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Music on the Rock

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On the banks of Rockford’s beautiful Rock River, Burpee’s outdoor concert venue features a natural, relaxing setting for live evening music.  Couple the setting with our fantastic sound engineer and delicious food and beverage options: you have found the summer hot-spot for Wednesday evening.  

Starting at 10 a.m. Wonderful Wednesdays also feature special-themed, one-day-only activities in the museum, including science demonstrations, live animal interactions, and a special series of Animal Hour Family Classes. 

June 5: Chris O’Leary Band
June 12: Chicago Blues All Stars
June 19: John Nemeth
June 26: Steepwater Band

July 3: Groove Hotel
July 10: Ivy Ford Band
July 17: Kevin “B.F” Burt
July 24: Ghost Town Blues Band
July 31: Dave Keller Trio




Subarea:Rockford Downtown


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.

Music on the Rock
  • June 5, 2019 - July 31, 2019
  • Burpee Museum of Natural History
  • Free lawn seating | VIP reserved $15
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday