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Music on the Rock

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Music on the Rock is a free music event on select summer Wednesdays on the banks of the Rock River at Burpee Museum of Natural History. The outdoor theater provides a spectacular location for relaxing and enjoying food and drink with friends and family. Join us for a rockin' good time!

Rain location includes indoor option on Burpee's campus.

This year's schedule:

June 7 | Reverend Raven & the CSABs
June 14 | Chris O'Leary
June 21 | Jimmy Nick and Don't Tell Mama
June 28 | Dave Keller Band
July 5 | Grand Grove Hotel
July 12 | Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones
July 19 | Ivy Ford
July 26 | Mike Wheeler
August 2 | Kilborn Alley Blues Band
August 9 | Cash Box Kings

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 7, 2023 - August 9, 2023
  • Burpee Museum of Natural History
  • Free Admission
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday