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Zac Brown Band -- June 8

The Zac Brown Band, shown playing Pinnacle Bank Arena in 2014, will return there on June 8. 

The Zac Brown Band sure likes opening tours in Lincoln.

In 2014, the country/folk group that counts Dave Grohl among its fans began the “Great American Road Trip” tour here. And on June 8, a 27-date tour that includes shows at multiple Major League Baseball stadiums begins once again at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The (deep breath) “Down the Rabbit Hole Live: Zac Brown Band 2018” tour starts in Lincoln on June 8. The tour includes two opening dates for the Eagles, but at the Pinnacle Bank Arena, they’ll be the headliners. And they'll be in town for an extended stay. Prior to the show, they'll spend some days rehearsing for the big tour in the Lincoln arena.

The opening acts for Lincoln’s set will be the O'Connor Band and Darrell Scott, who played the Nebraska Folk and Roots Festival at Branched Oak Farm in 2016.

The band — known for hits like “Chicken Fried,“ “Colder Weather” and “Knee Deep” — has won three Grammys and reached the Billboard 200 Top 10, played nearly 30 songs the last time they came to Lincoln, closing with an encore in which they came back on stage dressed as skeletons and performed another hit, “Day of the Dead.”

Tickets will go on sale to the public on Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. in Lincoln and range in price from $28.25 to $78.25 plus fees. They can be purchased at the Pinnacle Bank Arena box office, online at or by phone at 866-448-7849 (automated) or 800-745-3000 (not automated from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays).

There are presale tickets available for members of the band’s Zamily Fan Club on Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. For further presale and VIP information, go to

This is the fifth show announced for the Pinnacle Bank Arena, with 15 to 20 concerts expected to be held there over the course of 2018.

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Features reporter

Cory Matteson is a features reporter.

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