7:05:50 PM: Fans crowd the Charter One Pavilion and Zac Brown makes early appearance to introduce opening act. Brown, while introducing the evening’s lineup, promises fans four-hours of non-stop music.
7:10:27 PM: Wearing a red suit, fiddle player Casey Dressen opens the show.
7:33:26 PM: Dressen closes. The sun sets on the magnificent Chicago skyline.
7:35:24 PM: The “Southern Ground” stages is equipped with a moonshine still and mason jars. Props of course.
7:36:13 PM: Zac Brown enters the stage to introduces fellow Georgian group, The Wood Brothers.
7:44:44 PM: Zac Brown joins the Wood Brothers on stage to lend a hand with a few songs.
8:12:13 PM: As the Wood Brothers finish up, fans ready for the Zac Brown Band.
8:17:57 PM: The Zac Brown Band takes the stage.
8:18:46 PM: Zac Brown said, “We have but no choice but to whip this show with a belt.”
8:35:16 PM: The band previews a song from their forthcoming release, A duet with Jimmy Buffet called “Knee Deep”.
8:35:46 PM: Yes, It’s tropical themed.
8:51:07 PM: The group plays their first radio hit of the evening with, “Whatever It Is“.
9:34:25 PM: Over an hour into their set and they’ve only played two of their top hits.
9:34:58 PM: The Wood Brothers are back on stage with the Zac Brown Band.
10:38:02 PM: The band finally makes it to their current hit single, “Free”. Will this end the show? Not sure.
10:47:33 PM: Yes, the crowd is let free with well…”Free”.