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.
The Groove Hotel sprang from the roots of the Dean Moriarty Jazz Band when Dean alums Dan Kasten, Jeff Layng, and Phil Pilcher teamed up with Bob Rub and Dave Timmcke to form Groove Hotel, with the idea of adding guest musicians on a regular basis. The band’s continually evolving repertoire emphasizes rhythmic variety. You’ll hear swing, bossa nova, funk, rock, samba, gospel, and Cuban son; sometimes several of these appear in the same tune. Audiences may also be treated to a world premiere of one of the band’s original compositions.
NOTE: 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.
2019 Season June 16 - Madtown Mannish Boys July 21 - Groove Hotel August 18 - Ernie Hendrickson
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.