When the members of the Zac Brown Band throw a party, they really throw a party. Mix some good music with a healthy dose of southern cooking, and what do you get? The 2012 Southern Ground Music and Food Festival — a full-blown traveling music event, which will hit both Nashville and Charleston this September. ZBB announced the lineup for both stops this week.

When the ‘Chicken Fried’ country group hits Music City (Sept. 21-22 at Riverfront Park), they’ll be bringing their musical friends Gregg Allman, Amos Lee, David Gray, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

In Charleston, S.C. the next month (Oct. 20-21, Blackbaud Stadium), the band will headline once again, with additional music from special guests the Avett Brothers, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and Los Lonely Boys, among others.

Both 2012 Southern Ground Festival events will also feature the musical talents of Michael Franti and Spearhead, Jerry Douglas, and Southern Ground Artists including Sonia Leigh, Nic Cowan and Blackberry Smoke. But the music is not where the fun stops. The two-day festival — in each city — will also include an incredible spread of southern cuisine foods to whet any appetite.

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.

For more information on the event, like how to purchase tickets, visit the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival’s official website here.

Southern Ground Music & Food Festival Lineup – Nashville, Tenn.:

Zac Brown Band
Amos Lee
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Jerry Douglas
David Gray
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
The Lumineers
Los Lonely Boys
John Driskell Hopkins and Brighter Shade
The James Arthur Band
Coy Bowles and the Fellowship
Blackberry Smoke
Nic Cowan
Dugas
Sonia Leigh
Levi Lowrey
The Wheeler Boys

Southern Ground Music & Food Festival Lineup – Charleston, S.C.:

Zac Brown Band
The Avett Brothers
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
The Charlie Daniels Band
Michael Franti and Spearhead
The Wailers
Jerry Douglas
Los Lonely Boys
JJ Grey and Mofro
Clay Cook
Coy Bowles and the Fellowship
The James Arthur Band
John Driskell Hopkins and Balsam Range
Blackberry Smoke
Nic Cowan
Dugas
Sonia Leigh
Levi Lowrey
The Wheeler Boys
The Wood Brothers