June 14 1991: Riverport's opening night: Steve Winwood during the show, traffic after

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June 14 1991: Riverport's opening night: Steve Winwood during the show, traffic after - Riverport To Open With Winwood, Traffic Jam...
Riverport To Open With Winwood, Traffic Jam Later By Virgil Tipton Of the Post-Dispatch Post-Dispatch Post-Dispatch Staff Perhaps it's appropriate that Steve Wlnwood, the rock singer who will open the Riverport Amphitheatre tonight, once worked with a band called Traffic. After concertgoers see Winwood tonight, they will get a close-up close-up close-up view of traffic. Actually, they'll probably be stuck In It, for at least an hour. "It's going to be a mess," said Don Miller, KMOX radio's traffic reporter. The Riverport Amphitheatre, In the Riverport development development In Maryland Heights, debuts tonight with Winwood and an attendance expected to be 13,000. Those 13,000 people will come in 4,000 cars, said Bill Parsons, operations director of the theater. And those cars have one way In and out of the theater: the Earth City Expressway. Also, this is the first show, with some problems as yet unsolved. Together these two factors will jam up traffic as drivers leave the theater parking lots, traffic experts say. "There's going to be congestion," said Norman C. "Chuck" Schaefer, acting director of St. Louis County's Department of Highways and Traffic. "There's no doubt about It." Traffic before the show will flow adequately, Parsons said. Since much of the seating is on the lawn, concert-goers concert-goers concert-goers will try to show up early for the 8 p.m. show, probably See RIVERPORT, Page 28

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  2. 14 Jun 1991, Fri,
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