On May 19th, Rockford's unofficial start to summer will be here. The Rockford City Market will open up for for the 2017 season.

You know that when you hear the sounds of residents and visitors walking around the intersection of Market and Water Streets on a Friday evening, summer has arrived in the Forest City.

Yes, you can find dozens of local growers and vendors selling fruits, veggies, and unique items, you'll also find demonstrations and kids' activities and FREE LIVE music.

Here is a list of the 2017 Rockford City Market Performers

MAY 19 - Frank Calvagna & Vince Chiarelli
Acoustic: Andrew Robinson

MAY 26 - Fred & Ginger
Acoustic: Timberpoint

JUNE 2 - Mark Reed & Waddy
Acoustic: Suzy

JUNE 9 - Mystery Loves Company
Acoustic: Kristin Scholz

JUNE 16 - Paper Airplane
Acoustic: Steve McClanahan

JUNE 23 - Law and Love
Acoustic: Luke McArnold

JUNE 30 - Andrew Robinson (4:30 - 6:30pm); Pistol Pete (7 - 10pm)
Acoustic: Danielle Juhre (5-7:00) Post Facto (7:30-9:30)

JULY 7 - Kelly Steward
Acoustic: Suzy

JULY 14 - Three Good Men
Acoustic: Kristin Scholz

JULY 21 - Denny Diamond
Acoustic: The Shufflers

JULY 28 - Too Deep
Acoustic: Post Facto

AUG 4 - Firelight Dimmers
Acoustic: Luke McArnold

AUG 11 - Roadhouse Ramblers
Acoustic: Timberpoint

AUG 18 - Minimal
Acoustic: Steve McClanahan

AUG 25 - Lone Canary
Acoustic: The Shufflers

SEPT 1 - Long Shot
Acoustic: Andrew Robinson

SEPT 8 - Black Squirrel Project
Acoustic: (TBA)

SEPT 15 - Da'Quela Payne
Acoustic: (TBA)

SEPT 22 - Harlan Jefferson
Acoustic: Rockford Symphony Orchestra

SEPT 29 - Jodi Beach Trio
Acoustic: (TBA)

If you missed going in 2016, check out the video

Keep in mind, all shows are FREE!

The Rockford City market hours are:

Fridays from 3:30 - 8:30 p.m. May 19 - September 29, 2017 (3:30 - 7:30 p.m. after Labor Day)