Emily Bear’s first EP of pop music, entitled Emotions, is now available. Learn how the Rockford native reached this impressive milestone, and what lies ahead for her. ...

A teacher by day, an '80s tribute rocker by night, this Pecatonica, Ill., woman is sharing her lifelong passion for music in many ways. ...

As one of the nation's longest-running music clubs, the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center has been a home for Rockford-area musicians and a community support in many ways. ...

Every year, the Music by the Lake concert series showcases a variety of musical acts. See what's on the lineup for this summer. ...

This favorite summer series draws world-class entertainers to Williams Bay, Wis., every summer. This year's lineup promises musical diversity, seasoned talent and well-regarded speakers. ...

Every summer, Music by the Lake draws world-class entertainers to the shores of Geneva Lake. Here's a sample of what's happening this year. ...

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. ...

Young musicians age preschool to adult attend the Music Academy in Rockford, traveling here from a 90-mile radius. Discover how this program helps students achieve their greatest musical and personal potential. ...

This ubiquitous Rockford musician had the chance to make it big in New York, but luckily for Rockford, she's made a far-reaching career in sharing music with others. ...

After 34 years of teaching music, this retired educator and active performer is keeping herself busy on the Rockford entertainment scene. ...