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Mary's  Place 

Mary's is the oldest bar in Rockford and is home to some of the best live music in the Rockford area. Mary's offers open stage from 9:30 - 2 on Tues/Thurs.

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Tad's on  the Rock

Tad's on the Rock features live music on the deck seasonally on Sunday's and major holidays. Enjoy specials and 12 boat slips with free customer parking.



Mary's is the oldest bar in Rockford and is home to some of the best live music in the Rockford area. Mary's offers open stage from 9:30 - 2 on Tues/Thurs.

Nmt  Drink

Nmt Drink features a vintage bar serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials. Enjoy live music as well as slots, bumper pool, and darts.


Rock-A-Bago has a full bar with live shows on Saturdays. Pool, darts, and video gaming. Daily drink specials and Mama C's Pizza and pasta. 

Dusty Boots Saloon & Eatery delivers a great country experience with food, drink, and live country music every Saturday night. 

Dusty Boots

Whiskey's Roadhouse

Whiskey's Roadhouse has an amazing menu and live music. They also offer drink specials and Karaoke during the week.

Grand Avenue Pub

The Grand Avenue Pub in downtown Beloit features an amazing menu that will tantalize your taste buds!. Great live music all week long, too.

Located inside Park Lanes, Splitters is one of the hottest spots for live music and features some of the area's favorite bands.


Rascals Bar & Grill features live music on weekends and offers a wide range of daily food and drink specials.  Enjoy their Friday fish fry before the band starts.

Louie's Tap House

Louie's Tap House features 40+ craft drafts, craft cocktails, and tasty breakfast, lunch & dinners daily, They also offer lots of live music, 

Casey's Pub

Casey's has a great atmosphere, friendly staff, and food and drink specials. .Check out their party room and live entertainment on the weekends.

The North Main Bar is by the roundabout at North Main and Auburn streets. Check out their pizza and live music on weekends.

Cucina di Rosa

Town  Hall 

Town Hall offers live music on the weekends. Enjoy daily drink and food specials, darts, and video gaming. Plenty of room For large groups.

Mary's is the oldest bar in Rockford and is home to some of the best live music in the Rockford area. Mary's offers open stage from 9:30 - 2 on Tues/Thurs.

Treat yourself to a fun night out and enjoy great food, slots, cold beer, and live music. They have plenty of daily food and drink specials to go along with friendly service! .

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Cucina di Rosa

Cucina di Rosa is your neighborhood stop to get away for a breakfast, lunch or dinner. Meet with friends or an evening out with pleasant conversation and flavorful desserts.

Baci's Kitchen

Baci's Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee. They also offer catering, and delivery. along with a host live music.

The District 

The District Bar and Grill is your downtown Rockford destination for great food, drinks and live entertainment!  They often host national touring artists, too.

Shooter's North

Shooter's North is located inside Forest Hill's Lanes at 7742 Forest Hills Road in Loves Park. The bar features live music on the weekends.

Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center, along with Alchemy and adjoining bar, Big Al's, has been a staple for live music since 1977.


Jime Z offers great food, Tiki bar, lots of TVs and live entertainment . Located in Roscoe, Jime Z is open for lunch and dinner. 

Rockton Inn

Great people, food and drink!
They specialize in smoked brisket, ribs, pork loin, pulled pork and smoked ham.  Live music featured on weekends.

Firehouse Pub

The Firehouse Pub in Roscoe is fun for the family and friends! Lots of daily food and drink specials!. They also feature live entertainment. 


Shooters is located inside Don Carter Lanes and offers drinks, slots, an OTB facility, pool tables, and an arcade. They also feature live entertainment on weekends. 

Shooter's East 

Located inside the Cherry Bowl, Shooter's East is a full-service bar with great drink and food specials daily, with bands every weekend without a cover charge!

Read Mark's Rockford Music News

Rockford Vinyl and Music News is a place to share in words, pictures, sounds, vide about records, albums, LPs, vinyl, and album art.

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This page was created by Todd Houston for Rockford area musicians, music lovers, fans of music and local music supporters.

