AXS TV TO PRESENT 15 HOURS OF PROGRAMMING FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY ZAC BROWN BAND, JOHN FOGERTY, JASON MRAZ, EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS LIVE FROM NASHVILLE'S RIVERFRONT PARK... LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AXS TV CONCERTS is bringing one of the most anticipated music festivals on the annual calendar - Zac Brown's Southern Ground Music & Food Festival - to its viewers on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28. The annual music and food festival curated by musician Zac Brown, will be broadcast live from The Great Lawn at Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville, TN. Over two nights, AXS TV will be broadcasting live from the festival for a total of 15 hours, bringing viewers more than 16 live performances as they happen, so close to the action, they can taste and hear it. AXS TV will feature the festival Friday from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET (3 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT) and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET (2 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT).
AXS TV's exclusive and extensive live coverage will include not only the sounds of the festival, but the sights and attractions as well, offering viewers an authentic feast for the senses. Southern Ground Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin, "Top Chef" winner Stephanie Izard, and world class chefs Giussepe Tentori and Shon Foster will serve up gourmet concessions, cooking demonstrations, and a foodie experience to match the top-notch talent on-stage.
As is a tradition at the festival, 3-time GRAMMY(R) Award winners Zac Brown Band will headline each night with their collaborative "super sets" that include other top artists as sit-in performers. AXS TV will bring several of these collaborations to the telecast, including special guests Jason Mraz, John Fogerty, and Clare Bowen from ABC's hit TV show "Nashville." Other headline acts appearing on the telecast include Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, musical icon Willie Nelson & Family, and Eli Young Band. Also confirmed to perform on AXS TV are Kacey Musgraves, The Head and the Heart, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dawes, Blackberry Smoke, The Wood Brothers, Clay Cook, John Driskell Hopkins & The Mosier Brothers Band, Coy Bowles & The Fellowship, Levi Lowrey, Niko Moon, DUGAS, AJ Ghent Band, and Brothers Road.
"Zac Brown's Southern Ground Music & Food Festival offers not only great performances, but an ideal setting for a live broadcast," said Mark Cuban, founder of AXS TV. "We are excited to have exclusive access to the top acts on the country circuit in a phenomenal atmosphere that offers a great look into the Southern music scene."
PERFORMANCES TO INCLUDE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 6 p.m.-1 a.m. ET | 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. PT (Repeated 1 a.m.- 8 a.m. ET | 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. PT, Saturday) Zac Brown Band Jason Mraz (special sit-in with Zac Brown Band) The Stellas featuring Lennon & Maisy (special sit-in with Zac Brown Band) Grace Potter and The Nocturnals Eli Young Band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue The Wood Brothers Niko Moon John Driskell Hopkins & The Mosier Brothers Band Brothers Road
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 5 p.m.-1 a.m. ET (Repeated 1 a.m.-9 a.m. ET | 10 p.m. - 6 a.m Sunday) Zac Brown Band John Fogerty (special sit-in with Zac Brown Band) Clare Bowen (special sit-in with Zac Brown Band) The Stellas featuring Lennon & Maisy (special sit-in with Zac Brown Band) Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Willie Nelson & Family The Head and the Heart Dawes Kacey Musgraves Levi Lowrey Blackberry Smoke DUGAS Coy Bowles & The Fellowship Clay Cook AJ Ghent Band
ABOUT AXS TV Bringing music back to television, AXS TV, launched in July of 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, has created a one-of-a-kind, live television environment for entertainment and other cutting-edge trends. AXS TV delivers relevant, unpredictable and irreverent programming, offering an unparalleled experience to a nationwide audience by presenting unfiltered, uncensored, and uncut access to entertainers and their performances. "AXS TV Concerts," indicative of the network's dedication to music programming, crosses genres and international waters to deliver everything from stadium tours to club acts to some of the most anticipated festivals on the calendar, including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Stagecoach Festival in California, and the British Summer Time at Hyde Park Festival. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other TV providers. It is also distributed in Canada and the Caribbean. The network is spearheaded by a partnership including Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram; Tumblr and YouTube.
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