The 17 Musical Acts To See This Weekend In Stephenson County

Stephenson County, Illinois — Stephenson County is full of talented artists, musicians and bands who perform locally all around the county. Entertainment Freeport is a weekly show that highlights all the music events going on in Stephenson County on a week to week basis. Below are the music events happening this weekend in Stephenson County.

Our show airs Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. CST. Shows are hosted by artists, band members, venue owners, local business owners, special guests and by people directly inside and involved in the local music community.

Friday – 6th

Six Nights Alone at Music on Chicago
Hosted by Aaron Whalen Band and Adam White Music
Friday at 6 PM – 9 PM
Chicago Ave, Freeport
Six Nights Alone Reunion Show!

Music on Chicago with Miles Nielsen
Friday at 5:30 PM – 11 PM
Music on Chicago
20 S Chicago Ave, Freeport
Music on Chicago this July will feature Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts with a special reunion performance by Six Nights Alone. The Rockford, Illinois based musician has spent nearly a decade enthralling audiences with music that draws force from the prime years of Western-influenced rock music and classic 60’s soul.
This is an outdoor live music concert and fundraiser for Freeport Downtown Development Foundation (FDDF). Tickets can be purchased now for this event to reserve your spot.
Gates open at 5:30 with music starting at 6 p.m. There is a $5 entry donation. Guests under 21 need accompanied by an adult. Children 5 and under are free.

Jukebox Baby at The Wagner House
Hosted by The Wagner House and Jukebox Baby
JUL 6 Fri 7:00 PM – JUL 13 Fri 7:00 PM JUL 27 Fri 7:00 PM
The Wagner House
1 E Spring St, Freeport, Illinois 61032
A twist on live music! You can tip to request a song, like a real jukebox! A unique and fun experience. There’s a song on the list for everyone!

Karaoke on Fridays at Pretzel City Pub
9 p.m. with JD
Pretzel City Pub
1350 W Galena Ave
(815) 232-6911

Music, Music, Music Weekend
Hosted by Lena KOA Holiday
Jul 5 at 12 PM to Jul 8 at 12 PM
Lena KOA Holiday
10982 US Highway 20 West, Lena, Illinois 61048
We have a weekend of musical activities planned for the whole family. On Saturday, get your toes tapping and dance the day and night away to some “Live” music from “Just For Kicks”. Join us for a special musical craft for the kids.


Saturday – 7th

The Monsters Of Rock Tribute
Rooster, Black Hole Sun, & Sons Of Samm
The Loose Screw

Jul 7 at 6 PM to Jul 8 at 10 AM
The Loose Screw
45 Church St, German Valley, Illinois 61039
Tributes to Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple Of The Dog, Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeath, & Metallica together under one roof!

James Gang Karaoke
Karaoke at The Cove 9-1
2143 W. Galena Ave. 815-232-9393
Karaoke with the James Gang. This will be our annual Patriotic t-shirt and ball cap giveaway. We have 75 shirts(sizes m,lg, xl, and xxl)limited qty. of each, and 25 ball caps. To be given away free (how often do you hear that?) throughout the course of the evening.

Light the Night Freedom Fest
Hosted by Light the Night Freedom Fest
Saturday at 5 PM – 10 PM
Stephenson County Fairgrounds
Light The Night (LTN) Freedom Fest is an annual Independence Day Celebration in Freeport Illinois. This event brings community members from across Stephenson County together to enjoy and celebrate our Freedom.

The 2018 event will consist of family fun starting at 5pm and going until dusk when the fireworks begin! There will be carnival games, inflatables, photo booth, carnival food and your local food favorites!

Entertainment Lineup:

  • 5pm Dan Margraff -Acoustic
  • 5:30pm JGA Dance Group
  • 5:45pm Mack Massengil & Carson Hartog (11 year old duo)
  • 6:15pm JGA Dance Group
  • 6:30pm Kris Valkema-Acoustic
  • 7pm JGA Dance Group
  • 7:30pm Walter Hayward
  • 8pm The Frazer Project

Free admission – Free parking.

This event is completely funded via donations, so every dollar is important to the event and its collaborators. The money collected will be responsibly spent on the event to ensure a great experience for the community and to ensure long term continuity of the event. We encourage you to not only donate to this event, but to become a fundraiser yourself and recruit donors from your circle of friends and family.

Music, Music, Music Weekend
Hosted by Lena KOA Holiday
Jul 5 at 12 PM to Jul 8 at 12 PM
Lena KOA Holiday
10982 US Highway 20 West, Lena, Illinois 61048
We have a weekend of musical activities planned for the whole family. On Saturday, get your toes tapping and dance the day and night away to some “Live” music from “Just For Kicks”. Join us for a special musical craft for the kids.

(late addition) C.J. Howling LIVE @ Wayside Saloon!
Hosted by Christopher James Oppold and Amber Koertner
Saturday at 8 PM
Wayside Saloon
1802 Crossroads Lane, Freeport, Illinois 61032
Full night of outlaw country and rockabilly guitar-slingin’ goodness! Don’t miss a moment of the action! Tell your friends!


Sunday – 8th

Freeport Concert Band
Summer Concerts Begin June 17
Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are be held Sunday evenings, June 17 – July 22 at the Koenig Amphitheater in Krape Park.
Krape Park
1799 S. Park Blvd.
Freeport, IL

Music, Music, Music Weekend
Hosted by Lena KOA Holiday
Jul 5 at 12 PM to Jul 8 at 12 PM
Lena KOA Holiday
10982 US Highway 20 West, Lena, Illinois 61048
We have a weekend of musical activities planned for the whole family. On Saturday, get your toes tapping and dance the day and night away to some “Live” music from “Just For Kicks”. Join us for a special musical craft for the kids.

(late addition) Larry Michael & Debra Kay at Route 20 Bar & Grill
Hosted by Larry Michael (The Mississippi Man)
Sunday at 4 PM – 8 PM
Rt. 20 Bar & Grill
2051 Ayp Rd, Freeport, Illinois 61032
Great food Great music and a Great place to dance as you can tell by all the dancers

(late addition) The Rockabilly Kid – LIVE at Bobber’s Tap
Hosted by Bobbers Tap
Sunday at 2 PM – 5 PM
Bobbers Tap
612 Bridge St, Winslow, Illinois 61089
Rockabilly, 50’s/60’s Rock ‘n Roll! Andy Yaun is back again to Bobber’s Tap ~ and he knows how to play! You’ll really enjoy this show, and the BBQ and cold drinks will be pretty great too 🙂