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Daily Music Updates

Kevin posts a daily update on Facebook that features venues where you can see local music, interact with musicians and learn about various happenings in and around Rockford.

Muscians Unite

The group's goal is  to promote and encourage unity among all musicians, and to help musicians achieve their musical goals faster, all while having fun.

Band's Bulletin Board

The Rockford Area Bands Bulletin Board promotes bands by posting their songs and videos in addition to their scheduled shows throughout the stateline area.

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Rockford Area Music Industry Fundrasising

North Main Bar

DC hosts musicians, artists, authors, dancers, models, actors & anyone else he finds cool, funky or just plain ol' badass for a chat.

First Fridays

First Friday brings Rockford a monthly evening of art, musis, shopping. dinner specials, and late-evening entertainment.Among the participants are Mary's Place, and the Owly Oops Sports Bar

One Spirit Listening Room

.Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) is a non-profit that helps fund several music scholarships and promotes local music. 

One Spirit Center at 1801 Charles Street, hosts live performances on Wednesdays and Fridays. On Open Mic nights, performers sign up to play at 8:00pm.

Music on the Rock

Music on the Rock is held on Wednesdays throughout the summer on the banks of the Rock River behind Burpee Museum. Food and Drink starts at 5:30
Music starts at 6:30 (90 minute set. Lawn Seating is Free to the Public

Music in the Park

Dedicated in 1950, the Music Shell in Sinnissippi Park is an acoustic amphitheater that can accommodate as many as 700 on benches, and up to 3,000 on the terraces and lawn. Local, regional and national acts perform furing the summer.

Dinner on the Dock

The 2018 Dinner on the Dock music series is presented by Prairie Street Brewing Co. and offers guests great food, craft beer, and some of the best musical acts from Rockford and the surrounding areas


Rockford City Market

This event aims to create a weekly tradition that draws people into the heart of the city, creating a vibrant community center and increasing business at downtown.

Music on the Mall

Music on the Mall runs on select Fridays from May 11 through September 14 at  the Edgebrook Shopping Center. Showtimes are 6:30- 8:30 p.m.---seating is limited so --bringing your own chair is encouraged.

Live at Levings

Live at Levings is a combination of talent shows and concerts that run on select Sundays from June 3-August  12. Talent shows are from 4:00-6:00 pm,  and concerts are from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Music on Chicago is an live music series, beer garden, and open-air market in Freeport. It 's to raise money for the growth and beautification of downtown.

Music on Chicago

Franchesco's  Concerts

Francheso's Summer Concert Series,  held Wednesdays and Fridays on the patio, is back, and features Mark Reed and WaddyCole BrandtGary the Band, and The Vince Chiarelli Band!

Rockton River Market

Shop to great live music in downtown Rockton while visiting a variety of food and goods vendors every Wednesday in June through August from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Festa Italiana

The 40th Annual Rockford Festa Italiana. will run from August 3-5, 2018. As usual, there will be plenty of awesome  Italian food, entertainment, Bocce, rides, and more!

Crazy times

Crazy Times Pub & Grill offers quality food , drinks, and fun, ranging from burgers to sandwiches, They also feature live entertainment.

Two Wheel Inn

The Two wheel Inn features two pool tables, darts, and  pinball. They also host live music. It's the place to be to celebrate birthdays.

The Attitudes will return to Mary's place on Saturday, December 29. They'll play from 9:00 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

The Cutting Room Floor 

Bobbers  Tap

Bobbers Tap. an outdoor Tiki bar on the edge of the Pecatonica River, has a very friendly, relaxing atmosphere. Open at 11 am Thurs - Sun.

Hope &  Anchor

Enjoy live music by local musicians on weekends, or the beer garden bonfire with Smores. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

In honor the recent release of the movie "Bohemian Rhapsody," which is now playing at area Showplace Theaters, here's Liz and Jenni performing the theme song at Town Hall. Complete with headbanging, I might add. No lawsuit has been filed as of this time.

