Regular seats for “Champagne Jam 2018”, scheduled for Saturday, April 21, at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Amphitheater, are sold out, but as of late Monday afternoon (April 16), there were still a few tables available.
This is the amphitheater’s opening weekend, and the 2018 calendar, which can be found at SouthernGroundAmp.com, is jammed with great acts and events between now and November.
Two back-to-back Saturday evening concerts in June featuring Tusk (Fleetwood Mac tribute) on the 2nd and Boz Scaggs on the 9th promise to kick the year into high gear followed by Foghat, Trace Adkins, Robert Cray Band, Lee Ann Womack, Midnight Riders (Allman Bros. tribute) and Headgames (Foreigner tribute).
Billed as “the number one tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world”, the five band members comprising Tusk (named after a favorite Fleetwood Mac song) have worked with each other in various combinations making music for over 25 years. Front woman Kathy Phillips, singing the part of Stevie Nicks, is said to be a perfect copy of the original. Phillips and her Tri-State tribute band will play at the amphitheater on Saturday, June 2.
Boz Scaggs will be another highlight of the 2018 season. This one-time Steve Miller Band front man has toured the world since the 1960s, and he is still producing original music. His latest album, released in 2015, is titled “A Fool to Care”, and it is his 24th since 1965 if you include his time with the Steve Miller Band. Scaggs will play at the amphitheater on Saturday, June 9.
Amphitheater renovations are nearly complete just in time for the season opener. Those renovations include a new Upper Deck seating area and lounge, which will be used for all of this year’s shows.