Friday, September 30th, 2011

by Scott Wink of

Charleston, SC- The culinary hot spot of Charleston, SC just cranked up the heat on
the burner!  The Zac Brown Band has organized a 3 day Southern Ground Music and Food Festival to be held at the Blackbaud soccer stadium.  Zac
Brown is known for his “Eat and Greets”. Fans get to hang out and break
bread with the band before the show.  Many of the food items served are
Zac’s recipes.  See the attached video clip to hear him discuss the
concept.  The Zac Brown Band will be performing at the end of each
night. 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

– Dangermuffin

– Brett Dennen

And performances by Southern Ground Artists:
– Sonia Leigh
– The Wood Brothers
– Nic Cowan
– Levi Lowrey
– Blackberry Smoke
– Clay Cook
A second stage will feature performances by additional musicians in between main stage sets.

The concert will be featuring several amazing chefs including Rusty Hamlin and RJ Cooper.  Both Chef Sean Brock and Chef Mike Lata
are two of Charleston’s most nationally acclaimed culinary rock starts
will be participating.  Concert goers will have a choice of buying
general admission passes, VIP upgrades to include BBQ and beer, or Front
Porch Stage Boxes which include a 4 course sit down dinner prepared by
the chefs and only feet away from the musicians!!!!  This is the
ultimate sensory experience.  Besides The Zac Brown Band I am most excited about seeing Brett Dennen, Fitz and the Tantrums (again), Dangermuffin, and My Morning Jacket.  Get your tickets now before they get devoured.