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Irish Rose Saloon

The Irish Rose is a downtown restaurant & saloon known for using only the freshest and best quality meat, seafood, & produce.  They host live music, too.

The Nordlof Center

The Nordlof Center is Rockford's premiere cultural, arts and community resource. Inside you’ll find the 280-seat J.R. Sullivan Theater. It's located at 118 N. Main St.

Katie's Cup    Series

Katie's Cup is  a  coffee shop and lunch spot. But, it's also a hub in the neighborhood for community interaction. Their Fall Concert Series features live music on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m.

Stockyard Burger Bar

The Stockyard Rock Burger Bar is Rockford's first and only burger, barkade and entertainment bar located in the North Town Mall.  

Concerts on the Creek

Concerts ONthe Creek resumes monthly in February from 7 to 9 pm on Saturdays. Doors and gardens open at 6, rain or shine. Free admission, donations welcome, music CDs available for sale.

Old Settlers Days

Old Settlers Days will start on June 14, 2018, and will last for four days, featuring a variety of National acts. Among them will be Chase Rice, Steve Moakler, Nelly, Rick Springfield, Greg Kihn, Tommy Tutone, Jordan Davis & Chris Janson.

Miles Nielsen has spent nearly a decade enthralling audiences with music that draws force from the prime years of Western-influenced rock music and classic ‘60s soul. 

Miles Nielsen 

Leaving JanesVegas

Leaving JanesVegas is  an acoustic trio that covers from 1960's to present day music, and the genres include classic rock, country, and blues (or whatever else the audience may want to hear 

Minimal is a trio featuring: Zach DeCarlo: vocals, cajon and percussion: Leanne Leonard guitars, bass and vocals: Gregg DeCarlo guitars, bass, synths and vocals.  Their tunes span from 70s to today.


CD Southern  Charm

CDSC is a high energy modern country cover band. One of the hottest, most exciting bands in the area! Since Southern Charm and The Courtney Davies Band merged in 2015

Three Good Men

Three Good Men are a spinoff of the widely recognized Northern  Illinois favorites Men of Our Times, in an informal, acoustic set. You'll  hear some songs you wouldn't expect.


AudioDrive is a powerful rock act that shines with excellent vocals, killer guitars and a thunderous rhythm section that knows no bounds. They're a longtime local favorite.

Pink Beam

Pink Beam was formed over the summer of 2013 by John Tallman (vocals/guitar) and Jacob Verble (drums). Luke Brown (bass/vocals) was quickly added to the mix to round out the lineup. 

Name The Moon is a  rock band consisting of Derek Luttrell - Mossy Vaughn - Scott Ford - Jerry Sofran and Gavin Epperso. They were awarded the 2017 RAMI Album of the year.

Name the Moon

Onyx Bar & Grill

Enjoy their schedule of live music with plenty of seating, and food and drink specials. Serves lunch, dinner, coffee,  and takes reservations.


Rocky's promotes itself as a real bar and people often talk about the Harley burger. They offer daily lunch and dinner specials and some live music.

Taboo Blah Blah

In times like these, the truth lies somewhere between the unspeakable and the absurd. That is where you’ll find Taboo Blah Blah. Basically, the band consists of Lincoln Flowers and Gavin Epperson. 


Amperage is a hard rock cover band who play tunes ranging from the 1980s to today. Amperage is Eric Drager, guitar, Mike Purl, vocals, Ryan Powell, guitar, Maurice Dunk Drums, Jeff Brooks, bass guitar


Rain or shine, Franchesco's hosts its summer concert series on Wednesday nights from May through September. Call today at 815-229-0800 to reserve your seat.

Tattoo You


Prairie Street

Tlattoo You is one of the country’s best tribute acts. They recently took time to talk to Rockford Rocked about how his group got together and his enduring passion for the Stones and their music.

The Sensations have become one of the premier bands in the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin area with their much acclaimed Saturday night performan at the On The Waterfront  in 2007.

Whiffle Tree

Vinyl  Daze

Vinyl Daze is a 197O'S groove band from the stateline aea. According to the band , good music doesn't have an expiration date. Bring your flip flops and tie-dyed t-shirts and they'll turn the music up.

