Straight No Chaser ::

Straight No Chaser Date: Friday December 09, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM

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 I’ll Have Another: 20th Anniversary World Tour

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses... think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. The I’LL HAVE ANOTHER…WORLD TOUR comes to town in celebration of the group’s 20th Anniversary together.  Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense... and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.

RSO Pops: Holiday Pops ::

RSO Pops: Holiday Pops Date: Saturday December 17, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM

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Celebrate the season with Rockford’s largest holiday musical celebration featuring traditional and sacred music performed by the RSO and Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center’s Mendelssohn Chorale. 

RSO Pops: Holiday Pops ::

RSO Pops: Holiday Pops Date: Sunday December 18, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM

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Celebrate the season with Rockford’s largest holiday musical celebration featuring traditional and sacred music performed by the RSO and Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center’s Mendelssohn Chorale. 

The Temptations ::

The Temptations Date: Friday December 30, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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The fabulous singing, smooth stepping and flawless presentation that have made The Temptations a staple of American style for more than 50 years coming to Rockford for a concert filled with flair, flash and class.

The soulful sound that started it all began in 1960 with a song written and produced by Smokey Robinson called “The Way You Do the Things You Do.”  An avalanche of Top Ten hits followed, kicked off with what became the Temptations’ signature song, a number one R&B and pop hit called “My Girl.” 

Over the years, the Temptations lineup has changed but the voices, the dancing and the colorful suits have maintained a legacy of pure magic. The current lineup of Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs, Ron Tyson, and Willie Green join Temptations original Otis Williams as the supergroup continues to give concert-goers across the country night after night of uplifting, room-rocking Motown celebrations.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 19 at 10:00am.

The Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular ::

The Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular Date: Friday January 06, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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THE ELVIS TRIBUTE is a concert celebrating the music of Elvis Presley era by era. The concert begins with the early rock-a-billy years, the military years, the movie years, the ’68 comeback special in black leather and the show closes with the Las Vegas and Concert years.

Starring: 

SHAWN KLUSH: Elvis Presley Enterprises has named Shawn the 1st ever, Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist and the World's Greatest Elvis by BBC Shawn was just named "Worldwide Ambassador of Elvis" and "The Closest Thing to the King in Concert" in Las Vegas.

CODY RAY SLAUGHTER: The new "Prince of Rock N Roll" Elvis Presley Enterprises has named Cody the 2011 "Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist" As America's young & sexy heartthrob, Cody exudes the Elvis Charisma in black leather.

RYAN PELTON: Back by popular demand Ryan Pelton fresh from his debut role as Blake Rayne in the movie "The Identical"

Special Guests:

D.J. FONTANA: Elvis Presley's original drummer and the "First Drummer or Rock 'n Roll. Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS:  Welcome back Elvis' award winning back up singers The Sweet Inspirations featuring Estelle Brown & Portia Griffin from Elvis' Concert years.

THE BLACKWOOD QUARTET: Eight time Grammy award winning vocal group. They have been inducted into the "Gospel Music Hall of Fame".

All Backed by THE FABULOUS AMBASSADORS Tribute Band

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy ::

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy Date: Wednesday January 18, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM

Created and directed by renowned theatrical and circus impresario Neil Goldberg, CIRQUE DREAMS Jungle Fantasy is an exotic encounter inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations brought to life by an international cast of soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians. Hailed by the New York Post as “Dazzling,'" the astounding feats performed in this action-packed Cirque Dream are enhanced with spectacular costumes nominated for an American Theatre Wing Best Costume Design Award. L.A. Times calls it “Jaw dropping!  A whiz-bang family friendly spectacle.” From the Butterfly Ballet and Flipping Monkeys to Hopping Frogs and Stretching Lizards, this world-class explosion of imagination, athleticism and Broadway theatrics will exhilarate and entertain audiences of all ages.  

RSO Classics: The Three Violins of Rachel Barton Pine ::

RSO Classics: The Three Violins of Rachel Barton Pine Date: Saturday January 21, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM

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Featuring Rachel Barton Pine, violin, viola d’amore, electric violin.

On the Program:
Pietro Locatelli 
Violin Concerto No. 12 in D major (“The Labyrinth”)
Antonio Vivaldi 
Viola d’amore Concerto in D minor
Camille Saint-Saëns 
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Tracy Silverman 
Anthem25 for Electric Violin and Orchestra
Mozart 
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV 550

Ron White ::

Ron White Date: Saturday February 04, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon, makes his return to Rockford with his new stand-up show. 
 
White has achieved three Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 million units.
 
Currently, White can be seen in music-industry vet Cameron Crowe, and renowned director JJ Abrams’ new Showtime series, Roadies. White plays road-tested tour manager Phil, in a critically praised performance. 
 
Ron White VIP Packages!

Choose from two great VIP Packages!

