Louie Bellson was a famous drummer, composer/arranger, and bandleader who was born in Rock Falls. A plaque is laid in the ground in front of his residence between the sidewalk and the curb.
NOTE: The home is a private residence and is off limits to visitors. We ask that visitors stay on the sidewalk and respect the privacy of the current homeowners. Percussion Palooza and the Bellson Music Fest, annual events, are held to honor his contribution to music and the community. The city of Rock Falls was gifted one of his drum sets, which is displayed at these events.