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Charleston’s “Best Music Concert of 2011” (as voted by Charleston City Paper readers) returns as Zac Brown Band‘s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival, presented by LandShark Lager and Jack Daniel’s, takes over Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island in Charleston, SC, Saturday & Sunday, October 20-21 for a second year of immersive sensory delights. Ticket pre-sale will go live to fan club members on Tuesday, May 1 at 12pm ET, and the general sale opens with early bird discounted two-day festival tickets available for a limited time this Saturday, May 5 at 10AM ET ( and

Zac Brown Band will perform both nights of the festival and curate every facet of the concert experience from the food to the lineup to the craft vendors.

VIP ticketing options and travel packages are available including Zac Brown Band’s customized Front Porch Stage Boxes. The boxes provide concert-goers with on-stage 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 will also be served with complimentary beverages: premium beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks.

Additional 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 famous recipes as well as selections from local Charleston restaurants, providing the best gourmet Southern fare.

Southern Ground Music & Food Festival is promoted by JAM, Outback Concerts, and Sound Events.

Two-day festival passes start at $89 (limited time only) and gates will open both days at 12pm ET with the first musical act taking the stage at 1pm ET.

Stay tuned for more details on the full music and food line-up: