Harry Blakely not Forgotten in African-American Music Month

Source:  Rockford Register Star, March 28,1985, p. 8B.

Danny McDade, U. S. Marine Corps Veteran, helicopter pilot

Danny McDade and wife Mary started the Rock River Valley Celtic Society, and later joined the Irish Marching Society. A Marine Corp veteran helicopter pilot, he flies an emergency helicopter for MercyHealth. As a musician, he is Danny Gone Rogue.

Source: Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Annual Guide 2019

“Charlotte’s Web Celebrates 40 Years June 1 – 2” – 2012

Source: The Rock River Times, May 30 – June 5, 2012; Vol. 29, No. 32

Music on the Rock at Burpee Natural History Museum – 2018, Bun E. Carlos

Source:  Market Street Press, June 18

June 13:      Bun E. Carlos

June 20:      Howlin’ Brothers

June 27:      Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers

July 11:       Nashville-based string band American blues and blue-grass, Kevin Gordon

July 18:       Sam Llanas, American singer and acoustic guitarist

VIP reserved chair seating $15 ;  lawn seating free to the public




On The Waterfront, 2006 – festival growth, Then and Now comparisons

Source: Rockford Register Star August 30, 2006


On the Waterfront, 2012 – Schedules – performers and attractions

Source: The Rock River Times, August 29 – Sept. 4, 2012 (both attachments)