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Gardenstock gathers diverse musical lineup

Annual festival benefits youth gardening program

DIXON – Nashville artist Sugar Lime Blue will headline this year’s Gardenstock Art & Music Festival on Aug. 19 at Distinctive Gardens, 2020 Lowell Park Road.

The festival, which benefits Sinnissippi Center’s Youth Gardening program, features nine bands from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and an art festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Through the program, the kids plant seeds, water and weed, harvest, and learn to cook with vegetables. They donate the produce to the Dixon Community Food Pantry.

The music lineup:

• 11 a.m.-noon: My Unknown Brother

• 12:15-1:15 p.m.: 7th Hour

• 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Solar Pulse

• 2:45-3:45 p.m.: Pete's Sake

• 4-5 p.m.: Waking Robots

• 5:15-6:15 p.m.: Justin Edmondson

• 6:30-7:45 p.m. Kerry Hartman Band

• 8-9:15 p.m.: Sugar Lime Blue

• 9:30-11 p.m.: The Mississippi Stranglers

The art festival showcases more than 40 of the region’s best artists, featuring a variety of unusual art and fine crafts.

Mama Cimino’s, Baker Street Café, Kokomo’s, and Hey Brother’s Ice Cream will sell food from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Raffle and 50-50 tickets and the tie-dye contest will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This year, there will be no parking allowed on site.

A shuttle service will run from 10 a.m. to midnight. Public parking is available in the south end of the Shopko/County Market parking lot and the back parking lot of CGH Dixon Clinic, both near the corner of Galena Avenue and Lowell Park Road. No drop-offs will be allowed at the gate, and carpooling is highly encouraged. Signs will be posted on Lowell Park and Timber Creek roads.

The event is picnic style, which means guests can bring their own cooler, chair or blanket.

Admission is $13 at the gate for adults 13 and older, and $1 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are no longer available online.

Tents have sold out. Bringing your own tent or large table is not allowed. Close-to-the-ground tables are allowed.

Go to the or for more information.

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