Born in '86

Born in the '80s, influenced by the '90s, and having conquered the '00s, Born In '86's mission is to bring back the nostalgia of those decades or even still live the dream! 

Pig Minds

Lukewarm Club

They play the music of Django Reinhardt, and The Hot Club of France/Jazz Manouche. The band consists of  Steve Kelly, guitar, Justin Chorak, guitar, and Jon Rozman, violin. Definetly worth a listen.

Dirt Road Rebelz

Let others know about the Dirt Road Rebelz, the areas best full throttle country Band. Prepare to be rebelized because these guys will knock your boots off.

The Gilligans

Little Miss Whiskey

Oscar's Pub

Ahoy, passengers! The Gilligans can'i wait to get shipwrecked and shipfaced with you, while they party rock to your favorite tunes. Be sure to grab your coconuts and your favorite flotation devices.

Little bit of class, whole lotta sass! Playin' all of your favorites around the stateline area. Mix of country, rock, pop and her own originals. Go ahead, do a little shot.

Rat Baxter

Rat Baxter plays  rock and roll by the likes of Alice Cooper, Bad Company, Deep Purple, Metallic, Sammy Hagar, Nazareth, Zeppelin, and Aerosmith. It's all cold beer, hot ladies, screamin guitars!, and thumpin low end.

Smokin' Guns

Smokin' Guns likes to have fun and loves to see others enjoy themselves while they perform - in a basement or on a stage - they give it their all!! They're all about country.

Victory Tap

Flannel Daze

Take a trip with us back to the 90s and jam out to some of your favorite rock hits as well as some hidden gems you may have forgotten about. Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, etc.

Pistol Pete

Pistol Pete is well-known in Chicago and abroad as one of the hottest shredders around. He won the Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Competition, Midwest Division.

The Prime Time Live Band provides an enjoyable live music experience for a variety of occasions. The have won a RAMI Award for best Pop/Retro act, as well as an On the Waterfront "Best of Rockford". 

Prime Time Live Band

Men of Our Times

The Men of Our Timess plays music for all ages. At every performance you're likely to hear a variety of songs spanning several decades keeping everyone dancing and having a good time ...!


Lone Canary

Lone Canary is a Folk/Americana duo comprised of musicians Jesse Fox and Heather Camacho. They have an acoustic, rootsy sound echoing the styles of legendary folk artists.

Paper Airplane is the acoustic guitar and vocal duo of Noel and Amy Nickel. They play an unexpected mix of songs from the ‘60s to today, coffeehouse style.

Soul 2 Soul

Soul 2 Soul is a classic '70s rock band that plays all your favorites from Boston, Styx, Journey, Pink Floyd, The Cars, Bad Co, Supertramp! Stones, ZZ Top! 

Outlaws and Angles

Outlaws And Angels is a band that plays new country, a little bit of old country, some rock and a little southern rock -- all mixed together..

Prowler is making a comeback and with vengeance!! Mainly 70s-80s hard rock. Look for us to rock your world with some great tunes at your local venue!

Paper Airplane

Pulse 18

Pulse 18 is a 5-time RAMI award winning hard rock/metal cover band. You like it heavy? They'll give you newer hard-edge rock/metal and classic metal tunes with attitude!!!

Owly Oop

Hot Rod Nellies

Pecatonica's Hot Rod Nellies is the newest venue to hit the stateline area. They've scheduled a wide variety of musical styles . Check out the food & drink menu, too.

Garrett's Restaurant

Garrett's Restaurant is designed for people who appreciate upscale, ecclectic cuisine in a casual environment. Outdoor dining is available and they gladly accept reservations.


Power Trip 80s

Harpo's Revue



TNT’'s, on the corner of Kishwaukee Street and Peoples Avenue, and hopes to have an explosive new atmosphere. Serving dynaminte food and drinks seven days a week.

Power Trip 80's is a 1980's style rock and roll tribute band featuring some of Northern Illinois' most talented performing musicians.

