Grammy-award winning, John Mayer, had so much fun at the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Nashville, that he has been added to the lineup for Charleston’s SGMFF descending on Blackbaud Stadium on Oct. 20-21st where Brown’s “vision of combining world class fare with live music became a stunning reality.”
Zac Brown Band will lead the bill with nightly performances, in addition to The Avett Brothers, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, and Los Lonely Boys. Both events will feature Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Jerry Douglas Band, 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 – Charleston, SC
Nightly performances by ZBB with special sit in from John Mayer, and more tba!
The Avett Brothers
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
The Charlie Daniels Band
Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Jerry Douglas Band
Los Lonely Boys
JJ Grey & Mofro
Coy Bowles & The Fellowship
The James Arthur Band
John Driskell Hopkins & Balsam Range
And Southern Ground Artists:
The Wheeler Boys
The Wood Brothers
The festival offers customized Front Porch Stage Boxes to 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.
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.