Zac Brown Band gives the ultimate fan experience, covers Queen and salutes America's military

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By MAGDALENA GUILLEN

Want to eat and live like the ultimate country star? We'll show you how!

Zac Brown Band provided the ultimate fan experience before their concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles earlier this month, where several lucky fans (and AOL.com!) got to "eat and greet" with the award-winning country group.

ZBB's person chef, Chef Rusty Hamlin treated fans to a delicious, locally sourced dinner which included a mouthwatering ahi tuna recipe and slaw that Zac himself created, complete with delicious ribs, potatoes, squash, a watermelon salad and possibly the best brownie we have ever eaten.

Just some of the amazing and locally sourced food Chef Rusty Hamilton @drinkbai made tonight! @zacbrownband

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Fans devoured the meal while listening to opening act Muddy Magnolias, and sipping on Bai, a 5-calorie antioxidant beverage founded by beverage veteran Ben Weiss. The brand totes several tasty options like Bai and Bai bubbles. (Learn how to make a cocktail created especially for ZBB using Bai at the bottom of the page!)

The hot country band opened their concert with "Homegrown" amid a sea of cheering fans and military veterans that joined the band earlier during the eat and greet, and continued to rock the house with their latest hits including "Loving You Easy" and some old favorites such as "Goodbye in Her Eyes."

The band got the crowd singing along to their smash hit "Toes," and had everyone on their feet for a cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" toward the end of their set.


As Zac switched guitars throughout the night, he used one with special art skinned on it as part of the Guitar Art Project founded by Bai. The project hopes to leverage the fusion of art, music and drink to demonstrate how leading a life of "flavor" can truly bring out the best in people. Bai selected emerging artists, each who express themselves through a unique and distinctive design style, to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art inspired by their own authenticity, such as ZBB.

The band closed the amazing night with their smash hit "Chicken Fried" giving an anthem to everyone drinking their beers that Friday night, saluting "the ones that give their lives."

Learn how to make a Blood Orange Blueberry Granita:

Ingredients:

Two Bottles of Bai Brasilia​ Blueberrry​
Juice of 2 blood oranges
Juice of 2 meyer lemons
1 tbsp agave
1 sprig of mint
3 leaves of tarragon


Directions:

Combine Brasilia Blueberry with blood orange juice and stir well. Add agave and lemon juice to elevate the level of sweetness and acidity. Rub mint and tarragon between fingers to bring out the flavor of the herbs. Add to liquid and let stand for 30 minutes. Pour into a shallow pan or sheet tray and freeze for 2 hours. In thirty-minute intervals scrape pan to keep liquid from freezing solid. Serves 6.

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Zac Brown Band gives the ultimate fan experience, covers Queen and salutes America's military
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 16: Zac Brown of The Zac Brown Band performs at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 16, 2015 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 16: Zac Brown of The Zac Brown Band performs at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 16, 2015 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by John Medina/WireImage)
DEL MAR, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Zac Brown and the Zac Brown Band performs during the 2015 KAABOO Del Mar at the Del Mar Fairgorunds on September 19, 2015 in Del Mar, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage for KAABOO Del Mar via imageSPACE)
DEL MAR, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Zac Brown and the Zac Brown Band performs during the 2015 KAABOO Del Mar at the Del Mar Fairgorunds on September 19, 2015 in Del Mar, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage for KAABOO Del Mar via imageSPACE)
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 12: Drake White performs at Comerica Park on September 12, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 12: Zac Brown performs at Comerica Park on September 12, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 7: The Zac Brown Band performs at Fenway Park during the Major League Baseball Ballpark Concert Series during the JEKYLL + HYDE tour on Friday, August 7, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 7: The Zac Brown Band performs at Fenway Park during the Major League Baseball Ballpark Concert Series during the JEKYLL + HYDE tour on Friday, August 7, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 07: Zac Brown and Band performs the first of three concerts at Fenway Park to a total audience of more than 100,000 fans on August 7, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 3: Coors Field celebrating 20 years hosted the Zac Brown Band in its first major stand-alone concert July 3, 2015 at Coors Field. The band played to a crowd of 42,00. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 12: Singer Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band performs onstage during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 12: Singer Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band performs onstage during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
GULF SHORES, AL - MAY 16: Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band performs during Hangout Music Festival 2015 on May 16, 2015 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Hangout Festival)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - The Zac Brown Band performs live on 'Good Morning America,' 4/27/15, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images)
Zac Brown, of Zac Brown Band, performs at the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
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