Rockford's only harmonica driven rock n blues show. Music performed from bands like SRV Clapton, Gary Moore, Albert King and other blues greats

Law and Love

Law and Love currently consists of Bobby, David, Rick, and Jim, and they've produced an album entitled "When You Come Around." No other info appears to be  available.

Larry Michael

Some know him by "The Mississippi Man" and some folks know him by "Larry Michael." All people love his music. And life is great when both get together.

High School Pizza 

High School Pizza is a punk band featuring Jordan Acosta on guitar/vocals,Cheyenne Dean on  bass, Jessica Dobson "Dobby" on lead guitar, and Joe Salamoni on drums. 

Too Deep  Band

Too Deep, featuring the Hanserd brothers, have been entertaining audiences at festivals, concerts and night club circuits for over 25 years. 

Cookie & the Real Deal 

Cookie and the Real Deal! is a high-energy dance band that will keep the dance floor packed and moving to the groove the entire night. One of the Funkiest R&B cover bands in the 815/608 area.

Big Daddy Woo Woo

They're a Party Band just having FUN. They love to make people dance and have a good time. So if shaking your booty is your thing, , then they're the band for you. 

Bun E. Carlos

Bun E. Carlos, founding drummer and co-owner of Cheap Trick, established in  Rockford, IL in 1974, asembles a host of local muscians and plays Mary's Place downtown one Monday per month.

Jim Carratt Project

Over 40 musicians from N. Illinois and S. Wisconsin formed to create a vinyl record and videos which promote original music produced by James Carratt. 

Zac Matthews

Music is the only thing that has ever made sense to Zac Matthews, that is why he loves it, breathes it, lives it, and dreams it.The Zac Matthews band performs country and has won numerous awards.

Sunset Strip

Sunset Strip  is the hottest 80's Glam Rock tribute band whose shows are a fast-paced, kinetic spectacle taking you back to the heyday of the 80's Hairband scene! 

Can't Touch This

Can't Touch This plays dance music spanning from the 70s to today, such as Cee Lo Green, Chaka Khan, Earth Wind and Fire, Kool And The Gang ,and a host of  other popular funk and R&B.

Danny's Gone Rogue

It is all about the fun of singing Irish and Celtic pub songs out loud! This behavior may tend to entice others nearby to join in the chorus. Before you know it the whole pub is joined at the hip,

Shifty Shafer

Shifty Shafer consists of 4 unique and talented professional musicians, and present a dynamic showcase that includes mega-hits of that great era of the 70s, and 80s the 90s and 2000s. 

The Harlan Jefferson Band performs with a gusto that will last a lifetime. You'll hear a wide range of styles from motown, jazz, oldies, country, rock, r & b to Caribbean, island, beach and reggae.

Harlan Jefferson

Distillery Row

Dynamic, fierce, wildly entertaining, charmingly charismatic...These are the  buzz words consistently used to describe this country-rock powerhouse formerly known as Jamie Campbell and the Redneck Romeos.

Missing Links

Missing Links have been a powerhouse for 50 years. The group features vocalists Dan Eisman and Amy Nickel, bassist Gordon Butt, guitarist JJ Jacobs, keyboardist Jeramy Engler, and drummer Randy Rainwater. 


Radioshine is a relatively new addition to the Rockford area. Originally named The Roadhouse Ramblers, the band was founded by Tony Schiro and Justin Jones in late 2015 out of the band Northern Lights


Smokehouse opened the 2017 RAMI Awards in April  for winning the favorite local band contest. Smokehouse is an incredible blues rock band established in Rockford in 2008. 

Folk'n  Rock'n

This popular Wisconsin-based duo plays an interesting  blend of Elton John, Led Zepplin, Jackson Browne, Rod Stewart, Simple Minds, Neil Young, INXS, Mumford and Sons, Phil Collins, Marvin Gaye and the Goo Goo Dolls

Pablo & Rhythmix

Pablo & The Rhythmix  is a high energy, one-of-a-kind show band! You'll wonder what the band will play, or do, next! Their set list includes a wide variety of dance music from the 1950’s to today’s top hits the radio.

