Zac Brown Band Sets Talent Lineups For Southern Ground Festivals
Events In Nashville And Charleston To Feature More Than 20 Acts In Total
At a press conference in downtown Nashville this morning, the Zac Brown Band (right) was joined by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean to announce the talent lineups for the band’s upcoming Southern Ground Music & Food Festivals in both Nashville and Charleston, S.C.
The Nashville event—the first for the city—is set for Sept. 21-22 at Riverfront Park. The returning Charleston event will take place a month later, Oct. 20-21, at Blackbaud Stadium.
In Nashville, Zac Brown Band will perform nightly sets with special guests including Gregg Allman, Amos Lee, David Gray, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Also on the bill are The Lumineers, and John Driskell Hopkins & Brighter Shade.
In Charleston, Zac Brown Band will also lead the bill with nightly performances, sharing the stage with the Avett Brothers, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, the Charlie Daniels Band and the Wailers. Also on the bill are JJ Grey & Mofro, Clay Cook, John Driskell Hopkins & Balsam Range and the Wood Brothers.
Both events will also feature Los Lonely Boys, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jerry Douglas, Coy Bowles & The Fellowship, the James Arthur Band, and several artists signed to Brown’s Southern Ground Artists label, including Sonia Leigh, Nic Cowan, and Blackberry Smoke, plus Dugas, Levi Lowery and the Wheeler Boys.
Both the musical acts and the food and beverage selections at each of the festivals will be curated by members of the Zac Brown Band, which brings in top chefs to provide the gourmet eats.
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Veteran entertainment journalist Phyllis Stark has been reporting extensively on the music industry for two decades. As a freelance writer, her work appears regularly in numerous publications and sites. She previously was Nashville Bureau Chief at Billboard magazine.