There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.
Dinner on the Dock
Through Aug. 28, Thursdays 5-10 p.m., music 6-9 p.m. Enjoy live music, great food and drinks on the river in Downtown Rockford. No cover. Visit the website for the performance schedule. Prairie Street Brewhouse, 200 Prairie St., Rockford, (815) 277-9427, facebook.com/psbrewhouse.
Live Music on the Deck
Through Sept. 7, Sundays 4-8 p.m. Enjoy live music along the river. Tiki bar and outdoor seating available. Docks available for boat parking. Free admission. Tad’s On the Rock, 10 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, Ill., (815) 654-3500.
TJ Zovar & Fishgate
June 5, 7 p.m. Contemporary Christian and alternative music. Free. Phoenix Park Bandshell, Hwy. 11, Delavan, Wis., phoenixparkbandshell.com.
A Touch of Kenny 2014
June 4-5, see website for times. Tribute Artist Dave Karl looks and sounds like Kenny, and even appeared as Kenny Rogers in the 2011 film Queens of Country released in 2011. White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mt. Morris, Ill.., whitepinesinn.com.
The Sound of Music
June 4-7, July 10-13, 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 p.m. in June. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s immortal hit, live onstage. Starlight Theatre, Rock Valley College (RVC), 3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, (815) 921-2160.
Edge of the Rock Plein Air
June 4-14, daily. As many as 65 artists paint outdoors along the Rock River and on Beloit College campus beginning June 4; canvases must be turned in by noon on June 12. Workshop June 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Awards, exhibition & sale June 13, 5 p.m.; sale continues June 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Awards, exhibition, sale: Hendricks Center, 409 Pleasant St., Beloit, Wis. Info: (608) 362-0964, friendsofriverfront.com.
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
June 5-15, see website for days/times. Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical retelling of the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers, mixing pop, rock, country, musical comedy. Timber Lake Playhouse, Timber Lake Road, Mt. Carroll, Ill. (815) 244-2035, timberlakeplayhouse.org.
Friday Night Free Outdoor Movies
June 6-July 25, Fri. dusk. Free showing of classic Hollywood films on the lawn of the museum. Bring lawn chairs. Popcorn and refreshments for sale. In case of rain, movie will be shown inside the museum. Cedarville Historical Museum, 450 W. 2nd Street, Cedarville. (815) 563-4485.
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues
June 7, 7:30 p.m. With notorious energy and live excitement in each performance, this central figure in the blues scene strums out rhythms on his signature gasoline can guitars and belts out each song, backed by his smokin’ band. Monroe Arts Center (MAC), 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis., (608) 325-5700, monroeartscenter.org.
June 7, 8 p.m. For 17 years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on Comedy Central’s “Politically Incorrect” on now on HBO’s “Real Time.” Coronado Performing Arts Center (CPAC), 314 N. Main St., Rockford, (815) 965-0049, coronadopac.com.
Art on the Lawn
June 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A wide variety of fine arts in many media: ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber/paper, furniture, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wearable art and more. Rockford University, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, (815) 226-4032, artonthelawn.org.
The Bluegrass Reunion Band
June 8, 6:30 p.m. Bluegrass and country music. Boone County Arts Council Concerts in the Park. Free. Baltic Mill, Baltic Mill Dr., Belvidere, Ill., boonecoountyarts.com.
June 11, 7 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. This singer songwriter performs an acoustic set of original rock compositions, with selections from his latest release, In the Throes. With support music from Chris Porter. $10. Severson Dells Nature Center, 8502 Montague Road, Winnebago, Ill., (815) 335-391, seversondells.
Golden Gals 2014
June 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, a musical sketch comedy featuring four “mature” women sharing a house, laughs and strange situations. Think the Golden Girls with more music and songs. White Pines, Mt. Morris, (815) 946-3817.
June 11-14, July 16-20, 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 p.m. in June. A musical review that chronicles the growing pains of pre-World War I America in the songs of the day. Starlight Theatre, RVC, Rockford, (815) 921-2160.
Driving Miss Daisy
June 12-July 20, see website for days/times. Miss Daisy and her long time chauffeur and loyal friend Hoke. The play spans 20 years during which they face trials and triumphs with humor, compassion, and love and ultimately learn the value of true friendship. Fireside Dinner Theatre, Business Hwy. 26 South, Fort Atkinson, Wis., (800) 477-9505, firesidetheatre.com.
Dance Attitudes Ballet Production
June 13, 7 p.m. Watch the students of this award-winning dance studio perform classical ballet. Janesville Performing Arts Center (JPAC), 408 S. Main St., Janesville, Wis., (608) 758-0297, janesvillepac.org.
