Voted “Best Music Concert” in 2011 and 2012 by Charleston City Paper readers, Zac Brown Band‘s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival returns for a third year to Charleston, SC on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. Presented by LandShark Lager, ZBB’s ultimate sensory experience will take place at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island in Berkeley County.

Called “impressive” (Hollywood Reporter), “top notch” (Charleston City Paper) and all together “epic” (People), the festival will feature sets by Willie Nelson & Family, Band of Horses, The Head and the Heart, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dawes, and Kacey Musgraves, among additional names to be announced soon.

Continuing the festival’s annual tradition – which the band kicked off last year with iconic artists such as Gregg Allman and John Mayer – ZBB’s “Super Sets” will close both nights with special sit-in performances also to be announced soon.

The Charleston event follows the festival’s second visit to Nashville, taking place this September 27 and 28.

Ticket pre-sale for Zac Brown Band fan-club members begins on Wednesday, May 8 at 12pm ET. Pre-sale opens to those who attended last year’s festival on Thursday, May 9 at 10am ET. General sale opens on Saturday, May 11 at 10am ET. Get tickets at Blackbaud Stadium box office, by phone at 877-4-FLY-TIX, or online at 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, as well as gourmet cuisine from ZBB’s mobile kitchen.

Two-day festival passes start at $99. Gates open at 12pm ET on both Saturday and Sunday.

Southern Ground Music & Food Festival is promoted by JAM, Outback Concerts, and Sound Events and brought to you by ExploreCharleston.com.

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