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Picture this: you, your friends, some awesome tunes, and a breathtaking view of the Rock River and downtown Rockford. That’s what Dinner on the Dock (DOD) is all about! It’s where the whole Rockford community gathers to soak up the summer vibes and groove to the best music around.

Dinner on the Dock promises fantastic food, locally crafted beer, and top-notch musical acts that’ll have you dancing the night away. And guess what? You can roll up in your car or sail in on your boat – either way, you’re in for a treat every Thursday night in downtown Rockford.

Kicking off the lineup this year is Three Good Men! These guys know how to get the party started with tunes that span the ages and get everyone on their feet.

Photo provided by Prairie Street Brewing Company.


They’ve made snagging a table easier than ever. From cozy tables for two to bigger setups for six, Prairie Street Brewing Company has got you covered. Prices start at just $25, so there’s no reason not to snag your spot. And hey, don’t forget about those VIP perks – think umbrella-covered tables, a special appetizer menu, and easy-peasy check-in at the south side of the dock.

Got a boat? Lucky you! Lock in your slip and get ready to enjoy prime riverside entertainment. For just $40, you can secure your spot from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on your reservation day. Plus, you’ll get to munch on a pre-order appetizer menu served in convenient to-go containers.

PSB totally gets that plans change, so here’s the scoop on cancellations: full refunds are up for grabs up to two weeks before the event. Within that two-week window, they can’t swing refunds, but they can transfer your reservation to another DOD event – as long as there’s room, of course. If not, no worries! They’ll hook you up with a gift card instead.

Mother Nature can be unpredictable. If the weather turns sour, they might have to move the party indoors – but don’t fret, your reservation will still be honored, and they’ll save you a primo table inside Prairie Street. Just keep an eye out for any updates.

So, what are you waiting for? Round up your crew, book your spot, and get ready to make some unforgettable memories at Dinner on the Dock 2024! See you there!

NEW AT DOD 2024:

New, longer docks will feature all-steel construction with plastic decking similar to the south piers. The dock will officially open for dining, slip access, and boat gas on May 1, 2024. Kicking off the summer festivities is the highly anticipated music series – Dinner on the Dock. Dinner on the Dock is Prairie Street Brewing Co.’s most popular event.

It’s always free and great for all ages. The backdrop of the scenic Rock River & downtown Rockford creates a unique and vivacious gathering where Rockford comes together to enjoy nationally recognized and popular regional musicians. Don’t forget about our online table and boat slip reservations – surf over to the PSB website and reserve your spot!

You’ll have your choice of tables outfitted with umbrellas for 2, 4, or 6 people and the option to add on appetizers that will be delivered right to your location. Can’t make a reservation? We’ll have plenty of open seating available on the dock.


Being a member of this exclusive club will include the following perks for our inaugural season: boat slip rental, discounts for gas purchased at the dock, discounts on food and beverage (alcohol not included) at Prairie Street, and discounts for our ticketed events. To inquire about availability, please contact


Photo provided by Prairie Street Brewing Company.

Dockside Live

Dockside Live is Prairie Street Brewing Co.’s answer to a more locally focused and intimate live music experience on our dock. Great for young and old alike, this continues PSB’s dedication to community togetherness in downtown Rockford. With live music, our full Brewpub menu and of course, delicious beers, Dockside Live is the best place to enjoy summer in Rockford.

Dockside Live
Monday nights – May 20 – September 2
Live music 6pm–9pm

Grab more details HERE.