Zac Brown Band
Thursday, July 3 @ Marcus Amphitheater, 7 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Brown is also a champion for tradition and quality in his sphere of influence and unafraid to take heat for being opinionated. His remarks last year criticizing country’s drift toward bro culture’s chuckle-headedness and clumsy hip-hop appropriation caused no small stir on Music Row, but he didn't back down from them, either. Having already established his band as a mainstream favorite with high quality control, the fuss over speaking truth to power hasn’t hindered the group’s winning streak.
The band’s Marcus Amphitheater appearance should draw a diverse crowd that can easily unite around one of the brightest spots on country radio playlists nowadays.