The event is called "Live at Levings Lake" and features jazz, soul and R&B music. Organizers say they try and target the youth of Rockford so they stay involved and active in the community.
"It's about providing a platform for all ages to practice their craft; that's what the talent show is all about," says organizer and musician Harlan Jefferson. "After the talent show we have a live band. It's like a reception party for everybody, young and old."
The "Live and Levings Lake" events are free and open to the public.