorale performs with Rockford Symphony Orchestra. Includes “Alexander Nevsky,” by Prokofiev. Tickets: $20-$58. Students (22 and younger), $7. Info: 815-965-0049 or www.rockfordsymphony.com.

Romantic Rebel, Breech, Ockrams Razor, Left of Reason – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. Open 7 p.m.; bands play 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5 advance, $7 at the door. Info: 608-741-0001.

Common Ground – Best Dam Bar, 13965 Best Road, Davis. 8 p.m. Free. Info: 815-990-1817.

Dueling Pianos – The District Bar & Grill, 205 W. State St. 8 p.m. $5. Info: 815-977-4524.

Social Feedback – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 9 p.m. Free. Info: 815-965-0931.

Rat Baxter – Long Shot Bar and Grill, 3312 W. Rock Falls Road, Rock Falls, Ill. Info: 815-625-7138.

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

Saturday Night Dance Party with DJ Jes One – 2nd Cousins Bar & Grill, 6246 E. Riverside Blvd. Info: 815-637-2660.

Prime Time Live – Shooter’s East, 7171 CherryVale Blvd. North., Cherry Valley. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Info: 815-332-5229.

Raised on Radio (Journey Tribute) – Shooter’s North, 7742 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park. 9 p.m. Free. Info: 815-654-3900.

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

Sunday, April 27

Blue Olives – Best Dam Bar, 13965 Best Road, Davis. 2-6 p.m. Free. Info: 815-990-1817.

Music Academy Faculty Concert feat. “Forest City Suite” – First Lutheran Church, 225 S. Third St. 3 p.m. With Anne Marie Olson, pianist and Suzuki piano teacher. Also pieces by Mozart and Brahms.

Rockford Christian Fellowship Band – Salvation Army Temple, 500 S. Rockford Ave. 6 p.m.

Kantorei, The Singing Boys of Rockford – Faith Lutheran Church, 14206 E. Flagg Road, Rochelle. 7 p.m. Free-will offering.

Monday, April 28

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

UW-Rock County Chamber Orchestra – UW-Rock County Campus, Kirk Denmark Theatre, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville. 7:30 p.m. “Soli Archi”. Features the string sections and performance of works by G.F. Handel, Henry Purcell and Peter Warlock. Admission free, but $2 donation suggested. Info: 608-758-6555, ext. 737.

Tuesday, April 29

Karaoke – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 10 p.m.-close. Info: 815-965-0931.

Rock ‘n Roll – 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 April 23-29, 2014, issue