Transcript from Segment on 104.9 WXRX Real Rock Radio with Captain Jack! 5PM every Friday Night!
Hi this is Lauren Davis, co owner of Culture Shock Clothing and Record store on Charles Street. We always talk about how there is SOO much to do each weekend in Rockford that we don’t even know where to start, so each week I am going to put together a list. These events are being put on by people right here in our hometown, people who are dedicated to seeing our community prosper and succeed! These events only happen when people get out there and participate in them, and see all that Rockford and the surrounding area has to offer! Get out there this weekend and have fun!
FRIDAY MARCH 13
Rockford’s Certified Poetry Slam is Tonight at 6pm in Rockford University’s Lion’s Den
TONS OF LIVE MUSIC tonight.
Starting at 7 tonight, 815 Local Jive and Independent Ear Records are Bringing the HEAVY to Take 20 with a show featuring the bands, So Called Saints, Growing, Obelisk, and Devolve.
Hipster House – All Ages DIY Venue at 2017 Broadway will be having a hardcore show with Molly’s Worst Enemy, Roanoake, Weathered, and Township at 7pm.
Later tonight at Mary’s Place, Enjoy a Psychedelic Fusion showcase with 3 bands, Tundra’s from Rockford IL, Earth to Clark from Beloit WI, and Space Raft from Milwaukee, starting at 10PM.
Country Music Breakthrough, Frankie Ballard will be at District tonight, tickets available at districtdowntown.com
SATURDAY MARCH 14
Saturday and Sunday bring the kids to Paleo-Fest at Burpee Museum. This year’s event presents over 20 speakers, exclusive programs and activities, and a special dinner and lecture with Dr. Hans-Dieter Sues. Rockford’s annual PaleoFest is internationally recognized. Get your tickets by calling 815-965-3433
Saturday Morning, from 8am to 10pm at night, celebrate Pi Day at Rockford’s very own Kate’s Pie Shop. All Pie slices will be $3 and 14¢ to commemorate Pi Day, fun for the whole family, pie eating contest at 3pm, and locally made pi-day t-shirts!
The St. Patricks Day party and parade is HERE, presented by the Irish Marching Society! Parade begins at 3pm at 7th street and 5th avenue. The route will be posted at www.irishmarchingsociety.com. Party immediately follows parade at Rockford Brewing Company. Kids area, with a clown and activities, The Bagpipes, Irish Dancers, Scottish Dancers and Gaelic Furry will be there to entertain us. Dirty Fishnet Stockings will play from 9:00pm till midnight. Various rooms will have entertainment and vendors. Tickets to the Party are $8 or $25 for a family of 4.
Saturday, March 14th, stop into Rockford Art Deli with a blank T-Shirt and get your shirt screen printed with a custom free St. Patricks Day Holiday Print.
Around 7:30 PM, USA Dance is holding a Ballroom Dance at Arthur Murray Studio on Cherry Vale Drive, or you can Swing-Dance to the Flat-Cats at Giovannis off of Bell School.
Starting at 9 on Saturday night, Kryptonite is hosting UC Approved Rock Nite with the bands On My Sixx, Patchwork, and Final Drive, Nextdoor,
District will host a FREE St. Pattys Day pub crawl with shuttle service between ONYX, District, and RBI, Paparazzi back drop photos, and green beer!
And Alchemy off of Bell School will have Clutch Cargo playing a variety of 60’s 70’s and 80’s music.
Of course there are many more events than what I listed, so I recommend checking out your local newspapers, using Facebook, rockfordbuzz.com, GoRockford.com and Winnebago Buy Local as a resource for finding local businesses to support, and local events to attend! Enjoy your time here and help make Rockford what you WANT it to be!
Have a GREAT WEEKEND!