Tickets have been sold in 42 states and 4 countries for the Mumford & Sons concert next weekend. Even though Mumford & Sons is bringing a crew with them, we learned that there is a still lot to do.
Preparing for a show this size is no easy task. "We had to get about 250 volunteers in two weeks," says Executive Director of Birthplace of Country Music, Leah Ross.
They are keeping all of those volunteers very busy. With 15,000 tickets sold, Bristol is preparing for a few extra people in the downtown area. "They'll start arriving on Tuesday. You will see the stage go up on Wednesday and Thursday. So our downtown is going to be alive with people getting ready."
These changes in scenery could affect you though. The side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard going towards Tennessee will be closed starting Wednesday.
Ross says that it should not be too much of a hassle. "You'll still be able to get around downtown, you just may not be able to get that straight shoot you've always had," she said.
Parking will also be a small problem. With the lots by TriSummit Bank and WCYB being used for the concert, it is pushing their parking to other lots. Ross says they do not think it will be an issue. "We're trying to accommodate the visitors and the businesses that work downtown every week," she said.
Ross tells us that even with all of the commotion; it will be an event worth attending even if you are not going to the concert. "The restaurants will have music. There is a car show on Friday night, so our downtown is going to be booming next weekend."
To check out the updates for the Mumford & Sons shuttle services, go to mumfordandsons.com.