BELLSON MUSIC FEST
Rock Falls Tourism is incredibly excited and honored to host the 2nd Annual Bellson Music Fest at the RB&W District (201 E. 2nd Street) in Rock Falls, Illinois on Saturday, June 10, 2023. This event is planned to carry out the legacy of Louie Bellson who was born in Rock Falls and became a famous drummer, composer/arranger, and band leader. At age 15, Bellson pioneered the double-bass drum setup. Rock Falls Tourism is working closely with Francine Bellson (widow of Louie Bellson) and Josh Duffee (music director from Davenport, IA) on all the aspects of this great event. We have 5 bands scheduled to perform between 12 noon and 9:30 pm. Drum clinic is also being planned for 11 am-12 noon. This event is FREE. Food Vendors on site – Brito’s Grill, Al & Leda’s Pizzeria, and the Rock Falls Eagles Club.
11AM TO 12NOON – Drum Clinic at the McCormick Event Center (301 East 3rd Street, Rock Falls. Walfredo Reyes, Jr. (current drummer for the band Chicago) will host this clinic. FREE to attend.
Performances at the RB&W District:
12noon to 1:30pm – BAJA Band
2:00 – 3:30pm – Josh Duffee & His Orchestra
4:00 to 5:30pm – Mike Conrad Trio
6:00 to 7:30pm – Starlight Theater Blues Band
8:00 to 9:30pm – Walfredo Reyes, Jr Trio