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An all-day festival finale featuring continuous live music on three stages and a vendor marketplace with local and regional food and refreshments!


 

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Tedeschi Trucks
Band

Jason Isbell
and the 400 Unit

Gillian
Welch

Marc Broussard

Brent Cobb

Brett Dennen

Septeto Santiaguero

Mipso

Sammy Miller & the Congregation

Betsayda Machado y Parranda El Clavo

Velvet Caravan with special guest Jessica Ann Best

Stringband Spectacular


Schedule

Wet Willie's Stage

  • Betsayda Machado and Parranda el Clavo

    -

  • Mipso

    -

  • Brent Cobb

    -

  • Gillian Welch

    -

  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

    -

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band

    -

Kehoe Stage

  • Velvet Caravan with special guest Jessica Ann Best

    -

  • Brett Dennen

    -

  • Daniel Hope & Mike Marshall

    -

  • Marc Broussard

    -

  • Sammy Miller and the Congregation

    -

Club Stage
at Morris Center

  • Stringband Spectacular feat. Mike Marshall, Julian Lage, Moira Smiley and Mike Block

    -

  • Sammy Miller & the Congregation

    -

  • Betsayda Machado and Parranda El Clavo

    -

  • Mipso

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Tickets

General Admission*

BLOCK 1: $99.50 + FEES SOLD OUT!
BLOCK 2: $119.50 + FEES
BLOCK 3: $139.50 + FEES

Amenities include:

  • All-day access to all stages
  • Access to all vendors (priced separately)

VIP*

BLOCK 1: $249.50 + FEES SOLD OUT!
BLOCK 2: $299.50 + FEES SOLD OUT!

Additional amenities include:

  • Priority entrance lane
  • Premium viewing area
  • Exclusive air-conditioned VIP area & restrooms
  • Free beer, wine, water & soft drinks served at two exclusive bars
  • Catered lunch and dinner
  • Official merchandise gift

*General admission and VIP tickets will be sold at each pricing block for a limited time, until that allotment is gone, at which point the next pricing block will take effect. There is no difference in the amenities of each block.


FAQs

What does my general admission ticket include?
Your general admission ticket includes all performances on three stages at Trustees’ Garden.

*Please note that the Club Stage is located within the Charles H. Morris Center and therefore has a limited capacity. So as not to violate fire code, patrons will be allowed into the venue only as others leave if it reaches maximum capacity.

Do you allow re-entry?
Yes, re-entry is allowed.

Does my child require a ticket for entry?
All ages are welcome! Children ages 5 and under do not need a ticket.

How do I get my ticket(s) exchanged for wristband(s)?
All patrons will be required to exchange their tickets for wristbands upon arrival at the event. These wristbands will grant the ability to exit and re-enter Trustees’ Garden throughout the day, and are not transferable once placed on a patron’s wrist. Wristbands are void if tampered with or removed.

At what time should I arrive at Trustees’ Garden?
Trustees’ Garden will open at 11:30 AM. The first act of the day (El Septeto Santiaguero) goes on at noon.

Where can I park my car?
Free patron parking will be available across General McIntosh at the Savannah River Landing property. Attendants will be on hand to assist.
Premium patron parking will be available next to the VIP building off of Randolph Street. Tickets for premium parking will go on sale soon.
Bicycle valet is being provided by the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. > View the Map

Where should I tell Uber or Lyft to drop me off?
Rideshare drop off is at the intersection of Barr Street and East Broughton Street. Typing in “Barr St & E Broughton St” to your rideshare app will take you to the correct location. > View the Map

Are chairs allowed at Trustees’ Garden?
Due to the grade of the hill, patrons are encouraged to use blankets, mats or towels at Trustees’ Garden. Bleacher seating is available and patrons are allowed to bring chairs with the following stipulations:
• ONE low-backed chair (under 30”) will be permitted per attendee. No sun shades allowed.
• Saving spaces is not permitted; unattended chairs will be removed by event staff.
• Chairs may only be set up in chair zones, which will be published in the map of grounds and clearly marked by signage at the event.

What am I allowed and not allowed to bring onto Trustees’ Garden grounds?
Upon initial entry, patrons will be required to walk through metal detectors and bags will be subject to search. Any items that are deemed unsafe or inappropriate, or are being used for purposes other than intended, may be confiscated on site. Patrons also have the option of returning these item(s) to their vehicle(s).

