Southern Ground fest to return in April 2016

Zac Brown Band’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival returns to Charleston, SC on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 for two days of non-stop music and artisan food that’s earned the fest it’s long-running title of Charleston City Paper’s reader-voted “Best Music Concert”.  This year marks the festivals first springtime appearance and will be held at the MUSC Health Stadium (previously named Blackbaud Stadium).

Called “one of the most diverse and delicious music festivals on the concert calendar” by Country Weekly, this year’s festival continues a five-year trend of setting the bar even higher with confirmed performances by Tedeschi Trucks Band, Thomas Rhett, Marshall Tucker Band, Hunter Hayes, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Kacey Musgraves, Sam Bush, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, A Thousand Horses, Old Dominion, Cam, Packway Handle Band, Drake White and The Big Fire, and Muddy Magnolias.

The line-up will also feature performances by members of Zac Brown Band including Coy Bowles & the Fellowship, Clay Cook, and John Driskell Hopkins.

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. Past sit-ins include Kenny Chesney, John Fogerty, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Kenny Rogers, and John Bell.

Ticket pre-sale for Zac Brown Band fan-club members begins on Tuesday, December 15 at 12pm ET. General sale opens on Friday, December 18 at 10am ET. Get tickets at, or Charge by phone 1.888.929.7849.

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 beverages.  For those traveling from out of town, please visit to find out more about special travel packages.

Two-day festival passes start at $189 and special 4 pack pricing will also be available. Gates open at 12pm ET on both Saturday and Sunday. Southern Ground Music & Food Festival is produced by Madison House Presents, ROAR and AEGLive.

Stay tuned for more details on the full music and food lineup:

For more information on Southern Ground Music & Food Festival, please contact Rebecca Shapiro (, Elizabeth Lutz (, Nina Lee ( or Saara DeAngelis-Jimenez ( at Shore Fire Media, 718.522.7171 or Liz Norris ( at ROAR, 310.424.7800.


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