With the Azaleas in full bloom for the first day of spring, Savannah is marking the day by kicking off the Savannah Music Festival; Georgia's largest musical arts festival. The broad appeal event will feature 18 days of musical styling from around the world and offer guitar workshops, an African Roots performance and will delight crowds with musical harmony from over 100 performers including local favorites as well as legendary performers such as Emmylou Harris.
Tickets have been going fast and potential ticket buyers have been cautioned to book early for the event that will run through April 6th. Some shows are priced below $20, making this a perfect time to kickoff the 2013 travel season for cost conscious travelers.
Other businesses in Savannah are expecting to benefit from the festival as well. As mild weather in Savannah continues, tourist-weary local businesses, still recovering from the massive St. Patrick's day celebration, are gearing up to service the large crowds. Tobias McGriff, who conducts tours in Savannah says that he is happy Savannah attracts so many visitors but that it can also be overwhelming. "Conducting tours with so many people in town definitely takes some planning, but business owners here are used to it and grateful for it."
Getting around downtown may be difficult, especially on weekends, but Savannah offers several parking garages for those planning on driving their own vehicle to the event.
For tickets please visit the Savannah Music Festival website.