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10/08/2013

It's a Wrap - Southern Ground Music & Food Festival Nashville 2013!

 

From the Capital One stage at ZBB's Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Nashville, Zac Brown himself best summed up the festival's blissful atmosphere: "This is the night of my dreams, with all these incredible artists here tonight and all of you to share it with."

With over 20 hours of music including a last minute re-addition of Willie Nelson and announcement of Warren Haynes and Kenny Rogers, the fest was home to sets from Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Kacey Musgraves and Dawes and featured legendary sit-ins during Zac Brown Band's "Super Sets" by Jason Mraz, John Fogerty, Clare Bowen and more.

The festival also hosted an abundance of gourmet Southern food, prepared by celebrity chefs including Stephanie Izard, Giuseppe Tentori and Shon Foster, alongside Southern Ground Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin. Hamlin oversaw the line-up, curated the stage box menus and had concessions for all concert goers at "Cookie" where "a heaping paper cone of Chef Rusty Hamlin's Jambalaya [was] a genius idea for street food," according to Nashville Scene. The festival also hosted Doemens Beer Sommelier Gary Valentine who suggested beer pairings for all festival food. 

Watch the recap below, or visit the photo galleries here.