ALTON — “Ol’ Man River,” long an inspiration for tales and tunes, has now inspired two nights of music and fun on May 9 and 10.
Beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, and again at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 10, the Great Rivers Choral Society along with Matt Taul and Friends will perform free concerts at the National Great Rivers Museum, 2 Lock and Dam Way. The concerts will take place outside in the rear of the museum.
Tunes set to be performed include “Mississippi River Blues,” “Deep River,” “Moon River,” “Proud Mary” and many more. Matt Taul and Friends includes Taul on vocals and acoustic guitar, Joe Cox on bass and Phil Waits on guitar.
“This concert theme was inspired by the great Mississippi and Missouri rivers,” a press release from the Great Rivers Choral Society states. “The Mississippi River may be the most musical river in the entire world. Drum songs, folk songs, blues and jazz were all created and recreated along its banks.”
The event is sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council, Phillips 66, Alton Community Service League, DesignMeStuff.com, the Pfizer Foundation and the Jacoby Arts Center.
The concerts are free and a freewill donation will be taken during the events. For more information, visit www.grcs-sing.org.