Kelly Steward

Kelly Steward provides the listener with alternative folk rock say the least. Kelly Steward (vocal, guitar), Greg Whitson (guitar), Scott Ford (bass), Jesse Carmona (drums), Jon Rozman (fiddle, keys)t! 

Dirty Fishnet Stockings

DFS features high energy rockabilly. Over 50 songs performed at most shows. 
This Style of music is very contagious and  may cause you to tap your toes, shake your hips, etc.  

The RED Band

The "RED" Band (Ready Every Day) is a uniquely dynamic band consisting of well rounded musicians that have seen, performed in and traveled all of the US and abroad. They enlighten audiences of all ages. 

Switchhtrack Alley

Switchtrack Alley plays...classic and southern rock..R n B and some's all about the Groove...they try to make every performance a party atmosphere.

Marie Martens

Marie Martins provides red hot, sizzzling slide guitar, blues, R&R and funky, rootsy grooves. Her band, the Two Timers, includes
Martens, Ronnie 2X vocals+percussion,  Hackdaddy -trumpet+keyboard,Tom Selear -drums, and Willie J -bass

Long Shot

Long-shot is a 4-member acoustic band that plays their own brand of music, spanning blues-based rock-n Roll, to outlaw country. A typical 3-hour show consists of mostly original music and covers from Cash to Cake.

The Ethan Bell Band

With their skillfully led instrumentals, creative cover mashups, and new songs that blur the line between country, pop and hip-hop, The Ethan Bell Band has been compared to the the Zac Brown Band and Florida Georgia Line. 

Mark Sturm

Mark Sturm plays songs from artists such as  The Beatles, Who, The Monkees, CCR, Fleetwood Mac., Cheep Trick, Ricky Nellson, Elvis, Petula Clark, ect.  He also takes requests


Ruffcutz is a six-piece rock band from the southern Wisconsin/northern Illinois area. They cover songs  from Jimi Hendrix to the Beatles, Three Dog Night, and a whole lot more!


SoundBox is an acoustic cover band trio consisting of guitar, bass, and cajon (box drum). They play a variety of crowd-pleasing pop, r&b, and rock songs that can be reproduced in any  venue.


Tribute is a new group playing classic oldies from artists like The Beatles to today's music from artists like Jason Mraz. Tribute is an acoustic trio with strong vocals and three-part harmonies that create a unique blend that sets them apart. 

TraSh 80's

TRaSh 80's has played nearly 500 shows in Illinois and Wisconsin since 2002. Their influences include R.E.M., BoDeans, U2, Cheap Trick, Police, INXS, Gin Blossoms, Violent Femmes, and the Ramones, 

80 Reasons 80s Metal

8o Reasons 80s Metal made their debut at Whiskey's Roadhouse in July of 2017. They consist of Russ Kutak: lead vocals/bass; Steve Stutsman, drums/vocals; and Danny Real , guitar They play the  heavier side of 80s metal.

Marty Raymon

Marty Raymon is "Just a f...king musician
...Never gonna make a dime
The only thing I'm good for
Helpin' folks have a good time. Marty pulls from an extensive catalog of songs and welcomes requests.

Fred & Ginger

An acoustic duo that is not afraid to mix it up! A set that goes from Extreme's "More than Words" to Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson," then to Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 

Stevee Nix

The Stevee Nix musical journey consists of the best tracks in modern/alternative rock by the likes of Fall Out Boy, Neon Trees, Black Keys, Stone Temple Pilots, Jet, DNCE & lots more..

Dirtee Sheetz

Dirtee Sheetz  plays your favorite "one hit wonders" plus classic to modern rock and a little of everything else. Cover's include: ZZ Top, Journey, Dee-Lite, Reo Speedwagon, AC/DC, Blondie, Violent Femmes, The Clash, 3 Doors Down, and more.

Fork in the Road

The Fork in the Road is a groovin' classic rock cover band that plays a wide range of hits from classic and southern rock, blues and classic country, including Lynyrd Skynyrd, & ZZ Top.

