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Zac Brown Band to Play at Stambaugh Stadium

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –Three-time Grammy Award winning group the Zac Brown Band will headline a concert at Stambaguh Stadium Aug. 24 as part of the new YLive series.

Eric Ryan, president of JAC Management, made the announcement at Stambaugh Stadium this morning. “We put together a plan that will be second to none,” Ryan said in a release. “This is something that’s never been done before.”

The concert will be held the second day of classes during the fall semester at YSU.

“These things don’t just happen,” said Ed Muransky, president of the Muransky Companies, underscoring the appeal of Youngstown.

JAC and Muransky Companies worked together to bring the band to Youngstown.

The show is expected to draw about 20,000 people, so the event was scheduled for Stambaugh Stadium. “This historic event will be uncharted territory in that the potential growth of the city’s commerce, entertainment district, tourism will be exponential,” Mayor John McNally said in a statement.

The show will begin at 7:00 ,with a tailgate beginning at 2:30. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m.June 24 online at Ticketmaster.com and at the Covelli Centre box office. Tickets start at $45.50.

The Zac Brown Band has charted 11 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The group won the Best New Artist Grammy in 2010, Best Country Collaboration in 2011 and Best Country Album  in 2013.

The band is scheduled to play at Wrigley Field two days after the show at Stambaugh Stadium.

“Zac Brown Band is playing some of the most sought-after stages in the country, including Wrigley Field and The Gorge,” Muransky said.”To add a stop in Youngstown at Stambaugh Stadium really speaks to the gravity of the event. What started as a pipe dream a few years ago is actually exceeding our expectations. An artist of this magnitude will undoubtedly be a night Youngstown will never forget.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.