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Mumford's Gentlemen of the Road Bristol Stopover Economic Impact Study Results

October 22, 2012

August 11, 2012 will go down in history as the day British folk rockers Mumford & Sons invaded Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA with their Gentlemen of the Road Tour — and brought 17,500 music fans with them. GOTR made four stops in the United States, and Bristol was the only Stopover in the southeast. Now we know the full benefit of such an event to our community. Monday, October 29, 2012 at 1:00pm in the City of Bristol, VA School Board Office Conference Room, 220 Lee Street, Believe in Bristol, Birthplace of Country Music, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Pick Bristoland the Virginia Tourism Corporation reveal results of the economic impact study researched during the event by Chmura Economics & Analytics. A PowerPoint presentation will be displayed, and the video produced at GOTR by Virginia Tourism Corporation will also be viewed. Representatives from AC Entertainment, the company contracted by Mumford & Sons to organize the event, will also make a check presentation to local non-profits that supplied volunteers for the August event. The public and media are all invited to attend.