If warmer weather puts a bounce in your step and a swing in your sway, you’re in luck. Two music festivals highlight March and early April, bringing an array of talent to stages at various sites around Savannah.
First up is the Savannah Stopover Music Festival on March 5-7, which serves as a jumping-off point for traveling musicians en route to Austin’s prestigious SXSW Music Conference. This is your chance to see them before they make it big.
This three-day festival puts a premium on musical discovery in an intimate, historical setting at a price unrivaled by any similar music festival. General admission passes, for example, are $98 plus fees with a VIP pass starting at $174. Prepare to get your socks blown off by bands like The Red Clay Strays, The Districts, Shovels & Rope, Mamma Bear, Reverend Bro Diddley and the Hips, Forrest Isn’t Dead, The Mobros and the Honey Island Swamp Band. And that’s just a taste of the lineup.
Get your tickets now and make plans for a truly unique musical adventure.
Then, March 26-April 11, enjoy world-class performances by musicians from all genres during the Savannah Music Festival.
Top acts include Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Ruthie Foster, Marcia Ball, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Rodney Crowell, Mandolin Orange and so many others. Hear Jazz, country, zydeco, bluegrass, classical, string quartets, folk, blues, Latin dance, Cajun and so much more!
This is “one of the Southeast’s most creative cross-cultural musical events,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. And the Toronto Star said, “A veritable United Nations of performing artists has assembled on the banks of the Savannah River to produce one of the continent’s most comprehensive celebrations of the art of music.”
Now in its 31st season, the Savannah Music Festival is Georgia’s largest musical arts event and an organization that inspires and grows audiences of all ages through engagement with the musical arts. Buy ticket packages here and book your stay.