"200 Proof" VIP Package:
.Premium reserved or GA ticket(s)
.Q&A session w/ Ron
.A photo w/ Ron
.VIP access pass personally signed by Ron
.DVD: Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops
.Signed note from Ron White
.Margo Rey CD (Ron's wife Margo just happens to also be a 7x Billboard AC charting singer/songwriter)

"100 Proof" VIP Package:
.Premium seat directly behind "200 Proof" VIP Package
.DVD: Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops
.Signed note from Ron White
.Margo Rey CD (Ron's wife Margo just happens to also be a 7x Billboard AC charting singer/songwriter)

**Please Note: Package contents are subject to change**
 
Tickets are $45 & $55 (additional fees may apply)
Available at: Coronado Performing Arts Center Box Office
Charge by phone: 800-745-3000
Online at ticketmaster.com
 
 
FOR MATURE AUDIENCES
 

RCCA: The Five Irish Tenors ::

RCCA: The Five Irish Tenors Date: Friday February 10, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM

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Starring: David Martin, Morgan Crowley, Ciarán Kelly, Alan Leech and George Hutton
Featuring: Pianist/Composer/Arranger Danny Forde and Pianist Feargal Murray.

Following in the footsteps of the great Irish Tenor John McCormack, in a sensational program, “The Five Irish Tenors” fuses Irish wit and boisterous charm, with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style to bring you a unique Irish tenor concert experience. 
Featuring both famously beloved Irish song and opera arias in combinations of tenor solos, duets, trios, quartets, quintets and tutti, this distinctive program includes, among others, W.B Yeats's "Down by the Sally Gardens," Verdi's "O Mio Rimorso" from La Traviata, Cherubini Bixio's "Mamma, The Rose of Tralee," Cesar Frank's "Paris Angelicus," Mozart's "Il Mio Tesoro," "She Moves Through the Fair," "Will You Go Lassie Go," and the glorious "Danny Boy," performed by Ireland’s most legendary tenors. 

This concert project is the first tour ever in North America of Ireland’s most popular ensemble, and has been specially recreated from the major cities in Ireland for the United States and Canada.

 

For more information click HERE.

42ND Street ::

42ND Street Date: Tuesday February 14, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42ND STREET is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.” Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady.  When the star breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star.  With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, this sparkling new production will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival.

Travis Tritt ::

Travis Tritt Date: Thursday February 16, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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Tickets on sale Thursday, November 17

Performing some of his biggest hits, including “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive” and “Best of Intentions,” the Grand Ole Opry member will bring his award-winning songs to life during this up-close and personal event punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about his life and musical influences.

Tickets for Travis Tritt go on sale Thursday, November 17 at 10:00 a.m. and are available at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 815-968-0595. Ticket prices are $39, $49 and $65. Additional fees may apply.

ABOUT TRAVIS TRITT

More than 25-years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, he continues to sell-out shows, top sales charts and stay true and relevant to Country music fans across the globe. On the heels of sold-out shows throughout his solo acoustic tour and amid a heavy tour schedule that takes Tritt and his band across the country to play for packed out crowds, the Southern-rock influenced Country artist topped the SoundScan Top 200 Catalog Country Albums chart for multiple weeks. 

Gabriel Iglesias: Fluffymania Tour ::

Gabriel Iglesias: Fluffymania Tour Date: Friday February 24, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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About Gabriel Iglesias 

Born in Chula Vista, California, Gabriel Iglesias is the youngest of six children, raised by a single mother. Growing up, the family lived in Section 8 housing in Long Beach, CA. It was during his childhood that he developed a strong sense of humor to deal with the obstacles he faced. In 1997, he set out to hone his comedic skills, and performed stand-up anywhere he could find an audience; including biker bars and hole-in-the-wall joints.  Gabriel’s stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. His unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages.Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, and performs to sold-out concerts around the world. He recently had the distinct honor of being one of the few comedians to headline and sellout Madison Square Garden in New York, The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and The Honda Center in Anaheim    

RSO Classics: Brahms & Schumann ::

RSO Classics: Brahms & Schumann Date: Saturday February 25, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM

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Internationally renowned violinist Ilya Kaler joins his award-winning son, cellist Daniel Kaler, for Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor. Ilya Kaler is a Gold Medal winner at three of the world’s prestigious international violin competitions: the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1986), the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki (1985), and the Paganini Competition in Genoa (1981).

On the Program:
Leo Weiner 
Divertimento No. 5, op. 39 (“Hungarian Impressions)
Johannes Brahms 
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor

Ilya Kaler, violin and Daniel Kaler, cello
Robert Schumann 
Symphony No. 2 in C major

RSO: An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth ::

RSO: An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth Date: Wednesday March 01, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM

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Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will join the RSO for an unforgettable evening under the stars of the Coronado Performing Arts Center. Known for her roles in Pushing Daisies, Glee, The West Wing, and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, she may be most remembered by Broadway lovers everywhere for her origination of the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked.

