Earthtones festival returns for 12th year

Nighttime view of Jake's Leg on the main stage

The Sierra Club Illinois’ Three Rivers Project and Alton Main Street are pleased to announce the musical line-up for the 15th annual Mississippi Earthtones Festival! The festival, which will take place from noon to 10pm this Saturday, September 18, attracts community members to Broadway in Alton to enjoy live music while also engaging in conservation education activities and supporting local businesses. This year, the festival is headlined by Jake’s Leg -- Grateful Dead Tribute! More information about the Mississippi Earthtones Festival can be found at

The performance schedule on the Main Stage is as follows:

  • Sounds of Syla (alternative R&B), 12:00 - 2:00 PM 

  • Drum Circle with Raw Earth (Urban Tribal Fusion and World Jazz), 2:00 - 2:30 PM

  • Red White & Floyd (Pink Floyd Tribute), 2:30 - 4:30 PM

  • Confluence Conservation Leadership Awards, 4:30 - 4:45 PM

  • Nonstop Reggae Band, 4:45 - 6:45 PM 

  • Jake’s Leg - Grateful Dead Tribute, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

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

  • Grab Bag: Improv-based performances by musicians, poets, and movers, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

  • Music by Scott Brady, 1:00 - 1:30 PM

  • Sustainable Fashion Show, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

  • INTERWOVEN Dance Performances, 2:30 - 3:00 PM

  • Raw Earth (Urban Tribal Fusion and World Jazz), 3:00 - 5:00 PM

  • Live Art & Music Meditation by Jules Fair & Nick Goebel, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

“Join conservationists and community members alike on Saturday, September 18 to enjoy live music as well as more than 50 educational booths and art displays, great local food, and beverages,” says Christine Favilla, Co-Coordinator of the Three Rivers Project.

“We look forward to convening as a community this Saturday to celebrate the 15th annual Mississippi Earthtones Festival, featuring live music from some of our favorite local bands!” says Sara McGibany, Executive Director of Alton Main Street. “The theme of this year’s festival is — fittingly — metamorphosis. As we emerge from 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 community.”