Autumn doesn’t officially begin until the equinox in September, but with many area schools and colleges back in session, it’s a good time to mark your calendars for some of the big shows coming up.

On Aug. 17, The Jinx will host Cedric Burnside, the blues singer and drummer from Holly Springs, Miss. The grandson of the legendary R.L. Burnside puts on blistering shows, and I can’t recommend this gig highly enough.


Houndmouth, whose fame exploded with hits like “Sedona,” performs Aug. 29 as part of B&D Burgers’ ambitious music series at the West Congress Street location. The first two shows featuring Futurebirds and Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin sold out, so you will want to get tickets right away for Houndmouth, who come to town in support of the new album “Golden Age.” Go to


On Sept. 7, American Aquarium returns to The Jinx for the first time since talented frontman B.J. Barham assembled a new band in 2017. For over a decade, Barham has been writing great songs about loving and living in the hardscrabble South. Tickets are now on sale at


Savannah’s own Velvet Caravan will be joined by jazz singer Annie Sellick on Sept. 14 for a performance at the glorious Lucas Theatre for the Arts.

The five-piece gypsy jazz and Latin swing band has a lengthy resume that includes the South By Southwest Music Festival, Rochester International Jazz Festival, The Iridium Club in New York, performances with three orchestras, as well as appearances at the Savannah Jazz Festival, Savannah Stopover Music Festival and Savannah Music Festival. Tickets are now on sale at


On Oct. 5, the stellar rock band JEFF the Brotherhood will play the Starland Dairy in a show co-hosted by Savannah Stopover and Graveface Records. Fantastic band in one of the city’s most interesting venues. Tickets are on sale for that one, too, at 

You can read more about those shows in upcoming issues of Do, but you shouldn’t dawdle getting tickets for them.

Bill Dawers writes City Talk in Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged ( and hissing lawns ( Email