Savannah 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 Center, Trustees 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.