Around the Sauk Valley: Catch a Tenor or a band on stage
By Shaw Local News Network
The following is a list of current events and upcoming activities going on in the Sauk Valley. Don’t forget to check out 5 Things To Do for other opportunities.
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“Lend Me A Tenor,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mount Carroll.
“Calendar Girls,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 303 Riverview Drive, Clinton, Iowa.
Dixon Municipal Band 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Page Park Bandshell, Dixon. Selections from “Annie” and the concluding Klaxon March.
Todd Lorenc, 5 p.m. Thursday, Dale Park, Sterling, Summer Nights and Pop-Up Markets
Fred and Ginger, 5:30 p.m., Friday, Music at the Square, John Dixon Park, Dixon.
3 On The Tree, 5 p.m., Friday, Winning Wheels Summer Concert Series, Eclipse Square, Prophetstown
Marques Morel, songwriter and folksinger, 6 p.m. Saturday at Franklin Creek Grist Mill, 1893 Twist Road, Franklin Road. Tickets are $25. Call 815-456-2718 for availability.
Kathy Cecchetti, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Books on First, 202 W. First St., Dixon.
Alleluia Quartet, 6 p.m. Sunday, Spring Valley Reformed Church, 10960 Spring Valley Road, Fulton.
Oregon Ganymedes Vintage Base Ball Club, Chana School Museum, 201 North River Road, Oregon. Games begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, vs. DuPage County Plowboys.
Heatwave: Vintage Songs of Summer, Wednesday, White Pines Dinner Theatre, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris
Petunia Festival, Downtown Dixon
Stella Main Stage
Thursday, June 30
Tristan Bushman, 6:30 p.m.
Dexter O’Neal and the Funk Yard, 9:30 p.m.
Friday, July 1
Gina Venier, 6:30 p.m.
Travis Denning, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 2
SecondHand Smoke, 6:30 p.m.
Too Fighters, 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 3
Rhythm Ramblers, 3:30 p.m.
Invisible Cartoons, 6:30 p.m.
Too Hype Crew, 10 p.m.
Thursday, June 30
NOVA, 5:30 p.m.
Mirabilia, 8:30 p.m.
Friday, July 1
Route ThirtyEight, 5:30 p.m.
Slick Trigger, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 2
Radio Silence, 5:30 p.m.
Class Field Trip, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 3
Heartache No. 1, 5:30 p.m.
Dixon City Market, At the Riverfront, Dixon
That Gurl, 5 p.m., July 13
Kayla Seeber Music, 5 p.m., July 20
Espinosa and Coffey, 5 p.m., July 27
The Midnight Purchase, 5 p.m. Aug. 3
Downtown Rhythm Kings, 5 p.m., Aug. 10
Minimal, 5 p.m. Aug. 17
Lizzi Neal Trio, 5 p.m., Aug. 24
Ethan Bell, 5 p.m., Aug. 31
Music at the Square, John Dixon Park, Dixon
Todd Lorenc, 5:30 p.m., July 8
Alex Fischbach, 5:30 p.m., July 15
Lojo Russo, 5:30 p.m., July 22
Leo Fron, 5:30 p.m., July 29
Shaylyn O’Laughlin, 5:30 p.m., Aug. 5
New Shoes, 5:30 p.m., Aug. 12
Backlash, 5:30 p.m., Aug. 19
Mark Hobbs, 5:30 p.m., Aug. 26
The Belle Rangers, 5:30 p.m., Sept. 2
Sterling Municipal Band
Music Under the Stars, Central Memorial Park’s Grandon Civic Center.
All the concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Opening acts start at 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday night performances are (with opening acts):
July 6 “Conductors Night Out” (Hitz City)
July 13 featuring guest conductor Charles Menghini of Vandercook College of Music (Robbie La Blanc and the Real Live Show)
July 20 featuring guest conductor Anthony Marinello of Illinois State University (Chameleon)
July 27 “Kidz Koncert” (Spontaneous Combustion)
Aug. 3 “An Evening of Frank Sinatra Hits” featuring solist Jason Richards and the Josh Duffee Quintet. (Lobotomite)
Saturday evening concerts:
July 16 featuring the Illinois Brass Band.
