The Savannah VOICE Festival will return for its fifth year with a three-week schedule of more than 20 concerts, comedic Mozart operas, free master classes and educational outreach initiatives from Aug. 5-27 in various locations around downtown Savannah. 

The "Funny at Five" kick-off concert will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 5 at the newly constructed Garrison Performance Hall. This year's festival again features the Milnes VOICE Studio program. Festival highlights include:

The Festival Recital: Meechot Marrero

6:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1 W. Macon St.

Make 'em Laugh: American Music Concert

5 p.m. Aug. 13 at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 E. Henry St.

"Nozze di Figaro"

6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St.

"Barbieri di Siviglia"

6:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St.

Festival Finale

6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Garrison Performance Hall, 649 W. Jones St.

The Savannah VOICE Festival works hand-in-hand with its sister organization, the VOICExperience Foundation, which helps young artists pursue careers in the performing arts. Both nonprofit organizations continue their dedication to the quality, integrity and perpetuation of the vocal arts through life-changing intensives, performances and community enriching outreach events.

Tickets are now on sale for VOICE Society members and will open to the general public May 15. To order tickets, go to, call 855-766-7372 or email