The 2013 Savannah Stopover is now encouraging local bands to apply for the three-day festival.

Savannah-area bands may be scheduled for daytime gigs or for an evening lineup alongside touring acts.

Bands should apply through this page at Sonicbids. There’s a $5 fee.

Interested touring acts who haven’t already been in touch with the Stopover can apply via that page too.

The Savannah Stopover was just founded in 2011, so next year will be only the third incarnation. It seems certain that the event will attract increasing media attention and more visitors from outside the immediate Savannah area. Of Montreal’s free March 8th performance in Forsyth Park itself seems likely to attract dozens of out-of-town fans.

So, while there are no guarantees, local bands could find some new fans and expand their reach if they appear in the official Stopover lineup. It’s certainly good fodder for a press kit.

Triathalon (at left at the former Locos) was one of the local bands that played the 2011 Savannah Stopover. (Triathalon will be opening for Grand Buffet and Dan Deacon on Monday, Dec. 8.)

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