– Relax under the stars at Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest this summer and enjoy a great concert lineup June 24, July 1, July 15, August 12, and September 16.
The series includes nationally acclaimed tribute bands playing favorite hits by Elvis, The Beatles, and Cream as well as original music by a Chicago Blues Festival headliner and Chicago’s original jam band, Mr. Blotto.
MegaBeatles will kick off the series at 7 p.m. on June 24 by recreating the beloved music of The Beatles. The band features members of local groups Chris and Lou and The Crawpuppies. The concert will be a great night for families to dance and sing along to the classics!
One week after the MegaBeatles show, The Music of Cream will take stage at 7 p.m. on July 1 for their Disraeli Gears & Clapton Classics tour. This will be the last chance to see this international touring band before they go overseas. The Music of Cream features family members of Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton. This concert will be a salute to the most explosive super group in the hands of those who knew them best.
The full 2022 Acorn Concert Series schedule includes:
- June 24: MegaBeatles, recreating the music of The Beatles, start time 7 p.m. with opening acts The Crawpuppies and Chris & Lou
- July 1: The Music of Cream, performing hits by Eric Clapton, Blind Faith and Cream, start time 7 p.m. with opening act Lauren Dukes
- July 15: Toronzo Cannon, a Chicago Blues Festival headliner by night and CTA bus driver by day, start time 6 p.m. with opening act Planetary Blues Band
- Aug. 12: A Rock n’ Roll Tribute from Elvis to The Beatles featuring The Neverly Brothers, start time 7 p.m. with opening act Chris & Lou
- Sept. 16: Mr. Blotto, Chicago’s original Jam Band, start time 7 p.m. with opening act Phantom Zone
“The Acorn Concert Series has become one of our most important fundraisers,” said Stephanie Blackstock, executive director for Gabis Arboretum. “The proceeds from this series will support the restoration of northern Indiana’s natural landscape and enhance our hands-on education programs that teach local youth about the importance of conservation.”
WildRose Brewing and local food vendors will be on site selling beer, wine and food. No outside alcohol is allowed.
All concert times are Central Daylight Time (CDT) and gates open 30 minutes before show time. Concerts will be held rain or shine. Ticket prices vary per show and can be purchased at pnw.edu/gabis-concerts. Member discounts are available.
The concert series is sponsored by CR Painting, NIPSCO, WildRose Brewing, Wille Stiener & Brust and Indiana Beverage.
Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest
Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest serves as a living laboratory for education, research, conservation and engagement with the natural environment. Gabis Arboretum offers a wide variety of activities, events and classes for people of all ages and interests. With 300 acres of magnificent landscapes, education programs and community events, the arboretum has something for any interest. Gabis Arboretum holds an accreditation from ArbNet as a Level III accredited arboretum. To learn more about Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, visit pnw.edu/gabis-arboretum.
Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW values academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity. For more information about PNW, visit www.pnw.edu