Mark Your Calendar: Panic in Savannah 

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 15 for a pair of Johnny Mercer Theatre shows by Georgia's own jam-band road warriors, Widespread Panic.

The concerts are set for 7 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 5; tickets will be $35 at etix.com.

Arch fans of the hard-rocking band (and there are plenty of them) will be able to scoop the competition with a 24-hour presale on widespreadpanic.com.

Yes, that's right, you can get tickets in advance starting at 10 a.m. July 14.

Another thing that's cool about Panic - and many of the group's jam-band brethren - is the availability, for pre-order (on the site), a digital download or CD copy of the Savannah shows.

Cover me

Coming July 27 is the Dirty Covers Mixtape, a special all-Savannah album featuring cover versions of famous tunes performed by many of our city's best and brightest.

Here's the track list:

Alpinista and TTL - "Casanova" (Roxy Music)

Black Tusk - "Toe Fry" (BuzzOVen)

Brandon Nelson McCoy - "To Live is To Fly" (Townes Van Zandt)

The Boys Who Cried Wolf - "Chicago" (Sufjan Stevens)

Cusses - "We Got The Beat" (The Go-Go's)

Dare Dukes - "Some of Them Are Old" (Brian Eno)

Dead Yet? - "Thieves" (His Hero is Gone)

Free Candy - "What's Inside a Girl" (The Cramps)

Habitat Noise - "Evolution" (Pearl Jam)

Howler - "American Girl" (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)

Indian Giver - "Territorial Pissings" (Nirvana)

Lady Lazarus - "Story of an Artist" (Daniel Johnston)

Lonesome Swagger - "Cocaine" (Townes Van Zandt)

Magic Places featuring Britt Scott - "Gypsy" (Fleetwood Mac)

Mubledust - "The Promise" (When In Rome)

Phays - "Na Na Hey Hey" (Claude DenJean)

Roll on Rodney - "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan)

Sincerely, Iris - "7 Nation Army" (The White Stripes)

July 27 is Rock ‘n' Roll Bingo Night at the Jinx, and it's there that project organizer Jeremiah Stuard will have 200 download cards (it's a strictly limited edition).

In addition, the evening will feature liver performances by Lonesome Swagger, Sincerely Iris, Magic Places Featuring Britt Scott and Indian Giver.

Check out the Dirty Covers Facebook Page, and watch this space for more about this exciting musical development.


Broadway actor and singer Tituss Burgess - who also has a small recurring role on 30 Rock - will perform in concert July 26 at Savannah Country Day School.

An Athens native, Burgess' B'way credits include lead roles in The Little Mermaid (Sebastian) and Guys and Dolls (Nicely Nicely Johnson).

He'll be in town to conduct masterclasses with the kids of the Savannah Summer Theatre Institute, whose Benjamin Wolfe-directed production of Hairspray runs July 22-24 and 29-31.

For ticket info, more details et cetera, see savannahsummertheatre.com.


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