Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform Sept. 4 at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater.
ALTON — Mayor Brant Walker announced Monday the fourth major event at Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater for the 2015 season.
“We are excited to announce that Lynyrd Skynyrd will be coming to Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater on Friday, September 4, 2015,” Walker said. “This iconic band practically defined the music genre of Southern rock.”
With a catalog of more than 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having sold more than 2 million ringtones, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers remain a cultural icon who appeal to multiple generations.
“In 2013, our amphitheater hosted a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band,” Walker said. “Now, in 2015, we have the real Lynyrd Skynyrd. That illustrates just how far we have come in a very short amount of time thanks to the strong support of our sponsors and the hard work of our Amphitheater Commission.”
“The people of Alton and the surrounding counties have proven there is a demand for bigger concerts at the amphitheater. We anticipate this concert to sell out, so I hope fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd act quickly to buy tickets,” Walker said. “I can’t think of a better way to kick off Labor Day weekend.”
Tickets are on sale for $42.50. For information, visit www.libertybankamphitheater.com/.
Support for the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater Summer Events comes from Liberty Bank, Coors-Fitz Distributing, Argosy Casinos, 7UP, The Bank of Edwardsville, Simmons Hanly Conroy, Alton Marina, Clark Properties, Ameren Illinois, Arrow Signs and Outdoor Advertising and Cornerstone Bank & Trust.