FEBRUARY 2017 is already gone, in a blink of an eye. We were happy to see those of you who ventured out to the Wine & Roses event, even tho the weather was not the greatest.
Coming up on March 16th we have a lunch show at
401 N. Roselle Road,
Doors will open at 11:30, with lunch being served and performance starting at 1:00 p.m. Reservations are required.
Please call 815.893.9202
And we’re heading back to the place it all started for me on March 24th and 25th, come out for a dinner and show at
Call 815.344.9800 for reservations.
|08/26/17||Rockford, Illinois||Spring Creek UCC||United States|
|Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4500 Spring Creek Rd. There is NO admission charge. Musicians are compensated by “pass the basket” donations and by the sale of their CDs. It is the generosity and enthusiasm of our audiences that inspires these artists to return again and again. Thank you for supporting music in our community and for making Spring Creek United Church of Christ’s grassroots initiative a success. We are committed to making Rockford a better place to live, one concert at a time.|
|09/09/17||Chicago, Illinois||Augie’s Booze & Schmooze||United States|
|Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (773) 296-0018. Address: 1721 Wrightwood. Venue phone: (773) 296-0018. Great neighborhood hang. Come out and see Spenser & I have some fun.|
|08/20/17||Wheaton, Illinois||Cantigny Park||United States|
|Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1s151 Winfield Rd.|
|09/03/17||Griffith, Indiana||Rock ‘n’ Rail Street Festival||United States|
|Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 100th Block of N Broadway Street. Sponsored by the town of Griffith, In.|
|09/10/17||Rockford, Illinois||Anderson Japanese Gardens||United States|
|Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 318 Spring Creek Rd. 30 years of advocacy is a really big deal. Celebrate with us and toast our advocates for their work helping 3,656 children find a safe and permanent home since 1987. We’ve been planning for this all year and you won’t want to miss this special evening!|
|09/23/17||DeKalb, Illinois||Egyptian Theatre||United States|
|Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $20 – $35. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (815) 758-1225. Address: 135 N Second St. Venue phone: (815) 758-1225. Denny Diamond and The Jewels is a well-known band from the Chicago area that specializes in playing the hits of legendary singer Neil Diamond. A show all the family will enjoy featuring the words and music of Neil Diamond along with several new songs and a whole lot of interactive fun with the audience! Denny has been charming audiences all across the country and overseas with his impressive baritone voice and cheerful stage presence, sounding better than ever. Johnny Cash was a larger than life figure. He remains one of the very few artists to sell over 90 million records. Keith Furry is a well-known national Johnny Cash Tribute Artist and his shows are a celebration of the life and music of an American icon and an unforgettable tribute to ‘The Man in Black’. Keith’s love for this legendary entertainer is obvious throughout his show. Related post. Buy Tickets|
|10/07/17||Rockford, IL||The Nordlof Center||United States|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 8159791949. Address: 118 N Main St. Join Denny, Lucas and Spenser as they perform their award winning Branson style family show, “Beautiful Noise”. This trio, (father and sons), has traveled across the United States entertaining audiences for more than 15 years with their musical tribute to Neil Diamond. The music doesn’t start and end with the music of Neil Diamond but their tribute within a tribute that keeps people coming back. And it’s not just the music people enjoy but the father and son camaraderie. Buy Tickets|
|08/24/17||Machesney Park, Illinois||GPS Farmer’s Market||United States|
|Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10714 N. 2nd St. I should be there this time. Barring any more family emergencies|
|09/24/17||Rockford, IL||The Nordlof Center||United States|
|Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 8159791949. Address: 118 N Main St. Four Icons: Cline, Orbison, Denver, Diamond Respectively, Jannie Nelson, Ron Holm, Chip Messiner, and Denny Diamond have garnered critical acclaim and delighted enthusiastic audiences with their uncanny abilities to capture the musical essence of Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, John Denver, and Neil Diamond. The four standouts and their bands will present a unique ‘one-stop’ concert that celebrates all four iconic artists who shaped our country’s musical landscape: Cline, Orbison, Denver, and Diamond (“CODD”). Jannie and Ron also perform as the Trinadora duo; learn more about them at www.trinadora.com. Learn more about Chip and Denny, respectively, at www.chipmessiner.com and www.dennydiamond.com. A percentage of the net proceeds will be donated to the Rockford Rescue Mission www.rockfordrescuemission.org. Buy Tickets|
|12/03/17||Rockford, Illinois||Emmanuel Lutheran Church||United States|
|Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $10 presale $15 at the door. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 920 3rd Ave. TICKETS ON SALE SOON! Holiday Show Trinadora’s Ron and Janelle along with Denny Diamond & A Jewel’s Denny and Spenser performing a plethora of holiday tunes Buy Tickets|
Please enjoy this easy recipe for a traditional St. Patrick’s day corned beef and cabbage.
- 1 onion, cut into wedges
- 4 potatoes, peeled & quartered
- 1 pound carrots, cut into large chunks
- 3 cups water
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 (3 pound) corned beef brisket with spice packet, cut in half
- 1 small head cabbage, cut into wedges
Place onion, potatoes, and carrots in a 5-quart slow cooker. Combine water, garlic, bay leaf, sugar, vinegar, and contents of spice packet in a small bowl; pour over vegetables. Top with brisket & cabbage.
Cover & cook on low until meat & vegetables are tender, 8-9 hours. Remove bay leaf before serving.
Strangely, the same wines that go with Thanksgiving dinner also go well with Corned Beef & Cabbage.
If you prefer Red, Red, Red wine go with a Beaujolais, Grenache, a light Pinot Noir may also be nice. Steer clear of Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot.
On the White wine list, try Pinot Grigio, or Riesling.
You could also try something completely different. Black & tan perhaps?
- Get a frosty mug
- Pour 1/2 a bottle of Bass Ale
- Slowly pour 1/2 a bottle of Guinness over a spoon(downside up) so it runs down the side of the glass.
- The bottom 1/2 of the glass should be tan and the top should be black.
What does this have to do with business? Not a thing. But you know what they say…all work and no play?!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day