Mumford & Sons coming to Bristol

Mumford and Sons' Marcus Mumford, left, and Country Winston, right, play on the Which Stage at the 10th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Saturday, June 11, 2011.

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Mumford and Sons' Marcus Mumford, left, and Country Winston, right, play on the Which Stage at the 10th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Saturday, June 11, 2011.

As part of a series of Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers in the United States, Mumford & Sons will partner with AC Entertainment for a one-day event on Saturday, Aug. 11 in downtown Bristol.

The AC Entertainment press release states:

"Mumford & Sons is pleased to announce details of a series of Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers in the United States this August. AC Entertainment will be partnering with Mumford & Sons for the one-day event on Saturday, August 11, 2012 in downtown Bristol, VA/TN.

"The Stopovers combine the intimacy of a community celebration with the excitement of a world-class music festival. Featuring local vendors and activities, each Stopover will begin with a concert at a unique site and end with a series of smaller events involving local businesses, venues, and, most importantly, local people. Mumford & Sons will headline the main event, alongside an eclectic and energetic roster of artists curated by the band themselves.

"These one-day, outdoor events will take place in four carefully-selected and unique locations across America, including downtown Bristol, VA/TN on Saturday, August 11. Straddling the state line between Tennessee and Virginia, Bristol is hailed as the Birthplace of Country Music. It's not just "A Good Place to Live," as the city's 102-year-old welcome sign declares, it's a good place to throw one helluvah celebration."

"Tickets to the Stopovers will be $69, with no additional service fees or hidden charges. Each ticket will include a beautifully designed commemorative Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Passport, and an exclusive digital download compilation album featuring performances taken from various acts across the four shows.

Tickets for the Bristol show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 1. Tickets are available exclusively at gentlemenoftheroad.com. A very limited quantity of $59 early-bird tickets will be available for each site on a first-come, first-served basis. $1 from each ticket sold to the Bristol, VA/TA Gentlemen of the Road Stopover will be donated to the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance to assist in the building of the future Cultural Heritage Center in Downtown Bristol.

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