Allowed:
• Blankets, mats and/or towels (maximum size of 8’ by 10’).
• ONE low-backed chair (under 30”) per attendee. No sun shades allowed.
• Bags that do not exceed 10” by 10” by 10” in size.
• Strollers
• Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses

Not allowed:
• Aerosol containers (this includes sunscreen and personal beauty products)
• Professional camera and recording (photo, video, audio) equipment and accessories such as stands, monopods, tripods, attachment sticks, etc.
• Drones or any other remote flying device
• Coolers of any kind (exceptions may be made for medical use)
• Hammocks and inflatable furniture of any kind
• Outside food or beverage of any kind
• Pets (exceptions will be made for service animals)
• Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons or carts
• Tents, canopies or shade structures of any kind
• Weapons or explosives of any kind
• Illegal or illicit substances of any kind
• Bicycles on Trustees’ Garden grounds (bike parking to be provided)
• Umbrellas
• Totems, rage sticks or flags
• Instruments, megaphones, horns or noise makers
• Selfie sticks
• Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, etc.

Can I bring food or drink onto the Trustees’ Garden grounds?
No outside food or drink of any kind is permitted. Once on the Trustees’ Garden grounds, you may purchase food and drink from a variety of vendors.
Featured Food Trucks:
BowTie BBQ
Chazito’s
Dark Shark
Gaslight Group
Molly MacPherson’s
Ben & Jerry’s

Can I get cash at Trustees’ Garden?
There will be three ATMs on the property. Food trucks will offer multiple modes of payment (cash and card), as will the merchandising area. Beverage sales will be cash-only.

Is Trustees’ Garden wheelchair accessible?
The Trustees’ Garden grounds are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that this is an outdoor event situated in a park, and most travel is over natural terrain. If it should rain, there will be mud in some places. We do not provide personal care, golf cart rides, push service or wheelchairs for rent or loan. A powered device should not move faster than a person can walk. Details on handicapped entry will be published in the map of grounds.

Is smoking and/or vaping permitted?
Trustees’ Garden is a smoke-free campus. Smoking and vaping is permitted only in the designated Smoking Area in the Charles H. Morris Center parking lot. > View the Map

What will happen in the case of inclement weather?
This event is rain or shine. Artist management will decide if and when storm delays are necessary for safety, in which case scheduling will be adjusted and announced.

What will happen in the case of a medical emergency?
There will be on-site emergency personnel.

What will happen if I lose a personal belonging on the Trustees’ Garden grounds?
A lost and found area will be located near the entry at a Patron Services station.

Can I be a vendor?
We are no longer accepting vendor applications.

Can I be a volunteer?
We have several volunteer opportunities available at this event. Please visit savannahmusicfestival.org/volunteer to complete an interest form to be added to our volunteer registry.
If you’ve already been registered, please visit the Volunteer Information Center to view opportunities and sign-up!

 


Policies and info:

  • All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges.
  • The event is rain or shine.
  • Ticket prices are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.
  • Standard Savannah Music Festival ticket discounts and donor benefits do not apply (with the exceptions of standard student, senior and military discounts).
  • Patrons of all ages are welcome. Tickets will be required for patrons age 6 and older.
  • Patrons will be required to exchange their tickets for wristbands upon arrival at the event. Wristbands are not transferrable once placed on a patron’s wrist.
  • There is an online limit of twelve (12) tickets per order. To purchase over 12 tickets, please call 912.234.3378 x111.
  • The resale or attempted resale of tickets at a price higher than that appearing on the face of the ticket is prohibited and if discovered will result in the ticket being voided without refund. Only Savannah Box Office tickets will be honored upon entry.
  • All patrons are subject to search upon entry.
  • All acts advertised have confirmed their appearance at Trustees’ Garden; however, acts and performance times are subject to change.
  • Detailed venue and concert policies will be issued to all ticket holders within 30 days of the event.

