7392 Argus Dr.
Rockford, IL 61107-5283
Phone: (815) 398-7061
Fax: (815) 399-0664
Don't let the demure appearance and unexpected location of this bustling bar fool you. Take 20 is a place where you will find great music, delicious food and all the fixings for a good time. With its laid-back ambiance and friendly atmosphere, Take 20 is a great place to hang out with friends over drinks, or even to enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading to work. Apart from potent cocktails, the bar also whips up a mean chili, scrumptious burgers, juicy steaks, pizza and some of the hottest wings around. While the daily drink specials and the bar's laid-back vibe are plenty to draw in the crowds, Take 20 is best known for the stellar live performances held here. Despite its modest stature, Take 20 has hosted performances by bands like INCITE, Romantic Rebel, Seasons After and The Last Vegas. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates on the latest shows and specials.
If you have a penchant for skating, simply head to the Carlson Ice Arena. This beautifully designed skating rink is spacious and makes for a beautiful atmosphere to spend your skating time in. They even have a gigantic seating area, where you can unwind after a strenuous session. The place also offers skating lessons for kids and adults alike. Put on your skates and come here with your family for a splendid time.
Overlooking the scenic Rock River, The Millennium Center is a multi-faceted event complex. It features meeting rooms and spaces that can accommodate variety of events. Baby showers, receptions, reunions, private parties, social functions to formal events, the list of events held here is endless. Apart from that, it also comprises outdoor spaces and a modern gymnasium. You can hire the relevant room befitting your requirements and budget. Call for more details.
There is no better way to enjoy highly energized musical events and concerts by renowned artists, than at the Waterfront Festival Grounds. Big festivals kick off every season with wide varieties of chart-buster hits and songs. The venue attracts a lot of eager people who wish to bump into popular regional and international artists. There is plenty of excitement at the grounds and its a fitting end to every season. Call for more details.
The Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center has come to be associated with cultural activity in Rockford, and with good reason. This establishment plays host to some of the finest musical performances in the city all through the year, and differebt genres are encouraged. There are a number of concert series held here, and events like the Piano Club for all ages ensure that there is no lack of musical activity. The Emerson Auditorium and the Reitsch Room can also be hired for private events.
This heritage structure, established in 1927, is a much-sought after venue for music. The ornate concert hall designed with an abundance of red, has an old world charm about it. Moreover, it is equipped with the latest amenities and sound system. Various touring troupes, broadways shows and orchestras have halted at this theater to perform. Past performers include the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, the Marx Brothers, Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan. Private parties and banquets can also be held here.
Veterans Memorial Hall is a landmark structure commemorating veterans of all wars in Winnebago County. Dedicated in 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt, it is one of the first of its kind in the state of Illinois and built in Greek revival and classical architectural styles. It showcases a collection of war artifacts, well-preserved over the years, that offer a glimpse into the country's history. The hall can be rented out for private and social events.
Established in 1948, Rockford Speedway is one of the longest running sports venues in Northern Illinois. This 0.250-mile (0.400-kilometer) asphalt track is flanked by grandstands on either side and plays host to local races as well as national-level competitions. Their annual trailer races are a big draw among racing enthusiasts. Other popular community events taking place here include circuses, concerts, automobile shows, sales and fundraisers.
This garden is worth a visit if you're a plant lover. Indulge in quality time with yourself, walking through the serene space. The place is ideal for visits with the family as well. There's hiking trails for outdoor lovers, and the garden is popular for cross-country skiing as well. The garden is available for rental for your special events.
Telfer Park is a convention center, a skate park and a sports facility all rolled into one. The park sees quite a number of public gatherings and events. Entry into the park and the use of skating facilities is free for the public.