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Upcoming Concerts: 

<To see a quick list of our upcoming events, click or tap on this sentence.>  <Click or tap here to read about us in the Northwest Quarterly magazine.>  We're a freewill donation venue, but if an event attracts more than our 150-seat limit, we are forced to turn 'walk-in' guests away. Click on any link on the event list below to jump directly to our 'ticket store' where you can make a $5 per-person early donation that ensures seating at the event regardless of when you arrive. We provide details about all each concert at our Facebook page; you do not need a Facebook account to read the details. <CLICK OR TAP HERE to jump to our Facebook page>. After the simple list below, we offer background information about our concert series.


Saturday 11/18/23  3pm to 5pm - Jodi Beach Trio - The Great American Songbook

Friday 11/24/23 7pm to 9pm - Ernie Hendrickson's Annual Thanksgiving Friday Concert

Saturday  12/2/23  3pm to 5pm  2nd City Chorus

Sunday 12/17/23  3pm to 5pm Irish Christmas Sunday Matinee  - McDade, Emerald Wind, Trinadora 

Friday 2/2/24 7pm to 9pm - Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, and Dion - Winter Tour Retrospective - with dancing space

Saturday 2/17/24  3pm to 5pm - Groove Hotel Returns for Our 10th Anniversary Series

Saturday 3/2/24 3pm to 5pm - Mark Dvorak / Ashley & Simpson - Matinee Concert On The Creek


From May through mid-October our two-hour 'Concerts On The Creek' (typically Saturday events, although there are exceptions) start at 7pm. From late-October through April, most are matinees that start at 3pm. Our Sunday 'Inspiration On The Creek' events are one-hour matinees, and they start at 3pm. Doors open one hour before each concert. Seating capacity is 150. An online pre-concert donation ($5 minimum - refer to the list above) ensures you'll be counted in the 150 maximum regardless of your arrival time. Don't like online giving? Pledge to attend by phoning 815.979.1949 or emailing, and we'll hold your seat until 30 minutes before concert start time.  Or, just come to the concert and hope there's a seat. The suggested minimum 'at-the-door' donation is $10, but all amounts are welcome. <Click here for more details about our concert history, sponsors, and donation options>.    Visit our Facebook Page for More Events.

We are grateful for the sponsorship of Downtown Discount Drugs and OBrien & Dobbins Pharmacy. The outreach mission of the concert initiative is to provide a venue for affordable live music in the local community, and financial assistance may be available for those who find our attendance donations a hardship. Please leave a message for our volunteer coordinators at or at (815) 877-2576. 

For those who want to support more of our church's outreach initiatives, opportunity to contribute directly to our current PayIt4ward recipient will also offered at each concert, continuing a tradition that began in 2018 and has benefited many worthy non-profits in Rockford and the wider community.

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Your Concerts on the Creek team

 "making a divine difference together" 

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Musicians who believe they are a good fit for our concert series may submit information via this email form. Please provide at least one URL for a video recording that shows you performing live, with the personnel you would use if you did a concert for us. Please do not submit URLs for studio recordings.


Concert coordinators will do our best to acknowledge your inquiry promptly, but please be aware that we are all volunteers who have other jobs in addition to our Concerts On The Creek responsibilities.

PLEASE do not leave time-sensitive phone inquiries about our concerts on the church answering machine. A church staff member is usually available to answer the phone during our office hours of 10-2 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday but many inquiries will have to be redirected to concert committee members.

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