On A High Note

The Southern Ground Music & Food Festival, A New Tradition

Zach Brown

Zach Brown

Zach Brown

Nashville will bring back The Southern Ground Music & Food Festival at Riverfront Park, this coming September. Great shows, great music, and great food will be the guests of honor. So get ready for Willie Nelson & Family, the Zac Brown Band and a whole line up of great music.

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

This will be the second year for the festivities, and if it is anything like last year it should be a blast. The Southern Ground Music & Food Festival will offer a generation and genre crossing mix of traditional and contemporary music. It will bring together the very best of contemporary acoustic, blues, folk, and country music.

Other acts scheduled to perform at the festival are the Eli Young Band, Kacey Musgraves, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. You might also see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and the Head & the Heart.

Festival Good for Nashville’s Economy
Festivals like this one are making Riverfront Park one of the most used music venues in the Nashville, and bringing so much business to our community. Last year’s event drew more than 12,000 people to downtown Music City. So not only is it a great party, it boosts our local economy as well.

The Southern Ground Food
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And don’t forget this is called the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival, so the music in only half of the attraction.

The festival will offer fans a selection of food from some of the world’s best chefs.

Some may consider Zac Brown and Willie Nelson the stars, but another star of the show will be Chef Rusty Hamlin. His style of cooking comes from the rich Louisiana’s traditions and Southern Eats. He has made a name for himself by preparing all the Zac Brown band’s famous “Eat & Greet” meals while on the road with them. Rusty takes pride in using the freshest ingredients from local farms and people claims the freshness shows. Chef Rusty is a graduate of the Culinary Arts Institute of Louisiana.

Zach Brown and Chef Rusty Hamlin

Zach Brown and Chef Rusty Hamlin

Delicious food and awesome tunes make Southern Ground Music & Food Festival not only a great time, but will have you coming back for seconds and thirds….

The Southern Ground Front Porch Sing! (yes, sing!)
Ever heard of a “front porch sing?” (No, that’s not a typo – I said “sing.”) Well as if all the festivities and fun of the day were not enough, The Zac Brown Band’s team is providing something they call The Front Porch Stage Boxes.

The Front Porch Stage Boxes give you the opportunity to score onstage seating, while enjoying a gourmet meal prepared by a team of renowned chefs, and [with] complimentary alcohol while you listen to the music ringside. How cool is that? .

The Southern Ground “Super Sets,” featuring Chesney, Fogerty, Mraz
To top it all off, the event will feature “Super Sets”, with legendary artists like Kenny Chesney, John Fogerty and Jason Mraz performing with the Zac Brown Band at the close of both nights.

It should prove to be a climactic end to a great festival and a great way to end the summer, before we all have to grow up and get back to the grindstone we call normal life.

For more details on the full music and food lineup, visit the official Southern Ground Music and Food Festival website at www.southerngroundfestival.com or call (877) 435-9849.