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Dinner on the Dock

Dinner on the Dock

Dinner on the Dock

Dinner on the Dock – May 11 – Sept 7

  • 5–10 p.m. Food + Beer
  • 6–9 p.m. Live Music
  • Free admission (all ages)

Public seating: first come, first serve
Table reservations available; see details below.



11th – Minimal

18th – Trippin Billies

25th – Hillbilly Rockstarz



1st – Sunset Strip

8th – Zac Matthews Band

15th – The Student Body

22nd – Unity

29th – The Beaux



6th – The Jolly Ringwalds

13th – Blackberry Jam

20th – Cabanarama

27th – Nauti Nauti



3rd – Dirty Fishnet Stocking

10th – Brady Lee

17th – Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts

24th – That Gurl

31st – Sunfallen



7th – Die Musikmeisters


Come Together!

Come Together at Dinner on the Dock! The backdrop of the scenic Rock River & downtown Rockford creates a unique and vivacious gathering where Rockford comes together to enjoy the region’s best musical acts. This year we’ve taken it a step further and have booked acts seen on The Voice, CMT and AMT Music Awards, and American Idol. DOD is THE event of the summer for the Rockford metro area and we couldn’t be more excited about the 2023 season. See you there!

Thanks to our Sponsors

  • Rockford Community Bank (Headlining)
  • Lexus of Rockford (Headlining)
  • Flanagan Orthodontics (Supporting)
  • Sjostrom & Sons Construction (Supporting)
  • FNBO/FNIC (Sustaining)
  • More sponsors to be announced!

Food & Drink Options

  • Walk-up Food Line
  • Brewpub Upstairs (sit down and full menu)
  • Sizz ‘N Fizz Food Truck
  • Ice Cellar Bar
  • Dockside Taproom Bar

Table and Boat Slip Reservations

We’re offering more reserved seating this year. You’ll also get to pick between tables with and without an umbrella. Every reservation comes with the option of pre-ordering from our exclusive appetizer menu and a cocktail server for beverages.

Table Pricing:

Tables for two to six people are available. Prices start at $25 and go up to $90.

 (Tables are max 6. Due to space, we cannot add seats to tables. Larger parties need to book extra tables.)

Table Availability:

  • Table reservations close at 11:59 p.m. the Wednesday before each event.
  • Appetizer options close at 6 p.m. the Tuesday before each event.


Boat Slip Reservations:

NEW FOR 2023 – Lock in your boat slip and secure your prime spot to enjoy the best riverside entertainment Rockford has to offer!

  • Reserved boat parking from 11 a.m. on your reservation day and will be held until 8 p.m. that evening
  • Exclusive pre-order appetizer menu – food will be served in to-go containers
  • Dinner on the Dock will have 15 reservable boat slips and 12 boat slips that will remain open for first come, first serve access.

Boat Slip Pricing and Information:

  • Boat slip reservations start at $30 and go up to $60
  • Reservable Boat slips (unless sold out) will be unavailable for public parking until 5:00 each Thursday.
  • Reserved slips will be available to reservation holders starting Thursday morning.
  • Reserved spots will be held for the reservation holder until 8:00 each Thursday night.
  • Please, no overnight boat parking.
  • PSB has offered these reserved slips in response to numerous survey responses requesting this availability.
  • You may leave and come back. We monitor the slips until 8:00 but you may leave and come as needed. If you find someone in your reserved slip, let a staff member know and we will assist you.

Boat Slips Open to the Public

If you did not reserve a boat slip in advance, no need to worry! We still have plenty of open non-reservable boat slips that are available on a first come, first serve basis.

If a boat slip in our reservable section is not reserved by 5:00 p.m. the day of, it will be open to the public. Each reserved boat slip will be visibly noted so you can know what spaces are taken and which are available.


Appetizers are only available to guests with table and boat slip reservations and must be submitted at the same time as your table reservation.

Make your reservation:

Click on your preferred date from the full schedule and use the reservation form to start making your reservation.

Need a larger reservation?

Want to entertain a large group with the excitement of Dinner on the Dock below? Call (815-277-9427) or email ( our events team today to find out more about reserving the Peacock Room or Petritz Board Room which overlook Dinner on the Dock.


Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refunds are available up to two weeks before the event.
  • Within two weeks of the event, sorry. We cannot offer refunds but we can transfer your reservation to another DOD event, as long as there is availability. If there is no availability or the season is coming to an end, we will issue a gift card in the amount of your reservation.

Rain Dates

  • Unfortunately, weather happens! With enough notice, we reserve the right to move Dinner on the Dock inside Prairie Street. If we do, your reservation will stand and we will have a prime table reserved for you inside.
  • If the event is canceled with less than 24 hours notice, we will work with you to reschedule your reservation to a later date.
  • If there is no availability or the season is coming to an end, we will issue a gift card in the amount of your reservation.
  • If the event gets canceled after 6:00 and the band has already started, sorry. We cannot offer any refunds.

Reservation adjustments or mistakes

  • If you need to change your reservation or make a mistake, notify us within 24 hours of making the reservations and we will do our best to accommodate.
  • If you need to change your reservation or made a mistake after the 24 hour period and there is more than two weeks until your reservation, please call 815-277-9427 or email us at and let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your adjustment.


Sep 07 2023


5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Prairie Street Brewing Co.
200 Prairie St.


Prairie St. Brewing Co.
815 277-9427