Looking back at the glory days of the Mississippi River Festival

Looking back at the glory days of the Mississippi River Festival

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It was back on June 20, 1969, that the first ever performance of the Mississippi River Festival was held at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra played on the opening of what would last for 12 seasons as an outdoor concert series that drew names like The Who, the Eagles and the Grateful Dead. Here's a look back at some great festival moments.

 

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