Smart Living Weekly – May 4, 2016

  RACVB Stirs Up More Fun in ‘Trickford’ Right in Our Region: As usual, the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) is busy making good things happen in the…
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Cheap Trick Heads to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The award-winning band that started in a Rockford garage is receiving an honor they never anticipated. Experience the journey through the eyes of lead guitarist Rick Nielsen.

Smart Living Weekly – February 17, 2016

  Hall of Fame Time for Cheap Trick! Right in Our Region: Rick Nielsen can’t dodge his duties at home, even on the day he learns that his band, Cheap…
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Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.

Northwest Quiz: Name That Music Legend

Our region has long been a stomping ground for phenomenal musicians. Test your knowledge about some local legends.

Cheap Trick Star Opens Collection to Public

Rick Nielsen’s amazing collection of guitars and Cheap Trick memorabilia come out for a brand-new, traveling exhibit. See it first at this small museum in Illinois.

Genuine Northwest Passions

Meet some of the people whose passions for their work shine through their accomplishments.

Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, A Star and His 2,000 Guitars

Rock star and Rockford resident Rick Nielsen actually started out playing drums. Once his love affair with the guitar began, he never looked back, and each part of his unique collection has a story to tell.