The Foo Fighters and Mumford and Sons have selected Walla Walla as one of their 2015 Gentlemen of the Road (GOTR) Stopovers in the United States.

The Walla Walla GOTR Stopover will begin on Friday night, August 14th with the Foo Fighters. A daylong music festival will continue on Saturday, August 15 featuring international bands including The Flaming Lips and Mumford & Sons will perform on Saturday evening.

Attendance at the two-day Stopover in Walla Walla is expected to more than double the city’s population and generate a significant positive economic impact for the region.  According to Nabiel Shawa, City Manager, the region can expect an economic impact in the millions of dollars.

The ‘Gentlemen Of The Road’ series began in 2012 and continued into 2013. Previous Stopovers occurred in Troy, Ohio; St. Augustine, Florida; Bristol, Tennessee; Portland, Maine; Dixon, Illinois; Guthrie, Oklahoma; and Simcoe, Ontario in Canada.

Tickets to the two-day Stopovers will be $199, with no additional fees or hidden charges.  Tickets for all Stopovers will be available at beginning on Friday, March 6th at 10:00 AM.

A limited number of Walla Walla Stopover tickets will be sold to the local community at the Tourism Walla Walla Visitor Center located at 26 E. Main Street in downtown Walla Walla.  The Visitor Center will accept credit card purchases only and will be open Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Ticket purchases will be limited to six per person.