If you haven’t already planned your next vacation in Savannah, visit Savannah for the Savannah Jazz Festival this year! The 2013 Jazz Festival lasts from Sunday, September 22 to Sunday, September 28. That’s a whole WEEK of activities centered around JAZZ, America’s original music.
While we are not going to go into a history lesson about the musical genre, we WILL keep repeating that when you visit Savannah for the Savannah Jazz Festival at the end of September, you will sure be happy with your life choices.
Here’s the highlights of the Jazz festival from where we’re sitting, which is just a short walk from the Jazz Festival’s main stage. By “short walk” we mean less than 5 minutes. Top that!
- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013: Blues Night from 6:30PM to 10:30PM
- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013: Live Music at the Forsyth Park Bandshell from 7:00PM to 10:30PM
- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013: Live Music at the Forsyth Park Bandshell from 4PM to 10:30PM
- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013: Children’s Festival from 4PM to 7PM
Forsyth Park’s Bandshell venue is your setting for a jazz-filled picnic extravaganza for 4 nights out of this year’s week-long jazz festival in Savannah. Look how beautiful it is!
HEY, listen. We have been living here in Savannah GA for a long time and we enjoy sharing the best of what our city has to offer with our guests. Let me tell YOU, this Jazz Festival is surely one of the best things Savannah has to offer. By way of live music, it is arguably the best, especially because OUR B&B is just minutes away from the main music stage in Forsyth Park.
A little bit of Savannah Jazz Festival history…
The Savannah Jazz Festival is made possible through the efforts of the Coastal Jazz Association – a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to preserving America’s original music: Jazz. We find ourselves taking for granted that musical genre that explores the span of human emotion, expressing our own thoughts succinctly, wonderfully and instrumentally – if only we take time to listen.
The first Savannah Jazz Festival was held at Grayson Stadium on October 1, 1983. The events started as a way for the late Ben Tucker to lend his knowledge and talents to a group of folks interested in learning more about jazz. This year will be especially poignant, as we are sure a lot of the festivities will be celebrated in memory of Ben’s great life, for the legendary bassist from Savannah passed away tragically this year on June 4, 2013.
Walk to the Savannah Jazz Festival from your incredible bed and breakfast room at Azalea Inn & Gardens in Savannah this September for one of the best FREE musical festivals in Savannah this year.
Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve your room today and begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”
If ya’ll were lucky, you were in Savannah during the Savannah Stopover – the first big music event of the year. Today we’re bringing you a recap of Savannah Stopover, 2013.
This Stopover recap comes with our B&B’s heavy endorsement to attend the biggest music event of the year, the upcoming Savannah Music Festival. The Savannah Music Festival is a 3-week celebration of live music in Savannah from March 20-April 6, 2013.
What is Savannah Stopover?
Savannah Stopover is an indie music festival that takes place at the beginning of March in Savannah, GA. 2013 marks Stopover’s 3rd annual year of grabbing bands from around the country who are heading to Austin, TX for SXSW. There are venues for all ages, and 21+ performances also. Basically, Stopover brings music for everyone, with almost 100 musical acts making their mark on the musical heartstrings of Savannah.
How to Make the Most of All the Live Music in Savannah During Stopover:
To make the most out of all the live music in Savannah during Stopover NEXT year (because this recap helps you realize just how awesome Stopover really is), you’ve first got to get tickets. Stopover always has a lot of pricing options. You can get day passes for a single day, check out single shows per venue or purchase passes for the whole 3-day music event in Savannah with the added option of putting yourself on the VIP list for a few extra bucks.
Secondly, you’ve got to plan your weekend because there’s SO MUCH MUSIC to see. For the marquee events of Savannah Stopover 2013 we had:
- Thurston Moore, previously of Sonic Youth, performing on Thursday night at Knights of Columbus with his current band, Chelsea Light Moving.
- of Montreal performing at what can be called the main event. Forsyth Park on Friday night was PACKED with what seemed like at least 3000 people for the free concert
Who knows what’s in store for next year’s Stopover, but mark your calendars and follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook, because we’ll be reminding you!
What Kind of Bands Play at Savannah Stopover?
Local bands, Nashville bands, New England bands and many more from around the county come to Savannah Stopover in 2013. Local bands from Savannah including The Accomplices, mumbledust and Bear Fight! played. So did some fun New England bands like Mercies and Bronze Radio Return. Nashville made its mark on the Savannah music scene by lending us The Wild Feathers and Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes. You can check out samples and bios for all the bands on the Savannah Stopover website. Almost 100 bands to choose from!
Where is the Best Place to See Live Music in Savannah
We don’t have a favorite music venue, because the best place to see live music in Savannah really depends on what live music happens where. Venues like The Sparetime, The Jepson Center, Congress Street Social Club and The Jinx along with many, many more hosted 3 nights chock full of live music in Savannah during Stopover this year.
Ok, Let’s Mark Our Calendars for the Best Live Music in Savannah!
Here’s the deal. Stopover is the greatest, for all you music lovers. Well, the greatest SO FAR this year. And let’s be serious, who ISN’T a music lover. Like Nietzsche says, “Without music, life would be a mistake.” If you didn’t make Savannah Stopover, mark your calendars for next year’s Stopover and start making your plans to attend the upcoming Savannah Music Festival, a 3-week celebration of live music in Savannah from March 20-April 6.
Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve your room today and begin enjoying the best live music in Savannah, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”