CELEBRATE LIFE ON THE RIVER AT THE 16TH ANNUAL
MISSISSIPPI EARTHTONES FESTIVAL!

The Mississippi Earthtones Festival, brought to you by Alton Main Street and the Sierra Club, is a celebration of our river through art, music, and conservation which is held every 3rd Saturday in September.

When: September 17th 2022 – Noon-10pm
Family-friendly activities take place from Noon until 6:00pm, and festival goers will enjoy artist booths and live music which continue until 10:00pm.

Where: Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater (#1 Riverfront Drive – Alton, IL 62002)

At this free & family-friendly event, we will feature 50+ educational booths, live music, interactive art experiences and performances with Jacoby Arts Center, as well as great local food & beverages. Our goal is to bring locals and tourists alike to Downtown Alton to celebrate life on the Mississippi River.

Entertainment schedule:
Jake’s Leg – Grateful Dead Tribute (7-10pm)
Nonstop Reggae Band (3-6pm)
Loftys Comet  – Alternative Indie Jazz (12-2pm)
Jason “Gordo” Gordon – 1-Man, 10-Piece Band (2-3pm & 6-7pm)

Volunteers are needed, and those who pitch in will receive a free festival t-shirt. Sign up below!

On the following Saturday, September 24th at 9:00 a.m., join us for a litter cleanup on the river. Bring your own gloves, water bottle and boots or sturdy shoes. The clean-up will take place rain or shine. 45 tons of trash have been removed from the Mississippi River during MEF clean-ups to date, with more than 3,000 volunteer hours contributed. Check back soon for the registration form!

This festival is held annually as part of the State of Illinois’ “It’s Our River Day” initiative to celebrate Illinois watersheds through education, recreation and conservation.

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Click Here to Register as a Vendor, Exhibitor or Sponsor

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Click Here to Sign Up as a Volunteer at the Festival on 9/17

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Click Here to Sign Up as a Volunteer at the River Litter Clean Up on 9/24

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