Truth be told, the inspiration for Here Come the Mummies has been wearing masks for 5,000 years and probably wonder what took the rest of civilization this long to catch up.
The band plays funk that hearkens back to the time the pyramids were being built. For the past several years, they have been sharing that music with fans in Chattanooga and they will return on Oct. 17 for a 7 p.m. show at AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley.
The show will be limited to 1,500 fans with social distancing and other Tennessee Pledge guidelines such as the wearing of masks being followed. Tickets will cost $25.
The show is being presented by Friends of the Festival, the organization that produces Riverbend and in recent weeks, Chattanooga Unite and the showing of "Jumanji: The Next Level" at the Tennessee Riverpark. Chattanooga Lookouts President Rich Mozingo said he has been approached by "tons of people about using AT&T in the last several weeks," but didn't feel comfortable about having large crowds in the ballpark.
"This is the first event since Aug. 28 of last year," he said.
He said that the fact that Friends of the Festival "had a track record" in safely presenting Chattanooga Unite played a big part in his decision to have the concert at AT&T.
"Absolutely. Our field makes it easier to have social distancing, and they've proven they can do it."
A limited number of concession stands will be available, and the stage will be set up behind the pitcher's mound with some tables set up on the field. Fans will be scattered throughout the stands, and the suites will be available for rent as well.
While the actual identities of the eight members of Here Come the Mummies is unknown, it has long been rumored that each is a contracted touring musician obligated to other well-known acts, and they wear the mummy outfits to hide their identity in order to get out and play.
Whether true or not, they know how to play and get people dancing.
Bonn E Maiy, a Canadian-American singer, songwriter and actress will open the show at 7 p.m. Her music is a mix of country, rock, pop and Americana.
To purchase tickets, go to showclix.com/event/here-come-the-mummies. General admission is $25. VIP tables and suites are available as well. For inquiries, please call (423) 756-2212.