The Paul Thorn Band will rock The Wildey on Wednesday

EDWARDSVILLE – The Paul Thorn Band will perform at the Wildey Theater, 252 N. Main St., in Edwardsville at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11.

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, raised among the same spirits (and some of the real people) who nurtured younger generations of Elvis before, Paul Thorn traveled back roads and jumped from planes, worked for years in a factory in furniture, fought four Roberto Duran, former world boxing champion on national television, performed on stage with Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler, Sting and John Prine, among others.

He has also appeared on major television shows, received numerous reports on National Public Radio, and has been on the Billboard Top 100 and Americana Radio charts several times.


Tickets are available at www.wildeytheatre.com.

Here’s what else is happening in the area:

TUESDAY 10 MAY

• East Alton Farmers’ Market: 3-7 pm, EastGate Plaza parking lot, 625 EastGate Shopping Center, East Alton. Every Tuesday until October 25.

• “Coyotes: friend or foe? 6:30 p.m., The Old Bakery Beer Company, 400 Landmarks Blvd., Alton.

• Lewis and Clark Community College Regular Board Meeting: 6:00 pm, Ahlemeyer Atrium, Trimpe 141, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey. Virtual option via Zoom, ID 936 5686 3561, Passcode 489747, or by phone at 312-626-6799.

• Middletown Neighbors Meeting: 5:30-7pm, Post Commons, 300 Alby St., Alton.

• Jay and Nate: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Danny Kalaher: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Big Daddy’s Edwardsville, 132 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Chicago Stepping Classes: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tango Event Center, 212 E. Elm St., Alton.

• Xtreme Bar Bingo: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Alton Sports Tap, 3812 College Ave., Alton.

• Yoga at the Wildey: 7 to 8 p.m., The Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Camelot Cribbage Club: 6 p.m., Camelot Bowl, 801 Beltline Road, Collinsville. Takes place every Tuesday. For more information, call Phill at 618-288-7910.

• For more information on Al-Anon meetings, call 618-463-2429. To find more helpful meetings, visit SIAFG.org and District-18.org.

WEDNESDAY MAY 11

• Alton Little Theater presents The Wild Women of Winedale: 7:30 p.m., Alton Little Theatre, 2450 N. Henry St., Alton.

• School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony: 7:00 p.m., The Commons, McPike Math and Science Complex, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey.

• The Paul Thorn Band: 7:30 p.m., The Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Riley Holtz and Co.: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Xtreme Bar Bingo at Alton VFW: 7-9 p.m., Alton VFW Post 1308, 4445 Alby St., Alton.

• Bakers and Hale 2022 Bike Night kicks off: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Barkers and Hale, 7120 Montclair Ave. Godfrey.

• Xtreme Bar Bingo at Wigglers: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wiggler’s Bar and Grill, 7243 Saint James Drive, Edwardsville.

• Danny Kalaher: 7-10 p.m., Pavia’s Place, 2265 Madison Ave., Granite City.

• Celebrate Alton’s Recovery: 6:30-9:00 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 1422 Washington Ave., Alton.

• Take Off Pounds Sensably (TOPS): weigh-in at 9 a.m.; 9:45 a.m., meeting immediately after the weigh-in until 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 160 E. Lorena Ave., Wood River. For more information, call 618-259-7343.

• Al-Anon Meeting: 9:15 a.m., First Baptist Church Room 107 (buzzer), 201 S. Moreland Road, Bethalto.

• Al-Anon meeting: 7:00 pm, Upper Alton Baptist Church and Kindergarten, 2726 College Ave., Alton. For more information, call 618-463-2429. To find more helpful meetings, visit SIAFG.org and District-18.org.

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