Choose Between Two Options
- $11 for two Groupons, each good for one admission to the Main Street District Festival ($20 total value)
- $20 for four Groupons, each good for one admission to the Main Street District Festival ($40 total value)
This year, the Main Street District Festival welcomes, "This Must be the Band," Chicago's lauded Talking Heads tribute band. Formed in May 2007, the group started touring on Chicago's pizza-joint circuit before expanding its tour to venues in New York City and San Francisco. Recently, they perform two types of popular shows: "All-Request Shows" rely on audience participation to drive the energy while the "Stop Making Sense Re-Creation" reenacts the famous 1984 Talking Heads concert film with note-by-note finesse. Expect a bit of both on Saturday, May 24.
District Bar & Grill
District Bar & Grill's menu is full of old familiars done well. For customers hunkered down at the bar, a range of appetizers can hit the spot, like potato skins loaded with crispy bacon, two cheeses, and tangy lime sour cream. More substantial meals can be anchored with a classic cobb salad, a half-pound burger topped with swiss and sautéed mushrooms, barbecue pulled pork, or golden-brown fried cod.
The restaurant also delivers on the entertainment front. Numerous flat-screen TVs broadcast all manner of professional and college sports for rapt crowds, while a pool table and dart boards help tide them over during halftime. A raised stage hosts DJ sets, local acts, and live music by nationally touring artists like rockers Trapt and up-and-coming country star Eric Paslay. As a supporter of Rockford's Main Street District, a community organization that promotes the downtown area, District Bar & Grill participates in its Two-Block Parties, which take place multiple times a year and hosts bands from around the country.