Kantorei 50th Anniversary Concert
June 13, 7:30 p.m. Kantorei – The Singing Boys of Rockford, the Alumni Chorus, and special guest artists for a delightful evening of music for their 50th year. It will also be the farewell concert for Joel Ross, Music Director, who is retiring after 26 years. Advance tickets $20/$15 students: Ticketmaster.com/venueartist/ 33129/1979761. $25 at the door. CPAC, Rockford.
New Glarus Polka Fest
June 13-15, Fri. 6-10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m. Live music, polka lessons, Beer, Bacon & Cheese Fest; more. Downtown New Glarus, Wis., swisstown.com.
Crumbs from the Table of Joy
June 13-29, see website for days/times. In 1950, a grieving African-American widower moves with his two daughters from Florida to Brooklyn, finds new meaning in religion, and marries a woman he meets on the subway. Artists’ Ensemble (AE), Cheek Theatre, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St., Rockford. Info: AE, (815) 394-5004, artistsensemble.org.
Holton Elkhorn Band Summer Concerts
June 13-July 18, Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Free open air summer concert series, by Elkhorn’s community orchestra. Attendees should bring their own seating. Historic band shell, Sunset Park, 200 Devendorf St., Elkhorn. Visit elkhorn-wi.org for more information.
Midsommer Natt (Midsummer Night)
June 14, 6-9 p.m. A live music event with Rockford’s very own famous Swede, Miles Nielsen, and his band. Prairie Street Brewhouse will be brewing a special Nordic beer for this occasion, Artale Wine Co. will be around for a fun Aquavit and Schnapps tasting and plenty of food vendors will be around for late munchies. Presented by the Swiss Historical Society. Erlander Home Museum, 404 S. 3rd St., Rockford, swisshistorical.org.
14th Annual Paint-In
June 14-15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit artists painting under market umbrellas along Broad and Main streets, answering questions and selling their art. Sponsored by Geneva Lake Art Association. Downtown Lake Geneva, Wis., (262) 249-7988, genevalakeart.org.
June 15, open 4 p.m., concert 6 p.m. Chicago’s premier a cappella quartet, singing classic rock ‘n roll favorites from the 1950s and on, an engaging mix of tightly-crafted music and freewheeling humor. Come early to see the garden. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic basket. Free. Indoor venue in case of rain. Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St., Rockford, klehm.org.
The Tom Mac Group
June 15, 6:30 p.m. Rock, blues and Caribbean music. Boone County Arts Council Concerts in the Park. Free. Baltic Mill, Baltic Mill Dr., Belvidere, Ill., boonecoountyarts.com.
Music Under The Stars
June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 7:30 p.m. Freeport Concert Band performs. Koenig Theater, Krape Park, 1799 S. Park Boulevard, Freeport, (815) 990-1739.
Artistry in Motion – Dance Attitudes
June 16, 2 p.m., June 17, 10 a.m., 3 p.m. Watch the students of this award-winning dance studio perform jazz, tap, lyrical, hip-hop and other contemporary dance styles. JPAC, Janesville, (608) 758-0297.
Konevets Russian Quartet
June 16, 7 p.m. The quartet’s secular repertoire features Russian and Ukrainian folk songs, classical selections, Imperial regimental songs and marches which were forbidden during Communism, and lyrics by Russian poets set to music by Tchaikovsky, Borodin and other famous composers. Free will donation. Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, 1802 Pershing Ave., Rockford, (860) 919-0994.
June 18-21, July 23-27, 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 p.m. in June. A rousing adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling,” which beat both Mama Mia and The Lion King to win the Olivier for best musical in 2000. Starlight Theatre, RVC, Rockford, (815) 921-2160.
An Inspector Calls
June 19-28, see website for days/times. 1912: A respectable British family’s dinner is interrupted by an inspector, who has come to question them in regard to the death of someone they all know, discovering dark secrets. A clever, classic English drawing-room mystery with twist and turns. Timber Lake Playhouse, Mt. Carroll, (815) 244-2035.
Jim Gill Family Friday
June 20, 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. Kids, parents and friends will be singing, dancing and sneezing during this lively performance buy nationally-known singer and musician, Jim Gill. Discovery Center Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford, (815) 963-6769, discoverycentermuseum.org.
Phantom Regiment 39th Show of Shows
June 20, 7 p.m., gates open 5:30 p.m. Along with Rockford’s own Phantom Regiment, this year’s lineup includes 2013 World Champion Carolina Crown along with our Midwest rivals Madison Scouts and The Cavaliers. All seats reserved: ticket range $19-$65. Boylan High School Stadium, 4000 St. Francis Dr., Rockford, regiment.org/sos.
