ABOUT OUR CONCERTS

Dinner for our evening concerts begins an hour before the show.  The artist each evening selects the meal of their choice; that meal is available for purchase by audience members.  We encourage the audience to eat in advance of the concert so the performer and audience alike can enjoy the show.  Cocktail service is available all night. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Previous events

The Lone Canary Album Release Show

The Norwegian , 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

We're excited to welcome The Lone Canary as they release their beautiful new album, "Leave The Gray." This Folk/Americana duo has a rootsy approach to writing w/ a haunting approach to harmony that makes for a truly signature sound. Their latest album is a work of art, & we're honored to be there as they release it to the world. Doors & kitchen open at 6 pm. $10 suggested donation. Reservations encouraged. 815-329-6191.

Malandrino

The Norwegian , 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

What better way to spend Valentine's Day than with the Brazilian sounds of Malandrino, a tight band of incredible musicians that plays stunning bossa novas, rumbas, & other intoxicating music. Doors & kitchen open at 6 pm. $10 suggested donation. Reservations encouraged: 815-329-6191.

Ernie Hendrickson

The Norwegian, 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

Our friend Ernie Hendrickson is a stunning Americana guitarist with a sharp wit & a weathered but virtuosic voice. His songs feel timeless, & his performance style is heart-felt & familiar. Just a $10 suggested donation for one of the best in the midwest. Doors and kitchen open at 6 pm. Reservations encouraged. 815-329-6191.

Open Alley: The Wine & Chocolate Edition

The Norwegian, 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

Good news in the North End: our friend Liz Schaer (of the beautiful vintage shop Rooted) is now in the building at 1416 N Main Street for 3 months. Those of us who share the alley with her are planning monthly events to welcome her to the neighborhood.

Our first Open Alley will feature wine & chocolate. On Friday night, The West Side Show Room will be hosting a wine & chocolate tasting, featuring chocolates from Wonderland Sweets & wines from Heritage Wine Company. More surprises to announce soon.

Rooted & Winnie Nutter will be selling vintage wares available for you to purchase on Friday & Saturday (unless our staff buys everything first). Expect to find a little chocolate amidst the vintage treasures.

And down here at The Norwegian, we'll be hosting a Friday night concert w/ our dear friend Ernie Hendrickson. After the concert ends, stick around as we bring out our favorite wine, port, & chocolate desserts, or amble upstairs & shop the beautiful artwork in our artist lofts.

It's great to see our neighborhood grow. Thanks for eating, shopping, & supporting theatre, music, & art in the North End!

Warren Franklin Birthday Concert w/ Lincoln Flowers

The Norwegian, 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL

We're excited to welcome to the stage our friend Warren Franklin, a writer who blends emo, folk, and rock. It happens to be his birthday for this concert; join us as we celebrate this tremendous musician, singer, & all-around good guy. Doors & kitchen open at 6 pm. $10 suggested donation. Local singer/songwriter Lincoln Flowers (of Quilt Club & Taboo Blah Blah) will open this show with his signature rock guitar chops & honest lyrics. Reservations encouraged. 815-329-6191.

Caravan Gypsy Swing

The Norwegian , 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble is a world-traveling instrumental acoustic jazz group based in Madison, Wisconsin. They are primarily influenced by the legendary Roma Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. The ensemble also pulls influences from American jazz, European Folk Music, traditional Latin, Parisian waltz, and other vintage-jazz sources. Our staff can't wait for a night of Hot Swing. Doors at 6 pm, show at 7 pm. Donation at the door, reservations encouraged: 815-329-6191.

Novels @ The Norwegian

The Norwegian, 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

Join us (along w/ The Rockford Public Library) for our monthly book club. This month, we'll be reading 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman. Enjoy great conversation & great people in our cozy parlour. Food & drink are available until 2 pm.

Hours of Operation: 7 am to 2 pm Tuesday-Sunday. 
Thursday Happy Hour 5pm-8pm. Closed Mondays & Most Holidays. 
815-329-6191 
1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103