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Foot-Stompin' Bands Will Blast at Grillin' and Chillin' 3

Rodeo House, Marsellus' Briefcase, and Dixon's 48 Straight Lined Up

Rodeo House, one of California’s hottest country bands, will perform Saturday, July 21, at Dixon’s Grillin’ and Chillin Rib and Chili Cook-off and Car Show in the streets of downtown Dixon.

Since the formation of the group in 2005 by vocalists Christina Amato and Dave Scott, the band has evolved into a sought after blend of songs and skilled musicianship. Amato and Scott bring a high energy and dynamic stage presence backed by vocals and harmonies that continue to wow their expanding fan base, according to Mike Hamilton, G&C3 Event Director. They’re certain to grow that base even more at the third annual G&C3 event, 10 am to 10 pm in the heart of downtown Dixon, he said.

The main stage will be at the corner of Highway 113 and A street in the old Pardi Market Parking Lot. Grillin and Chillin is bringing in a professional concert stage sound and lighting system to provide the highest in quality entertainment.

There will be three bands providing live entertainment. The day will open at 11 am with Dixon’s own ’48 Straight’ playing favorite country hits until about 3 pm. Starting at 3:15 pm,  ‘Marsellus Briefcase,' comprised of members of some of the greatest bands in the Solano County area will play. That show winds up at 6 pm and rounding out the day from 7 to 10 pm will be ‘Rodeo House.’

“Rodeo House plays hard core country,” said Steve Lorente of Lorente Productions. “While they have not played in Dixon before, they are popular in the Bay Area and the Reno-Lake Tahoe area. Marasellus Briefcase plays more top 40 rock and roll. They infuse funk, rock-n-roll, and a dash of punk into all their tunes."

“We will have beer and wine next to the stage, dancing in the streets, and a party until the cows and pigs comes home,” he said.

The band 48 Straight has performed numerous times in Dixon. The Band first formed in the fall of 2009 when Mark Best and Wayne Rigot started playing and singing together in Wayne's man-cave.  They invited Larry Cellucci to bring his drums over and asked Steve Bise if he would be interested in playing bass.  "All of a sudden, they had a band," their website said.

The daylong street fair is hosted by the members and volunteers of the Grillin’ and Chillin ‘ Committee and dozens of volunteers from the community.

“This is about giving back to the community and giving opportunities for non-profits to fundraise,” said Hamilton. “There will be taste-bud-raising chili, delicious barbecue ribs, cool cars and trucks, live music, lots of crafters and artisan’s work, and children’s activities in the park coordinated by Suzanne Lorente of Dixon Kiwanis," he added. For more information, go to DixonRibCookoff.com.

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