Thursday, July 11, 2013

Beanblossom Music Fest -- Saturday, August 10 -- JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Gina Venier & the Gentlemen, and Nate Gordon

Dixon Main Street Presents 
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, 
Saturday, August 10 in Downtown Dixon

One day music festival to feature JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound,
Gina Venier & the Gentlemen, Nate Gordon and much more

Downtown Dixon will play host to a new music and food festival on Saturday, August 10 at the Beanblossom Music Festival in downtown Dixon. Featuring JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Gina Venier & the Gentlemen, and many more great musicians, this one-day festival will run from 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. at the Beanblossom Parking Lot in the heart of downtown Dixon.

Josh Albrecht, executive director of Dixon Main Street, said the concert will be a great evening of music and food.

"This Beanblossom Festival has a fantastic line-up of musicians and we are excited to bring another great addition to the downtown Dixon calendar of events," Albrecht said.

Along with the great music, the event will feature fantastic food by local restaurants Orom and Mama Ciminos.

"We wanted a unique and original experience for the downtown," Albrecht said. "Utilizing the Beanblossom parking area is a great way to showcase the five bars that surround the area."

JC Brooks and the Uptown sound are currently touring to support their latest album Howl. Fresh off a performance at Milwaukee's Summerfest, the band continues to tour throughout the Midwest.

Gina Venier & the Gentlemen rocked the Riverfront Stage during Dixon's annual Petunia Festival on July 5. With a crowd of 3,000 people, Gina showed her hometown crowd what she has been up to while playing gigs throughout the Chicagoland area.

Nate Gordon will open the festival with his acoustic blues/rock sound. Gordon has been playing locally at Rosbrook Studio, Books on First, and Musical Fridays. He has also been touring throughout Illinois and Iowa this summer.

Advance tickets are just $5 at Venier's Jewelry in downtown Dixon, by calling 815-288-2308. For more information, call 815-288-2308 or online at

"For just $5, people will get to see some really fantastic music by JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound. They are an up and coming band that recently released a new album," Albrecht said.

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