09/25/10 ~ Adrianne's Angels Pet Rescue Fundraiser in Mt. Carroll, IL - Turning Point Productions organized a music event fundraiser for a new animal shelter in Mt. Carroll, IL. The show featured Chicago Pop Rock Overthrow sensation, Pop Dollys with show openers: Seth Wright & Jeff Booth of Kindred Kama. Sponsored by: Turning Point Productions, daBluz Boutique, Hotel Glenview, and JC's Dogs & Suds.
08/12/10 ~ Teresa Conroy-Smullen CD Release Party in Galway, Ireland - Turning Point Productions assisted in the event production for Ireland's renowned accordionist / showband leader, Teresa Conroy-Smullen, at Route 66 Nightclub in Oranmore, Galway, Ireland. Show featured special guests, the world famous Joe Burke and Ann Conroy-Burke.
03/21/10 ~ The Everly Hillbillies at Naaman Diehl Auditorium in Mt. Carroll, IL - Turning Point Productions brought back to the area again, by popular demand, Chicago's The Everly Hillbillies, with special guest: Seth Wright. Sponsored by: Turning Point Productions, Bluff Cabins, daBluz Boutique, and Hotel Glenview.
03/20/10 ~ The Everly Hillbillies at The Polo Room in Polo, IL - Turning Point Productions brought back to the area again, by popular demand, Chicago's The Everly Hillbillies, with special guests: Seth Wright & Evan Atherton, & Jarod Port. Sponsored by: Turning Point Productions, Bluff Cabins, daBluz Boutique, and Hotel Glenview.
11/14/09 ~ Rob Scallon at The Turning Point in Mt. Carroll, IL - Turning Point Productions proudly brought to Mount Carroll, IL, the unique stylings of popular musical artist, Rob Scallon, with special guests: A.J. Miatke, Evan Atherton, Corey Booth, & Jarod Port. Sponsored by: Turning Point Productions and Bluff Cabins.
11/13/09 ~ Warren Franklin CD Release Party at The Turning Point in Mt. Carroll, IL - Turning Point Productions proudly presented popular Rockford recording artist, Warren Franklin, of "Weight In Words", and the release party and tour kickoff of his long-awaited solo CD "Stray", in Mount Carroll, IL. Top-notch musical guests included Evan Atherton, A.J. Miatke, Rob Scallon, & The Blushing Gun. Sponsored by: Turning Point Productions and Bluff Cabins.
10/23 - 10/24/09 ~ Oktoberfest Music Festival in Mt. Carroll, IL - Turning Point Productions produced the musical entertainment for the 2-day Halloween/ fall festival for the city of Mount Carroll, Illinois.
09/06/09 ~ Timber Lake Playhouse Oldies Concert in Mt. Carroll, IL - Turning Point Productions produced the very first non-play-related event at Timber Lake Playhouse, the oldest running summer stock theatre in the Midwest, an oldies show comprised of some of the best local musicians of every musical genre covering some of the most popular oldies songs. Show was headlined by the midwest's best Everly Brothers'/ oldies revival band, The Everly Hillbillies. This show was also a fundraiser for local rape crisis center, "The Riverview Center". **DVD of this show in its entirety is available for sale for $15 - contact us today. Sponsored by: Turning Point Productions, Bluff Cabins, Prairie Advocate News, daBluz Boutique, Hotel Glenview, Realtor Jill Bess, Computer Pros, Fur The Luv Of Dogs, Mt. Carroll Pharmacy Center, Blackhawk Waterways Hotel/Motel Board, and Don's Jewelry.
07/31/09 ~ "Concert For Troy" at Route 20 Bar & Grill in Freeport, IL - Turning Point Productions was asked to book and organize a fundraiser event at Route 20 Bar & Grill in Freeport to help with the medical bills for strong local music supporter, Troy Vanbrocklyn, of T&E Sound. This concert featured FIVE of the best area bands. Sponsored by: Turning Point Productions.
06/27/09 ~ "HEAR & Now" Music Festival for Old Settlers' Days in Lanark, IL - Turning Point Productions was asked to organize a music festival as part of Lanark Old Settlers' Days. We produced a great all-day concert event with music from all genres and bands from bluegrass artist to rock, featuring SEVEN great local bands with headliners: "Face For Radio", formerly known as the popular "Deprivation Chamber", followed by Iowa's popular rock cover band "The Bones".
