Lyle Lovett and His Large Band to Headline 2-day Music Event in Dixon

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

DIXON (WIFR) -- Lyle Lovett and His Large Band are headed to Dixon, IL, on Monday, August 4, to headline a two-day music event presented by The Crystal Cork at the Heritage Crossing Park along the Dixon Riverfront.

“We are extremely excited to bring Lyle Lovett and His Large Band to downtown Dixon,” said Josh Albrecht, Executive Director of Dixon Main Street. “He is an Americana music legend and it will be exciting to see him bring his unique style of country and folk music to our community.”

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will perform at 8 p.m. on Aug. 4. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Crystal Circle Seats are $55 and limited to just 500 seats. General admission tickets are $30. Tickets will be available online at www.thecrystalcork.com or in person at The Crystal Cork, Trein’s Jewelry or Dixon Main Street in downtown Dixon. Tickets go on sale May 20 at Noon.

Admission to the Monday night concert includes the Sunday, August 3, evening pre-party from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. featuring music, food, and art. A full line-up of music will be announced soon at www.dixonmainstreet.com and www.thecrystalcork.com. Admission to the August 3 pre-party is $5 for those without a Lyle Lovett and His Large Band ticket.

“This will be an amazing event for Dixon. We anticipate tickets to go fast for this unique concert experience,” Albrecht said.

The concert event will be a part of the 5 year anniversary of the opening of Dixon’s Riverfront in downtown Dixon. Vendors and sponsors interested in being a part of this event can contact Dixon Main Street at mainst@grics.net.

Lyle Lovett is a singer, composer and actor. Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician.

Garden & Gun recently called Lovett “one of America’s most beloved singer/songwriters,” and he was featured in the coveted “What I’ve Learned” column in the February 2012 issue of Esquire.

Lovett has been touring in support of Release Me since its release in February, 2012. The album was #1 for several weeks on the Americana charts. Produced by Nathaniel Kunkel and Lovett, Release Me represents the end of an era as it was his last record for Curb/Universal Music Group after being on the label for his entire career. Release Me is quintessential Lyle, mixing a smart collection of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters that show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most infectious and fascinating musicians in popular music.

Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. His oeuvre, rich and eclectic, is one of the most beloved of any living artist working today.

INFO BOX
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
August 4, 2014
Downtown Dixon Riverfront
Tickets $55/$30
Available May 20 at Noon

Pre-Show Party
August 3, 2014
Downtown Dixon Riverfront
Tickets: $5 (or free with Lyle Lovett ticket purchase)
Available starting May 20 at Noon


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