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Black & White Night Reenactment

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On September 30, 1987, Roy Orbison performed his legendary ‘Black & White Night” concert at Coconut Grove in Los Angeles. The ‘backup’ band included such celebrities as Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Bruce Bruce Springsteen, K.D. Lang, Jennifer Warnes, and Bonnie Raitt. A host of VIPs such as Billy Idol, Patrick Swayze, Sandra Bernhard, and Kris Kristofferson made up the audience.

On October 28th, Klehm Arboretum will host a Halloween-season ‘Black & White Night” recreation with the Trinadora Rocks! band. Ron Holm will sing Roy’s songs, and Jannie Nelson, Tim Austin, and John Bishoff channel Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly, Paul McCartney, Julie London, and a host of other stars. Klehm’s Visitor Center will echo with the sounds of even more celebrities than Coconut Grove did 30 years ago.

Light snacks, full cash bar, comfortable listening accommodations, and a fine dance floor will round out the night. Costumes encouraged!

Admission: $15
$20 at the door if any tickets are left.

Subarea:Rockford Southwest


Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden - 2715 S. Main St., Rockford, IL 61102 - From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.), west on Business 20 to downtown Rockford. After crossing the Rock River, turn left on Church St., IL 2. Follow IL 2, which will join S. Main St. to the Arboretum on the right at Clifton Ave. From the south and west: follow U.S. Bypass 20 to S. Main (IL 2); go north on S. Main to the Arboretum on the left at Clifton.

Black & White Night Reenactment
  • October 28, 2017
  • Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden
  • $15 per person in advance | $20 at the door if any tickets remain