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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.

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.

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.

Rock-A-Bago 

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

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.

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.

Whiskey's Roadhouse

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

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.

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.

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

Splitters 

Rascals 

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.

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. 

Neighbors 

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! .

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

Alchemy

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

Shooters

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!

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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.