One of the best things about summer is Rockford is the music scene.

And the best thing about the Rockford summer music scene is a whole lot of it is free.

Here's a list of where you can check out some music in the Forest City this week for less than a cup of coffee.

Music In The Park - Sinnissippi Park Music Shell - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7PM through August 11

  • Tuesday July 12  -"Sounds of the Stage and Screen" Rockford Concert band
  • Thursday July 14 - Artist' Ensemble (radio theater)
  • Prarie St. Brewing Co. will be selling beer and Wine.

Imagination Station - Sinnissippi Park Music Shell - Wednesdays at 130 PM through July 27

  • Wednesday July 13 - Ken Schultz (physical comedy, juggling and more)
  • Concessions will be available for purchase

Tunes On The Terrace - Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens - Wednesdays at 5PM through September 14

  • Wednesday July 13 - Kristin Scholz (folk)

Live At Levings - Levings Park - Sundays throughout the summer at 4PM

  • Sunday July 17 - Comedians B. Cole and Tara Terry, Cookie and The Real Deal Band, Clyde Stubblefield All Stars Band
  • Free haircuts and free food provided by Big Al's

For more information and lists of future shows go here or call 815-987-8800.