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Zac Brown Band cancels annual Southern Ground Music & Food Festival


The Zac Brown Band is canceling this year’s installment of the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival, citing the need to focus on their new album, “Welcome Home.”

On the festival’s website , the band announced that the annual gathering in Charleston, S.C., which was planned for May 20-21, would be “rescheduled for next year.”

Last year’s event featured performances from Tedeschi Trucks Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sam Bush, Kacey Musgraves, Bruce Hornsby and ZBB.

The band hadn’t announced any musical guests for this year prior to the cancellation announcement.

Last month, the Zac Brown Band announced a 40-plus date tour that will launch May 12-13 at Verizon Amphitheatre in Atlanta. Their “Welcome Home” album is due May 12.

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