Thousands of fans “went down the rabbit hole” to Zac Brown Band’s sold out show in Syracuse, NY at the Lakeview Amphitheater Saturday, June 23. Zac Brown Band is one of those bands that have been around for a while because they have so much stamina live. As the show progressed, the realization of how many popular songs they have hits you like the radio waves they have been surfing on.
It was amazing seeing fans of all ages in the audience, proving that the Zac Brown Band appeals to music lovers of all ages. One of the highlights of the evening was when Zac brought out the opening act Mark O’Connor Band to perform “In My Blood” that Zac produced. It was truly an amazing sight and sound with the stage full of such talented musicians surrounding Zac. It was absolutely perfect when they all covered “With a Little Help From My Friends” by The Beatles.
Zac also took the time to speak about a cause that is dear to the band’s heart, Camp Southern Ground, which is a music camp for children. Zac told the audience that $2 from every ticket was donated to Camp Southern Ground that night. As the band began to play the riff’s to their smash hit “Chicken Fried,” Zac also thanked all of the service men and women.
All in all after seeing the Zac Brown perform live, they made loving them so easy. They are one of the best live bands out there, sounding even better than on their albums. If you missed out on seeing their amazing performance, you still have a chance to catch them live July 28 and 29 in NYC at Citi Field, and on September 29 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Set 1: Knee Deep, As She’s Walking Away, Sweet Annie, Day That I Die, It’s Not OK, Uncaged, Take Me to Church (Hozier cover), Tomorrow Never Comes, 2 Places at 1 Time, Keep Me in Mind, Highway 20 Ride, Whipping Post (The Allman Brothers Band cover)
Set 2: Toes, Next to Me (Imagine Dragons cover), Family Table, Free / Into the Mystic, In My Blood
(Mark O’Connor cover), Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles cover), With a Little Help From My Friends
(The Beatles cover), Beautiful Drug, Colder Weather / Take It to the Limit, Chicken Fried, Homegrown
Encore: Cult of Personality (Living Colour cover), Bennie and the Jets (Elton John cover), Long Train Runnin’
(The Doobie Brothers cover), Tush (ZZ Top cover), Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (Sly & The Family Stone cover), Despacito (Luis Fonsi cover), Baby Got Back (Sir Mix‐A‐Lot cover), Thunderstruck (AC/DC cover), Sabotage (Beastie Boys cover)