Zac Brown Band combines music, food
Friday, September 2, 2011
– Zac Brown Band will combine and food and music at the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival Oct. 21-23 in Charleston, S.C.
In addition to three performances from Zac Brown Band, the bill will feature:
My Morning Jacket, Train, Eric Church, Fitz and the Tantrums, Warren Haynes Band, Steel Pulse, Trigger Hippy, The Del McCoury Band and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Brett Dennen. Performances by Southern Ground Artists include Sonia Leigh, The Wood Brothers, Nic Cowan, Levi Lowrey, Blackberry Smoke and Clay Cook. The label is run by Zac Brown.
A second stage will feature performances by additional musicians in between main stage sets.
Concessions will be available from "Cookie," Zac Brown Band's tractor trailer-sized mobile kitchen, which will offer a la carte items prepared with Brown's Southern Ground Grub GA Clay Spice Rub and Brown's own Brown Sauce, as well as selections from local Charleston restaurants, providing the best gourmet Southern fare.
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