Rockford Park District
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Sounds of Summer

Sounds of Summer

Music in the Park

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Long a Rockford tradition... beautiful summer evenings in the historic Sinnissippi Park Music Shell. Surrounded by majestic trees, local and regional talents work their own musical magic. All performances are free!

Weather Cancellations

VIP Opportunities

VIP Seating


Enjoy Music in the Park concerts from the new VIP Section. Your ticket includes reserved area seating, dinner, wait service during the concert, and reserved parking.

Chairs and tables are provided.  Guests are welcome to bring their own chair for comfort.

Tickets: $20/person


  • Sandwich (hot dog, brat, hamburger, or cheeseburger)

  • Side (chips, popcorn, or nachos)

  • Beverage (beer, wine, or bottled beverage)

Swing & Swing

Add a round of golf (9 holes with cart at Sinnissippi Golf Course day of concert) to your VIP seating for an additional $10 per person.

NOTE: Tickets must be purchased in advance online at the link below or in-person at Carlson Ice Arena, Mercyhealth Sportscore Two, or UW Health Sports Factory.

Help Needed!

The Music in the Park concert series is in need of volunteers to serve in a variety of areas including: assisting Music Shell event staff in directing cars to parking areas, greeting patrons, selling raffle tickets, and providing basic customer service. This will require the volunteer to work outdoors in various temperature ranges and weather conditions.

Volunteers will be needed on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Volunteers can choose to work as many events as they wish.

For more information or to sign up for events, contact John Beck, or 815-987-1636.


This program is partially supported by a grant from the Rockford Area Arts Council which receives support from the City of Rockford, the Illinois Arts Council Agency and its members.


This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Levings Showcase

Live at Levings

Held at Levings Park, Montague St. and S. Johnston Ave. Featuring all varieties of talents, including singers, dancers, rappers, comedians, magicians and more great professional acts.

Domingos En El Parque

Held at Levings Park, Montague St. and S. Johnston Ave. This series presents the music, arts and culture of Rockford's Latino community.

Tunes on the Terrace


Come relax and listen to local musicians on the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens outdoor terrace. Choose from jazz, folk, Latin, country, and more.

All concerts are FREE, so bring family and friends, and don't forget a lawn chair or blanket! Concerts are held on Wednesday nights. Food and beverage available starting at 5:00 p.m., alcoholic beverages available for purchase from Prairie Street Brewing Co.