Public invited to free outdoor concerts

The Weezil Malone Band starts the Huntington Rogue River Blues Series for the summer. The band performed in downtown Rockford on Tuesday, June 9. Photo by TOM SCOTT

The Weezil Malone Band starts the Huntington Rogue River Blues Series for the summer. The band performed in downtown Rockford on Tuesday, June 9. Photo by TOM SCOTT

 

The City of Rockford and the Rockford Area Arts Commission invite the Rockford community to the Huntington Rogue River Blues Series every Tuesday evening, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Garden Club Park (behind Arnie’s), downtown Rockford. These family oriented concerts provide outstanding musical talent, free of charge. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

The concerts run from June 9 to August 11. Following is a list of the remaining scheduled performers:

  • June 23-Root Doctor
  • June 30-James Reeser and the Backseat Drivers
  • July 7-Tomas Esparza Blues Experience
  • July 14-Steve Hilger Blues Band
  • July 21-Harper

After the Blues Series

  • July 28-Organissimo (jazz)
  • August 4-The Concussions (surf)
  • August 11-Delilah DeWylde & The Lost Boys (honky tonk)

In case of inclement weather, the event will move to the Rotary Pavilion on the corner of Courtland and Squires streets. Parking is available at the South Squires Street parking lot, which is accessed from the Bridge Street entrance drive between Vitale’s and J.T. Stitchery or from the 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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