The Savannah Stopover Music Festival, taking place in downtown Savannah, Georgia March 6-8 is only in its fourth annual incarnation. But in that short amount of time the event has become one of spring’s most important music festivals, drawing fans to the Georgia coast to see hot indie bands like Future Islands, Teen, Oberhofer and Wye Oak.
The festival started out as a venue for bands to “stopover” and play while on their way to the massive South by Southwest festival that takes place in Austin, Texas the week after Stopover, and for many of the acts scheduled to appear this year that remains the case. Now though the festival is a true showcase for Savannah as in addition to the 80-some-odd national bands on the bill there’ll also be several festival events spotlighting a multitude of homegrown acts as well as the Savannah-based record labels that nurture them.
The Savannah Stopover Festival takes place at various venues around town where bands like Those Darlins, Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz, Kylesa, Spirit Animal, Caitlin Rose, Miniature Tigers, Raccoon Fighter, Ski Lodge, The Whiskey Gentry, Have Gun Will Travel, Small Black, GEMS and The Black Cadillacs will be among those taking the stage. In all, the festival will present more than 100 acts over the three days.
Single day admission passes are $30, 3-day general admission passes are $75 and a VIP 3-day pass is available for $125.
To purchase tickets and view the full festival line-up and list of participating venues, visit the Savannah Stopover Music Festival website.
To plan your trip to Savannah click over to the Visit Savannah website.