So I know that there are a lot of us out there who live in the South and have taken a peek at the SXSW lineup and been brought to tears over it. The fact that the famous festival is so close to us, yet still far away, is a saddening thing, especially due to the fact that many of us will not be able to make the trek to Austin, TX. Now, Savannah Stopover knew this and last year they started a festival that hopefully will be around for many years to come. The idea of this festival is that bands stop in Savannah, GA on their way to SXSW which means that this new festival gets a whole lot of amazing bands. You may not see any GIGANTIC names on the lineup, but trust me, all of these bands are well on their way to getting their names known all over the world.
The full lineup can be seen over on http://www.savannahstopover.com, but here are some of the highlights:
Born Gold, The War on Drugs, The Love Language, Cheyenne Marie Mize, Dinosaur Feathers, Savoir Adore, Oberhofer, Grimes, Caveman, Spanish Prisoners.
That’s only a few of the 40 bands that were announced yesterday with 30+ more being announced on February 1st. I am extremely excited to pick through these bands and discover some amazing acts that will probably be even better live. The next time I will post about the festival will be on Feb 1st once they announce the rest of the lineup then after that I’m going to do a few ‘featured’ articles on some of the bands that I think are going to stand out at the festival.
The festival takes place in Savannah’s famed historic district. All of the venues are conveniently in walking distance of one another. The festival kicks off March 7th with an Opening Night art reception and concert at The Jepson Center for the Arts. The Eckberg Atrium at the Jepson Center will display posters from the Festival’s Band Poster Competition with the winners announced that evening. Artists interested in participating can find more information here.
Tickets for all Festival events are currently available through ShowClix: Day passes for 3/8, 3/9 or 3/10 are $30, four-day passes which include the opening night event are $75, and VIP passes are $120, which allow festival-goers access to all events, including private after parties and special events throughout the weekend.
This is going to be an amazing festival that should be attended by anyone who’s interesting in music.
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