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Your complete downtown live music guide for the festival

HEADING to the "Control Zone"—or, as we prefer to call it, The Party Zone? Local musicians and touring acts are offering live shows from River Street to Broughton and everywhere in between. Whether you want to dance to a DJ, hear world-class jazz, or get down to classic rock, Savannah's got it.

Shout-out to Chris Finney for helping us with this handy guide!

(Staying away from downtown? Check out Soundboard for our full music listings.)

LOCAL FAVORITES

Joe Nelson and James Pittman

Joe Nelson and James Pittman are Savannah’s secret string weapons. The masterful pickers employ fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and close harmonies to pay tribute to hillbilly music of yore, fiddle tunes, and bluegrass and country. They’re fond of dipping into the Peach State’s musical history.

Voodoo Soup

If you feel like funkin’ it up, get down to the Voodoo Soup show. With bass monster Eric “Big E” Moore at the helm, Voodoo Soup offers an electrifying set of amazing chops, deep grooves, and charisma.

Sarah Poole

You can find Savannah’s Sarah Poole captivating crowds solo and fronting the rock band Ember City. With a captivating voice and ‘90s rock kid heart, Poole’s originals and covers keep spirits high.

Hitman Blues Band

Get a taste of Savannah’s raucous blues underground through a Hitman performance. The Hitman himself offers an entertaining show with fiery guitar chops.

Thomas Claxton and The Myth

Rock fans prowling the festivities should seek out in-demand Savannah guitarist/vocalist Thomas Claxton and his band The Myth. The tight band dishes out original material, driven by Claxton’s incredible vocal range, as well as classics from the likes of Queen, Pink Floyd, and more.

Seldom Sober

Traditional Irish music gets a fun local twist thanks to two-piece band Seldom Sober. Enjoy spirited fiddle and acoustic guitar while sipping on an adult beverage to honor the group’s name.

The Lineup

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

Barrelhouse South

8:30 p.m.: Gang of Thieves

12 a.m.: Groove Town Assault

Bayou Café

1 p.m.: Don Coyer

5 p.m.: Hitman Blues Band

10 p.m.: Jon Lee & The Hextones

B&D Burgers (Congress Street)

1 p.m.: Christy Alan Band

Billy’s Place at McDonough’s

6 p.m.: Nancy Witt

Congress St. Social Club

10 p.m.: Chew, DJ Precisa

El-Rocko Lounge

10 p.m.: Whitehall, Funk You

Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant

8 p.m.: The Eric Jones Trio ft. Laiken Williams

Jazz’d

9 p.m.: Bottles & Cans

The Jinx

12:30 p.m.: Lulu The Giant

2:30 p.m.: Joe Nelson and James Pittman

4:30 p.m.: Damon & The Shitkickers

6:30 p.m.: Bottles & Cans

9 p.m.: Cold Heart Canyon

11:30 p.m.: Blood on the Harp

Kevin Barry’s

8 p.m.: Harry O’Donoghue

8 p.m.: Carroll Brown

8 p.m.: Frank Emerson

Morrell Park Stage

12:30 p.m.: Strange Boat

2:30 p.m.: Randy Knight & Parrot Party

5 p.m.: The Bill Miles Band

7:30 p.m.: Mystery Machine

10 p.m.: Love Sick Radio

Pour Larry’s

8 p.m.: Jacob and the Good People

PS Tavern

9 p.m.: Drive

The Rail

7 p.m.: In For A Penny

River Street – Craic Stage

12 p.m.: In For A Penny

2 p.m.: Bottles & Cans

4:30 p.m.: Cranford Hollow

7 p.m.: Eric Culberson

9:30 p.m.: Lyn Avenue

River Street- Rousakis Plaza

12:30 p.m.: American Hologram

2:30 p.m.: Keith & Ross

4:30 p.m.: SYR

6:30 p.m.: Erin Alvey O’Sullivan

8:30 p.m.: Lance Stinson

River Street – Slainte Stage

12:30 p.m.: Sarah Poole

2:30 p.m.: Hitman Blues Band

4:30 p.m.: Bobby Lee Rodgers & Andrew Gill

6:30 p.m.: The Train Wrecks

8:30 p.m.: Liquid Ginger

Rocks on the Roof

8 p.m.: Jawan Mathis and DJ Music Group

Rusty Rudders Tap House

6 p.m.: Live acoustic music

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

8 p.m.: David Duckworth

Saddle Bags

8 p.m.: Radio Romance

Savannah Smiles

7 p.m.: Dueling pianos

Wild Wing – City Market

3 p.m.: The New High

5:30 p.m.: Broadcast 90

8:30 p.m.: U-Phonik

10 p.m.: DJ Natty Heavy

World of Beer – Savannah

3 p.m.: In For A Penny

Yuengling Stage (City Market)

