Stroll on State...

Stroll on State Performances

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Live music is BACK, and we're so excited to feature the tremendous talent of our local artists and a few others playing their favorite holiday music at this year’s Stroll on State. With many stages to choose from, you’ll have several opportunities to catch a band or two while taking in the sights and celebrating the season. Santa will be making a special appearance at each stage, along with special guests and live musical performances. Live music will begin at 2 pm and conclude at 9 pm. 

Stage Collaborative Partners

  • Silver Bell Stage (Eddie Green Park: First and E State St.) - Hosted by the Coalition of Latino Leaders
    Join us for an array of vibrant music, poetry reading, a DJ, local performers, tree lighting!
  • Davis Park Stage - Hosted by City First Church 
    Visit this stage for acapella performances, classical holiday music, tree lighting and more! 
  • Jingle Bell Stage (Main & Mulberry) – Hosted by SOAR Radio & SOAR Assembly
    Soar into the holidays by visiting this stage. This stage will host a Santa reading, tree lighting and performances by Soar Assembly.

Indoor Stages

  • Nordlof Center - Nutcracker Vignettes performed by Rockford Dance Company & Project 815 Hip Hop
  • Veterans Memorial Hall - Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra (earlier in the day), and Epiphany (later in the day)

Silver Bell Stage Schedule (Eddie Green Park: Corner of First and E State St.)

  • 2:00 - 3:00 WREX Parade Coverage
  • 3:00 - 4:00 Pistol Pete
  • 4:00 - 4:30 DJ Cachorro
  • 4:30 - 4:40 Santa Reading
  • 4:40 - 4:45 Rockford Poet Laurette - Christine Swanburg
  • 4:45 - 5:00 Tito Cevallos
  • 5:00 - 5:15 TREE LIGHTING
  • 5:15 - 6:15 Tito Cevallos
  • 6:15 - 6:45 DJ Cachorro
  • 6:45 - 7:45 Denny Diamond
  • 7:45 - 8:15 DJ Cachorro
  • 8:15 - 9:00 Belle Musique

Davis Park Stage Schedule

  • 2:30 - 3:30 Kristina Puzin
  • 4:00 - 5:00 Voices of Harlem
  • 5:30 - 5:45 Santa Reading
  • 6:00 - 6:15 TREE LIGHTING 
  • 6:15 - 7:15 City First Church

Jingle Bell Stage Schedule

  • 2:45 - 3:15 Marshall Elementary
  • 3:30 - 4:00 FAB Dance & Fitness Company
  • 4:30 - 6:00 Tim Schaffer
  • 6:30 - 6:45 Santa Reading
  • 6:45 - 7:00 SOAR Radio Hosts
  • 7:00 - 7:15 TREE LIGHTING 
  • 7:15 - 8:10 SOAR Assembly