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Tedeschi Trucks Band

9:00pm at Morris Park Stage

Since their first gig as a band at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival, the Tedeschi Trucks Band won a Grammy with their debut album, and have toured incessantly with artists ranging from Eric Clapton to Santana. What began as an octet has expanded to an ensemble of twelve musicians who create a singular style created by a joyful family atmosphere. Singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi is known for her powerful and soulful voice, and her husband and musical partner Derek Trucks is established as one of the world’s most distinctive electric guitarists.

Expect upbeat, stomping blues and rapturous applause!

 

               

 

Tedeschi Trucks Band

9:00pm at Morris Park Stage

Since their first gig as a band at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival, the Tedeschi Trucks Band won a Grammy with their debut album, and have toured incessantly with artists ranging from Eric Clapton to Santana. What began as an octet has expanded to an ensemble of twelve musicians who create a singular style created by a joyful family atmosphere. Singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi is known for her powerful and soulful voice, and her husband and musical partner Derek Trucks is established as one of the world’s most distinctive electric guitarists.

Expect upbeat, stomping blues and rapturous applause!

 

               

 

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

6:45pm at Morris Park Stage

Since his sold-out 2014 concert at the Ships of the Sea Museum in 2014, Jason Isbell has become one of the most celebrated artists in Americana music. A native of northern Alabama, Isbell was a longtime member of the Drive-By Truckers, from whom he departed in 2007 to pursue a solo career. The two-time Grammy Award winner and his mighty band the 400 Unit return to SMF this year to the Morris Park Stage at Trustees Garden. Rolling Stone says: “With his honeysuckle drawl and unrivaled Knack for lyrical detail, Jason Isbell is arguably the most revered roots-rock singer-songwriter of his generation.”  

 

               

 

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

6:45pm at Morris Park Stage

Since his sold-out 2014 concert at the Ships of the Sea Museum in 2014, Jason Isbell has become one of the most celebrated artists in Americana music. A native of northern Alabama, Isbell was a longtime member of the Drive-By Truckers, from whom he departed in 2007 to pursue a solo career. The two-time Grammy Award winner and his mighty band the 400 Unit return to SMF this year to the Morris Park Stage at Trustees Garden. Rolling Stone says: “With his honeysuckle drawl and unrivaled Knack for lyrical detail, Jason Isbell is arguably the most revered roots-rock singer-songwriter of his generation.”  

 

               

 

Gillian Welch

4:30pm at Morris Park Stage

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Gillian Welch performed at SMF in 2016 as part of the Dave Rawlings Machine. In this return, Welch shares the stage with her musical partner David Rawlings in their classic duo format, performing music that has made them leaders of the Americana music scene since the late 90s. It is not an exaggeration to say that Gillian Welch’s debut album Revival, produced by T Bone Burnett, simultaneously launched her career and an entire musical movement. Now 25-years later, Gillian Welch is described by The New Yorker as “at once innovative and obliquely reminiscent of past rural forms.”

 

               

 

Gillian Welch

4:30pm at Morris Park Stage

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Gillian Welch performed at SMF in 2016 as part of the Dave Rawlings Machine. In this return, Welch shares the stage with her musical partner David Rawlings in their classic duo format, performing music that has made them leaders of the Americana music scene since the late 90s. It is not an exaggeration to say that Gillian Welch’s debut album Revival, produced by T Bone Burnett, simultaneously launched her career and an entire musical movement. Now 25-years later, Gillian Welch is described by The New Yorker as “at once innovative and obliquely reminiscent of past rural forms.”

 

               

 

Marc Broussard

5:45pm at Kehoe Stage

Louisiana “Bayou Soul” artist Marc Broussard made his SMF debut in 2014 with the Southern Soul Assembly, and returned in 2016 for a show with his full band. The son of Louisiana Hall of Fame guitarist Ted Broussard, Marc Broussard’s music is distinguished by a blend of R&B, rock and pop, and his voice bears witness to the influences of Motown, gospel and the blues. The Washington Times writes that “few modern voices are as powerful as Marc Broussard’s soulful Bayou-bred baritone.”

 

               

 

Marc Broussard

5:45pm at Kehoe Stage

Louisiana “Bayou Soul” artist Marc Broussard made his SMF debut in 2014 with the Southern Soul Assembly, and returned in 2016 for a show with his full band. The son of Louisiana Hall of Fame guitarist Ted Broussard, Marc Broussard’s music is distinguished by a blend of R&B, rock and pop, and his voice bears witness to the influences of Motown, gospel and the blues. The Washington Times writes that “few modern voices are as powerful as Marc Broussard’s soulful Bayou-bred baritone.”

