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Savannah Stopover Music Festival to host kickoff concerts

04 Nov 2014

By Do Savannah

The fifth anniversary of the Savannah Stopover Music Festival will take place across Savannah’s downtown historic district from March 5-7. More than 80 bands from around the world are expected to perform across multiple venues, including more than a dozen from Savannah.

The festival will announce its initial lineup of bands Nov. 11. A limited number of three-day “early bird” festival passes will go on sale at 10 a.m. that day for $65. Tickets will be available at Early bird tickets will be available until Nov. 21 (or when they are sold out, whichever comes first).

MusicFile Productions has also announced two Stopover pre-festival events:


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The “V” Kick Off Event: The Stopover season kickoff will take place Nov. 21 at Southbound Brewing Company featuring Futurebirds from Athens and Stopover alums this mountain and Amythyst Kiah from Johnson City, Tenn. A special limited-edition Futurebirds beer will be released at the event. Head to Futurebirds’ Facebook page to offer name suggestions for the Southbound brew. Tickets are all-inclusive and available here.

The Sched Party: The final festival lineup and schedule of bands will be announced Jan. 16 at The Jinx, featuring Stopover alums River Whyless from Asheville, N.C., and rising stars Family & Friends from Athens. A local Savannah band will round out the bill. Tickets will go on sale here on Nov. 11.

Savannah Stopover also announced an expanded program with SonicBids, the premiere online service that connects bands with gigs. Four slots at this year’s festival are reserved for undiscovered bands submitting to play the festival via Sonicbids. The deadline for entry is Jan. 5. Savannah bands are also encouraged to submit via SonicBids.