http://www.charlestonbattery.com/news.asp?y=2011&page=1&id=647 Applauded for "thwarting expectations" by the New York Times, Zac Brown Band has curated an unparalleled fan experience for their Southern Ground Music & Food Festival presented by Landshark and Jack Daniel's, to be held October 21-23 at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island in Charleston, SC. Ticket pre-sale goes live to fan club members September 9, and the general sale opens September 10 at 10am ET (http://www.southerngroundfestival.com and http://www.ticketfly.com). The three-day extravaganza promises to engage and awe all five senses. ZBB has designed every aspect of the weekend for perfection, offering concertgoers some of their favorite handpicked musicians, tastebud-seducing fare from the culinary world's top chefs, a custom-designed video projection screen and a Martin MLA sound system to optimize the experience for every seat. In addition to three performances from Zac Brown Band, the bill will feature: - My Morning Jacket - Train - Eric Church - Fitz and the Tantrums - Warren Haynes Band - Steel Pulse - Trigger Hippy - The Del McCoury Band and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Brett Dennen And performances by Southern Ground Artists: - Sonia Leigh - The Wood Brothers - Nic Cowan - Levi Lowrey - Blackberry Smoke - Clay Cook A second stage will feature performances by additional artists in between main stage sets. VIP ticketing options are available including Zac Brown Band's customized Front Porch Stage Boxes. The boxes provide concert-goers with on-stage seating mere feet away from the performers; a four-course gourmet meal prepared by Southern Ground Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin and James Beard Award-winners Sean Brock (Executive Chef - Husk, McCrady's, Charleston, SC), Mike Lata (Chef/Partner - FIG, Charleston, SC), and RJ Cooper (Owner/Executive Chef - Rogue 24, Washington, DC); 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 Charleston restaurants, providing the best gourmet Southern fare. Single day tickets and a limited number of three-day passes go on sale Saturday, September 10 at 10am Single day tickets start at $57 and three-day passes start at $99. Reserved and general admission tickets will be available at Blackbaud Stadium box office, charge by phone 877-4-FLY-TIX (35-9849) and online at www.ticketfly.com. Gates will open at 12pm ET on Friday, October 21 and Sunday, October 23 and at 11am ET on Saturday, October 22. For more information including full lineup/set times, visit http://www.southerngroundfestival.com.