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Staff Photo by Lido Vizzutti / The guitar player and head man for Here Come the Mummies flies through the air on the Covista Stage during a past Riverbend Saturday.

If you are planning to go to the Here Come the Mummies show Saturday night at AT&T Field, you have until 10 a.m. Saturday morning to get your tickets at the discounted rate. They will go up $10 to $35 at the stadium's box office at that time and will be the same at the gate.

It will be the first show in town by the well-known and well-loved band known for 4,000 years of funk in a couple of years and the first event at the minor league baseball park since the season ended in late August. Tennessee Pledge guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be adhered to in the era of COVID-19, and Lookouts President Rich Mozingo said that is why he is allowing the use of the facility.

He said he has been approached by several organizations over the last several months about holding events there, but that Friends of the Festival has proven through the Chattanooga Unite series of concerts it produced at the Tennessee Riverpark it can present such an event safely.

"Our field makes it easier to have social distancing, and they've proven they can do it," he said in a previous interview.

The stage will be set up on the infield near the pitcher's mound and some tables will be set up on the field, as well.

"Those are sold out," said Friends of the Festival Marketing Director Amy Morrow.

She said a couple of the suites are still available for larger groups, but most of the 1,500 tickets that will be sold will be for seating in the stands. Ushers will escort fans to their seats to ensure distancing.

Here Come the Mummies are an eight-piece band of talented musicians who play in full mummy costumes from head to toe. They were rocking masks before it was, well, mandated.

There are two stories surrounding the history of the band. The first is that they were cursed after an unsavory incident involving a pharaoh's daughter. They somehow managed to escape the tomb and came back reincarnated as musicians.

The second story is that they are all highly talented and successful musicians contractually obligated to play for other, more well-known stars, and the mummy costumes allow them to get out and play incognito.

They've played everything from the Nightfall concert series to the Riverbend Festival and New Year's Eve parties over the years.

Bonn E Maiy, a Canadian-American singer, songwriter and actress who plays a mix of country, rock, pop and Americana will open at 7 p.m.

Concession foods, beer and cocktails will be available.

Contact Barry Courter at bcourter@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6354.

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