Friday, August 9, 2013

Liberty Bank Amphitheater
Alton, IL

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Liberty Bank Amphitheater
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Phone: 618-463-3580
Riverfront Drive
Alton, IL 62002
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Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgrass pioneers were one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genre. Though the lineup would change through the years, the foundation of Leftover Salmon was built on the relationship between co-founders Drew Emmitt (vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandolin), Vince Herman (vocals, guitar, washboard) and Mark Vann (electric banjo). Following a decade of constant growth and touring, on March 4, 2002, Mark Vann lost his battle with cancer, but insisted that the band carry on and Salmon did so for several years leading up to an indefinite hiatus in 2005. Even if Leftover Salmon had never played another note after leaving the stage, their legacy would have been secure; the members? names etched in the books of history. But today, more than two decades after Salmon first took shape, the band has a new album, Aquatic Hitchhiker, a new banjo phenom named Andy Thorn, and a new lease on an old agreement. Leftover Salmon is officially back, and will be sharing the Alton Amphitheater stage with local Americana favorites The Five and Dimers on Fri, Aug 9th from 6-11pm. $20 tickets are on sale at Tickets are also available for purchase at the following outlets: Alton Visitors Center (200 Piasa St. Alton, IL 62002) Big Muddy Pub (204 State St. Alton, IL 62002)
Ticket Price: $20.00 online/$25.00 at show
Door Time:5:30 p.m.
Show Time:6:00 p.m.
Ages:All Ages

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