 

               

 

Brent Cobb

2:30pm at Morris Park Stage

Ellaville, Georgia native Brent Cobb has penned songs for Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Kenny Chesney, though his own style is a far cry from contemporary country music. Nashville Scene describes his singing as “soft and sweet, with surefooted hints of soul,” and his original music is influenced by blue-eyed soul, country funk and the swamp boogie sounds that were predominant in popular music in the 1960s and early 1970s.

 

               

 

Brent Cobb

2:30pm at Morris Park Stage

Ellaville, Georgia native Brent Cobb has penned songs for Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Kenny Chesney, though his own style is a far cry from contemporary country music. Nashville Scene describes his singing as “soft and sweet, with surefooted hints of soul,” and his original music is influenced by blue-eyed soul, country funk and the swamp boogie sounds that were predominant in popular music in the 1960s and early 1970s.

 

               

 

Brett Dennen

3:30pm at Kehoe Stage

Brett Dennen is a heralded folk/pop singer and songwriter from Central California whose music has been featured in the soundtracks of TV shows including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “About a Boy” and “Parenthood.” Paste Magazine writes that Dennen creates “funkily elegant strands of timeless pop that turn on heart, hooks and the total absence of irony.”

 

               

 

Brett Dennen

3:30pm at Kehoe Stage

Brett Dennen is a heralded folk/pop singer and songwriter from Central California whose music has been featured in the soundtracks of TV shows including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “About a Boy” and “Parenthood.” Paste Magazine writes that Dennen creates “funkily elegant strands of timeless pop that turn on heart, hooks and the total absence of irony.”

 

               

 

Septeto Santiaguero

12:00pm at Morris Park Stage and 8:00pm at Kehoe Stage

As the foremost son cubano ensemble, the Septeto originated at the famous Casa de la Trova night club in their hometown of Santiago de Cuba. The ensemble was founded in 1995 by tres guitar virtuoso Fernando Dewar, and has a lineup including three lead vocalists, trumpet, tres, guitar, bass and drums. Before winning the 2015 Latin Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Album and sparking collaborations with salsa stars like José Alberto “El Canario” and Rubén Blades, the seven captivating performers honed their sound in nightclubs, cultivating an infectious call-and-response style that continues to heat up dance floors wherever they perform.    

 

          

 

Septeto Santiaguero

12:00pm at Morris Park Stage and 8:00pm at Kehoe Stage

As the foremost son cubano ensemble, the Septeto originated at the famous Casa de la Trova night club in their hometown of Santiago de Cuba. The ensemble was founded in 1995 by tres guitar virtuoso Fernando Dewar, and has a lineup including three lead vocalists, trumpet, tres, guitar, bass and drums. Before winning the 2015 Latin Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Album and sparking collaborations with salsa stars like José Alberto “El Canario” and Rubén Blades, the seven captivating performers honed their sound in nightclubs, cultivating an infectious call-and-response style that continues to heat up dance floors wherever they perform.    

 

          

 

Mipso

1:25pm at Morris Park Stage at 8:30 at Club Stage at Morris Center

Chapel Hill’s indie Americana quartet Mipso is influenced by the juxtaposition of their progressive home and the surrounding rural southern landscape. Venturing beyond their origins as a stringband, the band’s music is evolving into an area where classic folk-rock and modern alt-country sounds mingle easily with Appalachian tradition. Acoustic Guitar  characterizes Mipso as “hewing surprisingly close to gospel and folk while still sounding modern and secular.”

 

               

 

Mipso

1:25pm at Morris Park Stage at 8:30 at Club Stage at Morris Center

Chapel Hill’s indie Americana quartet Mipso is influenced by the juxtaposition of their progressive home and the surrounding rural southern landscape. Venturing beyond their origins as a stringband, the band’s music is evolving into an area where classic folk-rock and modern alt-country sounds mingle easily with Appalachian tradition. Acoustic Guitar  characterizes Mipso as “hewing surprisingly close to gospel and folk while still sounding modern and secular.”

