725 Clark Drive
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: (815) 398-8900
Fax: (815) 398-4399
The area's oldest outdoor summer theatre offers live musical productions of all kinds! From Shakespear plays to The Rocky Horror Picture Show this theatre offers fantastic performances sure to please the entire audience!
Don't let the demure appearance and unexpected location of this bustling bar fool you. Take 20 is a place where you will find great music, delicious food and all the fixings for a good time. With its laid-back ambiance and friendly atmosphere, Take 20 is a great place to hang out with friends over drinks, or even to enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading to work. Apart from potent cocktails, the bar also whips up a mean chili, scrumptious burgers, juicy steaks, pizza and some of the hottest wings around. While the daily drink specials and the bar's laid-back vibe are plenty to draw in the crowds, Take 20 is best known for the stellar live performances held here. Despite its modest stature, Take 20 has hosted performances by bands like INCITE, Romantic Rebel, Seasons After and The Last Vegas. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates on the latest shows and specials.
Placed near the Rock River, the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens is a beautiful space that is brimming with locals and tourists who visit it to admire its beauty. A lot of thought has been put into the design and layout of the entire place and it is replete with colourful and several plant species. You can walk peacefully along the river trail or visit their charming garden. There are sculptures in some places in the area and waterfalls and fountains as well. This place is a must-visit in Rockford!
Overlooking the scenic Rock River, The Millennium Center is a multi-faceted event complex. It features meeting rooms and spaces that can accommodate variety of events. Baby showers, receptions, reunions, private parties, social functions to formal events, the list of events held here is endless. Apart from that, it also comprises outdoor spaces and a modern gymnasium. You can hire the relevant room befitting your requirements and budget. Call for more details.
There is no better way to enjoy highly energized musical events and concerts by renowned artists, than at the Waterfront Festival Grounds. Big festivals kick off every season with wide varieties of chart-buster hits and songs. The venue attracts a lot of eager people who wish to bump into popular regional and international artists. There is plenty of excitement at the grounds and its a fitting end to every season. Call for more details.
The Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center has come to be associated with cultural activity in Rockford, and with good reason. This establishment plays host to some of the finest musical performances in the city all through the year, and differebt genres are encouraged. There are a number of concert series held here, and events like the Piano Club for all ages ensure that there is no lack of musical activity. The Emerson Auditorium and the Reitsch Room can also be hired for private events.
This heritage structure, established in 1927, is a much-sought after venue for music. The ornate concert hall designed with an abundance of red, has an old world charm about it. Moreover, it is equipped with the latest amenities and sound system. Various touring troupes, broadways shows and orchestras have halted at this theater to perform. Past performers include the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, the Marx Brothers, Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan. Private parties and banquets can also be held here.
The Coronado Theatre's name and its slogan, "Rockford's Wonder Theatre," was chosen after a contest sponsored by the Rockford Register-Gazette. The theater was purchased by Kerasotes Theatres in 1970, and stopped presenting motion pictures in 1984. The Coronado was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, and was listed on the State of Illinois Register of Historic Sites in 1980.
Veterans Memorial Hall is a landmark structure commemorating veterans of all wars in Winnebago County. Dedicated in 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt, it is one of the first of its kind in the state of Illinois and built in Greek revival and classical architectural styles. It showcases a collection of war artifacts, well-preserved over the years, that offer a glimpse into the country's history. The hall can be rented out for private and social events.
This professional regional theater offers comedies, dramas, and musicals by professional actors and guest stars.
Established in 1948, Rockford Speedway is one of the longest running sports venues in Northern Illinois. This 0.250-mile (0.400-kilometer) asphalt track is flanked by grandstands on either side and plays host to local races as well as national-level competitions. Their annual trailer races are a big draw among racing enthusiasts. Other popular community events taking place here include circuses, concerts, automobile shows, sales and fundraisers.
A local theatre.