Old Time Radio Shows
June 20-22, F-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Dessert theater. Dessert Show June 22, 2 p.m. A live, old-time radio program with authentic radio sound effects and the wacky commercials of the day. Northwest Illinois Theater Coalition. Mighty Richland Players, IOOF/Masonic Hall, 203 W. High St., Orangeville, Ill. (815) 819-1310, mightyrichlandplayers.com.
The Wizard of Oz
June 20-29, Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. A live stage production of the 1939 Judy Garland film, with Toto, Scarecrow, the Wicked Witch and all classic songs. Monroe Theatre Guild, Monroe High School Performing Arts Center, 1600 26th St., Monroe, monroeartscenter.org.
The Boys From Syracuse
June 20-28, Th-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. A Rogers & Hart musical based on Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors: When identical twin brothers (now both from Syracuse), separated at birth, both with servants named Dromio, who are also twins separated at birth, end up in Ephesus at the same time, a comedy of errors and mistaken identities ensues. From Theatre Unlimited. Janesville Performing Arts Center (JPAC), 408 S. Main St., Janesville, Wis., (608) 758-0297, janesvillepac.org.
Fulton Bluegrass/Folk Music Festival
June 21, 1-6 p.m. five Bluegrass/Folk bands playing at the festival, with musicians traveling from Wisconsin to the north and from Peoria to the south. Food and beverages will be available. $5.00/Person or $10/Family (limit of 2 adults per family) Heritage Canyon, 515 N. 4th Street, Fulton, Ill., (815) 589-4545, cityoffulton.us.
Music & Movies in the Park, Elkhorn, Wis.
June 21-July 12, Saturdays at 7 p.m Free live music or a movie. Attendees should bring their own seating. Historic band shell, Sunset Park, 200 Devendorf St., Elkhorn. For more information call the Rec. Dept., (262) 741-5114, or the Chamber, (262) 723-5788.
June 22, 6:30 p.m. Contemporary folk and rock music. Boone County Arts Council Concerts in the Park. Free. Baltic Mill, Baltic Mill Dr., Belvidere, Ill., boonecoountyarts.com.
Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
June 25-28, July 30-Aug. 3, 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 p.m. in June. Lovingly ripped off from the hit film Monty Python & the Holy Grail, this outrageously funny show won a Tony Award in 2005 for Best New Musical. Starlight Theatre, RVC, Rockford, (815) 921-2160.
Point of Color
June 27-Aug. 22, Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wisconsin Plein Aire Painting Association Juried Show. MAC, Monroe, monroeartscenter.org.
2nd Annual Field of Blues Festival
June 28, noon-10 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m.Features five bands throughout the day. Between acts, local acoustic blues man Dan Phelps will be in the covered pavilion on the third base side of the stadium. New performer every 2 hrs. beginning at noon: Alex Wilson Band; Liz Mandeville; The Jimmys; Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling with the Jewel Tones; John Németh. $10/$15 at door. Aviators Stadium, 4503 Interstate Blvd., Loves Park, (779) 537-4006, http://fieldofblues.blogspot.com/.
TCCO Gala Concert & Silent Auction
June 28, 7 p.m. Featuring 10-year-old pianist Faith Green; cellist John Pickart. Annual Fundraiser Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra, which provides a variety of classical and POPs music to the South/Central Wisconsin and Stateline region during the summer months. $10/Adults & Seniors; $5/age 12-up Janesville Women’s Club, 108 S. Jackson St., Janesville, Wis., (608) 754-6801, turtlecreekchamberorchestra.org.
Music by the Lake: Blood, Sweat & Tears with Bo Bice
June 28, 7:30 p.m. With new front man Bo Bice, runner up to Carrie Underwood on “American Idol,” This great horn band from the ’70s performs hits like “Spinnin’ Wheel,” “When I Die,” “You Made Me So Very Happy.” Ferro Pavilion, George Williams College of Aurora University, 350 Constance Blvd. Williams Bay, Wis., (262) 245-8501, musicbythelake.com.
The Silver Creek Band
June 29, 7 p.m. Hear country music, part of Heritage Days, followed by a fireworks display. Boone County Fairgrounds, 8791 Ill. Rt. 76, Belvidere, Ill., boonecoountyarts.com.
Yankee Doodle Dandee 2014
July 2-3, see website for times. Patty Waszak’s show combines a wide variety of music along with comedy and audience participation. White Pines Inn Dinner Theater, Mt. Morris, (815) 946-3817.
