Influenced by blues, jazz, R&B, gospel, and hip hop and instructed by his father A.Z. Jefferson, Jr., Harlan began performing at the age of 10. By the time he was in junior high school and active in bands, he became known locally as the “National Anthem Player,” performing at college, semi- and pro-ball games from Rockford and Chicago up to Milwaukee, Wis., including suburban areas.
A rapper/dj-turned-saxophonist, his reputation came full circle in 2006 with the release of the single “The Chicago Bears Anthem.” Written by Swade, Harlan Jefferson executive produced and promoted the ultra modern rap-with-class that was played in Chicago at one of the Bears games. The track was quickly picked up by DJs, who played it in the streets, in clubs, on the Internet, and on television stations and music and sports radio stations in Rockford, Chicago, and Indiana.
Famed horn player Tony Scodwell returns to his hometown to take the stage with The Joel Baer Big Band. Don’t miss this night when this these talented musicians light up the stage with the best of the Big Band music!
Danny Jerabek (accordion, keys, vocals, cornet, sousaphone, etc.) and his wife, Michelle (Thull) Jerabek (bari saxophone, vocals, guitar, washboard, etc.) both started performing with their family on stage at an early age. Once in their teens, they crossed paths again and eventually realized they were meant to be together. They started writing songs and formed a band and the rest is history! The current line up includes the highly regarded talents of Drew Hicks (bass, guitar) and Jason Van Ryzin (drums).
Rainbow Bridge was formed in 1976 and has been playing steadily ever since. You will always enjoy a wide variety of music and good times when you come to one of our shows. Rainbow Bridge plays all kinds of music including classic rock, Top 40, current & classic country, oldies and more. The band has a polished sound with great vocals and music.
Sit under the stars at Beloit’s favorite outdoor gathering place and enjoy a family movie shown on a 50 foot inflatable screen.
Toy Story by Disney Pixar
Friday, September 10
Events and Vendors at 5:30 | Movie at 7:00pm
- Bring your own chairs and blankets.
- Food vendors on-site.
- Sunday, September 12 – Rain date