Dan DeWard

Rock the Dam battle of the bands ends with packed finale

August 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

Next new event this Thursday with Pub & Grub Crawl The singer of the Rockford youth band Blind Ambition wins the crowd during the finals of Rock the Dam. Organizers estimated the crowd for the final night of Rock the Dam battle of the bands to be as much as 700 fans who enjoyed a fine evening of impressive talent. The six-band showdown for winning youth and adult [...]

Art Capsule bigger, better despite rainy weather

August 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

Studio D2D’s Dan DeWard created this tribute to Rockford athletes. A young visitor to the studio admires the work. Jeff Lewis, chair of the Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC) and the idea guy who came up with Rockford’s Art Capsule event, said more people voted on the 30 local art displays in 2011 than in the first year. “We had a thousand votes, which was more [...]

Rock the Dam kickoff a rocking hit despite heat

July 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

Studio D2D brings music festival/band concert to downtown by BETH ALTENA Youth bands showed tremendous talent and energy during the first week of Rock the Dam brought to you by Studio D2D. Photo by TOM SCOTT “I was really impressed with the youth bands. They seemed to like each other and support each other,” said Dan DeWard of Studio D2D in Rockford, who brings [...]

Rock the Dam concert series approved

March 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

Youth, adult battle of the bands to begin in July by BETH ALTENA Rockford City Council unanimously approved a new music event to debut this summer. Dan DeWard of Studio D2D received a warm reception to his idea for a battle of the bands to take place downtown Rockford beginning in July. Rock the Dam will be a youth and adult band competition with cash prizes culminating [...]
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