We listened to all 100+ Stopover bands 

And here's our user-friendly guide to all the genres and stuff



DON'T RECOGNIZE any of the names playing Savannah Stopover? Good!

The best thing about our favorite little music fest is the element of discovery. You get a schedule, wander from venue to venue, and suddenly, something strikes you right in the chest: you find your new favorite band.

(Plus, a year or two from now, you can totally say you saw them before anybody else knew ‘em—make sure to hit the merch tables for some evidence).

So with 100+ bands, how do you figure out what you wanna catch? We’ve done the work for you. From the folks who want to dance all night to those who prefer intimate, acoustic shows, Stopover’s got it, and we’ve grouped it according to loose genre and general vibes. Schedule is subject to change; updates are at savannnahstopover.com. Happy treasure seeking!


Macbooks and drum pads that are programmed to make you groove. Thick, sexy, fuzzy beats. Vocals that navigate between airy, foreboding, and straight-up pop-centric. Wear cute-but-comfy shoes and let’s stay out all night.

Sunglow – Thursday, Club One, 10:30 p.m.

ISHI – Thursday, Club One, 11:30 p.m.

ASTR – Thursday, Club One, 12:30 a.m.

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  • ASTR

Rose Quartz – Friday, Club One, 11 p.m.

Boy Harsher – Saturday, Club One, 10 p.m.

Computer Magic – Saturday, Club One, 12 a.m.


Do you believe in rock 'n' roll? Good. Rock 'n' roll is alive and well, and it believes in you. If you crave scuzzy guitars, if your Chuck Taylors are crusted over with beer schlop, if you just want to hear some amps crunch all nasty and fizzy like they used to in the good ol' days, dammit: here you go.

Turbo Fruits - Thursday, Trustees' Garden, 7 p.m.

Corners – Thursday, Hang Fire, 10 p.m.

Cobalt Cranes – Thursday, Hang Fire, 11 p.m.

Gap Dream – Thursday, Hang Fire, 12 a.m.

COEDS – Friday, Hang Fire, 5 p.m.

Music Band – Friday, Congress St. Social Club, 7 p.m.

Capsula – Friday, The Jinx, 11:30 p.m.

Curbdogs – Saturday, Ampersand, 3 p.m.

Las Rosas – Saturday, The Jinx, 3 p.m.

AMFMS – Saturday, Ampersand, 9 p.m.

Wet Socks – Saturday, The Jinx, 9 p.m.

The Kickback – Saturday, Wild Wings, 10 p.m.

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  • Dreamers

Dreamers – Saturday, Wild Wings, 11 p.m.


Like it bluesy, country-fried, or just a little bit twangy? See how the Southeast can rip with some rock that shows roots.

Beneath Trees – Thursday, Hang Fire, 7 p.m.

Blank Range – Friday, Wild Wings, 10:30 p.m.

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  • Fly Golden Eagle

Fly Golden Eagle – Friday, Congress St. Social Club, 12 a.m.

All Them Witches – Friday, The Jinx, 12:30 a.m.

Adia Victoria – Saturday, Wild Wings, 5 p.m.

Baby Bee – Saturday, Congress St. Social Club, 9:30 p.m.

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires - Saturday, Congress St. Social Club, 11:30 p.m.


For all you daydream believers looking for something that makes your head bang and your mind expand. Let’s get psyched.

Avers – Thursday, Wild Wings, 11 p.m.

Grounders – Friday, Hang Fire, 10 p.m.

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  • Avers

Needle Points – Friday, Congress St. Social Club, 10 p.m.

Host – Saturday, Ampersand, 5 p.m.

Blackrune Circle Esoteric Orchestra – Saturday, Ampersand, 6 p.m.

Axxa/Abrazas – Saturday, Hang Fire, 10 p.m.


Gauzy and beautifully spare at times, wistfully punchy, toe-tappable and dancey in other moments. Dream-pop, indie-pop, whatever you wanna call it: these bands will sweep you away to Cloud Nine. Pairs well with a new crush and Sunday morning glow.

ELEL – Thursday, Wild Wings, 12 a.m.

Generationals – Friday, Club One, 12 a.m.

Suburban Living – Saturday, Ampersand, 10 p.m.

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  • Heavenly Beat recently signed to SAV label Furious Hooves.

Heavenly Beat – Saturday, Hang Fire, 11 p.m.


Crack open that icy heart! Whether it’s visceral songwriting or lush, emotive compositions, these folks will make your concert experience an introspective journey.

Nightingale News – Thursday, Congress St. Social Club, 9:30 p.m.

Christopher Paul Stelling – Friday, Trinity UMC, 5 p.m.

Black Water Choir – Saturday, Ampersand, 2 p.m.

Lilly Hiatt – Saturday, Wild Wings, 3 p.m.

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  • Lilly Hiatt

Heavy Boots – Saturday, Ampersand, 4 p.m.


You want a show? Like, a show show? You want the line between band and crowd to blur? Do you wanna wake up with shin splints, a few unidentifiable bruises and a ton of new numbers in your phone? Cool. Wallflowers, be wary.

Crazy Bag Lady – Friday, The Jinx, 10:30 p.m.

Cusses – Saturday, The Jinx, 11 p.m.

Diarrhea Planet – Saturday, The Jinx, 12 a.m.


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  • Dumpstaphunk

Fat Tony – Saturday, The Jinx, 10 p.m.

Southern Culture on the Skids - Thursday, Trustees' Garden, 8 p.m.

Terror Pigeon! – Saturday, Club One, 11 p.m.

Bond St. District – Thursday, The Jinx, 10 p.m.


Need to catch your breath? Let these groups guide you. With a thick pulse and sultry mid-tempos, think of it as a cool-down jog after a big run.

