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. ...

For musicians and patrons alike, Mendelssohn has cultivated a community of music appreciation in Rockford. Now, its staff is looking to build even more connections with local arts organizations. ...

He may be a musical success who's toured with Chris Isaak, Rowland Salley has never forgotten about his hometown of Belvidere. ...

A new cool, casual sports bar has arrived at Prairie Street Brewhouse, and it's just steps away from delicious dockside dining. ...

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. ...

We talk a lot these days about transforming our region into a better place to live, but it’s sometimes easy to forget how good we have it already. Just look at the incredible arts and entertainment assets that already exist. ...