Monday, May 23, 2011
Red Sky Watch: Zac Brown Band
When: Thursday, July 21
What’s up: Zac Brown Band have become one of the most popular country groups around with songs such as "Toes," "Chicken Fried" and "Free." And a pair of Grammy wins in recent years haven’t hurt either.
Now only one more headliner remains to be announced: the festival-closing Saturday night spot. Who will it be?
My guess is no longer Jay-Z. He may have been on the table at one point or all but confirmed, but I don't think so any more. I hope they'll be wrapping up all announcements this week, especially the B & C stage acts. A lot of people are interested in day stage tickets (which are pretty cheap), but I think they're missing out on potential ticket buyers the longer they wait to release details.
Two months from today, we'll be experiencing the last day of the fest. It's time to know who's playing.
Tickets to Zac Brown's show go on sale June 3 at 10 a.m.
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You won't see this info on the Red Sky site quite yet because it was released by Live Nation, who quickly took it down and recalled the press release.
Update: Red Sky actually removed some posts (including mine) from its Facebook page. In case you're wondering, we decided to run the story here and on Omaha.com (and in tomorrow's paper) based on the fact that it had already been reported by various outlets, was up on Live Nation's Facebook page for at least an hour and, as a result of all of that, is now pretty much an open secret.
Update 2 (05/25): Red Sky announced the Zac Brown Band addition today. None of the information has changed.
"Toes" by Zac Brown Band