GEORGIA MUSIC FESTIVAL – SAVANNAH STOPOVER March 9-11 @ Savannah Historic Distoric


The 7th anniversary of the Savannah Stopover Music Festival is taking place March 9th to 11th. It’s the perfect gig for touring bands across the country on their way down Interstate-95 and across I-10.

“Savannah Stopover Music Festival is known to capitalize on the logistical good fortune of Savannah, Georgia’s proximity to interstates 95 and 10 by presenting traveling musicians with a welcoming place to play en route to Austin’s prestigious SXSW Music Conference.”

Over 70 bands will perform on 10-12 different stages at various venues in the historic district with capacities ranging from 120-700. The event is expected to draw over 7,500 festival goers.

“The small, vibrant coastal community is rife with a unique brand of low country hospitality and southern gothic ambiance, not to mention home to a burgeoning music scene, music-hungry demographic, and an established arts community. The three-day festival puts a premium on musical discovery in an intimate, historical setting at a price unrivaled by any similar music festival.”

Heading into it’s SEVENTH year, the festival has hosted such notable up and comers as Grimes, of Montreal, The War On Drugs, Future Islands, Mac Demarco, Wye Oak, Generationals, St. Lucia, DIIV, Ra Ra Riot, Oberhofer, Reptar, St. Paul & The Broken Bones and hundreds of others before they broke out of the pack. Offering three days of musical discovery, music fans can hop from venue to venue, beer in hand, keeping track of all of their favorite new acts. (Drinking in historic district only)

As the festival has grown, more and more regional and national acts of the established nature have decided to make Savannah Stopover a destination in its’ own right.


Savannah Stopover is booking a minimum of 5 Sonicbids artists for the 2017 festival. Selected artists will be compensated and get the chance to appear onstage with some of the hottest emerging acts on the scence.

The Band

  • Artists of all genres encouraged to submit
  • Focus is on emerging talent
  • Significant amount of local, regional, national ‘buzz’
  • 21+ preferred
  • No cover bands

The Gig

  • Professional sound and lighting provided
  • Sound engineer provided
  • Set lengths range from 30 to 60+ minutes
  • Sets begin at 6 pm on Thursday, 4 pm on Friday and 2 pm on Saturday (no Sunday shows)
  • No backline provided without written advance approval
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Based on the artists’ draw in the Savannah, GA market (minimum $100)
  • Artists keep 100% of merchandise sales
  • Band dinners provided the night of performance
  • VIP artist lounge & after party

Compensation Amount: Starting at $100.00, Application fee max $5.00

Submit your Application to SonicBids using the link below:

2017 Lineup

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MusicFile Productions presents Savannah Stopover 2017 Music Festival Lineup

Kishi Bashi, Lee Fields & The Expressions, City of the Sun, Ezra Furman, JEFF the Brotherhood, Crocodiles, Kelsey Waldon, Ruby Amanfu, Tall Heights, The Dig, Gibbz, Muddy Magnolias, River Whyless, Wreckless Eric, AJ DAVILA, Allison Crutchfield and The Fizz, Walker Lukens, Hoops, Alanna Royale, Major and the Monbacks, The Bones of J.R. Jones, Big Jesus, Charly Bliss, Daddy Issues, Vita and The Woolf, Valley Queen, Ron Gallo, Cicada Rhythm, Blue Healer, *repeat repeat, Chain of Flowers, Yoke Lore, Half Waif, Vagabon, The Paperhead, Kane Strang, Becca Mancari, Nellie Pearl, Upright Man, pronoun
and more!


Thu Mar 9 , 2017  –  Sat Mar 11 , 2017

5:00 PM

$34 – $149


Savannah Historic District
Broughton St., Congress St., Barnard St., Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia