Tag: Savannah Music Festival

WSJ reviewer: “This first rich taste of Savannah has left me craving more.”

From The First Sounds of Spring: “In flower for roughly three weeks from late March through early April, the Savannah Music Festival, now in its 24th season, is pretty much the earliest warm-weather music festival in the country. Depending on your personal tastes, you can fill your plate with superb classical concerts, jazz and a panoply of indigenous regional and world music, in performance venues that include historic churches and restored movie palaces.”


Jane Monheit and Jennifer Sheehan at the Savannah Music Festival — a short review

The Savannah Music Festival has become known for its only-in-Savannah double bills. The pairing of cabaret star Jennifer Sheehan and jazz vocalist Jane Monheit is a perfect example. The show plays twice more on Tuesday, March 26 at the Morris…

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company makes powerful Savannah debut

Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music” by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company thrilled the audience last night in the lush, gorgeous Lucas Theatre. Even with two weeks left for the Savannah Music Festival, it’s safe…

Cameron Carpenter brings the glitter and the gold to Savannah Music Festival opening night

“Good Lord!” That was the not-so-subtle reaction of the man behind me when Cameron Carpenter appeared in the organ loft at Christ Church Episcopal here in Savannah on Wednesday night for the first show of the 2013 Savannah Music Festival.…

A stunning SMF double bill: Sissoko & Segal / Watson & Powell

It’s hard to imagine any better way to spend an hour than listening to French cellist Vincent Segal and Malian kora master Ballake Sissoko.

Except maybe for spending an hour listening to Cedric Watson, Dirk Powell, and their band perform Cajun and Creole classics.

The two acts are sharing the stage four times as part of the Savannah Music Festival’s African Blues & Creole-Cajun Crossroads (a name that would have been more fitting if Boubacar Traore had not changed his scheduled, which brought Segal and Sissoko back to Savannah).


Savannah Music Festival kicks off tonight with Cameron Carpenter — Charles Bradley plays Thursday

From Video: SXSW 2013: Charles Bradley Gets the Love Bug Blues | Rolling Stone (click in lower right corner to go full screen): Wow. There are still seats available — quite a lot of seats actually — for Charles Bradley…

Savannah Music Festival gets great press in Charleston, Charlotte

The Savannah Music Festival kicks off on Wednesday night. After the last two weekends — Savannah Stopover and St. Patrick’s Day — many of us are a little weary, but I’m sure that feeling will wear off when the world…

A new clip of Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

I’ve obviously been posting a lot lately about the Savannah Stopover, which runs from March 7 to 9, but the Savannah Music Festival begins in about three weeks. (March in Savannah is amazing and exhausting.)

One of the Savannah Music Festival’s most anticipated gigs is the performance by Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, with the stellar Richard Thompson opening.

Harris and Crowell are now out promoting their new album Old Yellow Moon.


Savannah Music Festival adds Dr. John, The Wailers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Sea Wolf

The lineup for the Savannah Music Festival got a little more exciting tonight with the announcement of five additional acts: Dr. John, The Wailers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Sea Wolf.

SMF’s Red Stick Ramblers appearing on “Treme” all season

The Red Stick Ramblers will also be playing Cajun Dance Parties at the Savannah Music Festival on March 29th at 7:15 and 9:30 in the new Ships of the Sea North Garden.

Savannah Music Festival 2013 lineup announced (digital brochure embedded)

Among the highlights:
Charles Bradley on 3/21
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company on 3/23
Masters of Bluegrass with J.D. Crowe, Bobby Hicks, Bobby Osborne, Del McCoury, and Jerry McCoury
Fado and the Soul of Southern Europe
Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and Richard Thompson at Johnny Mercer Theatre
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Marcus Roberts

Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company will kick off 2013 Savannah Music Festival

The 60-year old Bill T. Jones is a towering figure of the dance world, with both a MacArthur “Genius” Award (1994) and Kennedy Center Honors (2010) among his credits.

Kora player Ballake Sissoko and cellist Vincent Segal at the Savannah Music Festival

Their stellar hourlong set at the Lucas Theatre during the 2011 SMF is embedded here.

Savannah Music Festival – Various Venues – 03/21/13

Update: The Savannah Music Festival has announced its 2013 lineup. More here. Click here to go to the SMF website.