Living the Fest Life started our Savannah Stopover coverage with an overview of the festival and somewhat of an ode to Savannah – a fantastic city to visit. One of the most unique and awesome parts of this festival’s organization – is that rather than staging all the concerts in a park or one place, the music is spread out with shows in local music venues in historic district.
One of the only problems with traveling for a music festival, is that you usually miss out on the city, because the venue is contained (as a park, or farm etc.). But Savannah Stopover cures that – as you (and hopefully LTFL) will have the opportunity to explore the city and its music venues and you hop from venue to venue following your favorite acts.
Savannah Stopover has announced the following venues will be part of experience this year:
Barrelhouse South – 125 West Congress Street
Club One – 1 West Jefferson Street
Congress Street Social Club both an Inside and Outside Stage/ – 411 West Congress Street
El Rocko Lounge – 117 Whitaker Street
The Grey – 109 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
The Jinx – 121 West Congress Street
Ships Of The Sea Maritime Museum – 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Perry Lane Hotel- Wayward Bar – 257 E. Perry Street
Perry Lane Hotel- Peregrin Rooftop Lounge ( Credentials Required) – 256 E. Perry Street
Service Brewing Co. – 574 Indian Street
The Stopover Artist Lounge – 18 E. Broughton Street ( Credentials Required)
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum will play host to a number of acts, most notably:
- Lucy Dacus who will headline the festival’s opening night festivities
- Deerhunter!! (exclamation points added out of excitement)
- The Joy Formidable
Service Brewing Co., a veteran owned craft brewery, is one of Savannah Stopover’s newest venues. They are also the official beer of the festival. Service Brewing will play host to 9 shows during the festival run, including: Susto, Andrew Combs, and Bright Light Social Hour. Service Brewing is also going to develop a limited edition brew just for Savannah Stopover. If you haven’t checked Service Brewing out before, now is the chance – it looks like an spot and from what I hear there will be food trucks!!
El Rocko Lounge – this eccentric and retro spot on Whitaker street will host 12 shows/showcases over three days/nights during Savannah Stopover, including one of my new favorites McKinley Dixon. They also have a sick cocktail menu. Check their website here.
The Jinx – located on W. Congress Street is a spot friends have told me is right in the middle of the party and a great place to see music any time, but especially during Savannah Stopover. The venue will play host to a ton of shows, including: Ruen Brothers, Priests, and Mike Krol. They refer to themselves as a Boozery and Music Cavern – so that sounds like a good time to me (Sold!).
Living the Fest Life will be bringing you another post spotlighting some of our new favorite artists soon. In the meantime, check out the full Savannah Stopover Schedule. Make sure to double check which venues are 21+ only (clearly marked on the schedule) and to scope out some of the local bands that kick off the festivities at many of the venues throughout the festival.
Let us know in the comments or on twitter if you have a favorite venue or band that we missed – and we hope to see you out there!