Forget the weekend: Savannah Stopover surely earns a place in our top 10 list for the year!
Featuring more than 100-bands over three jam-packed days and nights, there's something at this fest to please even the most finicky music lover. Find all the details to make the most out of your time on our special Stopover page.
The First Friday Art March and Seersucker Live are also getting in on the Stopover action, so you don't have to miss out on these, either.
Also, please note there was a last-minute venue change for the opening night show featuring Good Graeff and St. Paul & The Broken Bones. Due to the high chance of rain, it was moved from Moon River's Beer Garden to the Knights of Columbus on West Liberty Street.
There are plenty of concerts outside of Stopover, but if you're a country music fan, don't miss out on The Band Perry on Friday night at the Civic Center. Openers are up-and-coming young musicians Lindsay Ell and Easton Corbin, so it will be a full slate of entertainment.
Theater offerings include the final weekend for Asbury Memorial's "Cotton Patch Gospel" and the opening shows of Collective Face's "Fool for Love." Both are sure to be well worth your time.
Tybee artists have teamed up to help save the world's oceans with "Forever Blue" at gallery brajon and The Irritable Pelican. There will be artwork for sale as well as raffles for three gift baskets filled with Tybee-related items. Proceeds benefit the Mission Blue nonprofit.
The paranormal event GhoStock returns to Savannah this weekend after several years in other cities. "We also tried doing the event on a much smaller scale in other locations â€¦ but it was never the same as Savannah," says founder Patrick Burns. He adds that others within the paranormal industry "have described Savannah as the most haunted city in America, and I think that is an accurate title." We agree!
Film fans can expect the unexpected at the 33rd annual Black Maria Film and Video Festival on Friday night at the Trustees. This show features short films that have been especially curated for Savannah's audience. On Sunday at the Congress Street B&D Burgers, you can catch a free showing of a movie made by SCAD graduates and filmed on Tybee. "Hellyfish" is about â€¦ well, Film Scene's Jim Reed explains it better than I ever could.
Finally, it's that time of year again! In Savannah, it's more like St. Patrick's season, rather than just one day. Don't miss the greening of the fountain on Friday, followed by a full slate of Saturday events, including St. Baldrick's head shaving, Shamrock Scramble and St. Practice Day Bar Crawl, all of which benefit charity.
Personally, I'll be running around all weekend bringing up-to-the-minute coverage of all of the Stopover happenings. Be sure to follow us on here, Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.
This is only a sample of Savannah's weekend offerings. If you want the full list, head to our Big Calendar.
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Heather Henley is the editor of Do Savannah. Contact her at email@example.com and follow her on Twitter @HeatherDHenley. View the Do Savannah "Big Calendar" mobile app