When the members of the Zac Brown Band throw a party, they really throw a party. Mix some good music with a healthy dose of southern cooking, and what do you get? The 2012 Southern Ground Music and Food Festival — a full-blown traveling music event, which will hit both Nashville and Charleston this September. ZBB announced the lineup for both stops this week.

When the ‘Chicken Fried’ country group hits Music City (Sept. 21-22 at Riverfront Park), they’ll be bringing their musical friends Gregg Allman, Amos Lee, David Gray, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

In Charleston, S.C. the next month (Oct. 20-21, Blackbaud Stadium), the band will headline once again, with additional music from special guests the Avett Brothers, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and Los Lonely Boys, among others.

Both 2012 Southern Ground Festival events will also feature the musical talents of Michael Franti and Spearhead, Jerry Douglas, and Southern Ground Artists including Sonia Leigh, Nic Cowan and Blackberry Smoke. But the music is not where the fun stops. The two-day festival — in each city — will also include an incredible spread of southern cuisine foods to whet any appetite.

Additional concessions will be available from “Cookie,” Zac Brown Band’s tractor trailer-sized mobile kitchen, which will offer a la carte items prepared with Brown’s famous Southern Ground Grub GA Clay Spice Rub and Zac’s own Brown Sauce, as well as selections from local restaurants, providing the best gourmet Southern fare.

For more information on the event, like how to purchase tickets, visit the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival’s official website here.

Southern Ground Music & Food Festival Lineup – Nashville, Tenn.:

Zac Brown Band

Amos Lee

Michael Franti and Spearhead

Jerry Douglas

David Gray

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

The Lumineers

Los Lonely Boys

John Driskell Hopkins and Brighter Shade

The James Arthur Band

Coy Bowles and the Fellowship

Blackberry Smoke

Nic Cowan

Dugas

Sonia Leigh

Levi Lowrey

The Wheeler Boys

Southern Ground Music & Food Festival Lineup – Charleston, S.C.:

Zac Brown Band

The Avett Brothers

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

The Charlie Daniels Band

Michael Franti and Spearhead

The Wailers

Jerry Douglas

Los Lonely Boys

JJ Grey and Mofro

Clay Cook

Coy Bowles and the Fellowship

The James Arthur Band

John Driskell Hopkins and Balsam Range

Blackberry Smoke

Nic Cowan

Dugas

Sonia Leigh

Levi Lowrey

The Wheeler Boys

The Wood Brothers