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Music on the Rock 2024

Wednesday Night Music Continues in 2024... Stay Tuned!

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 an 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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Chris O'Leary
June 14, 2023

Chris O'Leary

Photo Credit: thechrisolearyband.net

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Jimmy Nick
June 21, 2023

Jimmy Nick and Don't Tell Mama

Photo Credit: Daily Herald

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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: dougdeming.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
Sponsored by:

Crossroads Blues Society

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Green feathered Prairie Street Brewing Company logo
Adult Refreshments Provided by:

Prairie Street Brewing Company

Thank you Sponsors

 

Susan Martin | Joseph Geraghty | George Wilhelmsen | Tyler Smith

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