The Howlin’ Brothers are a Nashville based string band anchored in a bed of old-time blues and bluegrass. Their upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music, featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle, “sounding like what would happen if a bunch of Appalachian punk rockers formed a jug-band.” The Howlin’ Brothers play with a ferocious energy that drags you in and finds you boogieing along in spite of yourself.
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.