Pack your blanket, a picnic dinner and a bottle of wine and sit back and enjoy the show in the midst of our fragrant Fountain Garden! Klehm will close at 3:00 pm and reopen at 4:00 pm for Woodsong attendees to enjoy the grounds before the show starts at 6:00 pm.
The Groove Hotel combines just the right mix of smooth backgrounds and smoldering rhythms to make your venue groove. A Rhythm-n-Jazz based band based in Rockford, Illinois, the band plays a mix of original music in a contemporary style of upbeat funky, Latin, and swing style of jazz. Members of the group hail from RAMI (Rockford Area Music Industry) Hall of Fame groups and include Phil Pilcher – tenor sax, soprano sax, & flute; Bob Rub – piano; Dave Timmcke – bass, Jeff Layng – trumpet, and Dan Kasten –drums. Woodsong concerts in 2017 (series tickets available): June 18 - Corkey Siegel July 16 - Groove Hotel August 20 - Trinadora Rocks
Directions: 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.