For the Block 5 festival they close off the 500 block of E. State St in Rockford IL, which happens to be the block Vixen is located on. The restaurants set up patios on the sidewalk to enjoy their delicious cuisine accompanied by the always-great music Medicine Man brings in (also another great business on block 5). This festival is put on in August annually. Be sure to check out the next one!
For those of you who are not familiar with Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons they are an americana folk rock band who are signed with Black Seal Music a subsidiary of RCA Records. You can visit their website at www.corychisel.com