Savannah Stopover Music Festival has unveiled the full schedule of shows by date, time and venue for the March 8-10 event.
More than 90 performances and special events are detailed, including three record label showcases and four Secret Shows. Schedule highlights include Seattle's The Cave Singers headlining The Jinx on March 8 in support of the band's 10th anniversary and first Savannah concert. Bronx hip-hop star Kemba will headline Club One on March 9 along with local favorites CUSSES. The March 9 schedule at Trinity United Methodist Church features a powerhouse lineup of Americana, soul, gospel and country with Liz Cooper & The Stampede, The War & Treaty, country crooner Colter Wall and a special late-night performance by Austin's Wild Child.
FESTIVAL SPECIAL EVENTS
Thursday, March 8
Opening Night at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum with an all-Georgia lineup including Payne Bridges (Savannah), Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics (Atlanta) and Larkin Poe (Atlanta), food trucks, art exhibitions and local vendors.
Friday, March 9
New West Records 20th Anniversary Label Showcase featuring Cicada Rhythm, Lilly Hiatt, Caroline Rose and Nikki Lane at Ships of the Sea Museum's North Garden Assembly Room.
Saturday, March 10
Stopover in the Yard at The Grey featuring a special performance by Nashville's Becca Mancari to benefit the Savannah LGBT Center and a special fixed-price outdoor menu by The Grey.
Normaltown Records & Friends Record Label Showcase. The Athens-based label will showcase five of their bands at El-Rocko Lounge beginning at 2 p.m.
Sleep Well Records Showcase. The upstart Brooklyn-based label will spotlight three bands at El-Rocko Lounge in the evening, including Charles Fauna, Cape Francis and returning favorite pronoun.
Closing Night Event with of Montreal at Ships of the Sea. Athens' glam rockers of Montreal return to Savannah for the all-ages party of the year. Up-and-comers Gus Dapperton and Colin Caulfield (DIIV) will open the night. Costumes encouraged.
Festival week will kick off March 7 with "The Night Before Stopover" in conjunction with Graveface Records, 5 W. 40th St., and Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St. The event will include a Lagunitas Pint Night fundraiser at Green Truck ($1 per pint of Lagunitas sold will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) and a four-band lineup at Graveface from 5-10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The full schedule is available at savannahstopover.com and via Sched and allows attendees to build their own personal schedules. The schedule is subject to change.
Also confirmed is the full list of participating venues, reflecting the addition of Barrelhouse South on Congress Street, which will host 11 bands during the festival, including rising stars Okey Dokey, Public Access T.V. and Vundabar.
Additionally, the locations for this year's Secret Shows include Lot 33 on the lower level of East End Provisions, 420 E. Broughton St., as well as B. Matthews, 325 E. Bay St. The newly refurbished DeSoto Hotel will host an afternoon Happy Hour Secret Show on March 9 on the patio of Edgar's Proof & Provisions overlooking Liberty Street. Performers for all Secret Shows will be announced one hour prior to the performance via the festival's Twitter account, @SavStopover.
Full list of venues:
Barrelhouse South, 125 West Congress St.
B. Matthews, 325 E. Bay St.
Club One, 1 West Jefferson St.
*Congress Street Social Club, Outside Stage, 411 W. Congress St.
Congress Street Social Club, Inside Stage, 411 W. Congress St.
*De Soto Hotel (Edgar's Proof & Provisions Patio), 15 E. Liberty St.
East End Provisions (Lot 33 lower level), 420 E. Broughton St.
El-Rocko Lounge, 117 Whitaker St.
*The Grey, 109 MLK Blvd.
The Jinx, 121 W. Congress St.
*Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St.
*Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, North Garden/Assembly Room
The Artist Lounge, location to be announced
*Festival HQ & Ticketing, location to be announced
All Savannah Stopover Music Festival venues are located a few minutes walking distance from each other within Savannah's Downtown Historic District.
For tickets and more information, go to savannahstopover.com.