Revival Fest — traditional food and traditional(ish) music — debuts Sept. 14 in Savannah

MusicFile Productions — parent company of Savannah Stopover — has announced a new fall festival in Savannah: Revival Fest.

From this morning’s press release (with emphasis added for the skimmers out there):

MusicFile Productions, LLC (the parent company of Savannah Stopover Music Festival) announced today the creation of a new fall festival celebrating the best in Southern tinged music, local and regional foods, crafts, beer and spirits.

Revival Fest will take place Saturday, September 14th at the Paint Shop and adjoining grove at the Georgia State Railroad Museum on Louisville Road. The day long festival will feature two stages, 12 bands, an authentic pig roast, and an oyster roast. Additional plans include a craft bourbon tasting tent, local and regional craft beers as well as select food and crafts vendors. Sandra Baxter, the Executive Director of The Coastal Heritage Society, added “we are very excited about hosting Revival Fest at the Georgia State Railroad Museum in an area that will be open to the public for the first time ever. This event is expected to be a fantastic fit with our site and mission and should prove to be a win-win for us, the Revival Fest producers, the audience, and our community as a whole”. A portion of the proceeds of the event will benefit the Savannah Children’s Museum, also located on the site.

Music for the festival will focus on Blues, Southern Rock, Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Folk and Soul with a combination of local, regional and national acts. A sneak peek is available at According to MusicFile Productions CEO Kayne Lanahan “it’s an idea we’ve been kicking around for a year or two; to marry the Roots/Americana revival in music with our great local and regional food; sort of like a New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the Low Country. There are all these amazing people here brewing, growing, cooking and creating amazing things. We wanted to bring them together in one big celebration.”

The full lineup will be announced on July 2nd — just next week. That’s when tickets will go on sale too.

Click here to go to the Revival Fest website, where you can see this great YouTube clip of Luella & the Sun:

Screen shot 2013-06-25 at 12.03.04 PMClick here for Revival Fest’s new Facebook page, which has been picking up “Likes” really quickly this morning.

Companies interested in sponsorship or other involvement should contact

Sounds like a great day, and it’s especially exciting that Revival Fest will be inaugurating a key element of ongoing historic preservation in Savannah by using the old paint shop at the Georgia State Railroad Museum.

More good news for Savannah.

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