After a silent 2020 season, officials with the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater are announcing a full 2021 schedule of events. There will be several nights featuring regional music acts, and festivals such as the Alton Expo and Fireworks on the Mississippi will return.

One thing that is not on the schedule is a national music act. Last year there was a commitment from Boyz II Men. Alton Amphitheater Commission chairman Robert Stephan tells The Big Z whether or not they get a national act depends on finances.

Click here for Stephan's comments

For the 2021 season Liberty Bank Amphitheater has added five “Summer Social” events which include popular St. Louis regional bands Boogie Chyld on June 4, Well Hungarians on June 18, Trixie Delight on July 16, dueling pianos from Howl at the Moon on July 30, and one-man band Corey Evitts on August 13. All Summer Social events will feature food and drinks. 

On July 3 “Fireworks on the Mississippi” will return with performances by the Alton Symphony Orchestra and the Air Force Band of the Midwest. 

On July 9, the Amphitheater will host San Francisco, California based Super Diamond, a Neil Diamond tribute show that Neil Diamond himself has performed with in the past. Ticket details will be announced soon. 

Additional events include the Food Truck Festival on August 28, Jazz & Wine Festival on September 4, Alton Expo September 8-12, Catfish Classic September 9, and Senior Services Plus on Sept 18. 

You can hear the full interview with Stephan here.

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