10 a.m.: Bucky N Barry

12 p.m.: Bounty Hunter

3 p.m.: Jack Love Band

6 p.m.: High Velocity

9 p.m.: 8 Mile Bend

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

B&D Burgers (Congress Street)

1 p.m.: Everchange

Barrelhouse South

2 p.m.: Greco

4:30 p.m.: Little Stranger

6:45 p.m.: The Norm

8 p.m.: Mayday

11:30 p.m.: Groove Town Assault

Bayou Café

1 p.m.: Don Coyer

5 p.m.: Ben Keiser Band

10 p.m.: Hitman Blues Band

Congress St. Social Club

2 p.m.: Versatile Band, The Hypnotics, DJ Square One

Edgar’s Proof & Provision

11 a.m.: The Mercers

El-Rocko Lounge

11 a.m.-all day: Whitehall Groove

11:30 p.m.: Pajahm, CLVLND

Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant

8 p.m.: Puzzullo/Thornton Jazz Quartet

Jazz’d Tapas Bar

9 p.m.: The Train Wrecks

The Jinx

12 p.m.: Lulu The Giant

2 p.m.: The “F” Bombs

4 p.m.: The Train Wrecks

6 p.m.: Damon & The Shitkickers

8:30 p.m.: Bottles & Cans

10:30 p.m.: Crazy Man Crazy

12 a.m.: Lust for Vomit (Pogues tribute band)

1 a.m.: Dropkick Murphys tribute band

Kevin Barry’s

2 p.m.: Seldom Sober

8 p.m.: Harry O’Donoghue

8 p.m.: Carroll Brown

8 p.m.: Frank Emerson

Morrell Park Stage

12 p.m.: Hitman Blues Band

2 p.m.: Erin Alvey O’Sullivan

4 p.m.: Lance Stinson

6:30 p.m.: Eric Culberson Band

8:30 p.m.: Emerald Empire City

The Rail

4 p.m.: In For A Penny

River Street – Craic Stage

1 p.m.: In For A Penny

3 p.m.: SYR

5 p.m.: Ember City

9 p.m.: Souls Harbor

River Street – Rousakis Plaza

12 p.m.: SYR

2 p.m.: Wild Planes

4 p.m.: Voodoo Soup

6 p.m.: Thomas Claxton & The Myth

8:30 p.m.: Liquid Ginger

River Street – Slainte Stage

1:30 p.m.: Laiken Love

3 p.m.: Danielle Hicks & The Resistance

5:30 p.m.: Lyn Avenue

7:30 p.m.: Cranford Hollo

9:30 p.m.: Mystic Vibrations

Pour Larry’s

1 p.m.: Jacob and the Good People

7 p.m.: Jacob and the Good People

Rusty Rudders Tap House

6 p.m.: Live acoustic music

Saddle Bags

8 p.m.: Andy Velo and the Daniel Lee Band

Savannah Smiles

7 p.m.: Dueling pianos

Stafford’s Public House

8 p.m.: DJ Carlito Baby

9:30 p.m.: DJ Rudy Lui

Wild Wing – City Market

11 a.m.: Dave Landeo

12:30 p.m.: Tokyo Joe

3 p.m.: U-Phonik

5:30 p.m.: Whiskey Run

8:30 p.m.: Individually Twisted

10 p.m.: DJ Natty Heavy

World of Beer – Savannah

8 p.m.: In For A Penny

Yuengling Stage (City Market)

8 a.m.: Twinz

12 p.m.: Jack Love Band

3 p.m.: Bounty Hunter

6 p.m.: 8 Mile Bend

9 p.m.: High Velocity

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About The Author

Anna Chandler

Anna Chandler

Bio:
Connect Savannah 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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