Kicking off the concert series Sept. 4 will be the band DD Revival, a popular regional group that features sounds from the golden age of rock and roll.
HARTFORD — The sounds of classic rock, Americana, country and golden oldies will resonate from the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower outdoor amphitheater this fall during a series of free Sunday afternoon concerts featuring local musicians.
Starting Sunday, Sept. 4, and running for seven consecutive Sundays, visitors can enjoy free concerts thanks to a grant from Enbridge Inc., an energy infrastructure company. The concerts will run from 2 to 4 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater and visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating. Food and drink will be available for sale. Tower tours will be available at regular rates.
Kicking off the concert series will be the band DD Revival, a popular regional group that features sounds from the golden age of rock and roll including the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. On Sunday, Sept. 11, high-energy classic rock band Mars Needs Guitars will showcase its distinctive sounds, including electric blues, psychedelic rock and original music.
The fun continues Sunday, Sept. 18, with music from Bob & Me, a duo featuring country, blues, soft rock and jazz tunes. The tower will welcome popular band The Owlz on Sunday, Sept. 25. Matt Taul & Friends bring their Americana sound to the tower Sunday, Oct. 2. Typsy Gypsy will rock the crowd Sunday, Oct. 9, with their folk, rock, country and R & B sounds. The classic country music of Rockabilly Revival will end the series Sunday, Oct. 16.
“Rockin’ on the River concert series is a great way to showcase our new outdoor amphitheater and let people enjoy the energy at the Confluence Tower,” Deanna Barnes, project manager for the village of Hartford, said. “We are so fortunate that Enbridge offered a grant which funded the concerts and enabled us to expand our fall programming.”
RJ’s Place in Hartford will sell beer and wine during the concerts. Friendship General Baptist Church will see food and treats.
Visit ConfluenceTower.com for a complete schedule of concerts.
The tower will be open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. five days a week Wednesday through Saturday from and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 7. Guided tours are available. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for active military and veterans, $5 for adults 62 and older, $4 for children 12 and younger and children 2 and younger are free. Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676.