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The Mississippi River Festival (Images of America)

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In 1969, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville initiated a remarkable performing arts series called the Mississippi River Festival. Over 12 summer seasons, between 1969 and 1980, the festival presented 353 events showcasing performers in a variety of musical genres, including classical, chamber, vocal, ragtime, blues, folk, bluegrass, barbershop, country, and rock, as well as dance and theater. During those years, more than one million visitors flocked to the spacious Gyo Obata-designed campus in the countryside near St. Louis. The Mississippi River Festival began as a partnership promoting regional cooperation in the realm of the performing arts. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville invited the St. Louis Symphony to establish residence on campus and to offer a summer season. To host the symphony, the university created an outdoor concert venue within a natural amphitheater by installing a large circus tent, a stage and acoustic shell, and a sophisticated sound system. To appeal to the widest possible audience, the university included contemporary popular musicians in the series. The audacity of the undertaking, the charm of the venue, the popularity of the artists, the excellence of the performances, and the nostalgic memory of warm summer evenings have combined to endow the festival with legendary status among those who attended.

About the Author

Historian Stephen Kerber is university archivist and special collections librarian at Lovejoy Library, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Historian Amanda Bahr-Evola is archives specialist at Lovejoy Library and a lecturer in the Department of Historical Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Their desire to make accessible an accurate and comprehensive account of the Mississippi River Festival is embodied in this fascinating pictorial history.

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ISBN:
9780738541327
Author:
Bahr-evola, Amanda
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Kerber, Stephen
Author:
Bahr-Evola, Amanda
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
¦il
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Midwest
Subject:
EXP; MUS
Subject:
Festivals
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Festivals - Illinois - Edwardsville
Subject:
Edwardsville (Ill.) - Social life and customs
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Mus.
Subject:
Eve
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.18x6.54x.36 in. .72 lbs.

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