April 2015


Posted on: April 26th, 2015 by Sam Foxman
St. Louis based Evntiv created Food Truck Festival in Alton, IL

St. Louis based Evntiv creates Food Truck Festival with City of Alton, IL
























“We are excited to partner with Sauce Magazine to launch the inaugural Alton Food Truck Festival at Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater on Saturday, August 29, 2015,” said Mayor Walker. “This event will feature food trucks from around the region offering global street food cuisine. In addition, the amphitheater’s concession team will offer beverages of all types to compliment the food trucks.”

Live music will be showcased on the amphitheater stage with Marquise Knox as the Food Truck Festival’s headliner. “Marquise is an amazing talent and we are very happy to have him play at this festival”, explains Kevin Smith, talent booker at Evntiv. Knox, a Blues prodigy and native St. Louisan, embodies the soul and essence of a veteran bluesman, with his command of guitar and harmonica combining with his energetic showmanship. He has performed with B.B. King, Henry Townsend, Louisiana Red, Robert Lockwood Jr., and Honeyboy Edwards to name a few. Other entertainment to be announced.


The Alton Food Truck Festival is FREE to the general public. Each food truck will have a different food offering with a range of prices. A special VIP ticket can be purchased for an upgraded experience that includes parking close to the venue and complimentary drink tickets.

Sauce Magazine created the first food truck events in St. Louis,” explained publisher Allyson Mace. “We were looking for the right opportunity to do an event in Illinois. The Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater is a perfect place for people to gather and enjoy great food and beverages while listening to some of the region’s best music.”


“We are proud to offer this unique event FREE of charge to residents of Alton and the surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming a large crowd to the inaugural event,” said Walker.

This event is FREE to the general public. VIP Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase starting today, April 27, 2015. More information at www.libertybankamphitheater.com.

Evntiv books Dwight Yoakam at Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater

Posted on: April 13th, 2015 by Sam Foxman

Dwight Photo OnlyAlton Mayor Brant Walker today announced another major concert event at Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater for the 2015 season.

“In the coming weeks, we will begin sharing all the exciting events taking place at Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater in 2015,” said Mayor Walker. “Last month, we announced the wonderfully talented Alison Kraus & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will be performing on Saturday, June 13, 2015, to benefit Senior Services Plus. Today, it is my pleasure to announce country legend Dwight Yoakam will be performing on Friday, July 10, 2015 with local fan favorite the Glendale Riders as the opening act.”

With every online order for Dwight Yoakam show tickets, fans will receive one standard physical copy of his new album “Second Hand Heart,” in stores on April 14. Ticket purchasers will receive instructions via email on how to redeem their album within 10-14 business days after their order.

In addition, fans can purchase a special Dwight Yoakam VIP Experience ticket for the July 10 show. This ticket will include a reserved seat in the first five rows of the VIP area, reserved parking, and access to the VIP tent with private concession booth. It also includes a meet and greet with Dwight Yoakam, a signed souvenir, and photo opportunity. Each online order for the VIP Experience includes a copy of Dwight’s new album as well. Fans should visit the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater website for details on the VIP Experience ticket.

Concerts announced to date:

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Feed the Need Concert: Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas

With special guest The Harman Family Bluegrass Band

* Funds raised from this event allow Senior Services Plus to deliver hot, nutritious meals to over 700 homebound seniors throughout Madison and St. Clair counties each day.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Dwight Yoakam

With special guest The Glendale Riders (additional special guest to be announced)

Tickets are available through http://www.libertybankamphitheater.com/, Metrotix, The Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Fox Theatre (St. Louis, MO), or charge by phone at 314-534-1111. All shows rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges.

Major Support for the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater Summer Events comes from Liberty Bank, Coors-Fitz Distributing, Argosy Casinos, 7-UP, The Bank of Edwardsville, Simmons Hanley Conroy, Alton Marina, Clark Properties, Ameren Illinois, Arrow Signs and Outdoor Advertising and Cornerstone Bank & Trust.

“The live music and the other family friendly events we are offer at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater help improve our quality of life. Our sponsors underwrite a significant portion of each show and without them we could not afford to host these national acts. We are grateful for their investment in an improved quality of life in Alton” Mayor Walker said.