The Alton Municipal Band opens its concert season Thursday night under the stars at Riverview Park in Alton. It will be the first of 18 shows through August 4, and each Thursday the band will play at 8pm Riverview Park. On Sundays the band will perform in Haskell Park in Alton at 7pm, which seemed to be a well received change last year.
The change in the start time on Sunday came as a request from the audience according to Alton Park & Recreation Deputy Director Rhonda Lewis, who says the majority of the planned improvements at Riverview Park will help get visitors from one place to the next.
Each week, the show has a different theme for the Thursday/Sunday schedule, including the popular Children's Concert June 20 and 23 and the patriotic themed concerts June 27 and 29. The season will close with a show at Lewis and Clark Community College on August 8, inside Hatheway Hall.