By Natalie Zarowny
The only thing people have been talking about when it comes to Dixon for the past few months has been the Rita Crundwell scandal, but folks said they're ready to move on and celebrate this major music event.
Walking around Dixon, the excitement is contagious for the arrival of headliner Mumford and Sons, a popular British band.
And the signs are everywhere.
Mustachioed band symbols, British flags, and even paintings of the musicians.
"It's a great thing, it's a great thing for Dixon," said Larry Dunphy, co-owner of Books on First downtown.
Looking around, you would never know the city has been on the radar for a less flattering topic,
The city's former comptroller, Rita Crundwell, was accused of embezzling millions a few months ago.
"The emphasis is definitely going off that embezzlement and to this thing here," said Jim Burke, Mayor of Dixon.
And maybe take people's minds off the negative.
"I think this is pulling us together as a community," said Nicci Kirby, of Dixon.
At least until Crundwell's trial starts.
As for the city's legacy?
Town leaders are confident the good will outweigh the bad.
"That incident was a blip on the radar of what we do here and we're a great town, we do great things," said Josh Albrecht, Executive Director of Dixon's Main Street.
Downtown bands in Dixon will start performing at seven tonight.