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Petunia Festival opener features music, luau

Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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Old Shoe performs on the Bud Light riverfront stage on Wednesday evening in Dixon, helping kick off the Petunia Festival.
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Mike Duerst of Dixon sprinkles sea salt on a pig while it gets cooked during the Petunia Festival luau along the riverfront. The luau featured Hawaiian smoked tamales and helped kick off the 50th annual Petunia Festival.
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Mathias Smith performs his exciting style of music on the riverfront Wednesday evening during the first day of Petunia Festival in Dixon.
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Old Shoe performs on the Bud Light riverfront stage on Wednesday evening in Dixon, helping kick off the Petunia Festival.
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The audience at the Bud Light riverfront stage listens to Old Shoe on Wednesday evening during the first evening of Petunia Festival in Dixon.
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Chef John Zeller, of Sterling, serves a roast pork sandwich during the Petunia Fest luau Wednesday in downtown Dixon. The luau along the riverfront featured Hawaiian smoked tamales and helped kick off the 50th annual Petunia Festival.
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Judy Bushman (left) of Dixon, recieves a lei from Jena Karrow, of Rock Falls, before entering the Petunia Festival luau Wednesday evening in downtown Dixon.

Old Shoe performs on the Bud Light riverfront stage on Wednesday evening in Dixon, helping kick off the Petunia Festival.

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