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN The New Mel Brooks Musical
July 3-13, see website for days/times. Enjoy all of your favorite moments from the classic film, plus brand-new, show-stopping numbers for the stage, including “Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” Timber Lake Playhouse, Mt. Carroll, (815) 244-2035.
Traditional 4th of July Concert & Fireworks
July 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and picnics; sit out under the stars for Beloit’s Traditional “Pops on the Rocks” Concert performed by the Beloit Janesville Symphony. This is a FREE Family FUN Event. Then enjoy the exciting display of amazing fireworks. Enjoy a family picnic and activities in the park before the concert. Harry C. Moore Pavilion, Riverside Park, 1240 Riverside Dr., Beloit, Wis., friendsofriverfront.org.
33rd Annual Nuts About Art
July 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Artists and artisans from the region display their wares for sale. Food vendors available. John Dixon Park, 515 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, Ill., (815) 285-4924, thenextpictureshow.org.
The Jodi Beach Trio
July 6, 6:30 p..m. Popular area group performs contemporary and standard pop and jazz. Boone County Arts Council Concerts in the Park. Free. Baltic Mill, Baltic Mill Dr., Belvidere, Ill., boonecoountyarts.com.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
July 11-27, Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Based on the popular 1988 Steve Martin/Michael Caine film, about two grifters competing with each other to pull the ultimate con. Pec Playhouse Theatre, 314 Main St., Pecatonica, (815) 239-1210, pecplayhouse.org.
July 12, 7 p.m. This Christian comedian, songwriter and singer is best known for parodying popular songs, such as Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take The Wheel.” $22 advance/$25 at the door. First Free Rockford, 2223 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, firstfreerockford.org.
Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra
July 12, 7 p.m. A variety of classical and pop music. Free will offering. Phoenix Park Bandshell, Hwy. 11, Delavan, Wis., turtlecreekchamberorchestra.org.
July 13, 7:30 p.m. Kick off the 38th annual Rockford Pro/Am. Performers include Steve Azar, Josh Kelley, Edwin McCain, Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Javier Colon, MC, Shawn Parr, and a special guest. $35/$55. BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St., Rockford, (815) 968-5222, thebmoharrisbankcenter.com.
Rockford Brass Chamber Players Quintet
July 13, 6:30 p.m. Classical chamber brass music. Boone County Arts Council Concerts in the Park. Free. Baltic Mill, Baltic Mill Dr., Belvidere, Ill., boonecoountyarts.com.
July 17-26, see website for days/times. By Neil Simon. Several affluent New York City couples do everything possible to conceal from local police and media the disastrous events of an evening gone awry. Timber Lake Playhouse, Mt. Carroll, (815) 244-2035.
The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet
July 18-20, F-Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. A whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare’s tragic love story, complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay, and fantastical machines—similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with if he ever had his way with the script. Polo Area Community Theatre, Historic Polo Town Hall, 117 N. Franklin, Polo, Ill., polotheatre.org.
July 19, 7:30 p.m. With mop tops, retro costumes and vintage instruments, this tribute band performs all of the Beatles hits from the ’60s. Ferro Pavilion, George Williams College of Aurora University, 350 Constance Blvd. Williams Bay, Wis., (262) 245-8501, musicbythelake.com.
Woodsong: The Saturday June Band
July 20, open 4 p.m., concert 6 p.m. Playing rock favorites from classic to contemporary with an infectious enthusiasm, this band has performed at Navy Pier and Chicagofest. plays that draws in the listener and makes you want to get out there and dance to those songs you know so well. Free. Klehm Arboretum, Rockford, klehm.org.
Prime Time Live Band
July 20, 6:30 p.m. Contemporary and class rock music. Candlewick Lake Recreation Center, 1812 Candlewick Dr. SE, Poplar Grove, Ill.Boone County Arts Council Concerts in the Park. Free. boonecoountyarts.com.
Smokey Joe’s Café
July 21-Aug. 31, see website for days/times. Features nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded and transforms classic pop music into compelling musical theatre full of sizzle. Fireside, Fort Atkinson, firesidetheatre.com.
Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra Children’s Concert
July 24, 6:30 p.m. A variety of classical and pop music for children. Free will offering. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1000 Bluff St., Beloit, Wis., turtlecreekchamberorchestra.org.
The Wizard of Oz
July 25-Aug. 2, Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. A live stage production of the 1939 Judy Garland film, with Toto, Scarecrow, the Wicked Witch and all classic songs. Vince Carney Community Theatre (VCCT), Paddock Memorial Hall, Hickory Grove Complex, 1127 N. 7th St., Rochelle, Ill. (815) 764-2287, vcctrochelle.org.
