The performance center for Sterling Schools and the surrounding community
Located in Princeton, Festival 56 presents a variety of classic plays and popular musicals, including free Shakespeare in the Park all summer. Festival 56 features a professional nationwide cast of actors and theatre artists.
A non-profit Fine Arts Gallery located in Dixon. Our mission is to educate, foster the arts, and galvanize artists and patrons within the Rock River Valley Area.
Two-year associate of arts program offering productions in the spring and fall, as well as Theatre in the Park in conjunction with Woodlawn Arts Academy in the summer
Providing quality, affordable entertainment for the Sauk Valley for over 25 years. All concerts are in either Dixon or Sterling. A membership gives you tickets to four concerts per year.
The summer of 2014 marked the beginning of the Sauk Valley Theatre Alliance. With resources becoming increasingly limited, in order to continue to provide our students and this community with quality theatre experiences, a partnership has been negotiated between Sauk Valley Community College Theatre, Woodlawn Arts Academy and Sterling Public Schools (Centennial Auditorium). These organizations recognize the value and power of the arts as well as the incredible talent in the Sauk Valley area. We believe this alliance will positively impact our programs and the development of theatre in this community.
Polo Area Community Theatre’s mission is to offer live theatre experiences for members of the community of all ages as spectators and participants, to enrich culture and life in the rural community of Polo, Illinois and the surrounding areas.
Providing concerts in Sterling since the 1850s
The Dixon Municipal Band plays a 10-week summer concert series in the Page Park Band Shell in Dixon.
To support, promote, and cultivate all of the arts and cultural events in the Sauk Valley area.
A 14-18 piece Jazz & Big Band Band composed of professional adult musicians and college music students
Small stores, turned cultural venues, offer events featuring Art, Music, Theater, and Happenings every second Saturday of the month.
Live entertainment and comedy featuring local and national acts, all at competitive, small-town prices
For over 60 years, the RRVBC has entertained thousands of people with their barbershop-style singing.
A rental facility, the Historic Dixon Theatre offers all the amenities of a modern theatre, while preserving its “old theatre” appearance and charm.
A 5K/10K race that raises funds to assist in the riverfront aesthetics in both Sterling & Rock Falls
Enhancing the city of Sterling with the creation of “big, bold, beautiful historical murals”