You know it is almost summer when "Down By The River" rolls around. This year's opener will take place in Hannibal at the Y Men's Pavilion on Friday, May 19. The opening act, sponsored by Hannibal National Bank, will feature Madd Hoss Jackson. That means great fun, fabulous music, cold drinks, tasty food from Joe Miller and some wonderful times with your friends. If you notice, May 19 is the third Friday in May and that is one of the changes the organization has made this year. This summer the concerts will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month.

For the past several summers, the "Down By The River" event has conflicted with the "Blues in The District" dates in Quincy. Both are great events and hopefully this change will see more Quincy music fans make their way to America's Hometown for the "Down By The River" event and Hannibal music fans to the "Blues in The District" in Quincy. It's a win win for both events.

Listed below are the future dates, bands and food for "Down By The River" in Hannibal.

May 19, 2017 –     Band-Mad Hoss Jackson / Food – Joe Miller

June 16, 2017 –    Band – DJ- 80’s Night / Food – Food Truck from St. Louis

July 21, 2017 –      Band – Raised on Radio / Food - Food Truck from St. Louis

August 18, 2017 – Band – Band “11” / Food – Knights of Columbus