04/04/09 ~ "Fight For A Dream" Make-A-Wish Fundraiser at Eastland High School in Lanark, IL - Turning Point Productions created an extremely successful fundraising event with a battle of the bands at Eastland High School in Lanark for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. FIVE local bands competed with the crowd choosing Evan Atherton's band, "Everly", as the winners. Special guest performance by Warren Franklin of Rockford's successful "Weight In Words". (Not only was the Make-A-Wish goal met, but we raised enough that we were able to also donate to THREE other local charities!) Sponsored by: Turning Point Productions, The Prairie Advocate News, Lanark Food Center, Curtis & Sons John Deere Dealership, Brothers Inn Restaurant, Signs By Foust, Shannon Marine Services, Eastland Feed & Grain, Bryan's Repair Service, and FS Carroll Service Company.
02/28/09 ~ Bar 3 in Rockford - Turning Point Productions hosted a night of amazing local rock bands: "Warren Franklin", "Blight", & "Headlit Haze" at the LARGEST bar stage in Rockford! This show was managed for us by the band "DownPlay".
02/27/09 ~ Higher Grounds in Freeport, IL - Turning Point Productions hosted an acoustic show featuring five amazing local artists/bands.
11/29/08 ~ Milledgeville Men's Club in Milledgeville, IL - Turning Point Productions hosted an East Carroll County local band showcase. Five local bands were featured. Door prizes were provided by Papa Murphy's Pizza.
10/17/08 ~ Higher Grounds in Freeport, IL - Turning Point Productions hosted an acoustic show with five local bands and headliner Warren Franklin's band, "Weight in Words". This event was the CD Release show for the new Weight In Words album. Door prizes were provided by Papa Murphy's Pizza.
10/03/08 ~ Higher Grounds in Freeport, IL - Turning Point Productions hosted an acoustic show featuring "Ellis Van Gilder", a singer/songwriter taking a break from recording his debut album down in Nashville. Ellis returned to his hometown of Freeport to play for local long-time fans! Gas card door prizes were provided by Shell for gas stations in the Freeport area.
09/06/08 ~ Chadwick Battle Of The Bands in Chadwick, IL - Turning Point Productions hosted a day-long local band music competition with food & drink stand and cash prizes going to the 2 winning bands with celebrity guest bands judging. Bands included: "Downplay", "Rusted Hook", "The Infidel Castrones", "Distinguished Gentlemen", "Everly", "Weight In Words". Celebrity judging was provided by: "The Second Chance Band" and "Deprivation Chamber" with a special 1.5-hour headlining performance by "Deprivation Chamber". Sponsored by: Turning Point Productions, The Prairie Advocate News, and Bibler Trucking.
08/10/08 ~ Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at American Legion Hall in Chadwick, IL - Turning Point Productions organized and hosted a pancake breakfast to raise funds to hold a Chadwick Battle Of The Bands in the village's park in Chadwick, IL. Music was provided by "Infidel Castrones".
08/08/08 ~ Higher Grounds in Freeport, IL - Turning Point Productions hosted an acoustic show with headliners, Rockford's "Weight In Words". Door prizes were provided by Papa Murphy's Pizza.
06/13 - 06/15/08 ~ "Chadwick Days" 3-Day Town Faire in Chadwick, IL [Pictures & Video]
- Turning Point Productions orchestrated the annual summer faire for the Village of Chadwick, Illinois. The 3-day event included food, beer garden, antique tractor display, go-cart races, firefighter hose fights, games and prizes for children, clowns, petting zoo, a raffle for such prizes as local luxury lodgings, & music for all preferences and of all genres. Turning Point arranged all of the entertainment, coordinated all of the community groups and churches, the tenting, food concessions and beer garden including insurance and permits, sound, lighting, tenting, radio and print ads, and promotion. The event was covered in local papers & radio. Participating musical acts included: "Ray Rose & Jim Drennan", "Glad Morning Bluegrass", "The Infidel Castrones", "The Abbeys", "Walrus", and "Deprivation Chamber". Sponsored by: Turning Point Productions, Skoog Landscape & Design, First National Bank of Chadwick, Bluff Cabins, Blue Bed & Breakfast, and The Prairie Advocate News.