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Zac Brown Band plays in Toledo despite bad weather

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The Zac Brown Band performed yesterday at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo despite the heavy snow that blanketed the area.

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ZBB fans were curious if the show would even happen. A Level 3 Snow Emergency had been declared in Lucas County, but at 3 p.m., the Snow Emergency Level was changed to Level 2, so the concert began at 7 p.m. as scheduled.

Still some fans were late and missed some of the opening acts. Levy Lowry and the AJ Ghent Band opened for the ZBB. Unfortunately, according to the ZBB Facebook page, some fans could not attend due to weather issues. Monica Gordon was one of those fans. “I have tickets but can't get there, the truck is stuck in the road as I post. Hope everyone has safe travels getting there!”

Fans who did see the show seemed to love it according to their comments after the show. Mark Moster said, “I have been to multiple shows . . . this concert was the single best show I have ever seen!”

The fact that people risked the dangerous weather to attend the concert is proof of ZBB’s popularity. The band has been popular since its first CD. “The Foundation” went triple platinum. It contained four hits that reached number 1 status (“Chicken Fried,” “Free,” “Highway 20 Ride,” and “Toes”). From that launching point, the band’s next two albums also went platinum. Additional evidence of the band’s popularity came recently on Jan. 29. The Academy of Country Music nominated ZBB for Vocal Group of the Year. The band has previously won three Grammys. (See video above for a backstage look at Zac Brown after winning a Grammy Award.)

The band is now promoting an EP called “The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1”. ZBB worked with Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl on the EP. Grohl acts as producer for the tunes.

For those that missed the show in Toledo yesterday, ZBB will not be in Ohio the rest of this tour. Fans will have to travel out of state to see a performance. Check the ZBB website for additional tour dates.

ZBB is the fourth big name act to perform at the Huntington Center this winter. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Jeff Dunham, and Lady Antebellum have all recently performed in Toledo. Next for the center is a concert by Skillet later in February. Visit the website for more info.

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