Torn  Between

A local all original group of musicians, that has been in the lab drawing up the tastiest riffs, most memorable chorus' and punchy rock grooves! Starting out strong our EP will be released as well as a list of dates at the end of the year.

Bare Bones

Bare Bones is a Classic Rock Band featuring lead vocals and guitarist Pat Fenelon Lead Guitar and vocals Rick Pemberton Bass guitar and vocals Dana Buck and Drummer Kurt Weisand

Clinton Joe & Big Sexy

Clinton Joe and Darryl Andrus (Big Sexy) are an acoustic band from Rockford, IL. With years of Experience, these guys draw a crowd and create plenty of audience participation by playing a host of sing-along tunes.

Boy Band Review

Boy Bands Review has captured the hearts of fans with their show that transport audience members back in time to the days of frosted tips and hunky frontmen professing their undying love. 

Master Plan 

Master Plan is an 80s/90s metal rock covers/originals band that plays Judas Priest, Ratt, and Aerosmith. The band consists of  Curt Lewis - vocals/guitar; Carl Schwartz -guitar; John Bruneni - drums; and Jim Peck - bass/vocals

Curt Lewis

Curt Lewis is a solo singer/songwriter performing original acoustic guitar music with thought provoking social commentary. He provides a memorable and moving experience.

Firelight Dimmers

The Firelight Dimmers with lounge-diva, Nickee Aldana’s sweet serenade and vintage appearance have secured a hefty following throughout the Stateline as a fun, modern lounge band. Covering songs from the 1920s to 1950s.

Catfish Bernie

Catfish Bernie Meise is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, who's been performing classic country, classic rock, blues & originals all over northern Illinois since 1980.

Blind Date

Blind Date is a Rockford area 5-piece that delivers a dynamic and energetic show performing styles ranging from Classic Rock, Top 40, Country, and unique twists on popular favorites with a penchant for sing-alongs and entertainment!

Mr. Ed

Mr. Ed produces acoustic sounds featuring Michael R. Kelly on guitars, vocals.and Ed Moriarty on piano, acoustic guitar and vocals. An easy listening blend of piano, guitar and vocals..

Isabell Lorraine Stern

Friends of know Raine from her days with New Image. Lately, she's been playing around Madison, but she's getting ready to take Austin, Texas, by storm.  She plans to "Take people to places they didn't know they needed to go

Dead Man's Hand

Dead Man's Hand is a cover band from Northern IL that  plays EVERYTHING from Johnny Cash to Eminem to Bocephus to Rob Zombie to Michael Jackson...the widest array of genres that you will ever see live! 

Aliens From Earth

Raine Stern has joined forces with two of her former New Image crew (Kelly Schauf and Glenn Fischer) to create an energetic power trio - Aliens From Earth. Tads On The Rock - a GREAT venue in Loves Park, IL, on Sunday, June 3.

Done Deal

Done Deal describes themselves as "Modern and classic rawk with a punch," playing tunes from Kiss to Rick Springfield. They call Beloit, Wisc., home, but you can catch them all over northern Illinois, too.

Whoa Nellie

The Whoa Nelly Band is a female & male fronted modern country/classic rock band performing at venues across Northern Illinois and the Rockford area. Members come from a wide range of backgrounds.

Over the Limit

Over the Limit provides the stateline with Top 40 High Energy Boot Stompin Country. Doug Laidig - Vocals, Tim Larson - Lead Guitar, Grant Ganzow - Drums, Kenny King - Rhythm Guitar, Jeff McBride- Bass

Rockabilly Kid

If you like old-school rock by the likes of Brian Setzer, Eddie Cochran, and Gene Vincent, then Andy Yaun, aka The Rockabilly Kid, is you cup of tea. The is one-man band displays expert musicianship and rock history.

Om My Six

On My Six is a melodic metal band based out of Rockford, Illinois. The bands aggressive melodic guitar riffs are complimented by hard hitting drums and a front man capable of doing screams and cleans. 

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