Grammy-award winning, John Mayer, has just been added to the lineup for Zac Brown Band’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival, descending on Nashville’s Lawn at Riverfront Park this September 21-22, where Brown’s “vision of combining world class fare with live music became a stunning reality.” 

The consistency with which John Mayer combines word craft and melody has earned him rarefied status as a respected songwriter and musician.  As one of few musicians to achieve both critical acclaim and popular appeal, the seven-time Grammy Award winner has earned accolades for each album release while selling in excess of 17 million albums worldwide.  He has also been included in Time Magazine’s annual Time 100 list of the most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers, and twice been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine’s annual “Guitar” issue.  John Mayer’s latest album “Born and Raised” was recently certified Gold.

In Nashville, Zac Brown Band & Friends will perform nightly super sets w/ special guests including Gregg Allman Sheryl Crow, among others. Other artists at the Nashville festival include Amos Lee, David Gray, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jerry Douglas, and Southern Ground Artists including Sonia Leigh, Nic Cowan and Blackberry Smoke, among others.

Curated by the band – from the appetizers to the openers, and the entrees to the headliners – festival-goers can expect two evenings of the finest musical acts, delicious offerings from the culinary world’s best chefs – under the helm of Southern Ground Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin, and an all around “incredible level of production” (Charleston City Paper) guaranteed to be a sensory experience like no other music festival.

Southern Ground Music & Food Festival – Nashville,TN
Zac Brown Band & Friends Super Set w/ special guest performances by Gregg Allman, Dwight Yoakam, Sheryl Crow, and John Mayer!
Amos Lee
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Jerry Douglas
David Gray
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
The Lumineers
Los Lonely Boys
John Driskell Hopkins & Brighter Shade
The James Arthur Band
Coy Bowles & The Fellowship
And Southern Ground Artists:
Blackberry Smoke
Nic Cowan
Sonia Leigh
Levi Lowrey
The Wheeler Boys

VIP ticketing options are available including Zac Brown Band’s customized Front Porch Stage Boxes. The boxes provide concert-goers with on-stage seating, feet away from the performers; a four-course gourmet meal prepared by Chef Rusty and his hand-selected crew of acclaimed chefs; and complimentary beverages including 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 Southern Ground Grub GA Clay Spice Rub and Zac’s own Brown Sauce, as well as selections from local restaurants, providing the best gourmet Southern fare. 

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