Bellson Music Fest
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)
Josh Duffee & His Orchestra – 2pm-3:30pm
Joel Paterson Trio – 4pm-5:30pm
Pippi & Daniel Music – 6pm-7:30pm
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:
Al & Leda’s Pizza Villa
Fresh on the Menu
Rock Falls Optimist Club