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2015 Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music FestivalSavannah plays host to many different great cultural and fun events from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade to the Savannah Food Festival to the Savannah Film Festival. The Savannah Music Festival  is another of the wonderful cultural festivals that take place in the city. The festival kicks off March 19th and runs to April 4th. The mission of the Savannah Music Festival is to “create timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth and unite audiences in Savannah”. The Savannah Music Festival is Georgia’s largest musical arts event and has the distinction of being the “most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world”.

Performers and Venues of the Savannah Music Festival

The Music Festival showcases all types of musical genres during the two weeks of performances including Traditional Folk Music, Jazz, Symphonic and Chamber, R & B, Pop and Rock N Roll. This year’s performers include: Mavis Staples, The Boxcars, The Wood Brothers, Buckwheat Zydeco, Dawes, Dave Stryker Quartet, Kodo, Lucinda Williams, Marcus Roberts Trio, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Asleep at the Wheel, The Wailers, Bela Fleck, Dianne Reeves, Roseanne Cash and many more. Some of the performances are already sold out! Check the scheduling for dates, times and performance venues.

The performances take place in a variety of venues throughout Savannah in order to give the most optimum of sound and experience. The events are  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 CenterTrustees Theater , Johnny Mercer Theater and Temple Mickve Isreal.

About the Savannah Music Festival Organization

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 organization believes that arts are fundamental to the intellectual and physical development of all children.  The Savannah Music Festival organization works year-round to produce youth concerts, in-school training programs, an annual high school jazz band competition and festival, lectures, and a weekly radio series. The special programming reaches (and teaches) thousands of children in the Savannah area every year.  The Savannah Music Festival relies on donations to keep the organization running. The ticket sales from the 2 weeks festival make up about 40% of the annual budget. The rest of the budget comes from corporate sponsorships, personal donations and other fundraisers.  You can help support the Savannah Music Festival in many ways-including attending different events during the two weeks of the actual festival.

The Savannah Music Festival allows you to discover the wonderful types of music that are being performed around the world. Learn about Japanese drumming to Chamber music compositions to Bluegrass pickings at the two week festival.   Stop N Stor is very proud to be a part of the Savannah community and supports the many festivals and events in the city.

Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival

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.

Savannah, Festival City

Savannah Festivals

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Savannah is a city that offers a little bit of everything to a visitor and local residents. We already know that Savannah is a great city for the arts  and food.  It is also a top vacation destination point. Savannah hosts at least 46 different festivals throughout the year from cultural festivals to food festivals to events surrounding sporting events such as the Legends of Golf Tournament in the spring or the Rock N Roll Marathon in the fall.

There are many cultural festivals in Savannah throughout the year. The Savannah College of Arts and Design hosts the Savannah Film Festival every fall. This festival honors independent and mainstream film makers from around the world. The Savannah Book Festival  attracts readers and authors alike from mystery to romance, every February. The Savannah Music Festival  showcases every type of music from bluegrass to R&B to classic over a 2 week period every spring.

The holidays always brings out the best of celebrations in the Savannah area. Savannah holds one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the nation every year. The parade takes 3 hours to wind through downtown Savannah streets in front of thousands of participants and viewers. Every year on the weekend after Thanksgiving, Savannah has the Harbor Boat Parade on the Savannah River. There are also holiday parades and festivals in many of the local communities, including Hinesville. The New Year wouldn’t be complete without attending the New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Tybee Island!

There are great food festivals celebrating different cultures and styles throughout the year in Savannah. The fall season is filled with different food festivals for German, Greek and Jewish food. Oktoberfest on the River combines German food and Savannah fun in a 3 day festival starting on October 5, 2012. The 61st Annual Savannah Greek Festival will be held at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center October 11th through October 13th. There is a Jewish Food Festival at Forsyth Park on October 28th where you can taste different samples of kosher cooking. Twice a year, Savannah restaurants participate in the Restaurant Week where patrons can get a fixed rate on certain meals at higher-end Savannah restaurants.

Labor Day weekend is full of events to cap off a busy summer full of fun! The 5th Annual Craft Brew Fest  started August 26th and runs through September 2nd. This celebration of the micro-crafted beer has become a very popular event in Savannah. It draws thousands of people to taste over 175 beers from local, regional and national craft brewers. There are many larger events for the Brew Fest this weekend including Friday evening’s International Food & Brew tasting and Saturday’s Grand Tasting at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. Sunday, there is a live outdoor concert in conjuncture with the Brew Fest featuring regional and national music acts at the Westin’s Grand Prize of American Road Race Track.

Every month will bring some type of special event to the Savannah area. That is something that the city can be very proud of! Get out there and enjoy what the city has to offer! Stop N Stor  is very proud to be a part of the Savannah, Port Wentworth and Hinesville communities! Check out your local chamber of commerce for more information for local events.