STEVE MILLER BAND AND MARTY STUART
Updated event timeline:
Acoustic Opener: 7:00pm - 7:35pm
Marty Stuart: 7:50pm - 8:50pm
Steve Miller Band: 9:20pm - 10:50pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Alton, IL – June 8, 2019) The location for the Steve Miller Band & Marty Stewart concert on June 21, 2019 will move from the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater to the Alton Square Mall. Due to the water levels on the Alton riverfront, the City of Alton, the band and production team have been working diligently to re-stage the concert on the upper parking lot of the Alton Square Mall near the Alby Street entrance.
“It was important to the Amphitheater Commission, our sponsors and the band that the show go on as planned. It is remarkable to see how our community, our leaders and the Steve Miller camp have been working to make this happen”, states Robert Stephan of the Amphitheater Commission.
All tickets purchased for this concert will be honored at the new location. No refunds or exchanges. For VIP and reserved ticket holders, the seating chart will be very similar to Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater. VIP ticketholders will continue to have VIP parking access as well as VIP tent access. General Admission ticket holders are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for this once-in-a-lifetime concert experience!
Tickets are on sale at www.libertybankamphitheater.com and through Metrotix outlets and www.metrotix.com. Starting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, fans may purchase tickets in-person at the temporary office of the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau located at 111 East 4th Street Suite 315, Alton Il 62002.
“The show will go on as planned. This will be one amazing concert!”, explains Mayor Brant Walker. I am grateful to our community partners like John Mulherin, the Hull Property Group and the tenants of Alton Square Mall for working with us to host this event. We will not let the flood dampen the spirit of Rock N’ Roll in Alton, Illinois!”, added Walker.
VIP tickets are $150 per person; reserved tickets are $72 per person and general admission $48.50 per person. A VIP ticket includes entry to the concert, assigned seating in the VIP seating area, reserved parking and access to the VIP tent with private concessions. A reserved ticket provides entry to the concert and assigned seating in the first 25 rows. No reserved parking is provided. General Admission provides entry to the concert and seating in the general admission area.
- New location of concert: Alton Square Mall, 200 Alton Square, Alton, IL 62002
- Date of Concert: June 21, 2019
- All Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater terms, rules and conditions apply for this concert
- Concessions will be available for purchase
- Plenty of parking available
- Site map and directions will be posted on http://libertybankamphitheater.com/
- No pets, no outside food / beverage
- Tickets still available!
CLASSIC ROCK MEETS CLASSIC COUNTRY
Coming off an extraordinary Spring tour, Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller is looking forward to his summer tour with Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives. Calling it “An Amazing Evening of Original American Music – Classic Rock Meets Classic Country,” the tour is certain to be one of the premiere traveling concerts of summer 2019. “I know it is going to be one of the best musical pairings we've ever done and an amazing evening of great American music,” says Miller. “For those Steve Miller Band fans who don't know Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives -- Marty Stuart, Kenny Vaughan, Harry Stinson & Chris Scruggs -- together they are one of the best singing and playing bands EVER and not to be missed. Marty is one of the finest musicians in the world -- an amazing singer, song writer and country music scholar and it’s an honor to have him join us this summer for an unbelievable evening of original American music.” Says Stuart, "Steve Miller is a treasure and a true world-class musical citizen. I so respect him as a singer, a songwriter, guitar slinger, historian, art connoisseur, bandleader and friend. It's an honor for the Superlatives and I to run the roads of the nation and share the stage with the Steve Miller Band this summer. I predict some amazing musical moments out there on the horizon."
About Steve Miller: Steve Miller has been an enlivening presence on the American music scene for more than half a century. To begin with, he was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late '60s. With albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music - and, indeed, society - could be in the years to come. Then, in the '70s, Miller crafted a brand of pure pop that was smart, polished, exciting and irresistible - and that dominated radio in a way that few artists have ever managed. Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: “The Joker,” "Take the Money and Run," "Rock'n Me," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Jet Airliner" and "Jungle Love," among them. To this day, those songs are instantly recognizable when they stream on the radio - and impossible not to sing along with. Their hooks are the very definition of indelible. Running through Miller’s distinctive catalog is a combination of virtuosity and song craft. And that’s no accident. His parents were jazz aficionados, not to mention close friends of Les Paul and Mary Ford, so, as a budding guitarist, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from that musical tradition. When the family moved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues with family friend T-Bone Walker. Miller then moved to Chicago, where he played with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, James Cotton and Paul Butterfield. That range of sources informs his music to this day. In recent years, Miller has fully immersed himself in the blues and its many byways. As he has always done, he continues to find creative outlets for the full panoply of his musical passions. On his successful tours with the Steve Miller Band, he complements the commercial peaks of his extensive catalogue with lesser-known songs that expand his fans’ awareness of the range of his work. As a member of the Board of Directors at Jazz at Lincoln Center, he has curated and headlined shows that explore themes like the bridge from blues to jazz in the music of guitar great T-Bone Walker; the distinctive sounds of the blues triangle of Memphis, Texas and Chicago; the resonances between the singular musical creations of Ma Rainey and Miles Davis; and the deep American roots music of Appalachia. He is also a member of the visiting committee of the Department of Musical Instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Indeed, five of his guitars will be displayed in “Play It Loud: The Instruments of Rock and Roll,” a groundbreaking exhibition at the Met that will run from April 8 through October 1 of this year. In the course of his long, full career, Miller has sold tens of millions of records and his music has been streamed well over 2 billion times. With each listen the beauty and immediacy of his work, whether at its most playful or most serious, is palpable. As always, whether he was riding the top of the charts or traveling the endless blue highways of American music, you can hear him playing and singing with conviction and precision, passion and eloquence, making music that is at once immediately accessible, thrillingly alive in the present, and more than able to stand the test of time. -Anthony DeCurtis
VIP: ticket includes entry to the concert, assigned seating in the VIP area, reserved parking, and access to the VIP tent on the side of the stage with private concession booth.
Reserved: ticket includes entry to the concert, assigned seating in the first 15 rows
General Admission: ticket provides entry to the concert and seating on the general admission lawn area.
CLICK HERE FOR THE REVISED SEATING CHART*
TICKET PRICE SERVICE CHARGE TOTAL PER TICKET $150.00 - VIP $15.50 $165.50 $72.00 - Reserved $10.00 $82.00 $48.50 - General Admission Lawn $8.50 $57.00
* This new seating chart is basically the same as the original Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater seating chart, but the very outside seats on the Left (63 - 83) and Right (64 - 84) are now more center, but behind the first 10 rows.
- Parking passes will be mailed to the VIP ticket buyers about a week before the event.
- Children under 5 are free in the GA section only. Everyone must have a ticket in the reserved seating area.
- Concessions (beer, soft drinks, food) are an additional cost and not included in any show ticket.
- Tickets may be purchased at the venue box office on the day of show only. Box Office opens at 4pm.
- Smoking is not permitted.
- No outside food or drink. No backpacks or coolers. No dogs.
- Accessible seating is available in both the reserved and general admission levels. Those who need special assistance or have questions should call the Alton CVB at 800-258-6645.
METROTIX SALES END:
Phone/Internet: 12pm day of show
Walk-Up Locations: 3pm day of show
Alton Square Mall
200 Alton Square Mall Drive , Alton, Illinois 62002