Rockton River Market: Fun For All -
The Rockton River Market kicked off its summer music series on Wednesday, June 3rd, with the musically-talented Three Good Men, which is a spinoff of the Northern Illinois band Men of Our Times. The Rockton River Market is in its third year, gaining more popularity and adding more musical acts and vendors every summer season.
A local mid-week tradition
My family has always enjoyed grabbing our fold-out chairs and heading down to the river every Wednesday to listen to the various local bands that offer a tasteful small-town musical atmosphere. The season opener had a tremendous turnout. I attended the event a few times last summer and have never seen it that populated with people and pooches. It made me so excited for the small town of Rockton! It is nice to have an event that can bring everyone together to celebrate life and the magnificent town that we live in.
Laid-back summer atmosphere
Whenever I attend the River Market, I always feel this warmth and this sense of pride for my hometown. I am sure I am not the only one that feels it when attending this event; hearing the laughter of those around you, smelling the delicious food truck fumes, and sipping your favorite beverage in a comfortable, music-filled environment would make anyone happy to be where they are.
Enjoy the music, enjoy the food, enjoy the view
As far as food goes, they have every type of cuisine for whatever you have an appetite for. Some of the varieties include Nattha’s Thai Kitchen, Mark’s Pizza, Hongs House of Food, Frybabies, Lulu’s Roasted Corn and one of the town’s local restaurants, Fibs. The Market has various beers and wines for sale, provided by Fibs and one of the Market’s newcomers, Rookie’s Bar and Grill. Along with all of the delicious food, they have various tents full of creative crafts and homemade necessities. They also have a couple of local businesses with information on all of their services. Sanctuary Spa was in attendance and I received a card that is good for a free eyebrow waxing…score!
If you are a sunset fanatic like me, one of the things I love most about it is that you get a perfect glimpse of the sunset cascading over Rockton, making the music and the view one-of-a-kind.
This year at the Rockton River Market
With the beautiful summer weather to count on, the Rockton River Market serves as a fun activity for a (halfway through the week) Wednesday night celebration for the whole family. The vendors open the River Market with their food, beverage and craft stands at 4 p.m. with the music following shortly at 6:00 p.m. The event goes until 8:00 p.m. The Rockton River Market posts more information, including a list of upcoming performers, on their Facebook page and website.