From Illinois Business Journal news services
ALTON – Tickets are still available for the riverfront concert planned by bluegrass-country star Alison Krauss and her band Union Station.
The Sixth Annual Feed the Need Concert is a benefit for the Meals on Wheels program operated by Senior Services Plus in Alton.
The concert will take place on Saturday, June 13, as the first show in the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater Summer Concert Series.
“We are so thrilled to have such a big name to help support our agency this year,” Executive Director Jonathan Becker said. “Alison has been so influential in the bluegrass community and the fact that she is willing to travel to Alton to play a benefit concert for Meals on Wheels will bring so much awareness to the Meals on Wheels program in Southern Illinois.”
Krauss has won a record 27 Grammy Awards over the course of her career as a solo artist, as a group with Union Station, as a duet with Robert Plant, and as a record producer. She is currently tied with Quincy Jones as the winner of the second-highest number of Grammy Awards.
A local group, The Harman Family Bluegrass Band, is named as opening act.
All proceeds from the concert will benefit the agency’s Meals On Wheels program. Senior Services Plus is currently providing 650 meals daily, covering 22 townships in Madison and St. Clair counties.
Tickets are $40 each, and are available at the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Senior Services Plus, Metrotix.com or charge by phone (314) 534-1111. You can also purchase tickets online at libertybankaltonamphitheater.com by clicking on the buy tickets button on the concert/event listing. Based on availability, tickets may be purchased at venue box office day of show only.
For more information on this event, visit www.seniorservicesplus.org or call (618) 465-3298 or 1 (800) 233-4904.