BIFF Block Party 2016!

BIFF is taking over downtown for 10 days of films, festivities and fun. Check out the many activities we have before and after films this year. There’s something for everyone so be sure to join us for the best entertainment Beloit has to offer.

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Thursday, Feb. 18th, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

52 Special Featuring Glenn Davis & Matt Goodwin
Grand Avenue Pub — 123 W Grand Ave.

Kick off BIFF with the 52 special featuring Glenn Davis and Matt Goodwin for an evening of foot stomping music. These local legends will have you grooving all week long and satiate your appetite for some tasty blues.


Saturday, Feb. 20th, 9:00 pm – 12:00 am

Kevin Patrick Solo
Suds O’Hanahan’s Irish Pub — 435 E Grand Ave.

Hailing originally from the lower Ohio valley straddling the border of the Old Confederacy and Yankee Country, Kevin starting playing clubs at the tender age of 14. Since then he’s toured three continents and opened for some of the greatest stage acts including America, Ricky Scaggs, The Gin Blossoms, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Beach Boys and many others.


Saturday, Feb. 20th, 11:00 am

Badger Chordhawks Chorus & Dancers
Hendricks Center for the Arts Lobby — 409 Pleasant St.

BIFF’s own John Kalkirtz has assembled The Badger Chordhawks Chorus, a barbershop singing group that will serenade you each Saturday morning at BIFF. In addition, the awarding winning McNulty Irish Dancers will perform amazing traditional Celtic dance routines.


Sunday, Feb. 21st, 10:30 am

Wisconsin Artisan Cheese Tasting
Bushel and Peck’s Local Market — 328 State St.

Join Beloit native Greg Long as he indulges us with some of Wisconsin’s finest artisanal cheese. Greg will guide our palates as we explore the nuances of Wisconsin’s cheesemakers.

Come and plant your derrière as we enjoy the product of our local dairy air!

Monday, Feb. 22nd, 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Comedy Night
The BOP (Bert’s Only Place) — 530 E Grand Ave.

Check out these hilarious locals for a night of laughs! Rebekah Gibson (Janesville, WI.) got her start in comedy right here in Beloit. Stevie Crutcher (Madison,WI) is the warm & bubbly comedian that makes your whole body giggle. Andrea Guzzetta (Rockton, IL.) is a talented performer with comedic timing & content that is simply brilliant. Vickie Lynn (Beloit,WI.) is a local radio personality (WADR 103.5FM) & comedian who brings brash & beautiful comedy to where ever she roams. Shawna Lutzow (Beloit, WI) has made a huge & funny impact among peers in the short time that she’s been performing. This is a lineup packed with laughter & you don’t want to miss it.


Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Culvers Scholarship Fundraiser Night
Culver’s — 2676 Cranston Rd.

Help BIFF give back to our community and get a taste of Wisconsin at Culver’s while you’re at it! Proceeds from the evening will go toward the BIFF Scholarship Fund which will help finance one of our fantastic college interns for their next semester.

Friday, Feb. 26th 9:00 pm – 12:00 am

Karaoke Night
Suds O’Hanahan’s Irish Pub — 435 E Grand Ave.

Back by popular demand, BIFF’s Karaoke Night 2016 is certain to be blast. You’re sure to be awed by the many talents of our community, BIFF crew and filmmakers. You may even catch BIFF’s own executive director showcase his talents.


Saturday, Feb. 27th 9:30 pm – 12:00 am

The Orphans
The Rock — 101 Maple Ave.

The Orphans featuring Kevin Patrick and Greg Gerard have been a mainstay in the music scene of the upper Midwest for 2 decades carving out their niche with their harmony and rich sound. Founded in 1991, the band has stayed true to the original Orphans creed: Play songs that everyone knows and loves that no one else will play.


Saturday, Feb. 27th 11:00 am

Badger Chordhawks Chorus & Dancers
Hendricks Center for the Arts Lobby — 409 Pleasant St.

BIFF’s own John Kalkirtz has assembled The Badger Chordhawks Chorus, a barbershop singing group that will serenade you each Saturday morning at BIFF. In addition, the Polish Dance Ensemble will offer their own colorful ethnic flair.

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