Jefferson High School Graduation

Jefferson High School Graduation Date: Wednesday May 27, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: BMO Harris Bank Center
Details

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of your student by experiencing the premier seating in the executive suites. This is great for large families! 

 

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East High School Graduation

East High School Graduation Date: Wednesday May 27, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: BMO Harris Bank Center
Details

 Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of your student by experiencing the premier seating in the executive suites. This is great for large families!

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Guilford High School Graduation

Guilford High School Graduation Date: Thursday May 28, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: BMO Harris Bank Center
Details

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of your student by experiencing the premier seating in the executive suites. This is great for large families!

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Auburn High School Graduation

Auburn High School Graduation Date: Thursday May 28, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: BMO Harris Bank Center
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 Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of your student by experiencing the premier seating in the executive suites. This is great for large families! 

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Friday Night Flix

Friday Night Flix Date: Friday June 12, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Davis Park
Details

 The Rockford Area Venues and Entertainment (RAVE) Authority today announced the movie line-up for the 2015 Friday Night Flix season.  

The sixth annual Friday Night Flix, presented by Xfinity, will begin in mid-June and last throughout the summer, wrapping up on August 21. Friday Night Flix will feature a series of free, large screen movies that the entire family can enjoy on the North Lawn of Davis Park in downtown Rockford. The movie showings begin at sundown at approximately 8:45 or 9:00 p.m. Moviegoers can bring lawn chairs and blankets to the park and purchase food, soda, beer and wine from on-site vendors beginning at 7 p.m. The first 1,000 attendees will receive a ticket for free popcorn when they enter the park to help minimize lines and wait time for food.

“We’re so excited by the momentum of the revitalization of the downtown,” said RAVE Board Chairman Craig Thomas. “We couldn’t be more proud to carry on a tradition that brings thousands of families downtown every week for an affordable, fun, family-friendly event.”

The BMO Harris Bank Center arena floor will again be the backup location in the case of rain or inclement weather. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring lawn chairs if the movie has to be moved indoors.

Select nights will also feature related programming and activities prior to the movie to entertain families and children.  The programming and activities will take place on the South Lawn of Davis Park. This year’s confirmed community partners include the Discovery Center and Magic Waters, among others. 

June 12 – Big Hero 6*

June 19 – Jurassic Park*

June 26 – Despicable Me

July 10 – How to Train Your Dragon 2

July 17 – Planes: Fire and Rescue

July 24 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

July 31 – 101 Dalmatians

August 7 – Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge out of Water

August 14 – Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

August 21 – Toy Story 3

*Indicates rain date NOT available.

Rock River Ballyhoo

Rock River Ballyhoo Buy Tix Date: Saturday June 27, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Davis Park
Details

  RAVE Presents First Annual Ballyhoo Festival
Family festival to take place this summer in Davis Park

The Rockford Area Venues and Entertainment Authority (RAVE) is proud to present the first annual Rock River Ballyhoo Festival which will take place on Saturday, June 27th from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the South Lawn of Davis Park. Tickets for the event are $5 and will go on sale on Friday, April 24th at 10:00 a.m. Kids 5 and under are free. Tickets are available through the BMO Harris Bank Center box office, by calling 815-968-5222, or on entrance to the event.

 

“We are thrilled to be playing our part in bringing family-friendly festivals back to downtown Rockford,” said Troy Flynn, Executive Director/General Manager of RAVE. “There is such great momentum happening downtown with activities such as The City Market, The Giant Slip and Slide, and of course, Friday Night Flix. We’re certain that the Rock River Ballyhoo Festival will be an exciting, fun and affordable addition to our downtown summer entertainment scene.”

 

This family-friendly event will feature kid’s activities, live music, food vendors, a beer garden and a car show. The festival is sponsored by WREX-TV and Midwest Family Broadcasting.

 

Kids Zone Activities include:

§  Inflatables provided by the YMCA of Rock River Valley

§  Atwood Park’s “Birds of Prey” exhibit

§  Pony Rides by Tower Hills Stables

 

Live Music by: Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners, The Sensations, Recently Paroled, The Hoodoo Rhythm Kings and Dan Phelps.

Food vendors include:
 Buddy’s Burgers, 
Big Papa’s Barbeque, Fork and Stein Food Truck, Papa John’s, D&A Concessions and OLE Salty’s.

