Aug. 31--English folk rock band Mumford and Sons will headline the two-day, outdoor festival tonight that has drawn hordes of music lovers to Troy.
The Grammy Award-winning band, whose symbol is a mustache, takes the Troy Memorial Stadium stage at 8:30 p.m. as part of its Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Tour. See today's line up below. The show closes after the Yacht Club DJs performance starting at 10:15 p.m.
Mumford and Sons members Marcus Mumford and Ben Lovett joined Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on stage last night.
Gates open today at noon. Passport tickets are $120 at the gate.
Music also will be played on the Market and Main Street stage throughout the day as part of a downtown street fair. The downtown festival is free for those with Gentlemen of the Road passport tickets. It is $5 a day for those without passport tickets. The street fair starts at 10 a.m.
Festivities started Thursday and are expected to draw an estimated 40,000 people to Troy.
There is a chance of scatter showers and thunderstorms. Organizers say there may be some delays and urge patients.
Here is today's forecast from WHIO-TV meteorologist Erica Collura:
"Most rain will stay away until this afternoon. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible, but not for all. Heavy rain, some gusty winds, and even some hail are possible if storms are a bit stronger. Severe threat is still low.
Today: Partly sunny, very warm and humid. Scattered showers and thunderstorms possible, especially in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s.
Tonight: A stray shower or thunderstorm can't be ruled out. Lingering clouds; warm and muggy. Lows near 70."
Below is the rundown from Troy Main Street Inc. of The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover and downtown street fair performances for today. Gentlemen of the Road shows are listed first and require a passport.
Read: Mumford and Sons tour could give city $20 million economic boost
MAIN STAGE STADIUM SCHEDULE-Troy Memorial Stadium
Passport ticket required.
Gates open at Noon
-- Bear's Den -- 1:45 p.m.
-- Those Darlins -- 2:45 p.m.
-- Rubblebucket -- 3:45 p.m.
-- Justin Townes Earle -- 4:50 p.m.
-- The Vaccines --5:55 p.m.
-- Old Crow Medicine Show -- 7:10 pm
-- Mumford & Sons -- 8:30 p.m.
-- Yacht Club DJs -- 10:15 p.m.
DOWNTOWN STREET FAIR SCHEDULE
MARKET STREET STAGE
-- Father Son & Friends -- 10:30 a.m.
-- Tana Martz -- Noon
-- Puzzle of Light -- 1:30 p.m.
-- Floodwood -- 3 p.m.
-- Red Wanting Blue -- 4:30 p.m.
-- 5:30-10:30 Stage Closed
-- Henhouse Prowlers -- 10:30 p.m.
-- Jeff Austin the Here and the Now midnight
MAIN STREET STAGE
-- Higgins-Madewell -- 10 a.m.
-- Rum River Band -- 11:30 a.m.
-- Higgins-Madewell -- 1 p.m.
-- Rum River Band -- 2:30 p.m.
-- Higgins-Madewell -- 4 p.m.
-- Rum River Band -- 5:30 p.m.
-- Cinder Home -- 7 p.m.
-- Prophets Mire -- 8:30 p.m.
-- 7th Street Band -- 10 p.m.
-- Here Comes The Sun Stereo -- 11:30 p.m.
LATE NIGHT PERFORMANCES
-- Late-Night Bluegrass Jam
Floodwood -- 11 p.m.
Elks Lodge at 17 W. Franklin St
-- UCB Presents Horatio Sanz and the Kings of Improv
Two Performances: -- 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
Redmen Lodge at 103 East Main Street
-- Emmett Malloy's award-winning film documentary "Big Easy Express," chronicling life on the road with Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show will be shown at the Mayflower Arts Center in downtown Troy at 11 p.m.
-- Michael Bashaw and his ensemble Puzzle of Light will give a short musical demonstration on Sound Sculpture participatory sound piece of welded metal at 3:30 p.m.
Our photographers and reporters are on the scene.
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