Watkins Glen International (WGI) announced via press release on Tuesday, June 17, that the Zac Brown Tribute Band will take to the Red Cat Summer Stage at the track as part of the Sahlen's 6 Hours of The Glen weekend, June 26-29. According to WGI, the band will entertain spectators behind the Sir Jackie Stewart Grandstand on Friday, June 27.
"There is a lot going on during this race weekend – even more than before, and the band is another reason that people should come out and witness the action," stated Michael Printup, President of Watkins Glen International. "For as little as 75 dollars fans can enjoy an entire weekend of entertainment."
This will be the Zac Brown Tribute Band’s second appearance at WGI. In 2013, the Zac Brown Tribute Band opened for Tim Dugger on the Red Cat Summer Stage for Cheez-It™ 355 at The Glen.
According to WGI, the Zac Brown Tribute Band (ZBTB) is considered to be the "nation’s premier Zac Brown tribute band and the only seven-piece tribute band in the country." With all members hailing from New York State, the Zac Brown Tribute Band presents audiences with a wide range of original songs as well as covers.
Opening act, Tim Ruffo of Maine, NY will be making his debut at The Glen after recording two albums and performing acrossr New York and Pennsylvania as a solo artist with the Tim Ruffo Band and The Ruffo Brothers.
Influenced by a variety of Outlaw Country icons such as Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, as well as groups such as Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones, Ruffo "creates a country rock sound rooted in emotions drawn from personal experience," according to WGI.
Tickets are available at Watkins Glen International.