Savannah Stopover Festival Initial Lineup

Created in 2011 by MusicFile Productions, a Georgia based LLC; Savannah Stopover is a three-day music festival that takes place the weekend prior to SXSW in Savannah’s famed historic district. Dates for the 2013 Festival are March 7th – March 9th. Visit the official Savannah Stopover site for all the details.

Over 70 bands, most of which are en route to SXSW, will fill Savannah’s clubs and venues with the best up and coming acts. Bands have been hand-curated across multiple genres to represent an ideal microcosm of emerging excellence. Highlights include of Montreal, The Whigs, Merchandise, Mac Demarco, Ducktails, Dent May, Turbo Fruits and dozens more.

Opening Night: Savannah is home to SCAD- the Savannah College of Art and Design- one of the nation’s most prestigious art schools. SCAD students, along with countless other area students and artists, create band posters for each Stopover band. The artwork will be showcased at an opening night art party and concert featuring The Last Bison on March 7th.

Of Montreal Concert In The Park: Savannah Stopover, in Partnership with Visit Savannah, is hosting a free concert in the city’s historic Forsyth Park, featuring Athens, GA legends of Montreal on Friday night, March 8th.

Soul Clap and Dance Off: The festival wraps up Saturday night March 9th with Jonathan Toubin’s legendary New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance Off, spinning rare 60’s soul on 45-RPM vinyl.