PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- With 15,000 Mumford & Sons fans descending on the city Saturday, Portland businesses are expecting a busy start to the month of August.
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Otto's Pizza on Munjoy Hill is preparing to feed upwards of 3,000 people on Saturday. They will be grilling and selling slices of pizza from the sidewalk.
Bar Lola is near capacity for reservations Saturday night. The Owner, Stella Hernandez, says, "almost every table tonight has asked me about it, I'm a little apprehensive only because its really hard to plan." She says that because the show will have food vendors she is unsure just how busy her restuarant could get.
The show lasts 9 hours but the manager of Empire Dine & Dance, Lucas Salisbury, says the shows go on," all night, everywhere too."
"They've got passports set up for the band, for Mumford & Son's so every bar you go to that's an official sponser of the Gentleman of the Road Tour is going to be part of the passport so you get stamped."
Salisbury says they expect to be sold out for their upstairs music venue.
The Mumford & Sons show date also falls right after the First Friday Artwalk.