Summer Nights and Pop-Up Markets
Dale Park, Sterling
Pat Jones Acoustic Assassin, 5 p.m. July 14
To be announced, 5 p.m., July 28
Bobbi White and Co., 5 p.m. Aug. 11
Lojo Russo, 5 p.m., Aug. 25
Dixon Municipal Band
Summer Sounds, Page Park Band Shell, 7:30 p.m.
Other performances: July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, Aug. 4.
Petunia Festival Concert, 7 p.m. July 1, Old Lee County Courthouse.
Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., tba.
Jammin on the Rock
RB&W Park, 201 E. Second St., Rock Falls
To be announced, July 7, 6 p.m.
To be announced, Aug. 4, 6 p.m.
Food truck Fridays
RB&W Park, 201 E. Second St., Rock Falls, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Rosbrook Studio Second Saturday Open Mic, signup at 6 p.m., performances 7 to 11 p.m., 107 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon. $3 suggested donation.
American Legion Post 902, 712 Fourth Ave., Rock Falls.
Jam Session, 7 p.m. every Thursday.
The First Fridays Open Mic, K’s Sports Bar, 408 East Washington (Route 64) in Oregon. Next performance is July 1. Admission is free, although a jar is available for donations. Sign-up for performers is at 6:45. For information, call 815-449-2660.
Spring Valley Reformed Church, 10960 Spring Valley Road, Fulton.
Local Talent, 6 p.m. July 3
Anticipation Ministries, 6 p.m. July 10
Historic Dixon Theatre
Tickets are on sale for the following shows at Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave. Go to dixontheatre.com/events/ for tickets or more information.
Summer in the 60s, July 10
Double Vision: The Foreigner Experience, Aug. 19
Menopause the Musical, Sept. 28-29.
Forever Young, Oct. 7.
ABBA Mania, Oct. 16.
Paul Childers, Oct. 22.
Yesterday: A Beatles Tribute Endorsed by Sir Paul McCartney, Nov. 5.
Annie Jr., Nov. 18-19.
Cinderella (A community theater production), Dec. 9-11.
The Prophecy Show: The Music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Dec. 30.
Motor City: the Motown Revue, Jan. 14.
Still Collins, Jan. 28.
Shanghai Circus, Feb. 24.
Doug Allen Nash, March 11.
Comedian Yakov Smirnoff, March 24.
Head East, April 7.
Adventures of Tortoise and the Hair Next Generation, April 23, 2023
The Machine: The Music of Pink Floyd, April 28, 2023
Under the Street Lamp, May 13, 2023
Illusionist Mike Super, May 27, 2023
Dixon Stage Left, 306 W First St, Dixon
Peter and the Starcatcher, September 23-24, 29-30, Oct, 1, 6-7-8.
Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mount Carroll.
Annie, June 30-July 10
Legally Blonde, July 14-24
Nunsense, July 28-Aug. 7
We Will Rock You, Aug. 11-31
Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Sept. 8-18
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, Dec. 1-11
Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 303 Riverview Drive, Clinton, Iowa.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s State Fair, June 30, July 2-17.
The Wedding Singer, July 21-31.
The World Goes ‘Round, Aug. 4, Aug. 6-14.
White Pines Dinner Theatre, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris
The Hot Fedoras, June 30
A Tribute to George Strait, July 12
Gordy and Debbie’s Country Legends, July 13
Gordy and Debbie’s Hits of the Decades, July 14
Lionel Richie starring Gregory James, July 27-28
Garth and Tricia Tribute Show, Aug 9-11
Salute to the Music of Roy Orbison, Aug. 23
Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones, Aug. 24-25
Dave and Daphne Show, Sept. 7-8
Getting Better with Age, Sept. 13-15
The Rock n Roll Crooner Quenton Flagg, Sept. 21
Quentin Flagg’s Inspirational Gospel and Country, Sept. 22
I Gotta Be Me starring Denny Diamond, Oct. 5-6
Rod Stewart Tribute, Oct. 18
Mirror of Mathis, Oct. 19-20
Down to the Funny Bones, Nov. 2-3
Andrew and His Sisters: A WWII Musical Tribute, Nov. 9-10
Branson on the Road, Christmas Style, Nov. 29-Dec. 1
Scrooge the Comedy, Dec. 3-17
The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St., Dixon.
