Zac Brown Band “Sun Goes Down” Tour Opener in Tampa

Raymond James Stadium, the iconic home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, transformed into a musical paradise on April 20th, 2024, as the Zac Brown Band took the stage for the official kick-off of the “Sun Goes Down” tour with Kenny Chesney, Megan Moroney & Uncle Kracker. The tailgate lots opened at 10am that morning and fans from all over made the trek to see the tour opener on April 20th, 2024. The demand was so high, that additional tickets were released last minute for standing room only back on the concourse by the appropriate pirate ship at Raymond James Stadium. We’ve showcased other Zac Brown Band shows in the past on, but we (along with millions of other fans) keep coming back for more. Every show is unique ranging from the setlist, the stage production, and the impeccable musicality of every ZBB member.

Zac Brown Band Live in Tampa, FL (photo credit: Tyler Lord)
Zac Brown Band Live in Tampa, FL (photo credit: Tyler Lord)

As the sun was setting on a beautiful Saturday evening, the show kicked off with the strumming of an acoustic guitar as Zac Brown and his band made their entrance before playing “Same Boat”. As with every Zac Brown Band concert, expect the unexpected. The band likes to keep fans guessing what song will be next on the setlist. It was a seamless blend of old and new, with the band diving into “Toes” early on, stirring a wave of nostalgia and sing-alongs from the crowd. “I’ve been a Zac Brown Band fan for years, and seeing them live is always an incredible experience,” exclaimed Sarah, a longtime fan from St. Petersburg. “They have a way of making you feel like you’re part of the show, not just a spectator.”

Zac Brown Band Live in Tampa, FL (photo credit: Tyler Lord)
Zac Brown Band Live in Tampa, FL (photo credit: Tyler Lord)

Throughout their 18 song setlist, the Zac Brown Band seamlessly wove together their signature blend of country, rock, and folk, showcasing their versatility and musical mastery. Seemingly everyone in attendance knew every word in what felt like a big group singalong for all 18 songs. From the infectious grooves of “Knee Deep” to the heartfelt ballad “Colder Weather,” the band captivated the crowd with their undeniable stage presence that keeps fans coming back for more. But it’s not their only chart topping hits that ZBB are known for, but also an eclectic mix of cover songs injected into every setlist.  In previous ZBB tours, we’ve seen covers of everything from TLC’s “Waterfalls”, Nirvana’s “Come as You Are”, and Rage Against the Machines “Killing in the Name Of”. The repertoire of genres breaking covers are always a fun surprise! Early in the set at Raymond James Stadium, the Zac Brown Band performed the Bob Marley and the Wailers hit “Could You Be Loved” along with a unique mashup medley of “You Can Call Me Al” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”. In what’s become an iconic cover for ZBB, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” had the crowd in a frenzy, especially during the fiddler solo from Jimmy De Martini.  The final cover song of the evening was a surprising rendition of “With or Without You” from Ireland’s own U2.

Zac Brown Band Live in Tampa, FL (photo credit: Tyler Lord)
Zac Brown Band Live in Tampa, FL (photo credit: Tyler Lord)

While this was the tour opener, the Zac Brown Band have been keeping busy with releasing the heartfelt Jimmy Buffet tribute “Pirates and Parrots” and the new summer soundtrack song “Tie Up”.  Both of the new songs were met with enthusiastic cheers from the crowd especially “Pirates & Parrots”.  The song embodies Jimmy Buffett’s life and music with references to his 2003 hit “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.” Says Zac Brown of the song, “I’m so excited for you to hear this song and to pay tribute to Jimmy Buffett. It hit me hard when we found out he was exiting the stage, he was an incredible human being.” The song is an instant classic and will be a staple of the bands setlist moving forward.


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The Zac Brown Band continues to prove why they’ve solidified their status as one of the most captivating live acts in the world. The road warriors will be out on tour all summer long with Kenny Chesney as well as a handful of headlining shows and festivals. Simply put, the Zac Brown Band is a show you do not want to miss! Visit the official ZBB website to listen to their new music and view all of their tour dates. 


May 11, 2024: Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
May 18, 2024: Atlanta, GA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
May 25, 2024: Landover, MD – FedEx Field
May 26, 2024: Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Scope Arena
June 1, 2024: Pittsburgh, PA – Acrisure Stadium
June 2, 2024: Canandaigua, NY – CMAC
June 8, 2024: Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
June 15, 2024: Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
June 22, 2024: Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field
July 6, 2024: Kansas City, MO – GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
July 7, 2024: Cavendish, PEI – Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 10, 2024: Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
July 11, 2024: Québec, QC – Festival D’été De Québec
July 13, 2024: Seattle, WA – Lumen Field
July 20, 2024: Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
July 21, 2024: Paso Robles, CA – California Mid-State Fair
July 27, 2024: Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile High
August 3, 2024: Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
August 10, 2024: Detroit, MI – Ford Field
August 17, 2024: East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
August 23, 2024: Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
August 24, 2024: Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
August 25, 2024: Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
October 27, 2024: Cape Town, ZA – Cape Town Country Festival at DHL Stadium
November 9, 2024: Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field – Hondo Rodeo

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