Organizers Announce Musical Lineup for Mississippi Earthtones Competition | Arts and leisure

The Sierra Club Illinois’ Three Rivers Project and Alton Main Street are excited to announce the musical line-up for the 15th annual Mississippi Earthtones Festival! Held this Saturday, September 18 from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM, the festival attracts parishioners to Broadway in Alton to enjoy live music while participating in conservation education activities and local businesses to support. This year the festival is headed by Jake’s Leg – Grateful Dead Tribute! For more information on the Mississippi Earthtones Festival, visit

The schedule on the main stage looks like this:

  • Sounds of Syla (alternative R&B), 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Drum Circle with Raw Earth (Urban Tribal Fusion and World Jazz), 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  • Red White & Floyd (Pink Floyd Tribute), 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Confluence Conservation Leadership Awards, 4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

  • Non-stop reggae band, 4:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

  • Jake’s Leg – Grateful Dead Tribute, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The performance schedule on the Jacoby Arts Center (JAC) stage is as follows:

  • Grab Bag: Improvised performances by musicians, poets and makers, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Music by Scott Brady, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • Sustainable fashion show, 1.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.

  • INTERWOVEN dance performances, 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Raw Earth (Urban Tribal Fusion and World Jazz), 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Live art and music meditation by Jules Fair & Nick Goebel, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

“Join conservationists and community members on Saturday September 18 for live music, plus 50+ educational stands and art exhibits, great local food and drink,” said Christine Favilla, coordinator of the Three Rivers Project.

“We look forward to coming together as a community this Saturday to celebrate the 15th annual Mississippi Earthtones Festival with live music from some of our favorite bands!” says Sara McGibany, executive director of Alton Main Street. “The theme of this year’s festival is – fittingly – metamorphosis. When we come out of our cocoons after a difficult year and a half, we are thrilled to come together to enjoy live music, discuss ways we can protect nature and our environment and build a community. “

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