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Too White Crew coming to Dixon

Hip-hop tribute band has opened for Lil Jon

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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The old-school hip-hop tribute band Too White Crew will perform April 18 at Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave. Morrison-based rock band 30 West will open the show at 7:30 p.m.

DIXON – The old school hip-hop tribute band Too White Crew is set to bring its talents to Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave.

Morrison-based rock band 30 West will open the show at 7:30 p.m. April 18.

According to a news release, the band is a self-described “tribute to the golden era of hip-hop, featuring all-live music from a six-piece band, accompanied by choreographed Fly Girl dancers. It’s a party band – it’s a show – it’s art – it’s madness on stage – all packaged in an unprecedented way.”

In a news release, Dixon Main Street executive director Josh Albrecht said his group is excited to bring this show to the Historic Dixon Theatre stage. 

“One of our goals is to bring a variety of genres and flavors to the Dixon Theatre stage,” Albrecht said. “The great thing about Too White Crew is that they are more than a musical group; they are a full-fledged choreographed show. This will be an experience show on par with other acts that we have featured like Here Come the Mummies.”

Too White Crew features music from classic groups like Sugar Hill Gang, the Beastie Boys, Run DMC, TLC, Salt-N-Pepa, Snoop Dogg and many more.

The band has sold out shows at places like the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, the Luxor in Las Vegas and other clubs throughout the country. Too White Crew has also opened for old-school artists such as the Digital Underground, Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Naughty by Nature, Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock.

The band has also opened for modern artists such as Lil Jon, Jason Derulo, the New Boyz and Big Sean.

30 West covers the past four decades of rock. Formed in 2005, the band has undergone lineup changes, with the core of sibling guitarists Mike and Chris Mills remaining. All current members have been a part of other musical projects before joining forces in 2012.

“Obviously, the best way to kick off a throwback night at the theatre is by having a rock band come and blow the roof off the place,” Albrecht said in a news release. “30 West will have the kind of energy that sets the tone for a night to remember.”

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Val’s Place will provide bar service throughout the night at the theatre. The theatre will operate its concessions stand.

General admission tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and are available at www.dixontheatre.com and at Trein’s Jewelry, 201 W. First Street, Dixon, and Venier Jewelers, 107 W. First St., Dixon.

For more information, call Dixon Main Street at 815-288-2308.

 

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