Franchesco's Summer Concert Series with Mark Reed & Waddy

Performing live Mark Reed & Waddy from 6pm-9pm

Shows start at: 6pm every Wednesday & Thursday nights throughout the Summer!

Try our ALL NEW Bar Menu with  items starting at $8.00, along with great drink specials!

We hope to see everyone this summer for great music, great food, with great friends only at Franchesco's.

 

Franchesco's Summer Concert Series with Olivia Dvorak

Olivia Dvorak peforming live 6pm-9pm

Olivia Dvorak is a singer/songwriter who blends a unique variety of styles from country, pop and folk into her own style of music and writing. She recorded seven of her original songs at Treasure Isle Recorders in Nashville, and is proud to release her first CD, "Don't Come Knockin.'"  Olivia has been around music her whole life and is pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter. Her raw and down to earth writing style compliments her voice, intricate guitar playing and original, thought provoking lyrics.

Try our ALL NEW Bar Menu with  items starting at $8.00, along with great drink specials! We hope to see everyone this summer for great music, great food, with great friends only at Franchesco's.

The Frank Calavagna Trio

The Frank Calavagna Trio

Guitarist Frank Calvagna performs contemporary instrumental Spanish Guitar music in a style best described as jazz inspired, nuevo flamenco. His compositions and virtuosity has been compared to artists such as Jesse Cooke and Ottmar Leibert. Backed by percussionist, guitarist and/or a bassist, he regularly performs hundreds of shows annually from duo to quartet format. Performances include festivals, clubs, cafes, wine tastings throughout the Midwest.

With a repertoire consisting of a variety of contemporary, Latin and smooth styles of jazz, they appeal to a wide variety of audiences. 

The repertoire moves beyond the typical jazz instrumental format and places a definite focus on recognizable contemporary modern music. Performances often include flamenco inspired instrumental versions of well known tunes by artists like George Benson, Eric Clapton, Gipsy Kings, Earth, Wind and Fire as well as high energy original compositions. Whether you are a guitar connoisseur or merely interested in a great background to a romantic evening, Frank Calvagna will deliver.

Mandays with Lagunitas Brewing Company

Mandays with Lagunitas Brewing Company

Every Monday Franchesco's is giving you, the men a chance to relax and unwind!

Gentlemen this is your chance to taste the finest spirits, craft beers, wines, & cigars from around the world each and every Monday starting June 9th!

Tickets: $10.00 Includes tastings & hor d'oeuvres

Time: 6pm-9pm every Monday 

Enjoy $7.00 Cheeseburgers!

Don't forget to try our all new bar menu with items starting at $8.00 & our brand new craft beers!!

Franchesco's Summer Concert Series with Mark Reed & Waddy

Franchesco's Summer Concert Series with Mark Reed & Waddy

 Mark Reed & Waddy performing live from 6pm-9pm

Shows start at: 6pm every Wednesday & Thursday nights throughout the Summer!

Try our ALL NEW Bar Menu with  items starting at $8.00, along with great drink specials!

We hope to see everyone this summer for great music, great food, with great friends only at Franchesco's!

Franchesco's Summer Concert Series with Frank Calavanga

Franchesco's Summer Concert Series with Frank Calavanga

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Spanish Guitarist Frank Calavanga performing live from 6pm-9pm

Shows start at: 6pm every Wednesday & Thursday nights throughout the Summer!

Try our ALL NEW Bar Menu with  items starting at $8.00, along with great drink specials!

We hope to see everyone this summer for great music, great food, with great friends only at Franchesco's!

Mr. Big Stuff

Mr. Big Stuff

Tickets: $7

In 1971 soul singer Jean Knight posed the musical question, “Mr. Big Stuff, who do you think you are?”  40 years later, if that question were asked of this stateline octet, winners of RAMI and On the Waterfront Best of Rockford awards, the answer might well be difficult to pin down.  Mr. Big Stuff, the band (www.mrbigstuffband.com) does not spend a lot of time trying to put a label on itself to define “who do they think they are?”  They let the music, and a growing group of loyal fans, do the talking. 

 From the band's inception in 1999, the word "explosive" has been used repeatedly to describe the sonic impact of their music, which exploits the dynamic drive of a three-piece horn section (the Big Stuff Horns) and a tight, funky rhythm section.  With a repertoire of dozens of covers of both popular and obscure tunes dating from the heyday of swing to the modern era, the band delves into genres of pop, rock, funk, swing, R&B, disco, soul and even punk with equal facility and with a consistent objective - keep 'em dancing!  

The 2014 Franchesco's Folds of Honor Golf Classic

The 2014 Franchesco's Folds of Honor Golf Classic

Franchesco's Ristorante is proud to present

The 2nd Annual 

Fold's of Honor Golf Classic

Sunday, August 10th 2014 Aldeen Golf Club Rockford, IL.

 
 

Over 1.4 Million

Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn dependents need assistance

87%

Of wounded service members' families do not qualify for Veterans Administration federal educational benefits.


Our Mission

Over 700,000 soldiers have been killed or disabled in the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan--Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. These service members  families exceed the national average of 2.5 dependents per household. As of January 1, 2012, over one million dependents have been adversely affected by multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. More than 87% of the dependents affected by the recent wars do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. While the federal government provides some support for these families, it cannot succeed alone without proactive civilian organizations to assist.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Franchesco’s Ristorante & The Folds of Honor welcome inquiries from companies who support our mission of providing post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of our service men and women.

