Savannah Stopover

Three days of indie bands among the Spanish moss and historic architecture

Only in its fourth year, Savannah Stopover has already found a niche as an edgy yet accessible East Coast music festival presenting great indie bands in intimate venues throughout an artsy and historic city. Kayne Lanahan, a NYC transplant, founded the event as a “stopover” for bands headed to SXSW in Austin, but her savvy in selecting indie and DIY bands and dedication to treating the artists with true Southern hospitality—often putting them up with friendly local hosts—is quickly make the festival a destination in and of itself. The 2014 lineup included Wye Oak, J. Roddy Walson & the Business, Future Islands, Kylesa, Those Darlins, New Madrid, T. Hardy Morris, The Weeks, Oberhofer and more. Mark your calendar for March 5-7, 2015.

Paul Janeway, who leads St. Paul & the Broken Bones, gets up close and personal at Knights of Columbus during Savannah Stopover 2014.

Paul Janeway, who leads St. Paul & the Broken Bones, gets up close and personal at Knights of Columbus during Savannah Stopover 2014.

Based in Savnnah, the Internationally followed metal band Kylesa plays a rare hometown show at The Jinx. Photo by Geoff L. Johnson

Based in Savnnah, the Internationally followed metal band Kylesa plays a rare hometown show at The Jinx. Photo by Geoff L. Johnson

Peelander-Z, the NYC-based "Japanese action comic punk band" gets the audience at The Jinx involved in its show.

Peelander-Z, the NYC-based “Japanese action comic punk band” gets the audience at The Jinx involved in its show.

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The "21st century folk" duo performs at Knights of Columbus during Savannah Stopover 2014.

The “21st century folk” duo Wye Oak performs at Knights of Columbus during Savannah Stopover 2014.

PitchBlak Brass Band, a Brooklyn-based funky, jazzy hip-hop collective, brings the party to The Jinx. Photo by Geoff L. Johnson

PitchBlak Brass Band, a Brooklyn-based funky, jazzy hip-hop collective, brings the party to The Jinx. Photo by Geoff L. Johnson

Brooklyn's Miniature Tigers  gets right in with the crowd at Savannah's HangFire Bar. Photo by Geoff L. Johnson

Brooklyn’s Miniature Tigers gets right in with the crowd at Savannah’s HangFire Bar. Photo by Geoff L. Johnson

 

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