Zac Brown Band and Cloud 9 Adventures announce the second edition ofCastaway with Southern Ground, a four-night tropical concert vacation held at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya on the breathtaking Mexican coastline. Not only willZac Brown Band perform two full shows over four nights, an incredible lineup of musicians will be joining the party, including Rodrigo y Gabriela, Toots & The Maytals, JJ Grey & Mofro, Drake White and the Big Fire, Margo Price, Nahko and Medicine for the People,and Muddy Magnolias. Check out the 2016 recap video for a taste of Castaway with Southern Ground here.

Returning to the beautiful Riviera Maya region of Mexico, Castaway with Southern Ground promises fans a weekend of music, fun, sun and adventure, all while being surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty. Those who attend will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded music fans as well as the musicians they love in an intimate setting with a curated schedule of events throughout the weekend, including artist-hosted activities, daily yoga,theme nights, workshops and more. Guests are also encouraged to spend some time exploring the region and its rich history through off-site excursions. Excursions can be booked directly through the event website here, and include snorkeling trips, Cenote experiences, ATV adventures, Mayan ruin tours and more.

The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is a luxurious all-inclusive resort located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, with all meals, beverages, concerts, and activities included in the event package price. Guests can choose from a wide variety of well-appointed room categories, including concert courtyard suites, oceanfront rooms, and lush tropical views spread throughout the property, all within easy walking distance to the main stage.

Castaway with Southern Ground is again partnering with 501(3)(c) non-profit charitable organization Positive Legacy, encouraging artists and fans to participate in a day of service and cultural connection in the local community as a way of giving back. In addition to the day of service project, the event will feature an auction and a donation drive to benefit the local community. All proceeds from the auction will go towards the ongoing Positive Legacy charitable projects in this region. Last year established a massive contribution from Castaway guests; raising an amazing $42,000 through the auctions, as well as a receiving a huge turnout for the day of service and donation drive contributions. The money raised contributes to the ongoing Positive Legacy humanitarian projects, as well as for Zac Brown Band's 501(c)(3) non-profit camp, Camp Southern Ground. Check out more details from the 2016 experience here.

A truly intimate experience, Castaway with Southern Ground is limited only to guests who book their trip through Cloud 9 Adventures Travel. A Pre-sale for returning guests and Zamily members will begin on July 27, 2016 starting at 12PM ET. The General On Sale will begin on July 28, 2016 at 12PM ET. All new Zamily members who have not attended Castaway with Southern Ground previously will be able to opt into the pre-sale by signing up for Zamily membership through the Zac Brown Band website and opting into the pre-sale before July 18 at 6pm ET to qualify. Pre and post nights will be available for guests who would like to extend their vacation. All event room packages can be booked through

Three-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have become one of music's most heralded acts. Their latest gold-certified album JEKYLL + HYDE, out now on Southern Ground Artists/John Varvatos Records/Big Machine Label Group/Republic Records, marks the band's third consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Together with their three platinum-selling albums, Uncaged, You Get What You Give, and The Foundation, and their 2013 project The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1, the band has sold over eight million albums to date. The band has earned a historic series of fifteen #1 hit radio singles and became only the second artist to top both the country and active rock formats. "Homegrown", the band's first single off of JEKYLL + HYDE, earned the title of the "No. 1 most-heard song of 2015" according to Mediabase. Zac Brown Band kicked-off the "BLACK OUT THE SUN" tour this past May 19th at Hartford's XFINITY Theatre. The band's sixth headlining US concert tour follows on the heels of their largest North American Stadium Tour to date, which included two history making performances - a first ever sold-out, three-night run at Fenway Park, and the first-ever concert at Coors Field along with performances at Wrigley Field, Nationals Park, Citi Field, Comerica Park and Citizen's Bank Park. Zac Brown Band is managed by ROAR, a Beverly Hills-based artist and brand management company. The band is also represented by CAA, public relations firm Shore Fire Media and strategic digital marketing agency Girlilla Marketing. Additional information can be found at

Castaway with Southern Ground is produced by Cloud 9 Adventures, the industry leader for producing international concert vacations on cruise ships and at all-inclusive resorts, creating a wide variety of destination music events which include Jam Cruise, Holy Ship!, My Morning Jacket's One Big Holiday, Dominican Holidaze, Panic en la Playa (feat. Widespread Panic), Strings & Sol, Closer to the Sun, The Avett Brothers At The Beach, with more to be announced.

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