LIVE MUSIC | Bellson Music Fest | Rock Falls
Rock Falls Tourism presents...
The Bellson Music Fest takes place at the RB&W DistrictPark in Rock Falls on Saturday, June 18, 2022. This event celebrates the legacy of Rock Falls native, Louie Bellson who became a famous drummer, composer/arranger, and bandleader.
At age 15, Bellson pioneered the double-bass drum setup. Rock Falls Tourism is working closely with Louie's widow, Francine Bellson, and Josh Duffee, music director from Davenport, IA, on all aspects of this great event.
Four bands--count 'em
Four bands are scheduled to perform from 2-9:30 p.m. An announcement of bands will be forthcoming. Be sure to put this date on your calendar and watch for further information on this extraordinary live music event.
UPDATE 5/31/22: Third band announcement | Josh Duffee & his Orchestra
Josh Duffee & his Orchestra have specialized in music from the 20s, 30s, and 40s for the past 20 years in the Quad City area. They will be performing music from the 40s for the festival, including some compositions written by Louie Bellson.
UPDATE 5/31/22: Final band announcement | Rock River Jazz Band | local
The Rock River Jazz Band consists of band directors, adults, and college students. They will play Big Band, Swing, 50s-60s, Rock, Pop, Waltzes, Polkas, Mambos, and a little bit of country.
UPDATE 4/28/22: Second band announcement | Pippi & Daniel (Galesburg, IL)
Pippi and Daniel Music (Pippi Ardennia and Daniel Leahy) from Galesburg, IL. are composers and recording artists of transformational music. They have performed their music in venues throughout the world. Learn more about their music at www.pndmusic.com.
UPDATE 3/23/22: First band announcement | The Joel Paterson Trio (Chicago IL)
Joel Paterson, a guitar wizard, along with his band of Chicago’s finest, brings you the best in jazz, blues, Western swing, and everything in between. You can find more about the Joel Paterson Trio on Facebook – Joel Paterson, or on Instagram – thejoelpaterson.