Semicircle – Friday, Congress St. Social Club, 5 p.m.

BLKKATHY – Friday, Club One, 10 p.m.

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What Moon Things – Friday, Ampersand, 11 p.m

Grand Vapids – Saturday, Hang Fire, 3 p.m.

Hare and the Hounds – Saturday, Congress St. Social Club, 3 p.m.

Little Racer – Saturday, Hang Fire, 4 p.m.


These bands dip their toes in all kinds of genre pools—electro, psych, dance, soul—but they all have a knack for some catchy riffs and upbeat fun. You'll tap your toes and get their melodies stuck in your head for weeks to come.

Emilyn Brodsky – Friday, Hang Fire, 6 p.m.>

White Violet – Friday, Congress St. Social Club, 6 p.m.

The Prettiots – Friday, Hang Fire, 7 p.m.

Rocco DeLuca – Friday, Trinity UMC, 8 p.m.

Penicillin Baby – Friday, Ampersand, 10 p.m.

Fort Lean – Friday, Hang Fire, 11 p.m.

Young Buffalo – Friday, Hang Fire, 12 a.m.

Weather – Saturday, Congress St. Social Club, 4 p.m.

Lace Curtains – Saturday, Hang Fire, 5 p.m.

Parlour Tricks – Saturday, Trinity UMC, 7 p.m.

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  • Parlour Tricks - named "New York's Best Pop Band" by The Village Voice in 2014

SALES – Saturday, Hang Fire, 9 p.m.

Born Cages – Saturday, Ampersand, 11 p.m.

Reptar – Saturday, Wild Wings, 12 a.m.


Get down, turn around, go to town! This is a new world of country music. Grab your partner, order a whiskey from the bar, and stay awhile.

Paving Gravy – Thursday, Trinity UMC, 9 p.m.

Hiss Golden Messenger – Thursday, Trinity UMC, 11 p.m.

Guthrie Brown & the Family Tree – Friday, Ampersand, 6:30 p.m.

A.M. Rodriguez – Saturday, Hang Fire, 2 p.m.

Justin Collins – Saturday, The Jinx, 4 p.m.

Margo and the Price Tags – Saturday, Wild Wings, 4 p.m.

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  • Margo & the Price Tags

Damon & the Shitkickers – Saturday, The Jinx, 5 p.m.


We're all past the suspender, handlebar mustache, mason-jar-all-the-things folky stuff of the early 2010s—oh, thank goodness. Even delicate genres aren't immune to survival of the fittest; the Mumford & Sons impersonators have fizzled out, and the strongest storytellers remain. One of the coolest aspects of the mainstreaming of folk is the direction that experimental singer-songwriters have taken the genre, and this batch of performers does just that.

Saint Corsair – Thursday, Wild Wings, 10 p.m.

Horse Thief – Thursday, Congress St. Social Club, 11:30 p.m.

Fire Mountain – Friday, Ampersand, 5:30 p.m.

Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass – Friday, The Jepson Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. (solo), Saturday, Congress St. Social Club, 5 p.m. (full band)

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  • Amythyst Kiah

Family and Friends – Friday, Ampersand, 7:30 p.m.

Bombadil – Friday, Trinity UMC, 9 p.m.

this mountain – Friday, Congress St. Social Club, 11 p.m.

Ruby the RabbitFoot – Saturday, Wild Wings, 2 p.m.

Tall Tall Trees – Saturday, Trinity UMC, 6 p.m.

Buxton – Saturday, Congress St. Social Club, 10:30 p.m.


These up-and-comers can belt it, shake it, and put chills on your arms. Get ready to groove.

Clear Plastic Masks – Thursday, Congress St.

Social Club, 10:30 p.m.

Alanna Royale – Thursday, The Jinx, 11 p.m.

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  • Alanna Royale

Ambrose – Friday, Wild Wings, 11:30 p.m.

Matthew E. White – Saturday, Trinity UMC, 8 p.m.


There's no time like Tybee time, and these bands are a great reminder to all you out-of-towners that the beach is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Set the mood before you pitch your umbrella with these sand-encrusted, ray-soakin' groups.

The Wave Slaves – Thursday,

Trustees' Garden, 6 p.m.

Beach Day – Friday, The Jinx, 6 p.m.

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  • Beach Day

Triathalon – Friday, Ampersand, 12 a.m.


If you favor a listening room to a mosh pit or tremoring dance floor, scope out these singer-songwriters making intricate and wonderful things with six strings and vocal cords. Close your eyes and let the melodies pour over you.

Ryley Walker – Thursday, Trinity UMC, 10 p.m.

100 Watt Horse – Friday, The Jinx, 5 p.m.

Caleb Caudle – Friday, Trinity UMC, 7 p.m.

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Jack + Eliza – Friday, The Jinx, 7 p.m.


Most of these folks have seriously impressive resumes and/or classical training—but that doesn't mean they're stuffy. Quite the opposite! We love these bands that are using traditional tools to create something entirely new, and having a blast while doing so. CS

French Horn Rebellion – Saturday, Hang Fire, 12 a.m.

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  • French Horn Rebellion

Pitchblak Brass Band – Thursday, The Jinx, 12 a.m.

San Fermin – Saturday, Trinity UMC, 9 p.m.

Velvet Caravan – Friday, Trinity UMC, 6 p.m.


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Anna Chandler

Anna Chandler

Connect Savannah Arts & Entertainment Editor Anna Chandler started writing about music after growing hoarse from talking about it nonstop. Born in Tennessee and raised in South Carolina, she has been a proud Savannahian for 8 years. She sings & plays guitar & accordion in COEDS and Lovely Locks.

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