As the Mississippi River waters slowly recede, officials with the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater and adjacent Riverfront Park are getting their first look at the damage left behind. Significant cleanup and repairs will cost at least $50,000 according to Robert Stephan, Amphitheater Commission Chairman. This has prompted the cancellation of the June 29 BBQ, Bikes & Blues event and has postponed the June 30 International SUNday activity at the Amphitheater.

But Stephan tells The Big Z plans are still on to host the Fireworks on the Mississippi on July 3. 

The shoot site for the fireworks will be moved to the old Great Central lot. As a result, there will be restricted parking in the Argosy lot on Henry Street. The fireworks show will begin at 9:30pm. He says they still don't know everything that will have to be addressed.

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Stephan notes they “will work hard over the coming weeks and have the Amphitheater in great condition for the Food Truck Festival, Jazz and Wine Festival, Alton Expo and Nelly concert.” The International SUNday event has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 28 from Noon to 5pm..

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