ALTON — Mayor Brant Walker on Friday announced five major events this summer at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater. “Over the last two years, we have presented a compelling list of entertainers at our amphitheater, from Kenny Rogers to Alison Krauss to Lynyrd Skynyrd,” Walker said. “We are so excited to continue the momentum with our lineup for 2016. We are pleased to offer ticket prices lower than last year as well as great free events for the entire family.”
Sunday, July 3 — The city of Alton presents Fireworks on The Mississippi. Come enjoy food, drink, live entertainment by Hudson & The Hoodoo Cats and a fireworks display over the Mississippi River. This event is free to the public. A special VIP ticket can be purchased for an upgraded experience, which includes parking close to the venue.
Saturday, July 16 — Feed The Need Benefit Concert featuring Rodney Atkins with special guest Jana Kramer. This concert will benefit Senior Services Plus, a nonprofit 501 C-3 United Way agency established to help enrich the lives of older adults through programs and services that encourage independent living. Ticket prices start at $40.
Saturday, July 23 — WIL 92.3FM presents The Charlie Daniels Band with special guest to be announced. From his Dove Award-winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 78, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need. Ticket prices start at $22.50.
Saturday, Aug. 27 — Sauce Magazine presents the Alton Food Truck Festival. The city of Alton will partner with Sauce Magazine to welcome the second annual festival at the amphitheater with musical entertainment by Boogie Chyld. This event will showcase food trucks from around the region offering global street food cuisine. Due to overwhelming popularity, this year’s festival will feature more trucks, more food and more drink sales stations. The festival is free to the public. Each food truck will have a different food offering with a range of prices. A special VIP ticket can be purchased for an upgraded experience, which includes parking close to the venue and complimentary drink tickets.
Friday, Sept. 9 — WIL 92.3FM presents country music legend Travis Tritt with special guest to be announced. More than 27 years after Tritt launched his music career, the Southern-rock influenced artist continues to display strong sales activity, sell-out shows, and stay true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. Ticket prices start at $29.50.
Tickets are available through libertybankamphitheater.com/, Metrotix, The Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Fox Theatre (St. Louis) or charge by phone at (314) 534-1111. All shows are rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges.
Support for the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater comes from Liberty Bank, the city of Alton, Simmons Hanley Conroy, Coors Light-Fritz Distributing, Argosy Casino, Clark Properties Alton Center Business Park, Dr. Pepper 7UP, CNB Bank and Trust, American Family Insurance Gerard Fischer, Allied Waste, Illinois American Water, Roberts Ford, Nautilus Fitness Center, Coleman Country Campers, St. Peter’s Hardware, The Telegraph, Atlantis Pools, Grandpa Gang, Landmark Realty Matt Horn, Quality Pontiac, BJC Healthcare, 1st MidAmerica, Dave Mungenast, WBGZ-1570AM/94.3FM, AdVantage News, The Bank of Edwardsville, Arrow Signs and Outdoor Advertising, Ardent Mills, Phillips 66, OSF Saint Anthony’s and Ameren Illinois.