Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest announces Back to School Concert

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest announces Back to School Concert

Celebrate the end of summer break with The Neverly Brothers at Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest on Friday, August 12.

The Neverly Brothers’ concerts are a tribute to one of the most exciting chapters in music history: the birth, near death and resurrection of rock n’ roll. With their one-of-a-kind, high-energy stage performance, you’ll be led on a guided tour of rock history — complete with vintage wardrobe changes and stories behind their chronological song sequence — as they perform hits by Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and many more. This family-friendly show includes familiar songs, suitable for all ages.

“We know that most kids start school this week so we wanted to give them one more taste of summer to stay up late and dance the night away,” said Stephanie Blackstock, executive director for Gabis Arboretum. “We’ll have food trucks, ice cream, popcorn and we are encouraging all families to wear their glow-in-the-dark gear for extra fun.”

The show starts at 7 p.m. with Chris & Lou as the opening act. The gates open at 6:30 p.m. Wildrose Brewing Company and local food vendors will be on-site selling beer, wine and food. No outside alcohol is allowed. 

Tickets are $15 in advance and increase to $20 the week of for non-members. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at

The Neverly Brothers concert is sponsored by CR Painting, NIPSCO, and Wildrose Brewing Company. 

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

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