MBTL: Laurie Berkner
July 27, 4 p.m. A natural for the Family & Children’s Concert, Berkner strikes a chord with ages 1-8 and their parents, in songs employing many different styles, rhythms and musical techniques. GWC, Ferro Pavilion, Williams Bay, (262) 245-8501.
July 31-Aug. 10, see website for days/times. Set in 19th century Paris, the award-winning musical based on Victor Hugo’s novel uses the tale of Jean Valjean to examine broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. Timber Lake Playhouse, Mt. Carroll, (815) 244-2035.
Lincoln-Tallman Arts Festival
Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts and crafts for sale, food, drinks, live music, a pie auction, a silent auction, and more. $4/17-under free Rock County Historical Society,440 N. Jackson, Janesville, Wis., (608) 756-4509.
The Beach Boys
Aug. 9, The original boys of summer take the stage in Williams Bay, singing hits like “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Surfin’ Safari,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” “In My Room,” “Good Vibrations,” and more. Ferro Pavilion, George Williams College of Aurora University, 350 Constance Blvd. Williams Bay, Wis., (262) 245-8501, musicbythelake.com.
SHOUT! The Mod Musical
Aug. 14-24, see website for days/times. Five girls coming of age in 1960s London write for to the advice columnist of Shout Magazine about their relationships. Hear ’60’s hits like “These Boots are Made for Walkin’,” “Don’t Sleep in the Subway,” “Downtown,” “To Sir, With Love.” Timber Lake Playhouse, Mt. Carroll, (815) 244-2035.
Riverside Music Festival
Aug. 17, 11a.m.-6 p.m. This free concert features the Go-Deans Doc’s Rock Band, the Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra, the UW Rock County Jazz Ensemble, more. Enjoy delicious food, beer and wine provided by local businesses. Kids’ play area with a bounce house, clowns, face painting and balloons, and shuffleboard and pickleball tournaments for dults. Bring your chairs and blankets. Sponsored by Friends of Riverside. Riverside Park, 2200 Parkside Dr., Janesville, Wis., (815) 988-9650.
Woodsong: Big Daddy Woo Woo
Aug. 17, open 4 p.m., concert 6 p.m. Rockford area party band with a playlist covering hits from the past four decades, performed with groovy funk. Klehm Arboretum, Rockford, klehm.org.
The Blue Olives
Aug. 17 3 p.m. This Madison, Wis.-based band plays a variety of genres and is known as one of the best jam bands around. Free. Phoenix Park Bandshell, Hwy. 11, Delavan, Wis., phoenixparkbandshell.com.
L:adies for Liberty & The All-Star SUPERband
Aug. 17, 4 p.m. Dedicated to performing music of the Andrews Sisters and other patriotic hits, singing troupe Ladies for Liberty present the harmonies that defined the swing and boogie-woogie eras of the 1940s, such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Shoo Shoo Baby” and “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree.” Continue the patriotic voyage with iconic songs like “God Bless the USA.”Ferro Pavilion, George Williams College of Aurora University, 350 Constance Blvd. Williams Bay, Wis., (262) 245-8501, musicbythelake.com.
Jim Witter’s “Piano Men”
Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m. A musical journey through the 1970s featuring the music of Elton John and Billy Joel.Ferro Pavilion, George Williams College of Aurora University, 350 Constance Blvd. Williams Bay, Wis., (262) 245-8501, musicbythelake.com.
Spencer Tracy Film Festival
Aug. 22-24, Fri.-Sat. 7 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. One of Hollywood’s most cherished actors comes home (on screen) to Freeport, where his parents lived and where he enjoyed many happy times as a child. Four films will be presented on the historic Lindo Theatre’s big screen. $5 per film. Lindo Theatre, 115 S. Chicago Ave., Freeport, (815) 233-0025.
Classics in the Country
Aug. 24, 3 p.m. A variety of classical and pop music by The Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra, fundraiser for Beckman Mill, TCCO and 16:49. Attendees should bring their own seating. Mill tours 1-4 p.m. 11600 County Highway H, Beloit, Wis., (608) 751-1551, beckmanmill.org.
Art In The Park
Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cruise the walks and view the fine art on display and for sale by local and regional artists. Local performing artists take the stage throughout the day. Creative hands-on activities with the kids. Artist applications will be accepted until June 28. Co-sponsored by Freeport Art Museum and Freeport Park District. Krape Park, 1799 S. Park Boulevard, Freeport, (815) 235-6114, (815) 235-9755, freeportartmuseum.com.