The concert series at the Alton Riverfront Amphitheater begins in a little more than a month, and there will be a couple of changes you will notice. One is the installation of a new fence along the southwestern side of the facility. The other is that the events will not be free anymore, a change made possible by the installation of the fence.
The ticked events sponsored by the city will cost $5, and will be called "Five Dollar Fridays." There will be concerts that feature acts that pay tribute to the likes of Bob Seger, The Eagles, The Allman Brothers and Pink Floyd. Alton Park & Recreation Department Executive Director Brad Cunningham says he is looking forward to the coming concert season.
There will also be a Saturday night concert July 21 as part of the 175th Anniversary celebration, and a tribute to the work of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston on August 11. The first concert will be the 3rd annual Feed the Need concert to benefit the Meals on Wheels Program on Saturday, June 9.