ALTON — The inaugural Pietown Gospel Music Festival Aug. 28-29 is under way at Main Street UMC, 1400 Main St.
Parking will be available in Upper Alton at Calvary Baptist Church, US Bank, the Franklin Masonic Temple and Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home. If those lots fill, a shuttle will be available from Alton Middle School and Alton Senior High School. Participants can call (618) 550-9291 to get a ride.
Everything will be free except for food and drink, including barbecue pork steaks, grilled corn on the cob, Schwegel’s bratwurst, quarter-pound hot dogs, watermelon and more. All will be fairly priced.
Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs for seating, and those who help “Fill The Truck” with canned goods for Crisis Food Center and Salvation Army will receive a free bag of popcorn.
The order of performance for musical acts is on the website, www.pietowngospelmusicfest.com, under “The Acts” tab.
“This will be a historic event for our community and one that is great for the whole family,” organizer Greg Gelzinnis said.
Saturday will be an all-day affair, continuing the festivities along with the addition of a car cruise from 4 until 9 p.m.
For information, call Gelzinnis at (618) 550-9291.