By David Stanley from Nanaimo, Canada, via Wikimedia Commons
ALTON — Alton Mayor Brant Walker announced Monday the third major event at Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater for the 2015 season.
“We are excited to partner with Sauce Magazine to launch the inaugural Alton Food Truck Festival at Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015,” Walker said. “This event will feature food trucks from around the region offering global street food cuisine. In addition, the amphitheater’s concession team will offer beverages of all types to complement the food trucks.”
Live music will be showcased on the amphitheater stage with Marquise Knox as the festival’s headliner. Knox is a blues prodigy and native St. Louisan. Marquise embodies the soul and essence of a veteran bluesman, with his command of guitar and harmonica combining with his energetic showmanship. He has performed with B.B. King, Henry Townsend, Louisiana Red, Robert Lockwood Jr. and Honeyboy Edwards. Other entertainment to be announced.
The festival is free and open to the public. Each truck will have a different food offering with a range of prices. A special VIP ticket can be purchased for an upgraded experience that includes parking close to the venue and complimentary drink tickets.
“Sauce Magazine created the first food truck events in St. Louis,” publisher Allyson Mace said. “We were looking for the right opportunity to do an event in Illinois. The Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater is a perfect place for people to gather and enjoy great food and beverages while listening to some of the region’s best music.”
“We are proud to offer this unique event free of charge to residents of Alton and the surrounding area,” Walker said. “We look forward to welcoming a large crowd to the inaugural event.”
VIP tickets are available for $25 through the amphitheater website, http://www.libertybankamphitheater.com/, Metrotix, the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Fox Theatre in St. Louis, or by phone at (314) 534-1111. All events rain or shine; no refunds or exchanges.
Other 2015 amphitheater concerts and events include:
Saturday, June 13
Feed the Need Concert: Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas with special guest The Harman Family Bluegrass Band. Proceeds allow Senior Services Plus to deliver meals to more than 700 homebound seniors in Madison and St. Clair counties.
Friday, July 10
WIL 92.3 Welcomes Dwight Yoakam with special guest The Glendale Riders (additional special guest to be announced).