2021 Season Plans

2021 Season Plans

Updated 2/22/2021

The Savannah Music Festival Spring Season will take place Sunday, May 23 – Sunday, May 30, 2021

To provide for a safe return for all patrons, artists and other participants, the 2021 Savannah Music Festival plans are being modified. For the spring, this involves an adjustment from a May 18-30 schedule to May 23-30, 2021, with presentations of renowned artists in classical, jazz, and American roots music. Rather than the large-scale outdoor presentations originally planned, performances will take place at two indoor venues with limited-capacity crowds with social distancing in place.

Event modifications were determined based on several issues related to the pandemic: recent industry trends including festival and concert cancellations and postponements, the impact of those trends on artists’ tour schedules, and input from local officials about recommended benchmarks for community transmission levels of COVID-19 as they relate to safe large scale gatherings. Those benchmarks are more likely to be reached later this year.

The complete spring season lineup will be announced on Monday, April 12, along with safety protocols. A pre-sale for donors ($1,250+), corporate sponsors ($5,000+), and SMF In Unison members will start on Monday, April 12, and run through Monday, April 19. Ticket sales to the general public will begin on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Tickets to the Savannah Music Festival’s Spring Season will be available online at savannahmusicfestival.org and by phone at 912.525.5050 from the Savannah Box Office.

Artists previously scheduled for SMF’s large-scale outdoor Trustees’ Garden presentations are being considered for SMF’s Fall Season (dates to be announced). Additionally, SMF is planning collaborations with other local organizations throughout the Fall Season, along with a free public concert to celebrate the generosity of supporters and SMF In Unison members. A combination of indoor and outdoor venues will be in place for SMF’s Fall Season, in order to accommodate any social distancing necessary, with a gradual increase in audience size as COVID-19 metrics allow.

Thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate a safe return to presenting live music.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.


Savannah Music Festival, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is made possible through the generous support of individuals, foundations, government and corporate donors and sponsors. Learn how you can support here.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and by a grant from South Arts with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, gifts made to build the long-term resiliency of arts organizations battling the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.