Ahead of its ninth iteration, the Savannah Stopover Music Festival has announced a new partnership with Savannah brewers Service Brewing Co., according to a press release.

The brewery, founded in 2014, will be the official beer of the 2019 Savannah Stopover Music Festival, as well as serve as one of the premier venues for the March 7-9 festival. Scheduled acts at Service include Bright Light Social Hour on March 7, Andrew Combs on March 8, Susto on March 9, plus many more to be announced. The brewery will have local food trucks on site during all Stopover concerts.

 

Located in historic downtown Savannah, Service Brewing is a veteran-owned brewery with a focus on locally sourced ingredients for both large and small scale beers. A portion of their tap room revenue is donated to charities that support veteran and first responder nonprofits. The venue is for ages 21 and over.

In addition to their existing lineup of beers, the brewery will develop a special limited edition festival lager available throughout the festival and will be unveiled at three Stopover pre-shows at The Jinx, including Martin Sexton on Feb. 8, Liz Cooper & The Stampede on Feb. 15 and J.D. McPherson on Feb. 23.

“We’ve collaborated with Service Brewing on several concerts in the past, but we’re really excited to expand our relationship to include Stopover and help show off another great made-in-Savannah brand to all of our bands and fans,” Kayne Lanahan, the festival’s founder and CEO said.

 

Service Brewing co-founders and partners in life, Kevin Ryan and Meredith Sutton, have a special connection to Stopover.

”Meredith and I met at the very first Savannah Stopover and have been patrons of the festival every since,”  Ryan said. “We are looking forward to hosting this year’s lineup of musicians for the first time on our tap room stage!”

In November, Stopover announced the first wave of bands to play its ninth iteration. The legendary Deerhunter will headline. Over 30 additional bands have now been confirmed for next year. England’s Joy Formidable, Charleston’s Susto, Virginia’s Lucy Dacus and Washington, D.C.’s, Priests top the festival’s banner. Stopover is set to release the final lineup later this month.

The three-day indie music festival, set the weekend before South By Southwest each year, was originally designed to be a stopover for touring bands en route to the infamous Austin festival. Stopover, however, has emerged as its own formidable festival that equally courts to music nerds and neophytes by staging established acts alongside up-and-coming indie-pop, rock, punk, post-punk, Americana, folk, alt-country and hip-hop acts.

Pick up a free copy of Do Savannah, or visit dosavannah.com, in late February to read feature stories on the bands and the festival.