 

In addition, Jack Cadwell Productions will be hosting a car show.  Trophies will be awarded for Top 30, 100 dash plaques, best of for car brands, and best of show. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. The entry fee is $15. For all questions regarding the show, contact Jack at 815-494-0018.

WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour

WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour Buy Tix Date: Sunday July 05, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: BMO Harris Bank Center
Details

Tickets go on sale Friday an 10AM

WWE Comes to Rockford for the Only Time This Year!

 

Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins

- WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match -

 

Plus All Your Favorite WWE Superstars Including:

Dean Ambrose

Bray Wyatt

The Big Show

King Barrett

Ryback

The Miz

Kane

The Divas

And Many More!

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Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin Buy Tix Date: Wednesday July 22, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: BMO Harris Bank Center
Details

 Event Details: Breaking Benjamin with special guest Starset

Venue:  BMO Harris Bank Center

Show Date/Time:  Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 8pm. All Ages.

GA Floor: Tickets are $35 for GA floor, $35 for lower level seating, and $30 for upper level seating.  

Tickets on sale this Friday, May 15th at 10am at the BMO Harris Bank Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone 800-745-3000.

About Breaking Benjamin:
Six years have passed since BREAKING BENJAMIN released their last album—2009’s Dear Agony—but one listen to their new album, Dark Before Dawn, and it becomes clear that time away from the music world hasn’t caused them to lose a step. If anything, the sound is more invigorated, energetic, and purposeful than ever.  Appearing on the album with Burnley are guitarists Jasen Rauch (RED) and Keith Wallen (Adelitas Way), bassist Aaron Bruch and drummer Shaun Foist (Picture Me Broken.) The result is simultaneously vintage BREAKING BENJAMIN and yet decisively more cohesive.

Over the past decade BREAKING BENJAMIN has achieved worldwide success through their chart-topping music, their electrifying live performances and in the process amassed a sizeable and diehard fan base (over 5.7 million likes on Facebook, 220,000+ followers on Twitter.)  And, it’s the fans that ultimately fuels Burnley. “The band has always really been about the fans to me,” says Burnley. “That’s who comes first to me, and that’s what it’s all about. There’s nothing that matters any more than that to me, and so I’m just happy I’m able to give them the best they can possibly get.”

BREAKING BENJAMIN’S discography includes 2002’s Saturate, 2004’s We Are Not Alone, 2006’s Phobia, and 2009’s Dear Agony.  The second two—We Are Not Alone and Phobia—yielded spectacular results with each being certified Platinum.   We Are Not Alone spawned a pair of No. 1 radio hits (“So Cold” and “Sooner Or Later”) and sold 2.3 million units (albums and digital tracks). Phobia debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200, hit No. 1 on the Rock Album Chart and was one of the top 50 selling rock albums of 2006. It featured one No. 1 and two Top 5 rock radio hits (“Breath,” “Diary of Jane” and “Until The End”) and sold 2.8 million units (albums and digital tracks). 2009’s Dear Agony debuted #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart on one of the busiest release days of the year and #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart.  Dear Agony also spun off the platinum selling and #1 song Active Rock single “I Will Not Bow” where it stayed #1 for five weeks straight while the album itself was certified Gold, selling over 500K copies. Dark Before Dawn has already spawned a Top 5 rock radio hit with “Failure” and the full album will be released June 23rd.

Jim Gaffigan Contagious

Jim Gaffigan Contagious Buy Tix Date: Tuesday August 04, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: BMO Harris Bank Center
Details

 

JIM GAFFIGAN is a Grammy nominated Comedian, New York Times Best Selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum selling father of five. 

His fourth hour special (“Beyond the Pale” 2006, “King Baby” 2009, “Mr. Universe” 2012), “Obsessed” premiered on Comedy Central in 2014 and the DVD/CD was released soon after by Comedy Central Records.  “Obsessed” premiered at #1 on iTunes which gave Gaffigan five albums in the Top 25 Comedy category on iTunes.  The album also earned a nomination for ‘Best Comedy Album of the Year’ at the 2015 Grammy’s. 

