Country music fans can expect an early Christmas present this year with the Zac Brown Band playing at Rupp Arena Dec. 14. OK, you will have to pay for tickets, which are $29.50 to $69.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27. But hey, they are coming.
The band is touring on the strength of its 2012 release Uncaged, which won the Grammy Award for best country album earlier this year. Don’t expect just the cowboy hat crowd at Brown’s show as the folk-leaning group has shown a cross-genre appeal that has earned it things like spots at Bonnaroo Festival and opening dates with the Dave Matthews Band.