Bellson Music Fest

Jun 18 2022
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm


RB&W Park
201 E. 2nd St., Rock Falls

Rock Falls Tourism is incredibly excited and honored to host the Bellson Music Fest at the RB&W Park in Rock Falls on Saturday, June 18, 2022. This event is being 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 also Josh Duffee (music director from Davenport, IA) on all the aspects of this great event. We have 4 bands scheduled to perform between 2pm and 9:30pm.

12pm-1pm – Josh Duffee presents a seminar on Louie Bellson at the McCormick Event Center – 205 E. 34d St. Rock Falls (just 2 blocks from the RB&W Park)

Announcement of bands (in order of performance)

  1. Josh Duffee & His Orchestra – 2pm-3:30pm

  2. Joel Paterson Trio – 4pm-5:30pm

  3. Pippi & Daniel Music – 6pm-7:30pm

  4. Rock River Jazz Band, Inc. – 8pm-9:30pm

    Emcee for this special event is: Award winning radio host, Denny Farrell.

Food vendors will be available at the RB&W Park:

  1. Al & Leda’s Pizza Villa

  2. Fresh on the Menu

  3. Rock Falls Optimist Club

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