No. 3 top story of 2012: British invasion
Mumford & Sons weekend an economic success
DIXON – Dixon had its own British invasion this summer, an event that doubled the city’s population.
Internationally recognized British rockers Mumford & Sons made Dixon one of its four U.S. stopovers on its Gentlemen of the Road tour. All 15,000 tickets sold out in 8 hours for the big concert in Page Park.
The 2-day event, which also featured seven other bands and two street festivals, was an economic boon for the community – several million dollars were spent that weekend, Dixon Main Street Executive Director Josh Albrecht estimated.
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