DIXON — It will be a concert that is more than 4,000 years in the making as Here Come the Mummies invade the Historic Dixon Theatre at 8 p.m. Sept. 27.
The Nashville-based funk/R&B band has been touring since 2002, in full mummy attire, to the delight of concert-goers throughout the country. They have been featured on the Bob & Tom Show, in Hollywood productions, and, of course, headlining festivals and fairs all across the Midwest and beyond.
"We can't wait," said Josh Albrecht, executive director of Dixon Main Street. "This will definitely be a night to remember at the Historic Dixon Theatre. The Mummies are a party band and Dixon knows how to have a good time."
The true identities of the band are literally shrouded in secret, but if rumors are true, the band is made up of numerous Grammy Award-winning musicians. The mummified get-up is believed to be used to hide any contract disputes with their music labels.
The line-up includes: Mummy Cass (guitar, lead vocals), Java Mummy (percussion, vocals), Eddie Mummy (drums, vocals), Mummy Spaz (keyboards), K.W. Tut (bass, vocals), Mummy Rah (tenor sax), The Flu (baritone sax), Teste Verde (trumpet), Ramses Mummy (bass), Bucking Blanco (trumpet), Midnight Mummy (baritone sax), The Pole (bass) and B.B. Queen (trumpet).
The high-energy show is a two-hour performance that will bring the audience to their feet for a night of dancing and good vibes.
Tickets are now on sale and are $20. Tickets are general admission and are available at www.dixontheatre.com or at Trein's Jewelry and Venier Jewelers in downtown Dixon. To order by phone, or for more information, call Dixon Main Street at 815-288-2308.
A small number of reserved seats will be made available through a dinner and show package at the Post House Ballroom. A $35 ticket gets a pre-show dinner at the Ballroom and a reserved floor seat to the show. All dinner and show tickets must be purchased by calling the Ballroom at 815-288-0892.