Savannah Music Festival 2012 tickets now on sale

Well last night was another stellar show produced by the Savannah Music Festival’s new year-round series: Broadway star Audra McDonald backed by a trio as she performed a wide variety of songs from musicals dating back to the 1920s. I might post a review of the show later today if I have time. The evening had a nice ending when McDonald and her crew sat the table next to my friends and me in the wonderful Planters Tavern in the basement of The Pink House.

And now tickets are available, as of just a few minutes ago, for most of the Savannah Music Festival shows for 2012. The lineup and the link to the box office can be found on the Savannah Music Festival website.

Note that there will almost certainly be some shows added. Some of the more popular acts do not book quite this far in advance.

As always, there are some stellar shows from a variety of genres. Linda Sickler has a nice recap of some of the highlights here in the SMN.

Contrary to popular belief, I don’t get free tickets to everything as a member of the press (I generally get a press pass to check out some shows at the Morris Center, btw). A couple of years ago, I decided that I would buy a couple of prime seats for some of the shows I was most excited by. This is a cause I want to support as a citizen, not just as a columnist. When tickets went on sale this a.m., I snagged front row for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Zakir Hussain’s Masters of Percussion, and Del McCoury with the Preservation Hall Jazz Orchestra, who can be seen here:

If you haven’t been taking advantage of the SMF’s many offerings, I hope you’ll consider getting on board this year.