Savannah Stopover Music Festival announced today that Southern Culture On The Skids will headline it’s 5th anniversary celebration on opening night of the festival, Thursday, March 5th, 2015. The event will take place from 6pm-9pm outside on “The Bluff” at Trustees Garden located at 10 East Broad Street in Savannah.
The iconic North Carolina band, known for it’s love of food and trailer park persona has not played Savannah since 2000. Food will play a central part in the night’s festivities, and festival organizers confirmed that Southern food truck options are in the works. Many of the bands most beloved songs pay homage to southern staples like Fried Chicken, Banana Pudding, Captain’s Wafers and “Too Much Pork For Just One Fork”.
Since 1983, when they formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, SCOTS has released 10 studio albums and played their unique hybrid of Americana, surf, R&B, rockabilly, and swamp pop, all the while driving fans into ecstatic, sweat-drenched paroxysms of joy. Assisted by his cohorts in chaos — drummer Dave Hartman and bassist/singer/heartbreaker Mary Huff — Rick Miller and crew have been prolific and ubiquitous for over thirty years. Rolling Stone dubbed them "a hell raising rock and roll party."
Festival founder Kayne Lanahan added, “We wanted to do something to celebrate Savannah Stopover turning 5, but we didn't want to take it too seriously. We just want it to be insanely fun, Southern and uniquely Savannah. Stopover is primarily known for showcasing emerging talent, but we also love bringing well known acts to town that haven’t played the market and we’re excited to pair SCOTS with some fun up and comers.”
Admission to the event is included in both the 3-day festival pass as well as the single day pass for Thursday, March 5th, which grants access to all 20+ concerts planned for Thursday night. Event-only tickets are available for $20. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketfly (www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/717679). Additional acts and details to be announced.
The festival also announced an additional pre-game concert in January; a double bill at Hang Fire with King Tuff (Sub Pop Records) and Stopover alum Ex Hex (Merge Records) on Tuesday, 1/20, in addition to the previously announced “Sched” party on Friday, 1/16 at The Jinx with River Whyless and Family & Friends where the festival will announce it’s final lineup of bands, including local Savannah bands, and the full festival schedule. Tickets for both pre-game concerts are on sale now:
Family & Friends/River Whyless: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/714449
King Tuff/Ex Hex: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/729571