PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The City of Portland is getting ready to welcome thousands of people for one of the biggest outdoor concerts it has ever hosted.
16-thousand people have bought tickets for the sold out featuring Mumford and Sons. 7 other bands will also be performing on the Eastern Prom overlooking Casco Bay in the Gentlemen of the Road show.
Beginning at 11-am the entire Munjoy Hill area will be shutdown to traffic, except for people who live in the neighborhood. City officials are urging concert goers to park in one of the downtown garages or lots and either walk, bike, take a cab or bus to the site. Both cabs and busses will be allowed to go through the roadblocks.
The stage is almost set for the big show. Crews are busy putting the finishing touches on the main stage and a second smaller stage. Most shows Mumford and Sons plays are in established stadiums or concert venues. For this one they're constructing the stages and amphitheaters from scratch. The band and its crew were very impressive with this scenic sight from the moment they first saw it.
"Having been and toured all over the world from big festivals to small clubs, we've tried to take the best elements of what we've learned and re-create it with a blank pallet which this site has enabled us to do and as you can see its special and unique", said Mike Luba of Mumford and Sons' crew.
The music starts around 2 tomorrow afternoon and everything wraps up around 9.