Think celebrities skip Rockford while traveling to bigger and better things in Chicago and Milwaukee? Think again.

Here are 12 times celebrities spent time in Rockford in 2016.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood performed at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford on Nov. 9. She shared this fan's photo after her concert.

Ryne Sandberg

Chicago Cubs great and member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Ryne Sandberg shared this photo after attending a baby shower in Rockford on Sept. 4.

Hanson

One of Hanson's only U.S. tour stops in 2016 was at the Rockford Speedway on Sept. 2.

David Otunga

Former WWE Superstar and now announcer David Otunga stopped in Rockford to celebrate the birth of his niece's first child on Oct. 1.

Jeremy London

Actor Jeremy London (left) signed autographs and took photographs at Geek'd Con on Oct. 1-2 at the Mercy Indoor Sports Center

Quiet Riot

Rock band Quiet Riot performed at Brews and BBQ at the Rockford Speedway on Sept. 3.

Ahman Green

Former Green Bay Packers running back held a charity softball tournament in Rockford on Aug. 13.

Sami Zayn

WWE Superstar Sami Zayn made his way around Rockford to meet with members of the media before a TV taping for WWE Smackdown on May 31 at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

Barry Bostwick

Actor Barry Bostwick sings songs from "Rocky Horror Picture Show" during Geek'd Con on Oct. 2 at the Mercy Indoor Sports Center.

KISS

The rock band KISS shared this photo on their Instagram account following a performance at the BMO Harris Bank Center on Aug. 20.

Kelli Berglund

Disney Channel actress Kelli Berglund talked to fans at Kidabaloo at Rock Valley College on March 19.

Lew Temple and Pruitt Taylor Vince

Actors Lew Temple (left) and Pruitt Taylor Vince (right) both had roles on "The Walking Dead." They participated in a panel discussion about the show Oct. 2 at Geek'd Con at the Mercy Indoor Sports Center.


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