OUR MISSION

We, the members of Spring Creek United Church of Christ, are a people of God centered in Christ. Responding actively to God's love, we strive to be inclusive, reconciling, and caring in our ministry to each other and to the wider community.

Our Vision is to be a church that is embracing our diversity to make a "divine difference"... Together.

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Spring Creek United Church of Christ

4500 Spring Creek Road | Rockford, IL 61114

Office 815 877 2576 | Fax 815 877 6819

OFFICE HOURS | 10am-2pm Tue - Wed - Thur

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Embracing our diversity to make a divine difference together - LGBT friendly - welcoming to all no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Some events are funded by free-will donations with no admission charge. Others are funded by ticket sales.

 

Doors open one hour before the performance. Come early for best parking and seats. All concerts are open seating, indoor and climate-controlled.

SATURDAY 7-9pm

NOVEMBER 9, 2019

Funded by free will donations

Chip Messiner's

"Sunshine On My Shoulders" Tribute Show

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Chip may not look much like John Denver, but his vocals are a remarkable match for that legendary singer and songwriter. This is the fourth year for his popular tribute performance.

 

SUNDAY EVENING 6-8pm

NOVEMBER 24, 2019

TICKETED EVENT

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Peter Asher & Albert Lee

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SATURDAY 7-9pm

"Christmas On The Creek"

DECEMBER 7, 2019

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Holiday Show with Second City Chorus and Special Guests Truman's Ridge

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The men and women of this award-winning acapella chorus promise an evening of harmony and humor that will light the Christmas spirit in everyone.

SUNDAY 3-5pm MATINEE

DECEMBER 8, 2019

TICKETED EVENT

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Swing Into the Holidays

with the Vince Chiarelli Band and Trinadora Rocks Band

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SUNDAY 3-5pm MATINEE

JANUARY 12, 2020

TICKETED EVENT

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Rockabilly Legends 

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SUNDAY 3-5pm MATINEE

MARCH 1, 2020

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Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, & Roy Orbison with cameos by Patsy Cline & John Denver

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SATURDAY 7-9pm

MARCH 14, 2020

Funded by free will donations

Trinadora's Celtic Frolic

St. Patrick's Celebration

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SATURDAY 7-9pm

APRIL 4, 2020

Funded by free will donations

Randy Sabien, Fiddle Wizard

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Check back often for updates!

All performances are subject to change without notice.

Performances by World-Class Artists with Midwestern Roots

 

Mark your calendar for family-friendly concerts in our beautiful indoor temperature-controlled music sanctuary at Spring Creek United Church of Christ. Our grounds are gorgeous year-round so come early and do some exploring. Summer concerts are scheduled EVERY Saturday evening mid-May through early September, plus a variety of monthly concert dates and times in the off-season. Performances feature Jazz, Bluegrass, Dixieland, Folk, Gospel, Country, R&B, Celtic, and more.

 

Saturday seating is limited to approximately 300 guests and we have space in our lot for about 95 vehicles plus overflow lawn parking if weather permits. Many of our concerts draw audiences of 150 or more, so it's a good idea to arrive early. Doors open one hour before the concert unless otherwise noted. We strongly discourage street parking along busy Spring Brook Road. Parking on any part of the bike lanes is prohibited and may result in a fine.

 

For our non-ticketed events, musicians are compensated by funds in a basket collection before intermission, minus a modest percentage retained by the church to cover expenses. Because there is no admission charge, we hope the audience will donate generously when the baskets are passed. For those who can afford it, we suggest a minimum of $10-$15 per person, but all are welcome to attend regardless of ability to contribute financially.

 

Our Saturday concerts include pizza from Mamma Mia's, canned soda, bottled water, fresh popcorn, coffee, and often feature homemade desserts.  All funding is by FREE WILL DONATIONS. Concession funds are used to grow our church initiatives and are not included in performer compensation.

 

PLEASE NOTE that our Sunday concerts will not offer pizza. Sunday concessions will be limited to light refreshments and beverages unless otherwise advertised.