In 2013, Jim’s first book ‘Dad is Fat’ was released by Crown Publishing and debuted at #5 on the New York Time’s Bestseller’s List and remained on the list for 17 weeks after.  His second book, ‘Food: A Love Story’ was released in the fall of 2014 and debuted at #3 on the New York Time’s Bestseller’s List.

Jim Gaffigan will serve as Executive Producer and star in “The Jim Gaffigan” Show which will premier in July of 2015 on TV Land and Comedy Central.  In advance of the show premiering, Jim will be on his latest national tour called CONTAGIOUS. 

Gaffigan has had guest appearances on many TV comedies and dramas ranging from Portlandia to HBO's cult hits Flight of the Concords and Bored to Death to dramatic roles in all three versions of Law & Order.  He also starred in the movie The Experimenter that debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 am. 

Nancy Kerrigan's Halloween on Ice

Nancy Kerrigan's Halloween on Ice Buy Tix Date: Sunday October 25, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: BMO Harris Bank Center
Details

StarGames, SMG and the BMO Harris Bank Center announced today that Nancy Kerrigan’s Halloween on Ice, one of the longest running shows in all of figure skating, will return this fall with a new story, expanded fan experience opportunities and a star studded cast of Olympic, World and US National medalists who will help celebrate one of the biggest holidays of the year.  The show will stop in BMO Harris Bank Center on October 25.  Tickets for Halloween on Ice will go on sale on May 13.

Each show will include a variety of opportunities for the fans to go behind the scenes and interact with the skaters with options including a post show “meet and greet”, costume contest for kids, skating experiences, picture taking options and more.

“I am really excited to be bringing back Halloween on Ice”, said two time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan. “As a mother of three I know firsthand that Halloween is one of the most anticipated days of the year for families. Our show will help get everyone in the Halloween spirit and our amazing cast will provide a combination of skating, costumes and music that people don’t normally associate with our sport.”

StarGames is also pleased to announce a promotional partnership with U.S. Figure Skating in conjunction the Halloween on Ice Tour. U.S. Figure Skating members will receive special ticketing options as well as have the opportunity to perform in a special group number in shows in their communities. Several tour markets will also host SkateFests. Free and open to the public, SkateFests are skating clinics that provide skaters of all ages the opportunity to skate with members of the show’s cast. 

“U.S. Figure Skating is pleased to be working with StarGames in promoting the Halloween on Ice tour,” said U.S. Figure Skating Chief Marketing Officer Ramsey Baker. “StarGames is actively committed to promoting figure skating and our promotional partnership with the tour is a win for everyone who loves the sport.” 

Joining Kerrigan on the tour is five time world champion Kurt Browning, US Champions Alissa Czisny and Nicole Bobek and Olympic medalist Jozef Sabovcik. Browning will also choreograph and co-direct the show.

The remainder of the cast will be announced shortly.

Tickets for Halloween on Ice are available at the BMO Harris Bank Center box office, all ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 815-968-5222 or at Ticketmaster.com.  Prices range from $25 to $85. A VIP post-show meet and greet with the skaters is available for an additional $75. For more show information go to www.halloweenonice.com.

“Halloween is a great family tradition so it was really important to me to make tickets affordable for the whole family”, said Kerrigan.  “With this great group of stars, we hope to show a whole new side of skating to fans across the country. Watching Olympic, World and National champions skate in costume is unique as they take on characters that you would never see in competition.  I hope to see you all at the show.”

Halloween on Ice debuted at the Boston Garden in 1995 and over the years has played to live and television audiences across the country. In addition to two time Olympic medalist Kerrigan, the show, produced by StarGames, has featured such skating superstars as Scott Hamilton, Kurt Browning, Surya Bonaly, Liz Manley, Todd Eldredge, Brasseur & Eisler, Philipe Candeloro, Paul Wylie and more. This year's show, which will be co-produced by Rooftop2 Entertainment, promises a new storyline and new effects.

"We have tried to create something that allows the skaters to use their imagination and present themselves in ways that are challenging for them and entertaining for family audiences," said StarGames President and Executive Producer Jerry Solomon who is also married to Kerrigan.

For news and notes about the show follow Halloween on Ice on Twitter (@HalloweenOnIce), Facebook (Halloween on Ice), Instagram (HalloweenOnIce) and Pinterest (HalloweenOnIce).

 
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