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Face 2 Face: Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John

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Face 2 Face: Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John

December 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Introducing the U.S.A.’s First and Longest Running Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John:

the Billy Joel & Elton John Face-2-Face Tribute Show

Coming to the Coronado Performing Arts Center

Friday, December 29, 2023 at 8:00PM


Tickets Pre-Sale Starts TODAY, September 14, 2023 at 10:00AM
Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, September 15, 2023 at 10:00AM


ROCKFORD, IL (September 12, 2023) – Taking turns at an onstage piano, the dual tribute artists of the Billy Joel and Elton John Face-2-Face Tribute Show conjure the beloved songsters in both sound and image. Backed by some the best and most sought after musicians in the business, Levittown NY native MIKE SANTORO’s fingers flash up and down the keys on “Angry Young Man” before he belts out high-energy Billy Joel classics such as “Movin Out”, “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” and more.


Following Santoro’s set, of the roughly three-hour show, RONNIE SMITH dons the iconic sunglasses and bedazzled suits of Elton John as he charts his style from the ‘70s to the present. Timeless anthems such as “Tiny Dancer” and the epic treasure “Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding” mixed with more whimsical material such as “Crocodile Rock” and the fictional rock-group narrative “Bennie and the Jets.”


For the third act, both artists hit the stage for THE grand finale, trading the spotlight with more of the best of Billy Joel and Elton John. For over a decade, this event is not one to be missed!


Local pre-sale begins today, Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 10:00AM until 10:00PM. Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, September 15, 2023 at 10:00AM. Purchase tickets at, by calling 815-968-5222, or in-person at the Coronado Performing Arts Center box office (M-F 10AM-5PM) or the BMO Center box office (only open on show days at least 2 hours before show time).




The Coronado Performing Arts Center is a historic landmark and event venue in downtown Rockford, Illinois, the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. First opened in 1927, and restored and expanded in 2001, the “atmospheric-style” theater seats 2,309 and is host to various musical and performance groups, concert tours and traveling shows each year. It is owned by the City of Rockford, overseen by the Rockford Area Venues and Entertainment Authority, and managed by ASM Global. For more information, visit


Parking fees are determined by the city of Rockford in conjunction with ABM Parking & Transportation Services. There is a parking garage directly across from the Coronado Performing Arts Center, surface lots within walking distance, and limited free street parking on a first-come first-serve basis. Although pre-pay parking does not guarantee a reserved spot, patrons have a three-hour window before a show to arrive early and claim their spot. Click here to pre-pay for parking and for additional details.



ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management—delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. For more information, please visit



December 29
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Coronado Performing Arts Center
317 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61101 United States
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