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Country Stars To Headline Music, Food Festival

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Some of the biggest names in Country Music have been scheduled to perform at this fall's downtown music and food festival.

Gates opened at this year's Southern Ground Music and Food Festival at 2 p.m. on Friday in downtown Nashville. In years past, the two day music and food festival has highlighted some of Nashville's biggest and brightest.

Some of the artists headlining Friday's show included The Eli Young Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and The Zac Brown Band.

Willie Nelson has also been scheduled to make an appearance during the festival. The 80-year-old music legend suffered a shoulder injury that originally forced him to cancel.

Organizers of the festival said they received word that Nelson would be able to perform Friday night. He was expected to also bring a friend from the music industry, but officials would not disclose who.

The line-up Saturday has promised a more diverse group of entertainers including Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros and The Head and The Heart. Gates were scheduled to open at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets were still available online for the festival. The remaining tickets have been selling for $99.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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