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World Series concert tickets on sale

The American Legion World Series Executive Committee in Shelby, N.C., is kicking off the upcoming Series with live performances by two award-winning music artists — Montgomery Gentry and MercyMe. Cleveland County Fairgrounds will hosts the concerts and tickets are now on sale at

Contemporary Christian music artist MercyMe performs Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. (EDT) with special guest Jamie Grace. VIP seating is $25 and lawn seating is $15, or $10 each for 25 or more people. And country music duo Montgomery Gentry will take the stage Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. (EDT) with special guest James Wesley. VIP seating is $65 and lawn seating is $25.

An additional $5 fee will be applied to individual tickets purchased the day of the events. However, group tickets will not be sold the day of.

Concert tickets can either be purchased online here or by calling (704) 466-3103 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT).

Both Montgomery Gentry and MercyMe are strong supporters of military members and their families. Montgomery Gentry has entertained troops serving in Iraq multiple times and released "What It Takes" for the soundtrack to the war action film, "Act of Valor." Meanwhile, MercyMe released a song titled "Finally Home" to honor America’s servicemembers.