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 FIFTH year, the festival has hosted such notable up and comers as Grimes, of Montreal, The War On Drugs,Future Islands, Mac Demarco,Wye Oak, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Oberhofer, St. Lucia, HAERTS, DIIV 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 5th-7th, 2015, the Savannah Stopover will showcase more than 80 bands in multiple 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 and Russell's chocolate covered bacon. 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. May the world learn peace through music.
Russell Kueker- Operations & Creative Director:
Fifth 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.
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.
Kirsten Parent- Founders' Circle & Special Events Director:
Pronounced Keerstin, not Kirsten. Highly skilled at running with scissors, envelope pushing and bullet dodging. In heels I am probably taller than you
Heath Daniel - Special Events Liaison
Just here for the liquor and the color commentary
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...