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Music on the Rock

Music on the Rock

Wednesday Night Music continues.

Music on the Rock is a free music event on select summer Wednesdays on the banks of the Rock River at Burpee Museum of Natural History. The outdoor theater provides a spectacular location for relaxing and enjoying food and drink with friends and family. Join us from 5:30pm to 8:30pm for a rockin' good time!

Rain location includes indoor option on Burpee's campus.

Concert Line Up 2023
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Reverend Raven
June 7, 2023

Reverend Raven & the CSABs

Photo Credit: reverendraven.com

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Jimmy Nick
June 14, 2023

Jimmy Nick and Don't Tell Mama

Photo Credit: Daily Herald

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Chris O'Leary
June 21, 2023

Chris O'Leary

Photo Credit: thechrisolearyband.net

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Dave Keller Band
June 28, 2023

Dave Keller Band

Photo Credit: Junction Arts & Media

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Grand Grove Hotel
July 5, 2023

Grand Grove Hotel

Photo Credit: groovehotelmusic.com

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Doug Deming
July 12, 2023

Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones

Photo Credit: doundeming.com

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Ivy Ford
July 19, 2023

Ivy Ford

Photo Credit: ivyfordmusic.com

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Mike Wheeler
July 26, 2023

Mike Wheeler

Photo Credit: American Blues Scene

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Kilborn Alley Blues
August 2, 2023

Kilborn Alley Blues Band

Photo Credit: Illinois Times

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Cash Box Kings
August 9, 2023

Cash Box Kings

Photo Credt: cashboxkings.com

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Crossroads
June, July, & August Concerts

Crossroads Blues Society

Sponsored By

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Green feathered Prairie Street Brewing Company logo
Adult Refreshments Provided By

Prairie Street Brewing Company

Sponsorship Opportunities

Burpee provides excellent opportunity for exposure through our well attended Music on the Rock concerts. From 250 to 300 attendees, our events reach a large group in the local Rockford population, as well as a wide range in the Chicago-land suburb region and southern Wisconsin region. Check out Sponsorship Opportunities below!

Tier 1: Presenting Sponsor // $10,000
  • Company logo & branding on all event marketing:
    • Banner on the river, main street, all electronic marketing (website & social media)
    • Featured in the next magazine issue (full page)
    • Event t-shirts
  • Informed of attendance data & website/social media data (impressions, likes, page views)
  • Opportunity to kick off and end the season (e.g., go on stage prior to concert)
  • Reserved seating area with water and soft drinks for guests for entire season
  • FREE museum collections tour for event guests (night of the event)
  • FREE day passes for event guests (to be used later)
Tier 2: Nightly Sponsor // $2,500
  • Company logo & branding on event marketing related to weekly concert:
    • Preferred spot for company logo on website
    • Featured in the next magazine issue (quarter page)
  • Opportunity to speak prior to concert
  • Reserved seating area with water and soft drinks for guests
  • FREE museum collections tour for guests (night of the event)
  • FREE day passes for event guests (to be used later, maximum 25)
Tier 3: Lawn Sponsor // $500 half series, $1,000 full series
  • Company logo & branding on the lawn of the event
  • Company name featured in our next magazine issue
Tier 4: Media Sponsor // Trade

$1,000 worth of media coverage for 5 shows for:

  • Company logo & branding on all event marketing and tshirts
  • Company name featured in our next magazine issue
Tier 5: Sponsor // $100
  • 2 Music on the Rock t-shirts
  • 4 FREE museum tour passes (night of the event)

Fill out the form below, or contact Rhonda.Dailing@burpee.org for more information.

Sponsorship Contract