By Chelsea Faler |Staff Writer|
The San Manuel Amphitheater, located in San Bernardino and formerly known as the Glen Helen Pavilion, was a full house on this beautiful Saturday evening.
The band is currently on their Great American Road trip tour and made a stop in San Bernardino to perform some of their most famous songs for their Inland Empire fans.
The upcoming singer, Sturgill Simpson, was the opening act for the band and did not disappoint with his classic country voice and amazing guitar skills.
Following the opening act was an arguably lengthy intermission, lasting around 30 minutes.
The long intermission allowed for people to use the restroom, and grab some drinks or snacks.
At last, The Zac Brown Band made their way to the stage and made sure everyone was dancing and singing along for the remainder of their 22 songs.
They started off the show with a couple of their most famous and successful songs to date, consisting of “Let it Rain” and “Sweet Annie” which are some of my personal favorites.
Along with performing more of their hit singles, the band also played acoustic cover songs of other famous bands, some of them whom aren’t even part of the country genre.
Some of the cover songs they performed included “Enter Sandman” by Metallica, “Under the Bridge” by The Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Piano Man” by Billy Joel, “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin, and many more.
I have never been to a country concert where they played so many cover songs, but I was pleasantly surprised they did so the attendees who might not be huge country fans could enjoy the concert as well.
The concert, unfortunately, had to come to an end at some point, but after a few hours of playing, the band did not disappoint.
They did an encore of their famous songs including “Day for the Dead” and “Chicken Fried” as well as one more cover song by Queen.
I have been to numerous country concerts in the past several years, and I would honestly say that the Zac Brown Band put on one of the best and most entertaining performances.
I would without a doubt recommend anyone to go see The Zac Brown Band perform live, country fan or not.