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Rescheduled: Johnny V. Wildflowers: A Tribute To Tom Petty Concert

October 1, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Scheduling Update

The summer concert at the Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest scheduled for Saturday, June 26, has been postponed due to forecasts for inclement weather.

Johnny V’s Wildflowers, a Tom Petty tribute act, is now scheduled to perform at the arboretum on Friday, October 1. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with opener starting at 6 p.m. and the headliner at 7:30 p.m.

The show is part of the Acorn Concert Series, offering family-friendly evenings at the Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest.

All series tickets and individual pre-purchased tickets to the concert with Johnny V’s Wildflowers will be honored at the gate on a later date. Ticket holders are asked to print their ticket and bring it to their concert of choice.


Johnny V’s Wildflowers is a Tom Petty tribute act, fronted by Johnny V, one of Northwest Indiana’s most well-known and charismatic performers. The band touches upon all corners of Tom Petty’s catalog, from hits to deep cuts to side-projects and brings their own flavor to this classic and beloved music. Also featured in this band are other mainstays from the Chicagoland music scene, including Janis Wallin on bass, “Kid Mikey” Schroeder on drums, Rich Fobes on keys and David Gans on lead guitar.


Concert Times

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Opener starts at 6 p.m. Headliner starts at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket Details

  • Members: $15 for individual concert; $50 for series ticket
  • Non-Members: $15 advance purchase and $20 week of purchase for individual concert; $55 for series ticket

Summer Concerts At Gabis Arboretum

The Acorn Concert Series is back for 2021. This summer enjoy family-friendly evenings at Gabis Arboretum while listening to a variety of musical artists, sipping craft beer and wine and savoring food from local vendors. Don’t forget your lawn chair!


*We will be following all COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Logo: 5•75 Purdue University Northwest Roaring Ahead with an illustration of a striding lion.

Part of Purdue University Northwest’s “Roaring Ahead” 5•75 anniversary celebration.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.