ABOUT THE VENUE
The Alton Riverfront Amphitheater is a 4000-seat multi-purpose entertainment venue located next to the Mississippi River in Riverfront Park in historic Alton, Illinois. It is owned and maintained by the City of Alton, Illinois and is governed and managed by the Alton Amphitheater Commission. The venue sits conveniently next to U.S. Route 67 and adjacent to the Clark Bridge. The Illinois Department of Transportation estimates that over 19,000 vehicles pass by the Amphitheater each day on US 67 and 27,000 vehicles cross the Clark Bridge daily. The magnificent Alton Marina and Argosy Casino provide perfect bookends for the venue. Alton, Illinois and the Alton Riverfront Amphitheater are also located in the heart of the St. Louis media market.
Since 2014, the Alton Riverfront Amphitheater has hosted Grammy award winning and nationally recognized musical acts, music and food festivals, and non-profit fundraisers. It is used primarily throughout the year for events organized by the Alton Amphitheater Commission. Throughout each season, events supported by the Amphitheater Commission season have drawn over 40,000 fans annually. Additionally, outside events not sponsored by the Amphitheater Commission bring another 5000-10,000 individuals into the venue annually.
Currently, the Alton Amphitheater Commission organizes the following festivals each year: Bikes & BBQ Festival (late June), Fireworks on the Mississippi (July 3rd), Alton Food Truck Festival (late August), Alton Wine & Jazz Festival (2nd weekend of September), and the Alton Expo (5-day event in mid-September). The Commission augments these festivals with musical performances by nationally known acts such as The Beach Boys, Kenny Rogers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Better Than Ezra, and Dwight Yokum.
Annual events at the Alton Amphitheater sponsored by charities and other groups include, but are not limited to, the Tour De Cure (American Diabetes Association), Relay For Life (American Cancer Society), Feed The Need (Senior Services Plus), and the Domestic Violence Walk (Alton Police Department).