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Upper Alton Association announces lineup for ‘Rockin’ With Robert’ series


The Upper Alton Association will hold the seventh annual ‘Rockin’ with Robert’ summer concert series on the third Tuesday in June, July and August from 7 to 8 p.m.

The free family-friendly events are held at the Robert Wadlow Statue, located on the SIUE Dental School Campus at 2800 College Ave. in Alton.

The Owlz Band will perform classic rock on June 21, Ralph Butler Trio will entertain the crowd with contemporary music spanning several decades on July 19, and on Aug 16 the organization will present the Great Rivers Choral Society performing the hits of the Beatles.

Concert goers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Refreshments will be available for purchase. A 50/50 drawing will be held to offset the expenses of the event. Sponsorships are available (contact (618) 465-6303 for details). In case of inclement weather, the concert will be rescheduled.

The mission of the Upper Alton Association is to support future improvements to the Upper Alton area for residents and businesses.

The organization sponsors the installation of U.S. flags on light poles for all federal holidays, maintains the hanging flower baskets during the summer months, coordinates the “Souper Saturday” dining event, installs holiday decorations during the winter and supports the City-Wide Litter Clean Up.

New volunteers are welcome, and membership is open to anyone. Dues are $75 for businesses and $15 for residents. Meetings are held at 8 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Senior Services Plus, 2603 North Rodgers. For more information on the group or on the “Rockin’ With Robert Concert Series”, visit, or .

— From the Illinois Business Journal

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