Echoes of Dion, Orbison and friends to fill Spring Creek UCC auditorium for June 28 concert

Staff Report

At 7 p.m., Saturday, June 28, the sounds of Dion Dimucci and Roy Orbison will fill the Spring Creek UCC auditorium, 4500 Spring Creek Road, Rockford.

Vince Chiarelli and Ron Holm will channel the vocals of Dion and Roy, respectively. The all-star band includes Tim Austin, John Bishoff, Frank Calvagna, Tony Chiarelli and Janel Nelson.

The concert will also celebrate Bobby Darin (Walden Robert Cassotto), Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto), Connie Francis (Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero; as sung by Janel Nelson) and other entertainment giants of Italian heritage who, in their youth, created a new sound for America’s pop music.

There is no admission charge for the event, although attendees will have an opportunity to purchase Vincent Records CDs and make optional donations to the musicians. Refreshments, including Bino’s homemade pizza, will be available.

Seating is limited to 200 guests, and the Dion and Roy concert theme has attracted capacity audiences in the past, so attendees should arrive early.

This event is part of the “Concerts On The Creek” series. For more information, call (815) 979-1949, e-mail, or visit and click the “Concerts On The Creek” logo.

From the June 25-July 1, 2014, issue

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