Huntington Rogue River Blues Series

The City of Rockford and the Rockford Area Arts Commission is pleased to announce that Huntington Bank is the proud sponsor of this year’s Huntington Rogue River Blues series. The Blues Series will once again provide the Rockford community with Tuesday evening concerts in downtown Rockford Garden Club Park from 7 to 9 p.m.

 These family oriented concerts provide outstanding musical talent, free of charge to the public. Come early and enjoy dinner in one of Rockford’s fine eating establishments and stroll through the wonderful shops. Then bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of wonderful music.

Garden Club Park is located in downtown Rockford, north of the Rockford Dam on Bridge Street, directly behind the Squire Street shops.

Rogue River Blues Series, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

            Tuesday, June 9            Weezil Malone Band

            Tuesday, June 16            Lynn Thompson Band

            Tuesday, June 23            Root Doctor

            Tuesday, June 30            James Reeser and the Backseat Drivers


            Tuesday, July 7            Tomas Esparza Blues Band

            Tuesday, July 14            Steve Hilger Blues Band

            Tuesday, July 21            Harper

After the Blues Series, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.


            Tuesday, July 28            Organissimo (Jazz)

            Tuesday, Aug. 4            The Concussions (Surf)

            Tuesday, Aug. 11            Delilah DeWylde & the Lost Boys (Honky Tonk)


**Inclement weather: the event moves to Rotary Pavilion located in downtown Rockford at the corner of Courtland Street and Squires Street.

Parking Suggestion: South Squires parking lot, accessed from Bridge Street entrance drive between Vitale’s and J.T. Stitchery or Main Street entrance drive north of the Rogue Valley Towers building. A short, pleasant walk north on the White Pine Trail will bring you directly to the park.

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