Savannah is a city of many different festivals from food to music to film, Savannah has it all to fit any cultural taste. There are many great musical performers that come from the city as well as great regional and national acts that stop by to perform at many venues throughout Savannah. Last week, Savannah hosted the Stopover Music Fest to showcase bands that were on the way to performing at SXSW in Austin, Texas. The festival had over 100 bands play in venues over a 3 day period. Savannah hosts a Jazz festival in the fall and the Savannah Music Festival each spring. The Savannah Music Festival starts March 21st and runs through April 6th. The mission of the music festival is to “create timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth and unite audiences in Savannah”. The festival, which is celebrating its 24th year, is the largest musical arts event in Georgia.
The Music Festival will showcase all types of musical genres from Bluegrass to Jazz to Classical to R & B to Zydeco to Rock N Roll during the 2 weeks of performances. Performers include: Dr. John, Sea Wolf, The Wailers, Portuguese Folk Singer, Fado & Soul of Southern Europe, Emily Lou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Marcus Roberts, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Old Crow Medicine Show and much more.
The performance venues are a perfect setting to hear great music. There are events being held at the following venues: Christ Church Episcopal, Lucas Theatre for the Arts , Ships of the Sea North Garden, Trinity United Methodist Church, Charles H Morris Center, Trustees Theater, Johnny Mercer Theater and Temple Mickve Isreal.
The Savannah Music Festival is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to growing audiences of all ages through engagement with the musical arts. The festival produces youth concerts lectures a weekly radio series and high school jazz band competition. You can help support the Savannah Music Festival in many ways-including attending different events during the two weeks of the actual festival. They also hold other fundraisers such as the 10th Annual Golf Benefit on May 6, 2013 at Belfair.
If you want to hear something a bit different, then check out all of the performers at this year’s Savannah Music Festival, you just might discover a type of music that you had never heard before. Stop N Stor is very proud to be a part of the Savannah community and supports the many festivals and events in the city.