 

These concerts are offered by Spring Creek United Church of Christ as a community outreach initiative. We're committed to helping make Rockford a great place to live, one concert at a time.

Musicians wishing to inquire about future bookings are encouraged to contact us via this email form.

 

Concert coordinators will do our best to acknowledge your inquiry promptly but be aware that our schedule fills up quickly and very few (if any) openings are available through next year.

 

PLEASE do not leave time-sensitive phone inquiries about our concerts on the church answering machine. A live person is only available to answer the phone during our office hours of 10-2 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

2019 SCHEDULE:

Unless otherwise noted, concerts are funded by free-will donations with no admission charge.

 

Most events are on Saturday from 7-9. A few Sunday matinees are from 3-5. Doors open an hour before the performance. Come early for best parking and seats. All concerts are indoor and climate-controlled.

 

MARCH 16, 2019

Trinadora's Celtic Frolic

Join Trinadora (Ron Holm and Jannie Nelson) and surprise guests for an exuberant St. Patrick's Day celebration of traditional and contemporary Celtic music

 

MARCH 30, 2019

Randy Sabien

Internationally recognized jazz violinist, composer, and music educator, Randy spent much of his childhood right here in our Spring Creek Church family

 

—SUNDAY 3-5pm MATINEE—

APRIL 14, 2019

Three In A Row

Chip Messiner, Jannie Nelson, and Ron Holm perform favorite songs of Kenny Rogers, Crystal Gayle, and Marty Robbins 

 

MAY 18, 2019

Truman's Ridge Band

kicking off our 6th summer of WEEKLY events

Single vocal microphone, well dressed, fast paced, with all the excitement of the early days of Bluegrass — a bit of Folk, a hint of Jazz, and a touch of Swing: Chicago Style Bluegrass at its finest! 

 

MAY 25, 2019

Roy and Patsy's Roadshow

It's the music of Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline and other legends performed by Ron Holm, Jannie Nelson and Trinadora Rocks

 

JUNE 1, 2019

Michael Johnathon

"Take the inventiveness of Bob Dylan, the melodic voice of John Denver, add the showmanship of Garrison Keillor and that's Michael Johnathon." – Heartland Review 

 

JUNE 8, 2019

Guy Meets Girl

Cody and Alyssa Hochstatter share personal chemistry, tight harmonies, and joyful positivity in each song they play. For over two years they have been performing together with a mission to bring joy to others via the love that they share through music. We are pleased to introduce this new duo to our venue. 

 

JUNE 15, 2019

Tom Mac Group

With music ranging across styles such as Classical, Latin, Jazz, Rock, Blues and folk, Tom Mac and his diverse group have the uncanny ability to amaze and entertain audiences of all backgrounds.

 

JUNE 22, 2019

Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble

Appearing for the first time at Concerts On The Creek, Caravan is a world traveling acoustic instrumental jazz group from Madison. They are primarily influenced by the legendary Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, plus American Swing, Jazz, Latin, Parisian Waltz, European Folk and other vintage Jazz sources.

 

JUNE 29, 2019

Groove Hotel with Gina Meeks

Springing from the roots of the Dean Moriarty Jazz Band, Groove Hotel's award-winning repertoire emphasizes rhythmic variety — bossa nova, funk, rock, samba, gospel, and Cuban — sometimes combining several styles in the same tune.

 

JULY 6, 2019

Beautiful Noise with Denny Diamond

Denny's baritone pipes have an amazing resemblance to Neil Diamond's distinctive timbre and his stage presence is second to none. The show is full of great music, comedy and family fun!

 

JULY 13, 2019

Jodi Beach

9-time RAMI and 5-time “Best of” On The Waterfront Music Festival Award winning jazz musician, Jodi and her Trio are widely recognized for timeless, stellar vocal jazz. "Chanteuse Extraordinaire!" (Rockford Register Star)

JULY 20, 2019

SongSisters

Amy Dixon-Kolar, Patti Shaffner, and Sue Fink were all successful performers in their own right when they discovered that their eclectic styles complimented each other like contrasting spices in a tasty stew. Expect to hear close harmonies, clever lyrics, and spot-on humor.

