NIU Alumni / Rockford Promise Night

Friday, Aug. 26


Rockford Promise Night at Lino's in Rockford

Join the Rockford Alumni Club and your fellow Huskies for an entertaining evening of jazz, networking, a movie screening and more!

Enjoy delicious Italian food and a Huskie-themed drink special or a refreshing pint of Dawgma from Pollyanna Brewing & Distilling while listening to the NIU Jazztet, under the direction of Reggie Thomas, as they perform a mix of classic jazz, American songbook standards and original music.

Following the Jazztet performance, stay and watch a screening of the film "School of Rock."

This event will take place on Lino's new patio space, Piazza de Battista. A portion of the food and beverage purchases will go to support NIU scholarships and Rockford Promise.

Questions? Please contact Senior Director of Alumni Engagement, Liz McKee, M.S.Ed. ’14, at 815-753-7400 or

Event Information

Cost: Free

Please RSVP so we know who is coming


5:30PM - 10:30PM Fri 26 Aug 2022, Central timezone


Lino's on State
5611 E. State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61108

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