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Lyle Lovett concert returning next week

Tickets to original show will be honored

DIXON – Lyle Lovett will make his way back to town next week.

Lovett’s Aug. 4 outdoor concert was canceled when a thunderstorm blew through the area. Dixon Main Street said discussions with Lovett and his management about a rescheduled show started shortly after that.

The rescheduled, rain-proof concert will be held Sept. 5 – indoors at Historic Dixon Theater, 114 S. Galena Ave. The time has not been set.

The Crystal Cork, 219 W. First St., is the ticket agent for the show.

Crystal Cork owner Eric Brantley said tickets sold for the original show will be honored, but must be reactivated by Tuesday.

Tickets not reactivated by the deadline won’t be valid. No refunds will be made.

According to a news release from Dixon Main Street, tickets can be reactivated in three ways:

• Ticketholders can email with their ticket numbers – the 13 digits to the right of the bar code.

• Those who paid with a credit card but don’t have their ticket numbers can email with the name on the card, and reactivated tickets will be emailed to them.

• Those who bought tickets with a personal check at The Crystal Cork, the Dixon Main Street office or Trein’s Jewelry, but don’t have their ticket numbers, must take a copy of their canceled checks to the place of purchase, then new tickets will be issued.

Some new tickets might also be sold; a first-come, first-served waiting list has been set up. A limited number of seats are available, and Brantley said the number of new tickets sold depends on how many tickets are reactivated.

Prices for any new tickets haven’t been determined yet. As of midday Thursday, Brantley said, box seats will be the only new tickets available for sure.

Email to get on the waiting list.

Theater box seats – four or six seats – will come with a cheese platter and wine. The boxes will cost $400 or $600, Brantley said.

The theater has about a dozen boxes. Total theater capacity is about 950.

For information about box tickets, call Brantley at 815-440-4969.

A new focus for the riverfront

The Lovett concert was scheduled to be part of a 2-day music festival, marking the 5-year anniversary of Heritage Crossing at the downtown riverfront.

The festival was announced less than a month after a merger between Main Street and the Riverfront Commission, which gave Main Street the day-to-day operations and event planning for Heritage Crossing.

When the concert was announced, Main Street Executive Director Josh Albrecht said the goal was to have three big events – similar to the Lovett concert – at the riverfront each year, with the Petunia Festival being one.

Last week, a Venetian Night was held at the riverfront for the first time.

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