 

JULY 27, 2019

Patte Armato Lund with Risé Barker

Stateline celeb Patte Armato Lund offers up a one-woman mix of pop, jazz, standards and comedy, with sparkling keyboard accompaniment by Ríse Barker

 

AUGUST 3, 2019

Paper Airplane

Rockford's own atypical acoustic guitar and vocal duo of Noel and Amy Nickel perform chart-topping hits from the 1960s-70s-80s plus some original tunes that they reinterprete in two person acoustic “San Francisco coffeehouse" style.

 

AUGUST 10, 2019

Mark Dvorak

Funny, passionate, intimate and unforgettable music is brought to life by Chicago’s master folk artist, storyteller, and songwriter.

 

AUGUST 17, 2019

The Lone Canary

Folk/Americana duo comprised of Rockford musicians Jesse Fox and Heather Camacho offer up an acoustic, rootsy sound echoing the styles of legendary folk artists.

 

AUGUST 24, 2019

River City Sound Women's Chorus

Sweet Adelines Regional Champions

Rockford's vivacious "Little Chorus That Could" is ranked in the top 50 of 800+ choruses in the world! These ladies really light up the stage with exuberant acapella harmony.

 

AUGUST 31, 2019

Barb City Stompers

The Stompers were formed in 2004 when leader John Skillman moved to DeKalb Illinois, birthplace of barbed wire and inspiration for his band's unusual name. Their unique and jazzy style can best be described as Hot-Swing-Traditional with a dash of New Orleans sass.

 

SEPTEMBER 7, 2019

Magician/Illusionist Arch Smith

& Ukelele Artist John Lindhorst

 —Our final weekly concert for 2019—

It's a night of Magic and Music, returning for the 4th consecutive year! Bring the kids and prepare to be astounded as Arch entertains with magical skills honed during his long career performing in Atlantic City. John Meola Lindhorst rounds out the evening with his unique and masterful ukelele melodies.

 

OCTOBER 5, 2019

Vince Chiarelli Band

This original and eclectic Italian band has been acclaimed for giving audiences a taste of traditional Italian music with a modern twist. Vince serves up unique arrangements of classic favorites, intertwined with romantic ballads and enticing bossa nova and flamenco rhythms.

 

—SUNDAY 3-5pm MATINEE—

OCTOBER 13, 2019

Four Icons Roadshow

Doug Stivers, Jannie Nelson, Chip Messiner, and Ron Holm perform the legendary music of Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, John Denver, and Roy Orbison. NOTE that a maximum of 220 tickets are available for this performance at $15 each. Order tickets ONLINE or send an EMAIL.

 

—SUNDAY 3-5pm MATINEE—

NOVEMBER 3, 2019

Mike Williamson

Mike started his singing career with The Proud Americans and has sung with his friends The Lettermen many times. He has 14 record albums and performs regularly at area supper clubs with a polished repertoire of pop and jazz standards.

 

NOVEMBER 9, 2019

Chip Messiner's

"Sunshine On My Shoulders" Tribute Show

Chip may not look much like John Denver, but his vocals are a remarkable match for that legendary singer and songwriter. This is the fourth year for his popular tribute performance.

 

"Christmas On The Creek"

DECEMBER 7, 2019

Holiday Show with Second City Chorus

Returning by popular demand, Rockford's own award-winning barbershoppers offer up their acapella style to celebrate the Christmas season. The men and women of the chorus (plus some very special surprise guests!) promise an evening of harmony and humor that will light the holiday spirit in everyone.

—SUNDAY 3-5pm MATINEE—

DECEMBER 8, 2019

"Swing Into the Holidays"

Vince Chiarelli, Ron Holm, Frank Calvagna, Jannie Nelson, Tim Austin, John Bishoff, and Tony Chiarelli team up for a special afternoon of swingin' holiday classics.

To contact our coordinator:

Leave a voice message at 815-877-2576 ext 103

or send an email using this form.