It’s always the weekend before The SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX. For 2014, the dates are Thursday, March 6th through Saturday, March 8th.
We started the festival in 2011 as a way for bands traveling down I-95 en route to SXSW to stop and play a show in a cool, small Southern city known for it’s hospitality. From there, it kind of spread like wild fire.
Savannah Stopover takes place in multiple venues across the Historic District in Downtown Savannah. All are in walking distance to each other or a short pedicab ride away. Our venues are small, cool and uniquely Savannah.
We’ve scoured the globe for the hottest up and comers with a few of your favorites sprinkled in. It’s all about discovery. We have bands coming in from Melbourne Australia, London, Montreal, The Netherlands and ports closer to home. It’s great fun! Check out our music player on the home page of the website and find your new favorite band.
We cut a wide swath when it comes to musical styles. Indie Rock, Pop, Dance, Folk, Hip Hop, Electronica, Blue Grass, Singer Songwriter, Country Rock, etc, etc. We guarantee you’ll see at least one glockenspiel and someone playing a saw. Oh yeah, and you’ll dance a lot.
It varies from year to year, but generally about 85 to 100 during the three day Festival.
Full lineup will be announced mid January, and the Festival Schedule will follow shortly after that.
You’ve got options!
3 Day Festival Passes: $75- Gets you into all shows at all venues for all three days. Weekend Pass: $50- Gets you into all shows at all venues on Friday and Saturday.
Single Day Pass: $30- Gets you access to all venues on either 3/6, 3/7 or 3/8.
VIP Passes: $125- Gets you access to everything, and more!
Most of our venues are small to mid-size so we reserve them for our pass holders. We do offer tickets at the door for most shows but only after all VIP, 3 day and single day pass holders are an, space permitting. It is really better to get a single day or 3 day pass and hop around from venue to venue- it’s all about discovery!
(FYI- this is the same ticketing model they use at SXSW and many other venue driven festivals. Our advice, arrive early to shows you really want to see and be ready with your picks for Plan B. Some of our best festival moments are catching a band we’d never heard of because we couldn’t get in to see the band we originally wanted.)
Yes. The Stopover Weekend Pass will get you into every show on Friday and Saturday.
Average high is 71, but due to global warming, it may be warmer. Spring in Savannah is just kicking off in early March. Typically you can expect days with nice afternoons, cool evenings. A great time all around.
Savannah is a dog friendly city, but our venues not so much due to city ordinances, unless you have a service dog.
Yes, as long as you stay in the Historic District North of Gaston Street. All of our venues are located within this district. All drinks must be in a 16 oz opaque plastic cup. The door guy at all bars downtown will give you a cup as you walk out the door to experience your next band! And BTW, you better be 21, and be sure to have your state issued photo id with you in order to get into our 21 and over venues.
Pre-purchasing a Weekend Pass or a Single-Day Pass is your best bet. Occasionally tickets are available at the door, but only after all pass holders have entered. Most of our venues have a capacity of 300 or less.
Spring is busy in Savannah, and there’s always something to do during the day while you’re waiting for the evening bands to play! Check out visitsavannah.com to get started.