The Alton Municipal Band kicks off its 125th season tonight, but at a temporary location for its Thursday performances. Due to construction at Riverview Park, the Thursday shows will take place at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater at Riverfront Park. Show time is 8:00pm.
The Alton Amphitheater Commission made the venue available due to the upgrades taking place at Riverview Park this summer, however the shows on July 2 and July 9 will be held at the tennis courts at Gordon Moore Park.
On Sundays, the Alton Muny Band will take the show to Haskell Park on Henry Street where it will perform at 7pm each week. This Sunday June 7, the Friends of Haskell Park will host a Summer Kick Off with a free hot dog dinner, kettle corn and snow cones from 5 to 6:30pm. The popular Bubble Bus will be on hand, along with carnival games and other entertainment before the concert. Band director David Drillinger will be the guest during the 10 o’clock hour of Let’s Talk today to discuss the season.