Sold-out shows, more events, and more attendance have all added up to a banner year for one of Rockford's crown jewels.

Like many of you, one of my favorite places to go here in Rockford is the Coronado Performing Arts Center. As anyone who's been there knows, it's a truly one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

That's why it's such a delight to hear that the Coronado is coming off it's best year ever, fiscally speaking.

Coronado PAC's 2018-19 year included sold out shows from Sebastian Maniscalco, John Mellencamp, REO Speedwagon, Jerry Seinfield and One Night of Queen.

The Coronado experienced a 75% increase in event contribution, a 49% increase in ticketed events, a 40% increase in event days held and a 33% increase in attendance.

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