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