Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett Brings His Live Music Promotion Company to the U.S.
Mumford & Sons Keyboardist Ben Lovett, producer Ian Grimble and Kevin Jones launch their organic live music promotion company, Communion, in the U.S. Sounds like they’d get along quite nicely at the new Blue Moon Farm.
by: Tyler Kane
Communion — a live music promotion team from the U.K. that was formed by Mumford & Sons keyboardist Ben Lovett, producer Ian Grimble and Kevin Jones — will kick off its move into the U.S. with “Communion in the Redwoods.” The event is a three-day party in Big Sur, Calif. on Oct. 21 through 23. Communion helped artists like Laura Marling, Noah and the Whale and Marcus Foster establish their live shows.
“We founded Communion as a way for people to get together and play music without all the hassle of dealing with money-grabbing venue promoters,” Lovett said. “No matter what the venue size, they’ve always been amazingly intimate occasions. We’re incredibly excited to be launching Communion in America, where not only are there literally thousands of excellent musicians that we want to promote, but it’s also a country full of passionate music fans that we want to feel part of the Communion experience.”
The team will also put on a North American tour. The tour will feature Matthew & the Atlas, The David Mayfield Parade and Lauren Shera. You can get tickets here.
Communion North American Tour Dates:
18 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hotel Cafe
20 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Swedish American Hall
21-23 – Big Sur, Calif. @ Communion In The Redwoods
25 – Seattle, Wash. @The Tractor Tavern
26 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios
28 – Denver, Colo. @ Soiled Dove
29 – Ames, Iowa @ Maintenance Shop at Iowa State University
30 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry
31 – Evanston, Ill. @ Space
1 – Rock Island, Ill. @ Rozz Tox
3 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Blueberry Hill
4 – Nashville, Tenn. @ 3rd & Lindsley
5 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Smith’s Olde Bar
6 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Lincoln Theater
8 – Vienna, Va. @ Jammin’ Java
9 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ World Café Live
10 – New York @ Mercury Lounge
11 – Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
12 – Boston, Mass. @ Cafe 939 at Berklee College of Music