Savannah Stopover has become the premiere festival stop for music in the Hostess City for 10 years now, and in their anniversary year, it doesn't seem like the highlights will be stopping.
The first wave of bands were announced this week with headline acts including Shovels & Ropes, CAAMP, Durand Jones & The Indications and DeVotchKa. Other returning bands include The Nude Party, Illiterate Light, The Bones of J.R. Jones, And The Kids and Tall Tall Trees. Other bands that have hit Stopover before going into the global lexicon include: Grimes, The War on Drugs, Mac DeMarco, of Montreal, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Future Islands, Big Thief, DIIV, St. Lucia, The Whigs, J. Roddy Walston & The Business and Wild Child.Get Savannah arts & culture news delivered to your inbox: Sign up for our morning, afternoon and our Dine newsletters
The Districts, OMNI, Sierra Ferrell, Honey Island Swamp Band, Sir Woman, Kate Bollinger, Motherfolk. Elf Power, Argonaut & Wasp, Palm Palm, Ben Saparaco and the New Effect, Leon of Athens, MammaBear, Mind Shrine, Acid Carousel and Honey Cutt are also confirmed. Appearing at Savannah Stopover for the first time, Shovels & Rope will play on Friday, March 6th.
One of the country's hottest bands, CAAMP has over two million monthly listeners on Spotify and a rabid fan base. Started by boyhood friends Evan Westfall and Taylor Meier, CAAMP came to life in Athens, Ohio. Taylor began penning and playing original songs at coffee shops around Athens in 2013. Since independently releasing their self-titled first record in 2016, they have climbed Spotify charts, headlined the U.S. With the upcoming release of their third album “By and By,” the Ohioan trio has high hopes and no reservations. They just appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and are selling out shows in every market. They will play Saturday, March 7th.
Durand Jones & The Indications is one of the hottest soul bands in the world. Helmed by foil vocalists in Durand Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, the Indications conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions. This young band of twenty-somethings are students of soul, including guitarist Blake Rhein, who moonlights doing research for The Numero Group. Even with that background, and an aesthetic steeped in the golden, strings-infused dreaminess of early ‘70s soul, the Indications are planted firmly in the present, with the urgency of this moment in time. They played Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo in 2018.
DeVotchKa is best known for their Grammy-nominated soundtrack for the Academy-Award winning film, "Little Miss Sunshine," but the band has released six albums and have a devoted fan base around the world. Known for their gypsy punk, eastern European sounds, the quartet plays more than 10 instruments. It will be their first Savannah appearance and they will play on Friday, March 6th.