6th Annual Savannah Blues Festival @Savannah Civic Center

A tradition continues with the sixth year of the Savannah Blues Festival.

This year’s headliner is Sir Charles Jones, acclaimed blues and soul singer. The “Undisputed King of Southern Soul” was born in Ohio, raised in Alabama, and eventually found his way to Georgia. Songs like “Friday” and “Is There Anybody Lonely” helped land Jones on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

“King of Swing,” the Louisiana-based Tucka, channels the spirit of the 1970s, 1980s, and 2010s in songs like “Don’t Make Me Beg,” “Candy Land,” and more.

Blues Hall of Famer Latimore brings his signature blend of soul and blues to the stage.

Pokey Bear will sweep the audience with his James Brown-influenced mix of bayou-steeped soul.

“Slip Away,” “Back Door Santa,” “Patches,” and “Strokin’” singer Clarence Carter, age 82, will share songs from his storied career.

Rounding out the lineup is the great blues guitarist and vocalist Theodis Ealey. “The Bluesman Lover” himself spent time as a sideman before becoming a frontman and breaking out with the R&D single “Stand Up in It.”

Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m., $52-71 via etix.com, all-ages

About The Author

Anna Chandler

Connect Savannah Former 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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