Wednesday Summer Evenings at Burpee
As the day turns to late afternoon, food and drink is available on the terrace of Burpee Museum. Enjoy treats from local delicacies such as Prairie Street, and Cantina Taco. Burpee presents “Music on the Rock” with live music, museum entertainment and more as the sun sets on our Wonderful Summer Wednesdays.
- Wednesdays in Summer 2019
- On the banks of the Rock River, behind Burpee Museum
- Great Bands; Great Location
- Food and Drink starts at 4:30
- Music from 5:30-8:30
- VIP Amphitheater Tickets: $15 for reserved chair & special parking options available upon arrival. First come, first served.
- Lawn Seating is Free to the Public
June 5th: Chris O’Leary Band
June 12th: Chicago Blues All Stars
June 19th: John Nemeth
June 26th: Steepwater Band
July 3rd: Groove Hotel
July 10th: Ivy Ford Band
July 17th: Kevin “B.F” Burt
July 24th: Ghost Town Blues Band
July 31st: Dave Keller Trio
About the Artists: Chris’s musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award winner Levon Helm’s band, The Barnburners. During the 6 years that Chris and Levon played together they toured across the US and Canada lighting up stages everywhere they went. Chris has […]
About the Artist: CHICAGO BLUES ALL-STARS VIP Seating Tickets Music on the Rock Schedule 4:30 Vendors Open 5:30 Music Begins 6:00 Museum Exhibits Close 6:45 Artist Break 8:30 Music Ends
About the Artist: Formed in Chicago back in 1998, The Steepwater Band’s signature sound is a nod to early British blues, combined with a modern, raw and gutsy musical approach. Founding members Massey, Bowers and Winters have a synergy that comes from years of playing together. Then in early 2012, the long-time trio was joined by Saylors, […]
About the Artist: Ivy Ford, singer, musician, entertainer. Waukegan born and raised, at 26 she is quite the up and coming artist of the Chicago blues and live music scene. Ivy Ford started performing live with Kenosha based band The Real Deal, managed by Steve Rainey at 13 and since then continues to nurture her niche […]
About the Artist: For more than 25 years Kevin Burt has been electrifying audiences throughout the Midwest dispelling the myth that true blues has no roots in Iowa. His soul-inspired presentation is unique which consistently get him compared to a range of artists like Bill Withers and Aaron Neville, with the ability to build an […]
About the Artist: Horns, harmonies and homegrown instruments combined with an energetic and roots rich festival set makes Ghost Town Blues Band one of the “must see live bands on the festival scene today.” Both Andrew McNeill behind the drums and Matt Karner on the bass guitar are a punishing rhythm section behind multi-instrumentalist/frontman Matt […]
About the Artist: John Németh continues to be one of the hottest touring artists, nationally and internationally with his Memphis band The Blue Dreamers, They are simply taking the world by storm. “John Nemeth was, for me, the true show-stealer. His set was blistering and perfectly pitched while his own songwriting talents were also clearly […]
About the Artist: Dave Keller is an award-winning, triple-threat: an outstanding singer, an intense guitarist, and a talented songwriter. Fueled by his love of deep Southern soul and blues music, his performances ring out with passion, integrity, and an ability to break down the barriers between performer and audience. Ever since renowned guitarist Ronnie Earl […]
What a setting!
On the banks of Rockford’s beautiful Rock River, Burpee’s outdoor concert venue features a natural, relaxing setting for live evening music. Couple the setting with our fantastic sound engineer and delicious food and beverage options: you have found the summer hot-spot for Wednesday evening. Reserve your VIP seats today.
Raining? Burpee museum features a large indoor space as a rain-or-shine concert venue.