Each the Coronado Performing Arts Heart and BMO Harris Financial institution Heart look ahead to welcoming individuals again of their doorways for what Mates of the Coronado Govt Director Beth Howard believes could possibly be a brand new period of leisure for the Forest Metropolis.

“We used to have a format for sure sized venues, sure markets, what sort of leisure goes to be touring in these markets,” Howard stated. “The molds are principally damaged proper now.”

After 15 months of no excursions and occasions, Howard says the one certainty on this leisure business is that folks need to carry out that means Rockford may get extra alternatives regardless of its dimension.

“In some methods, the fences have been knocked down, and Rockford is ripe and prepared for some fairly thrilling leisure,” Howard stated.

However Rockford has extra going for it than the circumstances COVID-19 placed on the leisure business. Over the following 48 months, each the Coronado and BMO will get hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in upgrades.