Nordlof Events

(usual) Suspects Presents, Songs for a New World!
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 8:00pm

Songs for a New World
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by (usual) Suspects

Songs for a New World. It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.
Songs for a New World is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

The Nordlof Center’s Black Box Theater
$18.00 (plus fees)
available at www.usualsuspectspresents.com

(usual) Suspects Presents, Songs for a New World!
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 8:00pm

Songs for a New World
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by (usual) Suspects

Songs for a New World. It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.
Songs for a New World is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

The Nordlof Center’s Black Box Theater
$18.00 (plus fees)
available at www.usualsuspectspresents.com

One Million Cups!
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:00am

1 MILLION CUPS is a free, nationwide program designed
 to educate, engage and accelerate early-stage startups. We
 believe in the notion that entrepreneurs can discover solutions
 and thrive when they collaborate over a million cups of coffee.
 Drop in on our community of innovators and entrepreneurship
 enthusiasts to connect and support our local startups.

Meetings are every Wednesday at 9am.
Always free and open to the public!

(usual) Suspects Presents, Songs for a New World!
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:00pm

Songs for a New World
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by (usual) Suspects

Songs for a New World. It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.
Songs for a New World is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

The Nordlof Center’s Black Box Theater
$18.00 (plus fees)
available at www.usualsuspectspresents.com

Latin Night Friday's
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:00pm

Looking for a unique, one of a kind activity on a Friday night? Dust off your sexy Latin moves because Latin Night Friday's are BACK!

Come down to the Nordlof Center and join Jumpoff Javi, Isaac, Gus One and the rest of the Ocho 15 Entertainment crew as they spin the best in Bachata, Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Reggaeton tracks. Please dress to impress!

Admission is $10 per person at the door. Cash bar will be available. This is a 18+ event. Patrons under the age of 18 or patrons without proper identification will not be admitted. Doors open at 10pm.

(usual) Suspects Presents, Songs for a New World!
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 2:00pm

Songs for a New World
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by (usual) Suspects

Songs for a New World. It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.
Songs for a New World is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

The Nordlof Center’s Black Box Theater
$18.00 (plus fees)
available at www.usualsuspectspresents.com

SOAR Radio Presents, Dancing with the Pastors!
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

Dancers: Pastor Louis Malone, Pastor Karla Garcia, Pastor Jospeh Dixon, Pastor Herbert Johnson, Pastor Larry Hamilton, Bishop John Senter, & Pastor Donald George

Choreography By: Lindsey Hearn

Hosted By: Lugina Horton & Demorris Flannigan

Judges: State Rep. Litessa Wallace, Gregory Taylor, NIkki Ferguson, LaDeta Layne, & Whitney Martin of 23 WIFR TV

Tickets: $10 before Feb. 1 & $15 after Feb. 1

soarradio.eventbrite.com

(usual) Suspects Presents, Songs for a New World!
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00pm

Songs for a New World
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by (usual) Suspects

Songs for a New World. It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.
Songs for a New World is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

The Nordlof Center’s Black Box Theater
$18.00 (plus fees)
available at www.usualsuspectspresents.com

(usual) Suspects Presents, Songs for a New World!
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:00pm

Songs for a New World
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by (usual) Suspects

Songs for a New World. It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.
Songs for a New World is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

The Nordlof Center’s Black Box Theater
$18.00 (plus fees)
available at www.usualsuspectspresents.com

(usual) Suspects Presents, Songs for a New World!
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:00pm

Songs for a New World
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by (usual) Suspects

Songs for a New World. It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.
Songs for a New World is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

The Nordlof Center’s Black Box Theater
$18.00 (plus fees)
available at www.usualsuspectspresents.com

The Deaderson's Season 1 DVD Release Party!
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 8:00pm

Join The Nordlof Center and Notebook Entertainment as we celebrate the release of Rockford's Sitcom The Deadersons Season One on DVD!!

Whether you pre-ordered it or want to pick it up at the event, we will have DVD sets on hand to take home with you as well as Deadersons T-shirts!

Cast members will be on hand for photo opportunities as well as Showrunners Kris Williamson and Wyatt Elliott who will take your questions after the world premiere of long awaited Deadersons Blooper Reel which will be givien the big screen treatment. Show will start at 8:45pm followed by a Q&A, doors open at 8pm.

So, sit back and have a laugh on us while you support local arts, and take home Rockford's only zombie sitcom.

This event is free to the general public.

(usual) Suspects Presents, Songs for a New World!
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 8:00pm

Songs for a New World
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by (usual) Suspects

Songs for a New World. It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.
Songs for a New World is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

The Nordlof Center’s Black Box Theater
$18.00 (plus fees)
available at www.usualsuspectspresents.com

The Rockford Wind Ensemble
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 3:00pm

In 2001, a small group of musicians in northern Illinois met to discuss the possibility of forming a new, first-class wind ensemble in the Rockford community. Faced with creating a new ensemble that would enrich the cultural scene and provide challenging opportunities for local musicians, the group had several things to consider.

The Rockford area – the second largest metro-area in Illinois – was already home to several established community bands. The success of a more exclusive ensemble would depend on finding the right mix of talented musicians, securing sponsors, locating a performance venue, and eventually attracting an audience. To the extent that issues could be foreseen, plans were made to address them. The group approached Kevin Jensen, one of the area’s experienced high school directors, to serve as their conductor and the Rockford Wind Ensemble performed its premier concert in the spring of 2002.

Since that first “experimental” concert the RWE has gone on to an annual four-concert season that includes one concert with an all-star high school honor band. Working with the Rockford Park District, the RWE is responsible for the popular summer band concerts at the beautiful Sinnissippi Music Shell. Now in its fifteenth season, the ensemble has performed nearly five hundred pieces in concert. Their performances have included a remarkable range of musical styles. RWE audiences have learned to expect historically significant works, outstanding soloists, world-premieres, as well as popular favorites and concert band standards. Concerts are presented at the newly remodeled Sullivan Theater inside the Nordlof Center in downtown Rockford.

There is no reserved seating for Rockford Wind Ensemble concerts. All of the seats at the Nordlof Center are great seats!

Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office immediately prior to each concert, but patrons are encouraged to reserve tickets by calling Rockford Wind Ensemble at 815-227-8550.

Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. For more information or to discuss group pricing – call 815-227-8550 or e-mail rockfordwinds@gmail.com

Rockford Wind Ensemble concerts are family-friendly events, with plenty of convenient parking available.

Movies on Main Presents, Storks!
Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 4:00pm

Storks deliver babies...or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore.com. Junior, the company's top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop - in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks' true mission in the world. Written by Warner Bros.

This event is free to the general public. Venue is general seating. Doors open at 3:30pm.

Movies on Main Presents, Collateral Beauty!
Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

This event is free to the general public. Venue is general seating.