Selected Community Events
Best Damn Music Show One
Kate's Pie Shop & Record Store 6685 E. State St. Rockford, IL
Ever wish you could say, "I was there." Don't miss this spectacular night when we kick off the beginning of the "Best Damn Music Show" series. If the show is a hit, we'll do it again. Opening acts start at 7:00 or a little later. "No holds barred" bare fisted guitar playing follows by soon to be local legend Jordan Smith, AKA "Jordan and His Stupid Silly Songs. PLAYING FIRST: JORDAN SMITH Jordan has free music downloads on Bandcamp, see link at bottom of this event. He describes his music as alternative folk-rock. It might also be called folk punk, but whatever it is called it's good. He works his fingers to the bone and has the vocal chops to back it up. If you like artists such as Conor Oberst or Jim James, then you'll probably like Jordan's Music. PLAYING SECOND: JOEL COLLINSWORTH Joel plays under the name Original Mechanical Mouse. He is a singer-songwriter whose music has been compared to Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes by the famous rock music historian Alan Cross* Joel plays a few shows a year in Madison and Chicago and a few here in Rockford. He has music on Bandcamp and is also on Pandora radio. His style and voice was most recently compared to Jason Molina of "Songs Ohia" fame.
Joel Collinsworth 815-395-0820
Music on the Mall
Come experience live music at its best! Many local musicians will be performing their latest tunes for you to enjoy. This special night will be hosted by Mary’s Market and located right outside their café. Food and drinks from Mary’s Market will be available. Seating is limited so bringing your own chair is encouraged. For more information including musician lineup visit http://edgebrookshops.com/events/music-on-the-mall/