 

               

 

Sammy Miller & the Congregation

4:30pm at Club Stage at Morris Center

Sammy Miller and The Congregation are on a mission to put the generosity back into jazz and bring art to the people. A native of Los Angeles, Grammy-nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that “feels good” as a drummer, singer and bandleader. Independently, the band’s members have performed/recorded with notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, O.A.R, Iron and Wine, Joshua Redman, Lee Fields, Jason Moran at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl.

 

               

 

Sammy Miller & the Congregation

4:30pm at Club Stage at Morris Center

Sammy Miller and The Congregation are on a mission to put the generosity back into jazz and bring art to the people. A native of Los Angeles, Grammy-nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that “feels good” as a drummer, singer and bandleader. Independently, the band’s members have performed/recorded with notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, O.A.R, Iron and Wine, Joshua Redman, Lee Fields, Jason Moran at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl.

 

               

 

Betsayda Machado and Parranda el Clavo

6:15pm at Club Stage at Morris Center

Betsayda Machado is the voice of Venezuela. Raised in the small village of El Clavo in the region of Barlovento, her recent rural recordings with lifelong friends Parranda El Clavo brought new attention to Venezuelan Afro-Soul genre called Tambor. After their New York City debut in January 2017, The New York Times called Betsayda and Parranda “the kind of group that world music fans have always been thrilled to discover: Vital, accomplished, local, unplugged, deeply rooted."

 

     

 

Betsayda Machado and Parranda el Clavo

6:15pm at Club Stage at Morris Center

Betsayda Machado is the voice of Venezuela. Raised in the small village of El Clavo in the region of Barlovento, her recent rural recordings with lifelong friends Parranda El Clavo brought new attention to Venezuelan Afro-Soul genre called Tambor. After their New York City debut in January 2017, The New York Times called Betsayda and Parranda “the kind of group that world music fans have always been thrilled to discover: Vital, accomplished, local, unplugged, deeply rooted."

 

     

 

Velvet Caravan
with Special Guest Jessica Ann Best

12:45pm at Kehoe Stage

Savannah’s own Velvet Caravan describes itself as a “Southern-Gypsy-Honky Tonk-Latin-Swing Band.” In this SMF debut, they welcome singer Jessica Ann Best to the stage for an encore performance of their lauded “Funny Girl with a Gypsy Swing.” The Austin Chronicle writes: “The quintet's varied lineage contributes to its eclectic sound, as the group weaves thick threads of Latin and gypsy music into acoustic swing jazz… compositional whimsy and ferocious technique.”

 

               

 

 

Velvet Caravan
with Special Guest Jessica Ann Best

12:45pm at Kehoe Stage

Savannah’s own Velvet Caravan describes itself as a “Southern-Gypsy-Honky Tonk-Latin-Swing Band.” In this SMF debut, they welcome singer Jessica Ann Best to the stage for an encore performance of their lauded “Funny Girl with a Gypsy Swing.” The Austin Chronicle writes: “The quintet's varied lineage contributes to its eclectic sound, as the group weaves thick threads of Latin and gypsy music into acoustic swing jazz… compositional whimsy and ferocious technique.”

 

               

 

 

Stringband Spectacular

3:00pm at Club Stage at Morris Center

As the culmination of SMF’s annual week-long Acoustic Music Seminar, a group of 16 young string players showcase the fruits of their labor in this production led by mandolinist Mike Marshall and guitarist Julian Lage. The program has contributed to the creation of several touring ensembles, also helping to propel professional careers. As the Savannah Morning News notes, it is “one of the highlights of the festival… There’s a fair chance that a few of the students will headline shows at the SMF itself one day, as they honor and extend America’s great musical traditions.”

 

          

 

Stringband Spectacular

3:00pm at Club Stage at Morris Center

As the culmination of SMF’s annual week-long Acoustic Music Seminar, a group of 16 young string players showcase the fruits of their labor in this production led by mandolinist Mike Marshall and guitarist Julian Lage. The program has contributed to the creation of several touring ensembles, also helping to propel professional careers. As the Savannah Morning News notes, it is “one of the highlights of the festival… There’s a fair chance that a few of the students will headline shows at the SMF itself one day, as they honor and extend America’s great musical traditions.”