Mark your calendar: Vince Neil

Rocker Vince Neil — lead singer for the zillion–selling Motley Crue — will headline the Tybee Island Pirate Fest Oct. 6.

The date was first announced on, and on

Crue has been barnstorming the country all summer, co–headlining with Kiss, and a good many of the stadium–level shows have sold out. In fact, the final date for the guys is Sept. 29, at Foro Sol in Mexico City.

Neil and his solo–show touring band open their own string of dates Sept. 27 in York, Pa. The Oct. 6 Tybee performance, at 7 p.m., is second on the itinerary.

On Oct. 6, Pirate Fest welcomes A1A, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band.

Pirate Fest weekend passes are $20 through Aug. 31 and $22 afterwards. Children 12 and under will be admitted free of charge. See

The other puppet guy

For those of you who attended comic Jeff Dunham’s sold–out Lucas Theatre shows in May, here’s the news you’ve been waiting for: They were filmed, and edited into a TV special called Minding the Monsters. It’s Dunham’s Halloween special, and it premieres Oct. 7 on Comedy Central. The DVD and Blu–Ray versions are released two days later.

Need a date?

• George Jones. Aug. 17. Johnny Mercer Theatre.

• Eddie Griffin. Aug. 18. Johnny Mercer Theatre.

• Square Fest. Aug. 25. Forsyth Park.

• Savannah Craft Brew Fest. Aug. 26–Sept. 6. Westin Resort.

• Midnight Garden Ride. Sept. 1. Ponderosa concert in Telfair Square.

• North Mississippi Allstars/Sister Hazel. Sept. 2. Westin Resort.

• Savannah Philharmonic Season Opening Concert. Sept. 8. Lucas Theatre.

• Elton John. Sept. 15. Martin Luther King Arena.

• Savannah Jazz Festival. Sept. 23–30.

• Ron White. Sept. 30, Johnny Mercer Theatre.

• Savannah Folk Festival. Sept. 12–14, various venues.

• New Edition. Sept. 30. Johnny Mercer Theatre.

• Tybee Island Pirate Fest. Oct. 5 and 6.

•  Suddenly Last Summer. The Collective Face. Oct. 5-20.

• Savannah Philharmonic Chamber Concert. Oct. 11. Terfair Academy.

• Savannah Folk Music Festival. Oct. 12–14.

• Bonnie Raitt. Oct. 13. Johnny Mercer Theatre.

• Louis C.K. Oct. 17. Johnny Mercer Theatre.

• Savannah Philharmonic. Oct. 19. Lucas Theatre.

• Savannah Film Festival. Oct. 27–Nov. 3.

• Graveface Fest. Oct. 27. Southern Pine Co.

• Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. Nov. 3.

• Children’s Book Festival. Nov. 10.

About The Author

Bill DeYoung

Bill DeYoung was Connect's Arts & Entertainment Editor from May 2009 to August 2014.
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