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 puts a premium on musical discovery in an intimate, historical setting at a price unrivaled by any similar music festival.
Heading into it's SEVENTH year, the festival has hosted such notable up and comers as Grimes, of Montreal, The War On Drugs, Future Islands, Mac Demarco, Wye Oak, Generationals, St. Lucia, DIIV, Ra Ra Riot, Oberhofer, Reptar, St. Paul & The Broken Bones 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 streets 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 9th-11th, 2017, the Savannah Stopover will showcase 80+ bands in small to mid-size venues across Savannah’s walkable Historic District. Come join the party!
Kayne Lanahan - Founder/CEO: Often mistaken for KanYe West! Multi-tasker with an encyclopedic knowledge of indie music. Loves dogs, cooking and adding basil to drinks. Gave up the big city life in NYC for the Low Country smell of night bloomin' jasmine.
Peter Robaudo - Director of Talent and Systems Management: Embodiment of a cultural trifecta. Avid collector of musical experiences. Aficionado of the Philo of Sophia.
Jared Hall - Venue Coordinator:
Keyboardist and shrink for gypsy swing group Velvet Caravan. Founder of the Thursday Night Opry and Trinity Sanctuary Concerts. Husband and Dad. Iowan, Texan, and Georgian! Hammond Organs, oysters, and a Tito's Soda w/ a lime!
Heath Daniel - Event Design Manager:
Just here for the liquor and the color commentary ( and the candles and the Spanish Moss and the glue guns and ping pong balls)
Selah Dalacos - Band Hospitality Extraordinaire:
Has been called the Sesame Street of Rock n Roll. Finds homes for shelter pets by day and places for bands to rest their weary heads (and beards) by night. She'll mom the shit out of your band with a bottle of whiskey...
Caila Brown - Creative Services Manager
Normally stationed at The Jinx, Caila has been let loose this year with a camera in her hand. Give her a whiskey ginger and she'll be your best friend. Just don't ask her to change any more ads!