District Live to bring exciting new changes to Savannah music scene

New District Live and Live Nation partnership

A rendering of District Live of Plant Riverside District shows fans enjoying live entertainment at the soon-to-open venue..
A rendering of District Live of Plant Riverside District shows fans enjoying live entertainment at the soon-to-open venue..
The new is bringing in the newer.

The soon-to-open Atlantic Building, located in The Kessler Collection’s JW Marriott Plant Riverside District, is bringing on “the future of entertainment,” Plant Riverside’s Director of Entertainment Tyler Gray said. “It’s going to be entertainment central.”

Once open, the new Atlantic Building will be full of many neat attractions including a rooftop bar and pool with a fantastic view of the Hostess City, a ballroom for events, a recording studio to host a radio station, and likely the greatest detail, District Live— a state-of-the-art, 500-patron-capacity music venue where officials plan to bring the best of the best in entertainment to the waterfront.

To make this plan a reality, a landmark partnership has been forged between The Kessler Collection and Live Nation — an entertainment company that engages in producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via a global concert pipeline. This is the first time that Live Nation, the market leader in concerts, ticketing and sponsorship, has partnered with The Kessler Collection to present live performances.

Beginning Aug. 24 and continuing through December, a series of concerts hosted amongst the new partnership will take place. A total of 16 acclaimed artists representing a range of musical genres from rock, funk and alternative to pop and country are scheduled to perform at District Live. General admission tickets to all shows will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on July 16 , available at ticketmaster.com.

According to Senior Vice President of Southeast Booking for Live Nation, Jim Mallonee, the partnership was long-awaited. “This partnership has been in the making for the past few years, and now that the venue is very close to completion, we were excited to be able to launch this exciting project,” Mallonee said. “We all look forward to bringing world-class entertainment to Savannah. The initial entertainment calendar looks great. District Live is undoubtedly the premier venue of its kind in Savannah. This high-quality venue will attract artists to the market as well as give returning musicians a new world-class experience.”

Both partners show enthusiasm about the new agreement. “This is the first project that Live Nation has ever done within Savannah,” Gray said. “We are premier Savannah and we’re showing entertainment in a brand new and unique way. People are hungry for live music following the COVID-19 pandemic, so the opening of District Live could not come at a better time. We look forward to bringing artists from a wide range of musical genres to the stage and welcoming guests to enjoy the intimate, in-person performances they’ve been waiting for.”

In addition to the concert announcement, Gray also shared that as the concert tickets go live, 419 hotel rooms within the Atlantic Building, serving as part of the JW Marriot Plant Riverside District, will become available. This makes the JW Marriot Plant Riverside the largest hotel in Savannah. Luckily, the new hotel guests will not have to worry about noise because District Live will be sound proof and have an event curfew of 11 p.m.

“This is going to take the live music destination of Savannah to the next level,” Gray said.

District Live Upcoming Concert Schedule:

Kendell Marvel Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. - $20 in advance; $22 at the door

SUSTO Saturday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. - $22.50 in advance; $25 at the door

Amos Lee Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. - $55 in advance; $60 at the door

Maddie & Tae Thursday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. - $35 in advance; $40 at the door

The Nude Party Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. - $15 in advance; $17 at the door

Passafire Friday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. - $20 in advance; $22 at the door

Paul Cauthen Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. - $35 in advance; $40 at the door

Turkuaz Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. - $20 in advance; $25 at the door

White Reaper Thursday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. - $25 in advance; $30 at the door

Funk You Friday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. - $20 in advance; $20 at the door

Marc Broussard Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. - $27 in advance; $30 at the door

Liz Cooper & The Stampede Saturday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. - $15 in advance; $18 at the door

Drake White Thursday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. - $25 in advance; $30 at the door

About The Author

Brandy Simpkins

Brandy Simpkins is the community/ event journalist for Connect Savannah. Simpkins is a born and raised Savannahian and an alumna of Savannah Savannah State University where she received her B.A. in English Language & Literature. Simpkins enjoys writing more than anything else in the world. She is a curious journalist,...
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