Pub & Grub Crawl the first of three for this year

Dan DeWard of Studio D2D and  his wife Andrea enjoyed the first of three 2011 Pub & Grub Crawls for downtown Rockford. Wearers of Pub & Grub t-shirts qualified for great deals at downtown venues.

Rock the Dam battle of the bands ends with packed finale

The singer of the Rockford youth band Blind Ambition wins the crowd during the finals of Rock the Dam.

Next new event this Thursday with Pub & Grub Crawl 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 bands was packed with people, dogs […]

Art Capsule bigger, better despite rainy weather

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 than last year,” Lewis said. This year’s event, […]

Rock the Dam kickoff a rocking hit despite heat

Youth bands showed tremendous talent and energy during the first week of  Rock the Dam brought to you by Studio D2D.

Studio D2D brings music festival/band concert to downtown by BETH ALTENA “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 downtown another annual event to anticipate in Rock the Dam battle of the bands. The new […]

Rock the Dam concert series approved

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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 […]