Alton's Amphitheater is wrapping up its fifth year of operation, and city officials are looking ahead at ways to make the venue more successful. The combination of nationally-known acts and tribute bands has met with mixed success over the years. The Five-Dollar Friday series wrapped up last night with Houses of the Holy - Tribute to Led Zepplin.
Executive Director of the Alton Park & Recreation Department Rhonda Lewis says one way to get more people to check out the shows may be to give them a preview on their website.
The venue annually hosts a variety of concerts, including the The Big Gig and the Mississippi Earthtones Festival. She says there a big act that is in the final stages of being booked right now, but cannot release the name just yet.