Mumford & Sons brought its Gentlemen of the Road Stopover to Dixon, Illinois this weekend. It was part music festival, part celebration of American towns. The historic main street area of Dixon hosted a street festival that took over the weekend, drawing thousands of visitors and locals to the bars, restaurants and assorted businesses of downtown. Many of them decorated their establishments to commemorate the event -- several of our favorite employees and storefronts of Dixon are below.
Alley Loop co-owners Linda Durham and Lane Wilcox in front of the painting they commissioned for the side of their bar.
From left: Dick Dir, who has owned the barber shop for some 46 and a half years, Sheri Diehl and Jake Como. Note that you can find all that information painted in the window.
Jon Wildman, Baker Street co-owner.
Volunteer Susan Kerr in front of non-profit art gallery The Next Picture Show.
Anthony Venier, the fourth generation of his family at Venier's Jewelers.
Touch of Thai owner Jack Yindeeroop
Ryan Marshall, owner of The Stable bar.
Larry Dunphy, co-owner of Books on First