Zac Brown Band to play the Comcast Center

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After an eventful year on the charts and on the road, Grammy-Award winning Zac Brown Band have revealed plans for a summer headlining tour that will make its way to Massachusetts for a show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Saturday, August 14. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $20.50 to $34.50 with a special 4-pack of tickets available for the discounted price of $16 each, go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation. The Wood Brothers and Casey Driessen will open the show.

The Zac Brown Band, who were in town last fall for a show at the Agganis Arena, continue to tour in support of their 2008 major label debut The Foundation. Earlier this year, the band was named the “Best New Artist” at the Grammy Awards and last year earned “Top New Vocal Group” from the Academy of Country Music Awards. The Georgia-based band was the second biggest selling new artist of the 2009 behind only Lady Gaga.

Beyond working on the band’s next album, Brown is keeping busy himself. He launched his Southern Ground record label in 2009 and signed Atlanta based artists Sonia Leigh, Levi Lowrey and Nic Cowan. In addition to the music, Brown also is launching a line of steak rubs and barbecue sauces under the Southern Ground label, and—in partnership with photographer Jeffrey Skillings and writer/bandmate Coy Bowles—is preparing the release of his first cookbook. The projects have their roots in Zac’s Place, a lakeside restaurant he used to co-own and run. Brown is also developing a charitable foundation to run a children’s camp, which recently began clearing land for its planned site.

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