For more information on your company can support The Folds of Honor Foundation Golf Classic, please contact John LaMay at john@franchescos.com or 815-229-0800 you may also download our sponsorship prospectus below for more information.

 

Sponsorship Prospectus Download


 Registration Details:

Cost:   Per Golfer:  $140.00  Per Team:  $560.00

             Dinner Guest: $60.00

To Register please go to www.foldsofhonorgolfclassic.com or you may download a registration flyer below and mail with check or money order to:

Franchescos's Ristorante 

7128 Spring Creek Rd. 

Rockford, IL  61107

Please make Checks payable to:  Franchescos/Folds of Honor Fund

 

Registration Sign-up Flyer Download

 


Event Details:

Registration begins at 7:00a.m. & 12:30p.m.

Opening ceremonies to begin at 7:30a.m. with Presentation of colors by U.S. Marine Corps. Color Guard & National Anthem by Cadence Quartet. 

Shot Gun starts at 7:30a.m. and 1:00 p.m. with a 21 gun salute presented by VFW post #9759!.

Tournament will be a four-person scramble with hole-in-one, closest to the pin, longest drives, and putting competitions.

Tournament  Prizes to Include:

 

1st Place: $1000.00 Cash

4th Place       $400 Cash

8th Place       $100  Cash

12th Place      $75 Gift Card

Tournament registration includes:

Greens fee, cart, range balls, breakfast or lunch, gift bag, golfer only prizes admission  into Dinner/Awards Gala which includes a dinner buffet  provided by Franchesco’s.

Hole-in-One challenges to include:

A 2014 Cadillac XTS Compliments of Jack Wolf Cadillac GMC (8th Hole).
5-day/4-night trip for 2 to Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge

All golfers only raffle to include:

  • 55” television compliments of Al Grace Appliance & T.V.

  • Bushnell Patriot Pack Range finders on all Skill Challenge Holes

  • A Five Course Rockford Park District Golf Pass $1500 Value


Please join us In this most honorable effort!

Always remember.....God Speed, & God Bless America! 

 
 
 
Mandays with Koval Distillery

Mandays with Koval Distillery

Every Monday Franchesco's is giving you, the men a chance to relax and unwind!

Gentlemen this is your chance to taste the finest spirits, craft beers, wines, & cigars from around the world each and every Monday starting June 9th!

Tickets: $10.00 Includes tastings & hor d'oeuvres

Time: 6pm-9pm every Monday 

Enjoy $7.00 Cheeseburgers!

Don't forget to try our all new bar menu with items starting at $8.00 & our brand new craft beers!!

Franchesco's Summer Concert Series with Mark Reed & Waddy

Franchesco's Summer Concert Series with Mark Reed & Waddy

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 Mark Reed & Waddy performing live from 6pm-9pm

Shows start at: 6pm every Wednesday & Thursday nights throughout the Summer!

Try our ALL NEW Bar Menu with  items starting at $8.00, along with great drink specials!

We hope to see everyone this summer for great music, great food, with great friends only at Franchesco's!

Franchesco's Summer Concert Series with TheJestin Jay Trio

Franchesco's Summer Concert Series with TheJestin Jay Trio

The Jestin Jay Trio performing live from 6pm-9pm

Jestin Jay Trio is a contemporary Jazz/Dance/Latin and Blues band consisting of Guitar, electric/upright bass, and drums. All members have been playing music to such extreme varying degrees its a surprise they ended up in a classy, funky little combo. With the occasional addition of a 4th member such as Kathy Palazzolo on saxophone or Stephanie Klemm on vocals, this young trio brings you a diverse blend of their own bestowing some new life to some old and current music!

Dueling Pianos

Dueling Pianos

Tickets: $7

Chicago Dueling Pianos showcases the best live musicians dueling away and cracking you up with their raucous comedy antics. Go ahead, request your favorite song, loudly sing along, dance on stage or just bounce up and down in your seat. Chicago Dueling Pianos has everything you want.

Franchesco's Summer Concert Series with Mark Reed & Waddy

Franchesco's Summer Concert Series with Mark Reed & Waddy

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Mark Reed & Waddy performing live from 6pm-9pm

Shows start at: 6pm every Wednesday & Thursday nights throughout the Summer!

Try our ALL NEW Bar Menu with  items starting at $8.00, along with great drink specials!

We hope to see everyone this summer for great music, great food, with great friends only at Franchesco's

SoundScape

SoundScape

Tickets: $5

If you love Jazz, R&B, Soul, & Funk you will love the soulful sounds of SoundScape!

Featuring:

Tim Austin - Drums & Vocals

David Thompson - Trumpet & Vocals

Rick Burns - Keys & Vocals

John Burns - Guitar

So grab your favorite cocktail or vino and get ready to dance the night away with "SoundScape"

Comedy Night with Ken Sevara

Comedy Night with Ken Sevara

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Tickets: $7

Ken’s impressive background includes appearing on national television shows including the Fox Network, Comedy Central and ESPN.In addition to hosting his own radio and television talk shows, Sevara has also shared the stage with entertainers such as Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Murray, George Carlin, Jay Leno, and Gloria Estefan. 
 

Ken is the foremost Harry Caray impersonator in the country!

 

Common Ground

Common Ground

Ticket: $7

Common Ground provides an authentic, live musical experience; using only real musicians from our percussionist and acoustic rythmic sounds to our swinging tenor saxophonist. Nothing is sequenced and nothing is faked. Our diverse members have played around the world and gathered here in Northern Illinois with one thing in common, Groove! Come out and you’ll get sucked into the mood! You will be shake'n before the night is through.