The Savannah Music Festival’s late additions — a couple of pop concerts — will be announced at a wine ‘n’ dine event this Thursday (Jan. 26) at Tubby’s restaurant in Thunderbolt.
Tickets are already on sale for the bulk of the shows — the jazz, classical, bluegrass and world music stuff — for the March 22–April 2 festival.
The “hipper” shows, traditionally, are booked later than the rest of the SMF, and therefore can’t be confirmed until a later date.
We can tell you that one of the shows will be a double bill including singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle, the son of Texas legend Steve Earle.
For your $20 advance ticket ($25 at the door), you get food, beer and wine, a performance by the Train Wrecks, giveways to SMF and other local events, and access to pop–show tickets before they go on sale to everybody else.
For advance tickets, contact Emily@savannahmusicfestival.org.
As soon as the shows are made public, we’ll post the information online.
Her aim is true
Twenty-six-time Grammy winner Alison Krauss and her band, Union Station, will perform in the Johnny Mercer Theatre Wednesday, April 4. Tickets, $62 and $47, will go on sale this Friday (Jan. 27). Krauss and the band are touring behind the acclaimed Paper Airplane album.
Check your Pulse
The Telfair Museums’ Pulse Art & Technology Festival returns Feb. 27–March 4. The featured exhibition is a 10–year survey of works by the renowned light sculptor Leo Villareal. The artist will give a talk Feb. 27.
Pulse, of course, is Savannah’s forward–thinking creative festival, and as such is always one of the year’s most anticipated events. Among the high and low–tech performers: Pamela Z, Andre Ruschkowski, the Loud Objects, the Medeaology Collective and the Karmetik Machine Orchestra.
The coolest part: Everything is free. See telfair.org for details.
Muse on this
Christopher Soucy is directing David Mamet’s dark comedy November, a political satire, during March at Muse Arts Warehouse. Auditions are at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2.
Meanwhile, the results of Tim Reynolds’ 2nd annual 24–Hour Play Festival, called The Winter’s Tales, will be onstage Feb. 4 at Muse. Anyone interested in writing, casting, directing and performing a 10–minute play in a 24 hour–period should contact Reynolds at email@example.com.