Mar 08 Friday
Leah Asher returns to Rockford with her Brooklyn-based violin and piano duo with Christopher Goddard. A composer and educator, Leah’s eclectic experiences inform each performance – often blending classical techniques with experimental avant-garde soundscapes. Don’t miss this unforgettable event!
Mar 09 Saturday
Doug Allen Nash, originally from Erie, Illinois, will be bringing his stunning voice to The Dixon stage performing as two icons of music, Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond!
Mar 18 Monday
Through heartfelt storytelling and soulful melodies, this gifted singer-songwriter’s evocative lyrics and captivating voice resonate with audiences of all ages. A 25-year veteran of the international folk circuit, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove, and grit.
Mar 30 Saturday
The Steam Quartet is a powerful combo of the leading exponents of traditional Irish music from the international acoustic scene. Chicago artists John Williams, Katie Grennan, Steve Morrow and Jeff Lindblade have thrilled audiences from Shanghai to Chicago and from Paris to Pittsburgh. Concertina, fiddle, bodhran and guitar ignite to raise the rafters and warm the heart. Appearances on BBC, PBS, Dreamworks, Riverdance and with the Chieftains round out their various backgrounds and their versatility embraces dance, wit, and road-tested musical integrity.
Apr 11 Thursday
Ultimate Divas of Stage, Screen and Popular music, Barbra, Bette and Bernadette have made their mark from the Baths to Broadway and beyond! With their fifth collaboration, Girls Like Us (Cabaret favorites Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy Orland), bring you the music and lives of Streisand, Midler and Peters with humor, history and song.
Apr 12 Friday
This Twin City-based guitar duo, Ryan Picone and Ben Abrahamson, brings together the virtuosic playing styles of legendary guitarists Django Reinhardt and Paco de Lucia. The fusion of these musical genres known internationally as Jazz Manouche and Flamenco has begun to merge into yet more creative artistic expressions.
Girls Like Us: Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie & Marianne Murphy Orland, combine to celebrate the ground breaking music of Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell. Inspired by the book, Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller, Laura, Beckie and Marianne(or these Cabaret favorites) blend their unique performing styles into a delightful evening dedicated to showcasing the music and stories of three singers who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before them – female confessors in song, rock superstars, and adventurers of heart and soul.
Apr 21 Sunday
Join us for a delightful afternoon with this local favorite jazz quartet as they bring their signature blend of smooth grooves, infectious energy, and inspired improvisations to the stage. The menu includes jazz standards, Latin stylings, blues, and be-bop.
May 10 Friday
Performing at jazz festivals across the globe, this trio showcases their dynamic interplay as they masterfully explore the rich tapestry of jazz. On piano, Reginald shows off a sensitive touch, sophisticated harmonies, and fleet single-note runs. On organ, it’s grits, gravy, and gospel!