Here are some of Rockford's favorite memories of the BMO Harris Bank Center for the 40th anniversary.

It is hard to believe that the 40th anniversary of the BMO Harris Bank Center is coming up on January 31st, Time really does fly when you're having fun.

I have attended so many great activities in that building. There's the sports events like the IceHogs and Lightning. Many professional wrestling matches including WWF, WWE, and WCW. I can't forget the kids shows I took my daughter to like Disney On Ice and Sesame Street Live. I checked out my first rodeo and monster truck race there too.

Of course, so many amazing concerts too. My first show at the BMO was Blue Oyster Cult, Nazareth, Uriah Heap, and Wishbone Ash on November 30th, 1993. I've seen ZZ Top, Judas Priest, Steve Miller, and Heart to just name a few.

I recently asked on the 96.7 The Eagle Facebook page, what was your favorite memories of events you attended. Here's what made the list.

  • Peter Frampton
  • Cher
  • Elton John
  • April Wine
  • Eddie Money
  • Black Oak Arkansas
  • Krokus
  • Blackfoot
  • Ted Nugent
  • Go Go's
  • Motley Crue
  • Halestorm
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Harry Chapin
  • Chicago
  • Toby Keith
  • Def Leppard
  • Brad Paisley
  • Neil Diamond
  • Beach Boys
  • Barry Manilow
  • REO Speedwagon
  • AC/DC
  • Rob Zombie
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Pantera
  • Kiss
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Reb McEntire
  • Shinedown
  • Jake Owens
  • Cheap Trick
  • Metallica
  • Jeff Dunham
  • Gallagher
  • Van Halen
  • Prince
  • Matchbox 20
  • Poison
  • Styx
  • Adam Ant
  • Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch
  • Journey
  • Coal Chamber
  • Ozzy
  • New Years Day
  • In This Moment
  • Bon Jovi
  • Rick Springfield
  • Rockford IceHogs
  • Tesla
  • Firehouse
  • Korn
  • Scorpions
  • Disturbed
  • Sevendust
  • Hall & Oates
  • Local Musicians

I love that list of artists because it's such a wide variety. Just think, that's just a portion of the shows that have happened there.

Here are some fun things people had to say about their favorite moments.

"Catherine Kirchner... April Wine & Eddie Money. I was 11 and it was my first concert ever. Row J on the floor."


"Lisa Bruening... Elton John by far. Still can’t believe he came to Rockford!"


"Bruce Johnson... I’ve been to so many there, I can’t list just one."


"David Frederick...Stones, enough said"


"Chris McCord Dieguez... Game 7 of IceHogs championship!!"


"Clint Little... REO Speedwagon, my wife's favorite band up front center. Even caught a drum stick for her."

If you can't remember all the shows you've seen at the BMO Harris Bank Center, I've got a cool website to check out. It's called You can find out information by entering in things like the band name, venue, city, and date. Some will actually have the band's setlist from that night's show.

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