BIFF After Dark 2017

BIFF is taking over downtown Beloit for 10 days of films, festivities and fun! Check out the menu of nightlife options we‘re offering before and after films this year. There’s something for everyone.

You might even catch musical members of the BIFF staff sitting in with some of the fine bands we’ve got lined up! So be sure to join us for the finest entertainment the area has to offer…all BIFF long!

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Ruff Cutz Band, @ Grand Avenue Pub, Friday, Feb 24th 8:30pm-12:30am

Kick off the festival with this 6 piece rock band from the Southern Wisconsin/Northern Illinois area. Enjoy the hits of Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Three Dog Night, and a whole lot more! And don’t forget to order a tapper of BIFF’s favorite festival beer, Stella Artois! Nightly drink specials and no cover charge!

Wildflower @ Grand Avenue Pub, Saturday, Feb 25th 9pm-1am

When the screens go black, it’s time to kick back…with the rockin’ power of Wildflower! Your favorite hits from the 70s, 80s & 90s including Journey, Motley Crue and Alice In Chains. Enjoy a Stella Artois, get your dance card punched, and don’t forget to wear your big hair! Nightly drink specials and no cover charge!

Oscar Night @ Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint, Sunday, Feb 26th 6pm-?

While we’re all celebrating Indie films, the Academy is awarding…well…mostly, the other kind! Watch the stars of the Oscars with the stars of the BIFFYs on the flat screens of Merrill & Houston’s. Purchase a fantastic dinner or just order drinks and a snack. And share your thoughts about BIFF’s opening weekend with the rest of the movie-lovers!

The Dave Potter Trio @ Grand Avenue Pub, Monday, Feb 27th 6:30pm-?

Every Monday night a Blues Jam breaks out at the GAP, hosted by area guitarist, Dave Potter and his crew. Sit back or sit in! Some of the finest local talent in the genre will be trading licks and singin’ them songs ’bout the killin’ floor! Nightly drink specials and no cover charge!

Hogtied To The Misfit @ Grand Avenue Pub, Tuesday, Feb 28th 8pm-?

Big Mac, Dr. Ed and Pete will take you on a musical journey that you have never been on before. From “twisted” covers to clever originals, this group is guaranteed to bend your mind, push your envelope and make you say “ahh” over and over again! Nightly drink specials and no cover charge!

Open Mic w/ Russ Doiel @ Grand Avenue Pub, Wednesday, Mar 1st 8pm-?

Join Russ and his cohorts as they entertain you…and possibly accompany you… when you visit the GAP for Open Mic night! You can go solo, if you like. Or you can invite the band to back you up (They know a ton of songs). You might even get to see a few of the BIFF staff and management onstage making fools of themselves! C’mon. You know you want to do this! Nightly drink specials and no cover charge!

52 Special featuring Glenn Davis & Matt Goodwin @ Grand Avenue Pub, Thursday, Mar 2nd 7pm-10pm

They brought the house down during BIFF 2016, and they’re back to tear the roof off the sucka in 2017! This is an all-star line-up that no one should miss! Local legends in a variety of genres that will light up the night and put everyone in the right head space for BIFF 2017’s second amazing weekend! Let there be groove!! Nightly drink specials and no cover charge!

Karaoke Night @ Suds O‘Hanahan’s, Friday, Mar 3rd 9pm-1am

Finn Bomgaars, the area’s leading authority on all things Karaoke, is your host for a third consecutive year, bringing his unique style and deep catalog to the Suds stage! You’ve been watching others perform on screens all over Beloit for a week. Now it’s YOUR turn to show off your inner entertainer. If courage is an issue, we recommend a couple of Suds’ delicious beverages to help coax you into the spotlight! Free peanuts!!

The Orphans @ The Rock, Saturday, Mar 4th 9pm-?

It’s getting close to curtain time for BIFF 2017. Only one day left of indie film mania. Don’t let it get you down! Join Kevin Patrick and Greg Gerard of The Orphans for a classic evening of your favorite feel-good songs from the 70s and beyond. The Eagles, CSNY, Dylan and Johnny Cash are just a few of the artists whose timeless songs are brought to life by these two veterans of the Midwest regional music scene.

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