Photo by Fred Pollard
The exterior of the Jacoby Arts Center, with one of the boarded-up windows on the second floor visible.
ALTON — A Jacoby Arts Center benefit concert is set for Friday.
Doors open at 7 p.m.; music starts at 7:20 p.m. and goes until 12:30 a.m. at Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E Broadway, Alton.
Music will be provided by nine original acts on two sound systems by Hope & Therapy, Gemini Hustler, Popular Mechanics, Sweet Dirt, Nikolas Kodros, Zagk Gibbons, Matt Taul, Hideous Gentelmen and Green & Blue.
A $20 suggested donation gains attendees access to free samples from Ridgebrook Brewery and entry into a giveaway raffle that includes Cardinal baseball tickets, and gift certificates to Bossanova, Princivalli's, Gato Negro Tattoo, Hair Jazz, Hazel2Blue, Slackers CDs & Games, and more.
No one will be turned away at the door, but donations of less than $20 will simply have access to live music and cash bar, without the perks of free beer samples and the possibility of winning door prizes.
Cash bar available to those 21 and older including Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Boulevard Single Wide IPA, Blue Moon Spring Blond Wheat Ale, assorted domestic beers, and red and white wine.