RCCA: The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine ::

RCCA: The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Date: Thursday March 02, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM

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Volodymyr Sirenko, Artistic Director & Conductor
Theodore Kuchar, Principal Guest Conductor

Formed by the Council of Ministers of Ukraine in November of 1918, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is considered to be one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe. Its first conductor was Oleksander Horilyj. Natan Rachlin was the Artistic Director of the Orchestra from 1937 until 1962. Stefan Turchak, Volodymyr Kozhuchar, Fedir Hlushchenko, Igor Blazhkov and Theodore Kuchar consequently conducted the Orchestra as its Principal Conductors. Other conductors who worked with the NSOU include Leopold Stokowski, Igor Markevitch, Kurt Sanderling, Evgeny Mravinsky, Kiril Kondrashin, Evgeny Svetlanov, and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Soloists who performed with the NSOU include Artur Rubinstein, Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Emil Gilels, Leonid Kogan, Gidon Kremer, OlehKrysa, Monserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras, and Juan Diego Flores.

The Orchestra has gained international recognition over a remarkably short period of time. After an appearance in Moscow, Dmitri Shostakovich commented: “This orchestra has as distinguished a group of performers as one would be likely to find anywhere. The ensemble of the orchestra is of the highest level. In addition, the various soloists and instrumental groups within the Orchestra play exceptionally and complement each other beautifully – as would the greatest of the world’s symphony orchestras.” 

 

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Rockford Laugh-A-Thon ::

Rockford Laugh-A-Thon Date: Saturday March 04, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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THE LAUGH-A-THON COMEDY TOUR IS IN IT’S 11TH SEASON WITH A GUMBO OF THE BEST COMICS IN THE NATION.  THE LAUGH-A-THON TOUR WILL BE THE MOST SIDE SPLITING COMEDY TOUR OF THE YEAR.  THE LAUGH-A-THON TOUR MAKES A PIT STOP ON SATURDAY, MARCH 4TH, 2017 AT THE HISTORICAL CORONADO THEATRE WITH DeRAY DAVIS, DON “DC” CURRY AND FRIENDS.

HEADLINER Davis began his career in comedy clubs. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, he won the Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition and appeared on the Cedric the Entertainer Tour. Known for his role as Ray-Ray the Hustle Guy in Barbershop and Barbershop 2, Back in Business, Davis has also appeared in other films, including Semi-Pro and 21 Jump Street. Davis' television roles and appearances have included programs such as Reno 911,BET”S ComicView Empire, MTV’S NICK CANNON’S WILD’N OUT,  SHORT CIRCUITZ, MTV’S 2 HIP HOP SQUARES AND HBO’S Entourage. In 2014, DAVIS BEGAN HOSTING HIS FIRST GAME SHOW NETWORK, Mind of a Man on Game Show Network.

CO-HEADLINER DON “DC” CURRY WHO GAINED NOTERAITY ON ICE CUBE’S FRIDAY MOVIES WITH A RECURRING ROLE AS “UNCLE ELROY”, A FORMER HOST OF B.E.T’S COMICVIEW AS WELL AS A CONTINUAL GUEST ON THE PROMINENT TELEVISION SERIES “GRACE UNDER FIRE” AND HEADLINING NATIONAL COMEDY TOURS.

ALSO APPEARING IN ROCKFORD……
DAMON WILLIAMS
CHICO BEAN (FROM NICK CANNON’S WILD’N OUT)
T-DOT (MILWAUKEE COMEDY CELEBRITY)
 

Get the Led Out ::

Get the Led Out Date: Sunday March 05, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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Dubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin," Get The Led Out offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert. GTLO has amassed a strong national touring history, having performed at major venues across the country, including Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks.

About Get the Led Out
The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians, intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live and like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants: a high-energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 18 at Noon

Doors for event open at 6:00pm


 

RSO Classics: Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring ::

RSO Classics: Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring Date: Saturday March 11, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM

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Multiple Grammy Award winner Howard Levy is an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, innovative composer, and recording artist.

On the Program:
Lars-Erik Larsson 
Barococo
Darius Milhaud 
Kentuckiana (Divertissement on 20 Kentucky Airs)
Howard Levy 
Concerto for Diatonic Harmonica

Howard Levy, diatonic harmonica
Aaron Copland 
Appalachian Spring Suite

Decades Rewind ::

Decades Rewind Date: Friday March 24, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center

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Take a trip down melody lane with Decades Rewind, featuring over 60 songs effortlessly blended into unique medleys from the most prominent decades in music history.  This fully live concert experience features an 8-piece rock band and 6 brilliant rocking vocalists surrounded by rock and roll stage lighting, poignant videos of American culture, and over 100 costume changes.   From Abba to Zeppelin, Decades Rewind will have you singing along and dancing in your seats on a magical rock musical extravaganza you won’t forget.  

Annie ::

Annie Date: Sunday March 26, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM

 Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form.  Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”  

Performances Times: 2:00PM & 7:00PM

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