Fall festival set for Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 in Downtown Rockford

ROCKFORD, Illinois – The River District Association is pleased to announce the second annual Fall For Rockford. Last year’s inaugural family-friendly food/music festival brought more than 5,500 people to downtown Rockford and this year promises even more local food vendors, and an exciting and diverse music line-up with artists from all over the country.

“We’re very excited about this year’s line-up,” said Missy Minnaert, executive director of the River District Association. “The artists we have secured span a wide variety of musical genres and we’re confident that they will bring a contagious energy and enthusiasm to our festival.”

This year’s headliner will be Nashville-recording duo Muscadine Bloodline. Additional performances include the bluesy/folksy Scruffy Pearls, and Chicago-based singer/songwriter Kyle Young.  The one day music festival will take place from 2 – 9pm on Saturday, September 21, in the 100 and 200 blocks of North Main Street in downtown’s historic River District.

Fall for Rockford is a free-admission concert festival with more than a dozen area restaurants selling their signature menu items offering those in attendance a taste of Rockford. Returning vendors include Cantina Taco, Bella Luna Bakery, Pizza on Earth, District Bar & Grill, Thdoctas, Rockford Roasting Co, and Sugar Jones. New this year, will be Edible Vibes, Downtown Fancy Franks, Savor BBQ, Lulu’s Corn, and Aero Ale House. New vendors are still being accepted and can apply by visiting riverdistrict.com

Fall for Rockford is planned and run almost entirely by volunteers. Every year a donation is given to two organizations who are able to provide the River District with day-of volunteers.  If you think your organization might be interested in this opportunity please email info@riverdistrict.com for more information.

Fall for Rockford is supported by the City of Rockford and the following sponsors: Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, LaMonica Beverages, Stenstrom Companies, Liebovich Brothers, Inc., International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, Rocktown Adventures, US Bank, Mercyhealth, Aqua-Aerobics, Illinois Bank & Trust, PepsiCo, Montel Technologies, Smart Living Weekly and our official media sponsor 23 WIFR.

For more information on Fall for Rockford, please visit www.fallforrockford.com.