Huntington Bank Rogue River Blues concerts begin

Photo by TOM SCOTT

The City of Rockford 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 chairs 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 Squires Street shops.

The Rogue River Blues Series schedule is as follows:

• June 14—Harper

• June 21—The Vincent Hayes Project

• June 28—Rob Blaine’s Big Otis Blues Band

• July 5—BMF Band

• July 12—Root Doctor

• July 19—Steve Hilger Band

• July 26—Thirsty Perch Blues Band

The After the Blues Series schedule is as follows:

• August 2—Mind’s Eye (jazz)

• August 9—Red Sea Pedestrians (world beat)

• August 16—Small Town Son (country/rock)

If inclement weather, the event moves to the Rotary Pavilion, which is located in downtown Rockford at the corner of Courtland and Squires streets.

Parking Suggestion: South Squires Parking Lot, accessed from Bridge St. entrance drive between Vitale’s and J.T. Stitchery, or from Main St. 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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