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Two Block Party Admission from Main Street District on August 15–17 (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

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Rockford’s Main Street District hosts 3 days of concerts, including country star Keith Anderson, bluesy rocker Paul Thorn, and live karaoke

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Expires Aug 17th, 2014. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Concerts, like dimly lit chandeliers, are more impressive outdoors and are more enchanting when adorned with strategically placed glow sticks.

Choose from Three Options

  • $16 for one-day admission for two on Friday ($30 value)
  • $44 for three-day admission for two ($80 value)
  • $88 for three-day admission for four ($160 value)

Main Street District’s Two Block Party will take place over three days in August. On Friday, August 15, the gates open at 5 p.m. and the shows start at 7 p.m., featuring Robert Jon & the Wreck, Southern Charm, and country music star Keith Anderson. On Saturday, August 16, gates open at 5 p.m., and the crowds can do some singing themselves with dueling pianos and live-band karaoke beginning at 6 p.m. Finally, on Sunday, August 17, see bluesy rocker Paul Thorn and Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts at 5 p.m. (gates open at 2 p.m.).

Main Street District

Most days, the area surrounding the corner of State and Main Streets is home to lively businesses including Kiwi Cafe & Bar, Kryptonite Bar, and J.R. Kortman Center for Design. Twice a month from May to September, however, the intersection is transformed into a giant block party thanks to Main Street District, a community organization that seeks to promote cultural activities, shopping, and dining in Rockford. While shops and restaurants exhort visitors to eat and shop local from vendor booths, live musical performances get the two blocks rocking. Music serves as the uniting factor for these three-day block parties, which have featured such performers as alt-rock band The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, country music star Rodney Atkins, '80s/'90s tribute band Too White Crew. Locals can get it on the act by singing along with dueling pianos and live-band karaoke, giving them a chance to work out their unresolved feelings toward a high-school crush in song.

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    Main Street District

    205 W State

    Rockford, IL 61101


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Performances by country artists or bluegrass bands both old and new
Rock and roll performances of all kinds
Outdoor festivals designed to encourage you to take advantage of the good weather