The Savannah Stopover Music Festival has confirmed 87 bands to perform for the festival’s seventh year. The festival will take place in historic downtown Savannah, Ga., from March 9-11.
Savannah Stopover is known for its affordability and celebration of up-and-coming bands that many people have never heard of. The festival’s CEO and founder Kayne Lanahan said, “It’s very unique in today’s world of high-priced concert tickets and mainstream headliner-driven festivals. If you haven’t heard of a lot of these bands yet, that’s the whole point.”
This year’s lineup includes Paste favorites like Kishi Bashi, Julien Baker, JEFF The Brotherhood, Hoops, Daddy Issues, Lee Fields & The Expressions and Vagabon. Four new acts were just added, as well: CUSSES, Curtis Harding, Lillie Mae Rische and Taze Daze.
While pre-sale passes are currently sold out, general admission and VIP passes are on sale here. Compared to other music festivals, the Savannah Stopover Festival is definitely in a more realistic price range, with single-day passes selling for $34 and three-day passes for $79. In comparison, a four-day pass to Bonnaroo is $324.50, and does not include a car camping pass.
Back in 2011, Savannah Stopover was listed on Paste’s “Seven Cool Music Festivals You’ve (Maybe) Never Heard Of.” Check out photos of last year’s Savannah Stopover, described as “pre-SXSW,” in our gallery here. We’re fans of all the fresh faces and the overall DIY vibe. See below for the festival lineup in both poster and text forms, and click here to see the full festival schedule.
A Tribe Called Red – Ottawa, Ontario
AJ Dávila – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Alanna Royale – Nashville, Tenn.
Alex Cameron – Sydney, Australia
Allison Crutchfield & The Fizz – Philadelphia, Pa.
Ambrose – Savannah, Ga.
Becca Mancari – Lynchburg, Va.
Best Behavior, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Big Mama Shakes – Richmond, Va.
Caveman – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Chain of Flowers – Cardiff, Wales
Charly Bliss – New York, N.Y.
Christopher Paul Stelling – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Cicada Rhythm – Athens, Ga.
Clouds & Satellites – Savannah, Ga.
Communist Daughter – Saint Paul, Minn.
Country Mice – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Crocodiles – San Diego, Calif.
Curtis Harding – Atlanta, Ga.
Cusses – Savannah, Ga.
Daddy Issues – Nashville, TN=enn.
Damon and the Shitkickers – Savannah, Ga.
Deantoni Parks – Newnan, Ga.
Dirty Dishes – New York, N.Y.
DTCV – Joshua Tree, Calif.
ESS SEE – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Ezra Furman – Chicago, Ill.
Floco Torres – Macon, Ga.
Frances Cone – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Garden Giant – Savannah, Ga.
GGOOLLDD – Milwaukee, Wis.
Gibbz – Bohemia, N.Y.
Gracie and Rachel – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Half Waif – Brooklyn, N.Y.
High Waisted – New York, N.Y.
Hockey Dad – Windang, New South Wales, Australia
Hoops – Bloomington, Ind.
Ian Sweet – New York, N.Y.
Isaac Smith – Savannah, Ga.
JEFF The Brotherhood – Nashville, Tenn.
Julien Baker – Memphis, Tenn.
Kane Strang – Dunedin, New Zealand
Kelsey Waldon – Nashville, Tenn.
Kishi Bashi – Athens, Ga.
Lawrence – New York, N.Y.
Lee Fields & The Expressions – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Lewis Del Mar – Rockaway Beach, N.Y.
Lillie Mae Rische – Nashville, Tenn.
Lulu the Giant – Savannah, Ga.
Lyn Avenue – Savannah, Ga.
Major and the Monbacks – Norfolk, Va.
McLeod – Savannah, Ga.
Miggs Son Daddy – Savannah, Ga.
Molly Burch – Austin, Texas
Nellie Pearl – Louisville, Ky.
pronoun – Brooklyn, N.Y.
*repeat repeat – East Nashville, Tenm.
River Whyless – Asheville, N.C.
Ron Gallo – Philadelphia, Pa.
Ruby Amanfu – Nashville, Tenn.
Rude Dude & the Creek Freaks – Savannah, Ga.
San Soma – Savannah, Ga.
Saw Black – Richmond, Va.
Say Brother – Columbia, S.C.
Splashh – Hackney, London
Tall Heights – Boston, Mass.
Tall Tall Trees – New York, N.Y.
The Belle Game – Vancouver, British Columbia
The Bones of J.R. Jones – Rosendale, N.Y.
The Britanys – New York, N.Y.
The Dig – New York, N.Y.
The Paperhead – Nashville, Tenn.
The Undercover Dream Lovers – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Tim Darcy – Montreal, Quebec
Upright Man – New York, N.Y.
Vagabon – Cameroon/New York
Valley Queen – Los Angeles, Calif.
Vita and the Woolf – Philadelphia, Pa.
Walker Lukens – Austin, Texas
Weaves – Toronto, Ontario
Wolkoff – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Wreckless Eric – Newhaven, England
Yoke Lore – Brooklyn, N.Y.