Sounds of Summer 2016 Surveys
Music in the Park
Long a Rockford tradition... beautiful summer evenings in the historic Sinnissippi Park Music Shell. Surrounded by majestic trees, local and regional talents work their own musical magic. All performances are free!
A performance series which delights the young and the young-at-heart! Music, magic, juggling, drama, and comedy will involve and amaze all ages. These free shows are approximately 45 minutes long.
The following describes the decision-making process in regard to relocating Music in the Park and Imagination Station programming at the Sinnissippi Music Shell.
As a policy, Music Shell staff will always strive to keep the performances at the Music Shell.
On the day of each performance, Music Shell staff monitor the potential for inclement weather and by a predetermined time - 10:30 AM for Imagination Station and 2:30 PM for Music in the Park - must make a decision whether to move the performance indoors. If the weather forecast merely suggests the possibility of inclement weather, the Music Shell staff will likely decide to keep the performance at the Music Shell. However if there is a high probability of precipitation and/or severe weather, or if heavy precipitation and/or severe weather occurs leading up to the performance, the decision will be made to move indoors.
To reiterate, every effort will be made to keep the performances at the Music Shell even with the chance that one may ultimately be canceled due to unexpected or unlikely inclement weather at the time of the performance.
Live at Levings
Held at Levings Park, Montague St. and S. Johnston Ave. Featuring all varieties of talents, including singers, dancers, rappers, comedians, magicians and more great professional acts.
Domingos En El Parque
Held at Levings Park, Montague St. and S. Johnston Ave. This series presents the music, arts and culture of Rockford's Latino community.
Tunes on the Terrace
Come relax and listen to local musicians on the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens outdoor terrace. Choose from jazz, folk, Latin, country, and more. All concerts are FREE, so bring family and friends, and don't forget a lawn chair or blanket! Beverages (including alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and food are available for purchase. Held Wednesday nights during the summer with food from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. and music from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.