Savannah Stopover 2016 Initial Lineup Announced!

Savannah Stopover Music Festival Announces Initial Lineup For 2016 Festival


Ra Ra Riot, Yuck, and Futurebirds Top List of Forty Three Confirmed Bands

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015- Savannah, GA

MusicFile Productions, LLC announced today the initial lineup of bands confirmed to play the 6th annual indie music festival which will take place in Savannah’s Historic District March 10th-12th, 2016.

Forty three bands from across the country and around the world have been selected in the first wave of bands, including international headlining acts Yuck from the UK and up and comers Go!Zilla from Italy. A second and final wave of bands will be announced in January, 2016 and will include several local Savannah bands. A total of 80+ bands are expected to play the 2016 festival. The festival continues to focus on up and coming acts across a wide variety of genres, most of whom have not yet played the market/region and the majority of which are headed to Austin, TX for the SXSW Music Festival and Conference.

Returning acts from past Stopovers include Hiss Golden Messenger, Big UPS , Christopher Paul Stelling, Blank Range, French Horn Rebellion and New Madrid. Athens, GA based Futurebirds, who have played Revival Fest as well as the Stopover announcement event in 2013, will make their first appearance at the festival; garnering one of the coveted headliner slots.

“We’re very excited about this initial list of confirmed bands. Whether it’s established acts like Ra Ra Riot and Yuck, both of whom have new records coming out but have never played the market, or rising stars like NoBS! Brass Band from Richmond, VA or Diet Cig from New Paltz, New York, the talent is just incredible” said Kayne Lanahan, Founder and CEO of MusicFile Productions. Added Lanahan, “some of these bands like Mass Gothic and Mothers have debut albums that won’t be out until just before the festival so Savannah gets to be among the first to really help set these 2016 music trends!”

The festival also confirmed a partial list of participating venues including Ships Of The Sea North Garden, Trinity United Methodist Church, Club One, The Jinx and Congress Street Social Club. The full list of participating venues will be released in January, along with the performance schedule for all bands.

Early-bird tickets for the festival go on sale at 11 a.m. on 11/17 and include 3-day advance passes at $65 (regular priced 3-day Passes will increase to $79) and VIP Passes at $125. Both categories have limited availability. Tickets are available through Ticketfly at:

Band bios, videos and streaming Mp3’s for all confirmed bands are available at A Savannah Stopover playlist highlighting all bands is available on Spotify:


Confirmed Bands:

Ra Ra Riot-Syracuse, NY

Yuck-London, UK

Futurebirds -Athens, GA

NoBS! Brass Band-Richmond, VA

Hiss Golden Messenger-Durham, NC

Mass Gothic-New York, NY

White Reaper    Louisville, KY

Mystery Skulls- Los Angeles, CA

French Horn Rebellion- Brooklyn, NY

Mothers- Athens, GA

Diet Cig- New Paltz, NY

Beverly- Brooklyn, NY

Big Ups- New York, NY


Rathborne-Brunswick, ME

Christopher Paul Stelling-Brooklyn, NY

And The Kids-Northampton, MA

New Madrid-Athens, Ga

Heaters-Grand Rapids, MI

David Wax Museum -Charlottesville, VA

Twin Limb-Louisville KY

Sweet Crude-New Orleans, LA

Blank Range-Nashville, TN

Daniel Bachman-Chapel Hill, NC

Alex Calder-Edmonton, Canada

OxenFree-Brooklyn, NY

Haybaby-Brooklyn, NY

All Dogs-Columbus, OH

Des Ark-Pittsboro, NC

Howard-Brooklyn, NY

Go!Zilla-Florence, Italy

Chief Scout-Athens, GA

Susto-Charleston, SC

The Ballroom Thieves-Boston, MA

Faux Ferocious-Nashville, TN

Hollis Brown-Queens, New York

Lazyeyes-Brooklyn, NY

Porches-New York, NY

Alex G    -Philadelphia, PA

Your Friend-Winfield, KS

Great Peacock-Nashville, TN

Acid Dad-New York, NY

Lucette-Edmonton, CA


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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.