The Savannah Stopover Survival Guide
February 28, 2017 - garden totes
IT’S about that time, y’all: Savannah Stopover is approaching!
Before Mar Madness smacks us all upside a head, let’s all take a impulse to get a balance and (gasp) devise forward to make a annual weekend of indie song find a best yet. Here it is: a Stopover formulation guide.
Get your tickets
If we haven’t already, go forward and get tickets during savannahstopover.com.
A three-day ubiquitous acknowledgment pass to Stopover is $79—a discount for a song festival—and gets we entrance to any singular festival concert.
If we can usually attend Friday and Saturday, obstacle a Weekend Pass (access to all a shows on Mar 10 and 11 for $59).
Swamped though still wanna get in on a fun? Opt for a singular day pass—you can get one for Thursday, Friday, or Saturday and go to all a shows we like on that sold day.
If you’re formulation on attack a fest Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and can pitch it, a additional $70 for VIP is value it. Not usually do we get to burst to a front of a line during all venues, creation it easier to show-hop, though there’s indifferent seating watchful for we during Ships of a Sea Museum and Trinity UMC.
If we only wish to go to opening night, featuring Kishi Bashi, The Dig, and Garden Giant, it’s only $25.
One of a VIP package’s many singular resources is entrance to a Artist’s Lounge all weekend, where we can association with a musicians, dance all night with warn DJs, splash giveaway beer, and more. Consider this: The Artists’ Lounge is open during festival hours, conveniently located right nearby all a venues, and you’re in Savannah, so we can cocktail in for a breather between shows and take your splash to go. And we get entrance to a private parties, after-parties, and a big, disdainful wrap-up celebration on Sunday, too. And a swag bag!
Whatever package we choose, you’ll collect adult your wristband and/or badge during Stopover Ticketing HQ during 38 Barnard St. (the aged Kitchens on a Square).
The suggestion of Stopover
Have we been intrigued by superstar Kishi Bashi given he was personification in of Montreal? Did we spend 2005 pushing around blustering JEFF a Brotherhood’s Heavy Days in your best friend’s car? Rad! If you’ve got your heart set on an act, devise to get there early, though keep in mind, Stopover’s also all about discovery. You spent your hard-earned income on a pass—use it to a full intensity to check out something new!
“Hit a opening acts,” advises Stopover owner and CEO Kayne Lanahan. “We don’t always put bands in normal lineup orders, and it’s a good approach to see rising acts.”
Stopover Director of Publicity Michelle King has been entrance to a fest for years.
“Go with a flow,” she advises, “and locate some acts we competence not have famous entrance into a festival.”
Stopover, many like Savannah itself, has a laidback vibe to it, and coming it with an honesty allows for new discoveries. That’s where a sorcery happens.
Downloading a giveaway Savannah Stopover app is a good approach to devise your report and see what’s up. This year, we can holder adult a playlist of bands, follow a map of venues, perspective a full schedule, and emanate a tradition report of your own.
Make certain Twitter’s cued adult and you’re following @SavStopover—secret shows, hold during The Owens Thomas House Garden and Emmaus House Soup Kitchen, will be announced on that height an hour before a show.
What to pack
Savannah Stopover is a downtown-centric nonstop weekend of low-pitched mayhem and magic, and you’ve got all we need right there: coffee! Great lunch spots! Beer! Lush squares to laze about in while admiring a blossoming azaleas before a subsequent gig! There’s a lot to take in and copiousness to do, so make a many out of it and move your necessities with you.
Consider make-up earplugs, water, a unstable phone charger, sunscreen and sunglasses (Congress Street Social Club and The Grey are outward venues), money (Club One is a cash-only bar; plus, if you’re venue-hopping, it creates it easier to get in and out instead of carrying to wait around and tighten your tab), and a paper map and report (you’ll get one when we check in and get your pass during Stopover HQ).
March is a splendidly indeterminate month in Savannah: one moment, we competence be baking in a object with persperate puddling underneath your shirt. The next, you’re wishing we brought a jacket. The foresee predicts highs trimming from 63-69F with lows going down to 46F on Stopover weekend. It gets prohibited in a packaged clubs, so move an easy-to-tote coupler or sweater with we on your beat. Current predictions aren’t job for rain, though we never know in a spring; if we don’t wanna get wet, move an easy-to-pack poncho, or make certain your organisation has an powerful or two, only in case.
All a venues are within a few blocks of any other, though you’ll be walking around lots on cobblestone and swarming streets (and dancing, too!). Comfortable boots are a must. And don’t highlight about parking.
“Park south of Liberty [Street] and walk, squeeze an Uber with friends, take a Pedicab within a Historic District, or lease a bike for a weekend,” Lanahan suggests.
You won’t be means to entrance some venues if you’re not of authorised celebration age, though we can still locate some extraordinary shows.
Ships of a Sea’s North Garden is open to fans of all ages and hosts a large opening night celebration (Garden Giant, The Dig, and Kishi Bashi contain a bill, food trucks will be slinging grub, and design from a annual Band Poster Exhibition will be on display), with superstar Lee Fields The Expressions on Friday and Lewis Del Mar finishing it off on Saturday.
Congress Street Social Club stays all-ages until 9 p.m, and throwing bands in a fever on a outward square is a clearly Savannah experience. Performers embody Upright Man, McLeod, The Paperhead, Lyn Avenue, Cicada Rhythm, and Nellie Pearl.
Trinity United Methodist Church is one of a many singular venues in Savannah, and all shows hold within it are all-ages. Julien Baker’s Saturday opening there is certain to be a memorable, insinuate affair, and Ruby Amanfu headlines on Friday with good opening acts on both nights.
Kickstart your Saturday during The Grey in a yard with lunch and song from Kelsey Waldon; Stopover in a Yard is always an all-ages fete.
Hydrate, explore, accommodate new folks, dance, and enjoy! Stopover comes though once a year!