Southern Ground Music & Food Festival Returns to Blackbaud Stadium

CHARLESTON, SC May 21, 2014 – Crowned the “Best Music Concert” for three years running by Charleston City Paper readers, Zac Brown Band’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival returns to Charleston, SC’s Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island on Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12.

Zac Brown Band photo - 2014

Zac Brown Band

People Magazine praised last year’s festival for bringing Zac Brown Band’s “love of music and food to an epic level” and this year’s line up is ready to raise the bar even higher with featured sets confirmed for:

Southern Ground festival bannerRodrigo y Gabriela
Gov’t Mule
Blues Traveler
Big Head Todd and the Monsters
The Wailers
Old 97′s
Darrell Scott
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Boy & Bear
Steep Canyon Rangers
Ashley Monroe

This year’s festival will also feature performances by members of Zac Brown Band, including:
Coy Bowles and the Fellowship
Clay Cook
John Hopkins & Brighter Shade

Continuing the festival’s annual tradition, Zac Brown Band will close each night with different “Super Sets” featuring special sit-in performances from other acts on the bill.

Ticket pre-sale for Zac Brown Band fan-club members begins on Tuesday, May 27 at 12pm ET. Pre-sale opens to those who have previously attended the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival on Wednesday, May 28 at 12pm ET. General sale opens on Saturday, May 31 at 10am ET. Get tickets at Blackbaud Stadium box office, by phone at 877-4-FLY-TIX, or online at www.ticketfly.com.

VIP ticketing options are available, including Zac Brown Band’s customized Front Porch Stage Boxes, which provide concertgoers with onstage seating and a gourmet meal prepared by a team of renowned chefs under the helm of Southern Ground Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin. Guests in the boxes are served complimentary beer, wine, liquor, and non-alcoholic drinks.

All festival attendees will have access to gourmet concessions. Last year’s stands included fare from the Southern Ground Social Club (Zac Brown’s pork-and-greens sandwich) and Zac Brown Band’s mobile kitchen “Cookie” (Hamlin’s jambalaya).

Two-day festival passes start at $149 during presale and $169 during general sale. Gates open at 12pm ET on Saturday and Sunday.

Stay tuned for more details on the full music and food lineup: http://www.southerngroundfestival.com

For more information on Zac Brown Band, please contact Elizabeth Lutz (elutz@shorefire.com) or Rebecca Shapiro (rshapiro@shorefire.com) at Shore Fire Media, 718.522.7171 or Liz Norris (media@roar.la) at ROAR, 310.424.7800.

For more information on the festival, please contact Mike Lynskey (mike.lynskey@jamusa.com) at Jam Productions, 312.440.9191.

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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