Thursday, June 27, 2013

Connect is official print sponsor of SAV Craft Brew Fest

Posted on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 3:12 PM

The Savannah Craft Brew Fest on Aug. 31, presented by Abita Beer, will feature as many as 150 different craft brews, as well as educational sessions, a corn hole tournament and live music.

The brew festival will be indoors and outdoors at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Saturday, August 31 from 1-5 p.m.

“Visitors from around the country make the trek to Savannah every year for the Savannah Craft Brew Fest,” says Joe Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah. “The Labor Day weekend event, coupled with all of the affiliated craft brew events happening around town that weekend, make for a terrific last-blast long weekend of the summer.”

Tickets include a commemorative sampling glass and access to unlimited, two-ounce samples of over 150 beers such as Abita Andygator, Moon River Slo-Vannah Pale Ale, Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, Sam Adams Dark Depths, Back Forty Truck Stop Honey, and the brand new Southbound Brewery Iron Lion plus many more.

The VIP Ticket will give patrons access to the festival one hour early at noon to take advantage of a more exclusive beer tasting experience. The VIP ticket allows entry to the private VIP Area from 1 — 4 p.m. and an exclusive beer selection not available to the general public. The Savannah Brew League will be conducting special Brew Tours as part of the VIP experience.

The Southbound Brewing Cornhole Tournament will debut at the Brew Fest. Patrons can enter teams at The winner will go home with a custom made Southbound brewery cornhole set.

Also premiering at the 2013 event, Savannah Distributing will host the Beer Mixology Garden, where you can sample creations developed by local craft beer mixologists.

The World of Sam Adams will feature beer seminars such as Cooking with Beer, Brewing 101 and other beer education sessions.

In celebration of the start of college football season, the SCBF will feature a “Georgia vs. South Carolina” sports bar with televised football games and beers from Georgia and South Carolina.

Advance tickets to Savannah Craft Brew Festival are $40 for general admission or $75 for VIP. For those patrons not sampling beer, General Admission Designated Driver tickets are available for $15 or VIP Designated Driver tickets are available for $25.

Tickets to the festival are on sale this Friday through, both Habersham Beverage locations or by phone at 800.745.3000.

Other sponsors include Dogfish Head, Savannah Distributing, Habersham Beverage, Sam Adams, Southbound Brewing, The Westin, The Distillery, Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros Cigars, World of Beer, StayinSavannah, Airbnb, Visit Savannah, 103.1 The Drive, BOB 106.9, ROCK 106.1, and Draft Magazine.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Comment invited on cruise ship terminal

Posted on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 5:12 PM

"In response to community interest," Savannah City Council will allow an hour during Thursday’s City Council meeting for the public to offer comment on the Cruise Ship Feasibility Study being considered by City Council, says a City spokesperson.

The comment period will occur at the beginning of the next City Council meeting on Thursday, June 27 at 2 p.m. Those wishing to speak during the meeting must sign up at the meeting. The comment period will be limited to 3 minutes per person, with an overall time limit of one hour.

"Due to the time constraints, organizations are encouraged to select one individual to sign up to speak for their group," the City says. "The Mayor encourages all interested parties to send their comments to her in advance of the meeting."

She can be reached by email at or by FAX at 912-651-6805.

For more info contact the City of Savannah Public Information Office at 651-6410.

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Vienna Boys Choir hits town in October

Posted on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 5:07 PM

The Savannah Children’s Choir and Georgia Power will present the Vienna Boys Choir in concert on Friday, October 18 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 E. Harris Street.

"Over the last seven seasons, the Savannah Children’s Choir, a non-profit community choir with a mission of uniting Savannah’s children through the power of song, has afforded unique opportunities for Savannah’s children," says a Savannah Children's Choir spokesperson.

"In keeping with that tradition, the Savannah Children’s will present the world renowned Vienna Boy’s Choir for a special concert to benefit the SCC’s travel scholarship fund, which will help the choir take their first-ever solo tour to Vienna and Prague in June, 2014."

