Blitzen Trapper will return to Savannah this September to headline the fourth installment of Revival Fest along with New Orleans' Big Sam's Funky Nation, according to MusicFile Productions, producers of the annual Savannah Stopover Music Festival.
The festival will take place in the old Paint Shop and adjoining grove on Sept. 30 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah.
Blitzen Trapper, the veteran Americana/folk rock act from Portland, Ore., with seven critically acclaimed albums, will headline the Bridge View Stage. No strangers to the city, Blitzen Trapper played Savannah in 2014 and again in 2016, the latter at the sixth edition of Savannah Stopover. Big Sam's Funky Nation will bring their funk, brass and soul party to the indoor Paint Shops Stage.
The festival, which places a strong emphasis on Southern music, celebrates a variety of genres, from the old school jazz and gospel-tinged Gullah songs of Charleston's Ranky Tanky to the high energy blues rock of Nashville rising stars Blackfoot Gypsies.
"We love the juxtaposition of music styles across the south," festival founder Kayne Lanahan said. "To go from the sounds of New Orleans funk to traditional low-country Gullah to country, blues and everything in between in one day is really special. You really get so see how all of this music is connected."
The festival will also feature food trucks, craft beer, bourbon and other Southern fare. Attendees can bring their own lawn chairs, and Savannah Bicycle Campaign will be on hand to valet bikes. Children under 10 will get in free.
"We call it a festival, but it's really more like a giant backyard party - it's sort of our anecdote to the mega three-day festival," Lanahan said.
The festival serves as the annual fundraiser for the Savannah Children's Museum, which resides on the festival grounds. General admission and VIP early bird tickets are sold out. Advanced price tickets went on sale July 20. Tickets are $34.50 (general admissions) and $94.50 (VIP). Gates open at 1:30 p.m. and music starts at 2 p.m.
Blitzen Trapper: Portland, Ore.
Big Sam's Funky Nation: New Orleans
Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics: Atlanta
Ranky Tanky: Charleston
Hardy & The Hardknocks: Athens
Blackfoot Gypsies: Nashville
Cale Tyson (full band): Cleburne, Texas
The Train Wrecks: Savannah
Caleb Caudle (full band): Winston- Salem, N.C.
Bottles & Cans: Savannah
Sweet Thunder Strolling Band: Savannah
Spotify playlist, courtesy MusicFile Productions.
Soundcloud playlist, courtesy MusicFile Productions.