06 October 2010

Max-imum Big-ness

A group of business persons from Alton, Illinois, have something to cheer about with the recent announcement of an upcoming performance of Max Weinberg and his Big Band on stage at Argosy Alton casino.

The Spectrum Entertainment Group organized in early 2010 and has produced several shows in the Alton area over the past few months. Now, with the contract for the former drummer from Conan O'Brien's Late Night and Tonight Show heading his own tour, Max Weinberg brings a 15-piece "swinging big band" to the Argosy Alton for one show on October 21. Weinberg, the drummer for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for more than three decades, has long been a big band musician and fan, and promises not only a lot of standard big band musical pieces but a set of Springsteen songs performed in the big band style.

Meanwhile, Spectrum Entertainment Group continues to branch out in producing concerts in the area. They have also scheduled Seattle-based Ian McFeron for a show at downtown Alton's Tony's Restaurant this Friday, October 8, as well as several other shows. You can read more about the live music events Spectrum Entertainment Group is producing in the Riverbend (Alton, Godfrey, Wood River, etc.) over the next few weeks and beyond at their Facebook page or their MySpace page.

Ticket information about the Max Weinbergh and his Big Band concert is also found online at the website seemaxinalton.com - with a limited amount of VIP tickets available.