Tickets, available at Savannah Box Office,, or by calling (912) 525-5050 are $100 VIP reserved (adult and student), $60 reserved (adult and student) or $35 general admission adult and $25 general admission student.

Due to the nature and length of this performance, it is not recommended for children younger than 8 years old.

Additional support is provided by Wells Fargo, Don & Kaye Kole, Cora Bett Thomas / Austin Hill Realtors, and the Downtown Neighborhood Association.

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Stopover announces a 'Revival Fest'

Posted on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Americana, blues, gospel and southern rock are among the genres planned for 'Revival Fest,' coming to Savannah Sept. 14 from MusicFile Productions, the people behind the Savannah Stopover.

The lineup will be announced on July 2.

According to MusicFile Productions CEO Kayne Lanahan, “it’s an idea we've been kicking around for a year or two; to marry the Roots/Americana revival in music with our great local and regional food; sort of like a New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the Low Country. There are all these amazing people here brewing, growing, cooking and creating amazing things. We wanted to bring them together in one big celebration.”

The music-and-food event will take place at the Paint Shop and adjoining grove at the Georgia State Railroad Museum on Louisville Road.

Info is at

Friday, June 21, 2013

Paula Deen dropped by Food Network

Posted on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 5:04 PM

The Food Network on Friday issued a statement that Paula Deen's contract would not be renewed when it expires at the end of June.

Paula Deen issues an 'apology'

Posted on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 3:38 PM

“I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I’ve done,” Deen said in a short, edited statement posted on YouTube. “I want to learn and grow from this. Inappropriate and hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable. I’ve made plenty of mistakes along the way but I beg you, my children, my team, my fans, my partners, I beg for your forgiveness.”

A public xylophone in Forsyth Park

Posted on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 1:55 PM

City crews on Friday installed an oversized xylophone designed for interactive play for park visitors of all ages. The instrument, which plays eight soft chime-like notes, is located on the central walkway just west of the performance stage.

The xylophone was designed and purchased from an artist who has built similar instruments for various cities around the country. The City’s Building and Grounds staff built the beautiful wooden frame for the Xylophone and installed it.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

JJ Grey & Mofro coming in October

Posted on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 12:31 PM

JJ Grey, the undisputed king of swampy Southern soul, brings his bad-ass Mofro band to the Lucas Theatre Oct. 10. Tickets on on sale next Friday, June 28.

Two squares getting lighting upgrades

Posted on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Today city crews are retrofitting lights in Washington and Warren squares with new energy-efficient induction lamps.

"The public should be aware that during the retrofit process," says a City spokesman, "temporary fixtures will be in place on the light poles for the next few weeks. The permanent fixtures, when installed, will be more historically appropriate."

Washington and Warren squares — located long Bryan Street at Habersham and Houston — are two of seven historic squares that will receive energy efficient and more natural lighting this year. The others are Orleans, Pulaski, Calhoun, Chatham and Troup squares, as well as the Gordon and Tomochichi monuments in Wright Square.

The lights will be retrofitted with "Pennsylvania Globe induction lamps to be consistent with the recommendations of the comprehensive lighting plan for downtown parks and squares, which was developed in 2011," the City says.

The lights will be the same as those in Wright, Whitefield and Lafayette squares, which were upgraded in 2012 with financial support from the Downtown Neighborhood Association.

Upgraded fixtures in Warren and Washington Squares should be installed by the middle of July and those in Orleans, Pulaski and Calhoun squares by the middle of August.

Donations, neighborhood matching funds, and existing square renovation funds will be used to pay for the upgrades.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New veterinary hospital at Forsyth Park

Posted on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Forsyth Park Animal Hospital, a general veterinary practice, has opened off of Forsyth Park at 513 Whitaker St.

Owned by native Savannahian and UGA graduate Dr. Holly Metts, its staff "have each been working with animals for over 10 years and routinely go to conferences for continuing education classes," says a spokesperson.

Call them at 912-349-3953. Office hours are Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. Check them out on the web here.

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