Sing For Your Supper Policy

The Maypole is the stage within The Norwegian Brunch Pub in Rockford's historic North End.  In addition to night concerts, touring bands are encouraged to stop in and sing for their supper (free food for a short set).  No need to unpack the van: we offer a built in backline, featuring drums, a baby grand, amps, monitors, speakers, most cables, mics, and mic stands.  We also have a banjo, a beat-up acoustic guitar, an old electric guitar, a cheap electric bass, a busted ukulele, and a mandolin if you really don't mind how you sound.  Just shoot us an email when you'd like to stop in, and we'll save you a place on the stage and at our table.

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Emily Hurd & The Chicago Winter: Album Release

The Maypole @ The Norwegian, 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101

Join us as we christen the stage in Emily's new restaurant! We proudly present "New-Fashioned Christmas," a collection of original Christmas songs performed with Chicago soul and New Orleans spirit. Ticket cost includes the show, a copy of the new album, and dinner (chef's choice; vegan option available). Cash bar.