Guitarist Jimmy Thackery has been a driving force in blues for over 45 years, first as a Nighthawk, then as an Assassin. But for the last quarter century, Thackery has fronted the Drivers. Thackery has released numerous albums; eight of his releases have reached the top 15 on Billboard’s Blues charts. Jimmy has his own independent record label, White River Records. Traveling the globe from big festivals to everyone’s favorite neighborhood bars. His music reaches people’s lives in personal and profound ways.
Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a concert along the banks of the Rock River in the gorgeous museum park amphitheater. Top the evening off with drinks and dinner.
- Food and drink starts at 5:30pm. - VIP amphitheater tickets are $15 for reserved chair and other perks| - Lawn seating is FREE to the public, bring your own chair or blanket. - Rain or shine.
Schedule June 13: Bun E. Carlos Band June 20: The Howlin’ Brothers June 27: Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers July 11: Kevin Gordon July 18: Sam Llanas
Directions: Burpee Museum - 737 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on Business 20 6.5 miles to IL 2 north (Wyman St., first street past the Rock River); right on IL 2 five blocks to the museum complex on the right side of the one-way street (N. Main St.). From the south, I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main St.); north on IL 2 through the downtown to the museum complex. Park in the Riverfront Museum parking lot or the Burpee Museum lot. An above-ground tunnel connects Riverfront Museum Park and Burpee Museum.