Venue & Schedule Changes: No More Moon River!

Savannah Stopover Music Festival Announces Venue/Schedule Changes

For Immediate Release

Savannah Stopover Music Festival announced today that Moon River Beer Garden will no longer be a venue for this year’s festival which takes place March 5th-7th. The ten bands scheduled to play Moon River have been reallocated to other festival venues.

The venue change was precipitated by a request from the city for a written agreement between the neighboring News Place Condominium board, Moon River and Savannah Stopover due to prior noise complaints from condominium residents. The terms of the agreement requested by Savannah Stopover were rejected by the condo’s board and the city would provide no assurance that the shows would not be shut down.

Festival Founder/CEO Kayne Lanahan released this statement. “We are disappointed in this outcome given that the music planned for Moon River was scheduled to end by 9:30pm and focused on folk, americana, bluegrass and all ages, family-friendly music. We bent over backwards to make this work for everyone. In the end, our commitment remains to the bands and festival attendees that these artists are allowed to perform without threat of interruption or cancellation and we are grateful to the support from Moon River throughout this process and from our other venues in accommodating these changes.”

The full revised festival schedule can be found here: Bands scheduled to play Moon River have been reallocated as follows.

Friday, March 6th:

Rescheduled to Ampersand:

Fire Mountain: 5:30pm

Guthrie Brown & The Family Tree: 6:30pm

Family & Friends: 7:30pm


Rescheduled to Trinity United Methodist Church: Bombadil: 9pm

Saturday, March 7th:

Rescheduled to Hang Fire: A.M. Rodriguez -2:00pm

Rescheduled to Wild Wings:

Ruby the RabbitFoot: 2:00pm

Lilly Hiatt: 3:00pm

Margo and the Pricetags: 4:00pm

Adia Victoria: 5:00pm


Rescheduled to Trinity United Methodist Church-Matthew E. White: 8:00pm

The festival also announced that it’s mobile app will be released/updated on Monday, March 2nd on both Android and iOS. The festival ticket office opens on Monday, March 2nd with the hours listed below. Festival goers can purchase passes and redeem previously purchased passes for their festival wristband. A festival wristband is required for admittance to all shows.

Festival HQ Hours:

March 2nd: Noon-6pm

March 3rd: Noon-6pm

March 4th- Noon-6pm

March 5th-7th: Noon- Midnight

Official Schedule & Venues Released!

Savannah Stopover Releases Full Festival Schedule; Confirms Official List of Venues

Six Additional Bands Added To Lineup

Savannah Stopover Music Festival today released the full schedule of 105 performances for the festival’s 5th Anniversary to take place in Savannah’s historic district Thursday, March 5th through Saturday, March 7th, 2015. The schedule can be viewed here and festival goers can create their own personal schedules which can be shared with friends, viewed on their mobile devices and shared via social media via *sched. (link: The schedule can be viewed in 4 different layouts: by time, by date, by venue or as a full grid option ( The festival Mobile App for Android and iOS will be released mid-February.

Concerts will take place across 11 downtown venues showcasing more than 100 bands spanning the 3 days. Confirmed venues are:

  • Abe’s On Lincoln (Secret Shows)
  • Ampersand**
  • Club One
  • Congress Street Social Club** (Inside and Outside Stages)
  • Hang Fire
  • The Jepson Center For The Arts*
  • The Jinx
  • Moon River Beer Garden*
  • Trinity United Methodist Church*
  • Trustees Garden*
  • Wild Wings @ City Market (2nd Floor)

* all ages

** all ages until 9pm

Congress Street Social Club’s outside stage, Ampersand’s Saturday Furious Hooves Record Label Showcase, The Jepson, Moon River’s Beer Garden, Trinity United Methodist Church and the Opening Night 5th Anniversary Celebration at Trustees Garden are all ages venues. All other venues are 21+.

The Jepson Center for The Arts will host a special Art On Tap Friday, March 6th from 6pm-8pm in conjunction with Art Rise Savannah. The event in the Eckberg Atrium will serve as the official Opening Reception for Savannah Stopover’s annual Band Poster Exhibition and will feature beers from Lagunitas Brewing and a special Stopover acoustic performance. The Eckberg Atrium will be open both 3/6 and 3/7 until 9pm, with beer and wine available from the Jepson Cafe for all festival goers attending concerts at Trinity United Methodist church, located across the street. No beverages will be allowed inside the church.

In addition to the previously announced Southern Culture On The Skids headlining performance Thursday night at Trustees Garden,  a few other notable schedule announcements include:

  • Hiss Golden Messenger (3/5), Rocco DeLuca (3/6) and San Fermin (3/7) will headline the stage at Trinity United Methodist Church

  • ASTR (3/5), Generationals (3/6) and Computer Magic (3/7) will headline Club One

  • Bombadil (3/6) and Matthew E White (3/7) will headline the stage at Moon River Beer Garden

  • Lee Baines III & The Glory Fires will headline Congress Street Social Club on 3/7

  • Cusses and Diarrhea Planet (3/7) will anchor The Jinx on the closing night of the Festival

The festival also confirmed six additional bands to the lineup:

  • Sonicbids Awarded Slots to: Penicillin Baby (Nashville), Hare and The Hounds (Atlanta), Weather (Brooklyn) and The Kickback (Chicago)

  • Justin Collins (Nashville): The producer of such noted bands as Deer Tick, Diamond Rugs, & Middle Brother will release his debut album this spring an

  • Host (formerly Ugly Hussy) from Savannah has been added to the Furious Hooves showcase at Ampersand on Saturday.

Festival Sponsors and additional festival details to be announced separately.