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We’re all in this together! Never has that felt more evident. Even with major fundraisers, art

Planning for Vacation (or Staycation!)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:00 AM by Elizabeth Miller

If you know me, then you know I'm a planner. I like to know what's going on well in advance so I can

Two local businessmen, Vince Chiarelli and Peter Provenzano, share a vision to bring more live entertainment to downtown Rockford and the surrounding area. Chiarelli, a local musician and owner of Vincent Records, and Provenzano, owner of SupplyCore Inc. and chairman of the Rock River Development Partnership, hope to help stimulate the local music scene and economy by bringing exciting and unique concerts to the Rockford area. The two share the feeling that the local community strives for more mid-size and large national touring musical acts.

Fall is Finally Here!

Monday, September 23, 2019 10:00 PM by Taylor Daniels

Yesterday was the first day of fall, and now you can officially order Pumpkin Spice everything

As a Rockford native, I can't believe it took me 26 years to finally visit Tinker Swiss Cottage

Summer, It's Music to My Ears

Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:00 AM by Guest Blogger

Summer has finally arrived, and if you’re like me, you’ve been itching to get outside despite those pesky mosquitos (forgive my pun). Well, it’s time to bust out the bug spray and gather your friends and family for summer nights filled with good food, cold beverages, and music–LIVE MUSIC! 

Soak Up Some Culture This Summer

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:00 PM by Guest Blogger

Summertime is a time for sun, fun and showing some cultural pride! Since its settlement, Rockford has been home to immigrants from all over the world and continues to be home to a multitude of ethnicities. Rockford is a melting pot of nationalities and this summer offers several options to experience some cultural food and traditions.

New to Rockford City Market 2019!

Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:00 PM by Taylor Daniels

In its TENTH season … EVERY Friday night … Yes, we’re talking about the Rockford City Market! While

A perspective of a Swedish summer custom from a non-Swedish born and bred Rockfordian

Travel Matters in the Rockford Region

Friday, May 10, 2019 12:00 PM by Guest Blogger

As the RACVB celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week (May 5 - 11, 2019), we ponder what makes Rockford an ideal place to travel for visitors. The answer? We have fantastic attractions, restaurants, and events!