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On the Waterfront was a music festival in Rockford, Illinois, which featured various genres of well-known bands and local bands as well as food vendors and craft booths. The Illinois State Lottery was a sponsor of the event with their logo, a rainbow into a pot of gold. On the Waterfront Festival debuted in 1984 as a celebration of the centennial of Rockford’s founding in 1884 and ran annually over Labor Day Weekend in the River District for 29 years before ending in 2012. The 1987 lineup included Bonnie Koloc and Rockford’s own, Cheap Trick. Other reputable artists at the event over the years include Smashmouth, The Allman Brothers Band, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Daughtry, Shinedown, Kansas, Blake Shelton, Styx, Puddle of Mudd, Bare Naked Ladies, and “Weird Al” Yankovic