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