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Arts, Culture & Entertainment in Rock County

Throughout Rock County you can experience varying degrees of the arts, from the classics to contemporary Broadway musicals. For those desiring a stroll through botanical / poetry gardens or a passion for Native American and/or industrial arts, there’s plenty of choices on those fronts too. So whether you enjoy the thrill of reading about times past or catching a professional minor league baseball or a North American Hockey League game, plan on spending some quality time experiencing Rock County’s Arts, Culture and Entertainment.

A sampling of these offerings is provided below. For additional information, contact the Rock County Tourism Council.

Beloit Civic Theatre- Enjoy one of three productions-a musical, a comedy, and a mystery-put on annually by this volunteer theatre group. Performances are held in the Elizabeth Remholz Theatre at Beloit Memorial High School. Special Murder-Mystery Dinner performances are available for groups. For additional information, visit .

Beloit International Film Festival From Cannes to Sundance, the Beloit International Film Festival is becoming recognied as a major film venue. Over 130 shorts, documentaries and feature films are presented annually in eight venues throughout the Beloit area. Two-thousand miles from the shimmering lights of Hollywood, the Beloit International Film Festival adds a little glitz & glimmer to the winter season in South Central Wisconsin.

Beloit Art Center Explore Beloit’s newest addition to the art scene, located in a refurbished Beloit landmark. The Beloit Art Center consists of an art gallery and will house a co-op of artists’ studios. The art gallery showcases both resident artist works and traveling exhibits. For information about upcoming exhibits and other special events, visit or call 608.363.9083.

Beloit- Janesville Symphony Orchestra and Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra Listen to a variety of music including classical, theatrical, and pop music performed by local and nationally renowned guest performers. For ticket information and performance locations, please visit their web pages.

The Janesville Performing Arts Center (JPAC)- is housed in the historic Janesville High School building, located downtown at 408 S. Main Street. The center opened in 2004 and it serves as a professional venue for area non-profit arts, dance, educational, music and theatre groups that canvass an array of genres. JPAC features a beautifully renovated 630 seat theatre, lobby and art gallery. For information about upcoming events, please visit or call 608.758.0297.

Janesville Jets Hockey – As a new edition to the North American Hockey League, the Janesville Jets are ready to take-off! Owned and managed by the Wisconsin Hockey Partners, LLC this Junior A Tier II team is based out of the Janesville Ice Arena. For season ticket information, please visit the Janesville Jets online.

Sky Carp Baseball – The Sky Carp, which are an Advanced-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, play their home games at the ABC Supply Stadium in downtown Beloit. Whether you’re a first time fan or seasoned veteran, now is the time to purchase those single series or season tickets. For more info, visit the Sky Carp online.