In a town of diverse cultural offerings, the Savannah Music Festival continues to reign as the Hostess City’s favorite fête. Savannahians and visitors expect to find top-quality SMF programming in downtown venues like The Lucas Theatre for the Arts, the Morris Center, and Trustees Theatre, but the festival took a brave and exciting risk in 2018 with the introduction of a day-long fest-within-a-fest. The Festival Finale at Trustees Garden brought families and fans together on the bluff overlooking Savannah River, and acts like Jason Isbell, Gillian Welch, and Tedeschi Trucks Band rocked into the night as cargo ships passed. We can’t wait to see what the SMF team has in store for next year’s festivities (March 28-April 13).
Runner-Up: St. Patrick’s Day Parade