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Founded in 1916, Winneshiek Players is the oldest continuous running amateur theater in the nation. Productions were first held outdoors, and then, iin 1926, relocated to the third floor of the First National Bank building. In 1936, a land donation paved the way for the troupe’s own theater. Today’s Winneshiek Players still perform in the original, renovated structure.
Winneshiek Players: Bringing People Together for 87 Years

From a simple grassroots beginning, this lively group of thespians has spent more than a generation entertaining the Freeport area. Discover what makes them a gem for their community.

A still from 'Fuzz Track City,' one of the films shown at this year's Beloit International Film Festival. (Image provided)
Beloit International Film Festival 2013: Presenting the Power of Film

The glamour and excitement of Hollywood return this February to our region. Sneak a peak inside this year’s lineup and the big-name director you can meet there.

Some of the young musicians and artists at Rockford Lutheran High School.
Rockford Lutheran Develops Intellect by Cultivating Creativity

The arts are alive and well at this small Rockford parochial school. Meet these dynamic youths and see how their school’s curriculum has built successful scholars and musicians.

See Mickey, Minnie, Woody, Jasmine and all of your favorite Disney characters onstage live, in Mickey’s Music Festival, at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford on March 14.
Events at a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our neck of the Old Northwest Territory! Here are some fun events coming up this season.

The Rockford Symphony Orchestra performing at Coronado Performing Arts Center.
Season Lineups of Exceptional Entertainment

You don’t have to travel far to find world-class musical and theatrical performances. Here’s a breakdown of just some of our region’s upcoming events and amazing venues.