Savannah Stopover Music Festival capitalizes on the logistical good fortune of Savannah, Georgia’s proximity to interstates 95 and 10 by presenting traveling musicians with a welcoming place to play en route to Austin’s prestigious SXSW Music Conference.
The small, vibrant coastal community is rife with a unique brand of low country hospitality and southern gothic ambiance, not to mention home to a burgeoning music scene, music-hungry demographic, and an established arts community. The three-day festival merges music, visual arts and technology in an intimate, historical setting at a price unrivaled by any similar music festival.
Heading into it’s fourth year, the festival has hosted such notable up and comers as Grimes, Oberhofer, The War On Drugs, St. Lucia, HAERTS, DIIV, Mac Demarco, The Last Bison and hundreds of others before they broke out of the pack. Offering three days of musical discovery, music fans can hop from venue to venue, beer in hand, keeping track of all of their favorite new acts (yep, you can drink in the street here, as long as you stay in the historic district).
As the festival has grown, more and more regional and national acts of the established nature have decided to make Savannah Stopover a destination in its’ own right and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome them.
A collaborative effort of MusicFile Productions and countless volunteers, partners, vendors, and sponsors, from March 6th-8th, 2014,the Savannah Stopover will showcase more than 100 bands in multiple small to mid-size venues across Savannah’s walkable Historic District. Come join the party!
The Savannah Stopover Team
Kayne Lanahan- Founder/CEO: Often mistaken for KanYe West. Multi-tasker with an encyclopedic knowledge of indie music. Loves dogs and Russell’s chocolate covered bacon. Gave up the big city life in NYC for the Low Country smell of night bloomin’ jasmine.
Embodiment of a cultural trifecta. Avid collector of musical experiences. Aficionado of the Philo of Sophia. May the world learn peace through music.
Fourth year Stopover veteran via the East Austin Artist Lounge at SXSW! Makes the chocolate covered bacon that Kayne loves. Usually goes by Billy-Jean Gaga during Stopover.
Selah Dalacos- Director of Band Hospitality:
Was once called ‘The Sesame Street of Rock n Roll’. the girl who finds places for bands to rest their weary heads (and beards) and basically moms the shit out of them. doppelganger to Punky Brewster, but with a more infectious laugh. wears many hats, literally and figuratively… .
Caty Dickensheets – Community & Sponsorship Manager:
Lowcountry native, third year Stopover worker bee, lover of live music! I have a friend named Sassafrass and one named Tentacle.
Jae Matthews - Talent Marketing and Press Coordinator
Plus a ton of amazing Savannah Stopover Volunteers that help us get the Festival planned and presented every year! We couldn’t do it without each and every single one of them!