—About Face, June 4-July 16. This exhibit focuses on the subjects of portraits–a sculpture, painting, photograph, or any other representation of a person, in which the human face is the main theme. This show features all forms of media in both 2D and 3D formats.
—KSB Commerce Towers, 215 E. First St., Dixon. At the Water’s Edge, an art gallery on the importance of water. Runs through June 30. Presented by The Next Picture Show.
Twin City Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, year-round indoors and out; 106 Avenue A in Sterling, 815-626-8610, twincitycarmersmarket.com and Facebook.
Food truck Fridays. RB&W Park, 201 E. Second St., Rock Falls, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 8, Aug. 12
Dixon Park District Farmers Market, 7 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through Oct. 26 and 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 29, Haymarket Square, 513 W. Second St., Dixon.
Dixon City Market, 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 1 to Aug. 31, Heritage Crossing, Dixon.
Rock Falls Farmers Market, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday, 400 W Second St., Rock Falls, through October.
Pop-Up Markets, 5 p.m., second and fourth Thursday, Dale Park, Sterling.
Chana Route 64 Auction Barn Inc. auction, 10 a.m. (first and third) Sunday; flea market, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (second and fourth) Saturday and Sunday at 620 S. Stone Hill Road. Find Chana Auction Barn on Facebook or call 815-830-3898 for more information. Contact Market Manager Robin at 815-973-0728 for details.
Mount Carroll Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m. to noon, each Saturday through Oct. 29.
BASIC Market, 514 13th Ave., Fulton, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays through October.
Museums, exhibits and attractions
Loveland History Museum, 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon; free; lovelandcommunityhouse.org or 815-284-2741.
Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center at Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7071 Riverview Road, Thomson. Call 815-273-2732.
Reagan Boyhood Home, 810 S Hennepin Ave, Dixon, March 29 to Dec. 17, is open for tours Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 3 p.m.
Northwest Territory Historic Center, 205 West Fifth St. Dixon, open 9 a.m - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Ronald Reagan Birthplace/Museum, 111 Main Street, Tampico., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (Except Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day). 815-622-8705.
Byron Museum of History, Wednesday-Saturday 10:00 to 3:00, located at 110 North Union Street, Byron.
Riverfront Yoga, 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Fridays through July 29 at Dixon Riverfront.
Dixon Coin Club, 7 p.m., first Tuesday, American Legion, 1120 W. First St., Dixon.
Oregon Ganymedes Vintage Base Ball Club, Chana School Museum, 201 North River Road, Oregon. Schedule: Games begin at 1 p.m. July 10 Creston Regulators and Lemont Quarrymen.
Sterling Public Library. Summer reading: Preschool on Monday, 10 a.m., K-2, Tuesday, 10 a.m., 3-5, Tuesday, 2 p.m., 6-8, Tuesday, 4 p.m. Intro to theater, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., June 25; PAWS to Read with Therapy dogs, 10 a.m. July 9; Hoo Haven, 10 a.m., July 23; Summer Reading closeout, July 30
Dixon Public Library. Summer reading: Monday family programs, Tuesday activity stations, Wednesday drop-in crafts, Thursday family storytimes, middle school and high school book clubs.
Rock Falls Public Library. Summer Reading. Program 1, 10 a.m. through June 30. Tuesday (ages 3-5), Wednesday (grades K-3), Thursday (ages 3-5). Program 2 10 a.m., July 12-28, Tuesday (ages 3-5), Wednesday (grades K-3), Thursday (ages 3-5). Registration required.
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