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Since 2014 ~ This is our 7th year!
We hope you will enjoy these three suites of music selections from Trinadora’s Celtic Frolic that we would have enjoyed live if the coronavirus did not require us to cancel the March 14 concert.
Pay-what-you-can-afford live concert events and refreshments happen every Saturday evening from mid-May to mid-September. All funding is by free will donation. Contributions pay the musicians, cover our expenses, and support the ministries of Spring Creek United Church of Christ. Our doors are open to all who wish to attend these summer events.
Three or four additional off-season Saturday events are also entirely free-will donation funded. Our doors are open to all who wish to attend these events.
TICKETED EVENTS have varying admission fees, limited seating, and online ticket sales. If not sold out in advance, tickets will be available at the door. Ticketed events are scheduled during our off-season, late Sept to May.
Doors open one hour before the performance. Come early for best parking and seats. All concerts are indoor and climate-controlled.
MAY 3, 2020 has been postponed
Loudon Wainright III
This concert is being rescheduled
for a date in the fall.
or PHONE 815.200.9567
We anticipate that our summer schedule will be impacted by the corona virus outbreak. Updates will be posted on this page.
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All performances are subject to change without notice.
Our 2020 season of weekly Saturday evening concerts is currently on hiatus due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Watch for updates here regarding rescheduled or cancelled events. April 4 Randy Sabien and June 20 Claude Bourbon events have been tentatively rescheduled for our 2021 season.
Highlights from our 2019 concert series:
Live music performed by world-class artists, many with roots right here in Rockford and the Midwest
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 generally limited to approximately 300 guests. 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. Use caution if parking along busy Spring Brook Road. Please avoid blocking any of our neighbors' driveways and watch out for bicycles in the bike lanes.
For ALL weekly Saturday concerts during our May-Sept summer season, musicians are compensated by funds in a basket collection before intermission, minus a modest percentage retained by the church to cover expenses. Because there are no tickets or admission fees, 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.
All of our summer Saturday concerts include pizza from Mamma Mia's, canned soda, bottled water, fresh popcorn, coffee, and often feature homemade desserts. 100% of the funding for these Saturday Concerts On The Creek events comes from FREE WILL DONATIONS. Concession funds are used to grow our church initiatives and are not included in performer compensation.
PLEASE NOTE that any concerts taking place on Sunday will not offer pizza or fresh popcorn. Sunday concessions are limited to light refreshments and beverages unless otherwise advertised. Concessions at ticketed events will vary.
These concerts are offered by Spring Creek United Church of Christ as a community outreach initiative. We're committed to making 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 openings are available in the next 24 months.
PLEASE do not leave time-sensitive phone inquiries about our concerts on the church answering machine. A live person is usually available to answer the phone during our office hours of 10-2 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.