Here is some great news, the Rock and Roll Institute is returning to Illinois in 2022.

Interview With Micky Rosenquist from the Rock and Roll Institute

What Is The Rock and Roll Institute

Do you remember the movie "School of Rock" starring Jack Black?

Video: School of Rock Movie Trailer

Well, it is kind of like without all the rule-breaking. More specifically at the end, when Jack Black's character starts the after-school music program.

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"If so, you’re ready for our camp! Show up with your instrument on Monday and by Friday night you’ll be playing on-stage in a well-oiled, powerhouse of a rock n’ roll band. Start a band Monday, play a show Friday, indeed!"


Rock and Roll Institute Playing A Show At Sinnissippi Music Shell

How It Works

It is a daytime music camp at Keith School in Rockford for students in grades 6th through 12th. The classes are taught by some of the best musicians in our community. There are two week-long sessions. All levels of skill are invited to participate. Campers will form a band on Monday and play a show on Friday at the Sinnissippi Music Shell. Scholarships are available. For more info, HERE.

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The Rock and Roll Institute Is Coming Back

Unfortunately, the Rock and Roll Institute camp had to be canceled the last two summers because of COVID. Well, there is light at the end of the tunnel. It will return for the summer of 2022. That is great news for the area kids interested in music.

Video: We Are The Rock and Roll Institute!


What Are They Now Former Rockford Music Venues

Photos of what replaced legendary music venues in Rockford.

Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.