Zac Brown Band curates own fest
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
– Zac Brown Band will curate its first Southern Ground Music and Food Festival at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. April 8-10.
Ticket pre-sale are already available for fan club members and open to the public on Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. eastern (http://bit.ly/ticketmaster-ZBBClemson).
Zac Brown Band will headline the first two nights of the three-night festival, with the final night headlined by Amos Lee. Each night will feature performances by several artists signed to Brown's label, Southern Ground Artists, Inc., including: Sonia Leigh, Levi Lowrey, Nic Cowan, The Wood Brothers, The Wheeler Boys and Blackberry Smoke. Secret Sisters will open the show on Sunday.
Concessions at the festival will offer southern-cuisine specialties created by Brown himself, along with the band's chef Rusty Hamlin, including items prepared with Brown's Southern Ground Grub GA Clay Spice Rub and own Brown Sauce.
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