Every year, the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Rockford, IL winds it’s way to PaddyFest! For our 43rd annual celebration, the wonderful people at the Prairie Street Brewing Company  prepared a special limited menu, featuring traditional Irish dishes and drinks.

Purchase your PaddyFest Tickets here:

$10 for Adults, Kids 12 & under are FREE!

Name for will-call list:

Join us for a family-friendly event celebrating Irish Culture in the Greater Rockford Area.

PaddyFest Performers

The Tooles

The Tooles are a three-piece band based out of Madison, Wisconsin. Amy on fiddle. Lee playing guitar and bass. Kurt thumping on bodhran and guitar, but not at the same time.

Everybody sings. Loudly.








Frogwater is the acoustic musical pairing of John and Susan Nicholson. Renowned for their musical virtuosity and exuberant live performances, they like to think of themselves as musical ambassadors, and describe their style as “eclectic acoustic peoples’ music”.








What happens when a classically trained musician crosses paths with a roots-music maven? The answer is ‘Trinadora.’

We season our vocals with keyboard, ocarina, concertina, harmonica, and guitar accompaniment. 







Emerald Wind Music

Emily and MaryKathleen are sisters in family and music. From an early age, their bond with each other and their love of music brought life to all around them. Years of consistent training and performing have refined their skills and passion for making music together. With Emily on the flute, and MaryKathleen on the harp, the two combined bring all listeners to experience the beauty and serenity of “Emerald Wind Music“.







Danny’s Gone Rogue

Danny grew up in a first generation Irish American family influenced by the songs and attitudes of his Irish relatives. Proud of his heritage he learned not only the traditional Irish tunes he had heard growing up, he embraced the new Irish and Celtic music being introduced into the American music scene.







☘ Get your tickets down here, too! ☘

Purchase your PaddyFest Tickets here:

$10 for Adults, Kids 12 & under are FREE!

Name for will-call list: