Thursday, October 25, 2012

Meet the Beetles, Nov. 10 at Dixon Theatre


It doesn't matter if your favorite was John, Paul, George and Ringo because each member of The Beatles will be present in tribute form as Meet the Beetles invades the Historic Dixon Theatre in downtown Dixon on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.

The Beatles Tribute Band has made a name for itself as one of the premier Beetles Tribute Bands in the Midwest, playing gigs throughout the Midwest, with highlight performances at Navy Pier, the Mall of America, U.S. Cellular Field, and much more.

The band is billed as  "paying tribute to the greatest band in history. These lads have come  from every point on the rock n'roll compass to create a "Beatles Concert Experience", complete with the look, accent, proper instruments, and onstage banter.”

The band does two acts, one in the traditional Ed Sullivan Show performance style and the other in the St. Pepper's costumes.

"This should be a really great night of music for the whole family. I expect to hear the entire crowd singing along throughout the night," Josh Albrecht, executive director of Dixon Main Street said.

Tickets are on sale now for the Nov. 10 show. Reserved tickets are $15 in advance/ $20 at the door and general admission is $10 in advance/$15 at the door. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 815-288-2308 or in person at Trein's Jewelry and Venier's Jewelry.

A dinner and a show package also is available. For just $40 per person you get dinner at Basil Tree Ristorante at 6 p.m. in downtown Dixon and reserved seating to the show after dinner. All dinner and a show reservations must be made by calling 815-288-2308.

The show is sponsored by The Telegraph and WIXN 1460.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Family Halloween Activities in Downtown Dixon

Noon Lions Halloween Parade
Monster Pancakes at the Post House Ballroom
Games by the YMCA

Participants wishing to be included in the judging for best costumes need to be assembled early

9:30 AM Parade Assembly

Costume Prize Categories- Preschool, Kindergarten-First Grade, Second Grade- Third Grade, Fourth Grade- Eighth Grade

Prizes and Ribbons- Firsts place=$25.00, Second Place=$20.00, Third Place= $10.00, Four honorable mention= $5.00

9:45 AM judging Concludes
10:00 AM Parade Begins. Parents are welcome to walk in the parade with their children.

Halloween Parade Route- *Assembly by categories at the southwest end of Haymarket Square; Third street and Highland Avenue.
*Proceed East two blocks on Third Street to Hennepin Avenue.
*North two blocks on Hennepin Avenue to First Street.
*West two blocks on First Street to Highland Avenue.
*South two blocks on Highland Avenue returning to the Gazebo; northwest end of Haymarket Square.
Ribbons and prizes will be awarded immediately following the parade at the Haymarket Square Gazebo. All participants will receive a treat bag donated by the Dixon Noon Lions Club, and the Dixon High School Leo Club.
**In case of INCLEMENT WEATHER, judging, prizes, and treat distribution will be held inside at the Post House**

Starts At 8:00AM-Monster Breakfast Buffet, Main Street and LCCOA Activity- Come to the Post House Ballroom from 8:00AM to 10:00AM. Eat with costumed characters before heading to the parade. Cost for the buffet is $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for kids 12 and under. If you come in costume, $1.00 off!!!!

YMCA Games in the Park- Immediately following the parade and presentation of awards, there will be childrens games and prizes to be held until noon at the south end of Haymarket Square. The Dixon YMCA will be sponsoring this activity.