Galactic / Cory Wong / Nate Smith + Kinfolk

Sunday, April 02
4:00 PM

  • Trustees' Garden
  • General Admission $79+ / VIP $199+

Sponsored in part by Southbound Brewing Co.

Partial support by Southern Motors Group

Galactic / Cory Wong / Nate Smith + Kinfolk

Galactic draws on 25 years together in order to progress with each performance and subsequent record. After 10 albums, over 2,000 gigs and tens of millions of streams, the proud New Orleans, Louisiana quintet—Ben Ellman (saxophone, harmonica), Robert Mercurio (bass), Stanton Moore (drums, percussion), Jeffrey Raines (guitar) and Richard Vogal (keyboards)—are the rare collective who can support Juvenile on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, contribute music to a blockbuster soundtrack, and light up the stages of Coachella, Bonnaroo and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (a staggering 22 times). Joined by vocal powerhouse Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph, they continue to forge ahead, making their 2023 SMF debut at Trustees’ Garden.

Guitarist, composer and producer Cory Wong considers himself a “hype man” first and foremost. The Minneapolis native brings head-spinning rhythm guitar wizardry, technical ebullience, laugh-out-loud jokes and radiance on stage that have established him as both a sought-after collaborator and celebrated solo artist. After an impromptu meeting at the weekly jam hosted by Prince’s rhythm section (where the Purple One often either performed or watched), he crossed paths with Vulfpeck who welcomed him as a frequent collaborator and member of the band. He and Nate Smith are members of storied cult funk band The Fearless Flyers. “The guiding light is to impart a feeling of joy,” remarks Cory Wong. “I want people to experience instrumental music in a different way. This is hype. It’s more than just guitar.”

Nate Smith is a drummer, composer and producer from Chesapeake, Virginia. His visceral, instinctive and deep-rooted style of drumming has led to three Grammy nominations and work with esteemed artists including Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Brittany Howard, The Fearless Flyers and Norah Jones. Smith fuses his original compositions with an eclectic mix of music, including everything from jazz to R&B to hip-hop to pop. His KINFOLK project has charted his evolution as a musician, enlisting a wide range of special guests since its 2018 debut. This ensemble includes Amma Watt on vocals, Jaleel Shaw on saxophones, Brad Allen Wiliams on guitar, John Cowherd on keyboards, Fina Ephron on bass and Nate Smith on drums.

Please note: This concert does not qualify for the Savannah Music Festival Explorer Pass. No seating is provided to any Trustees’ Garden ticket holder, VIP or GA. All patrons can bring their own seating to this event.

Answers to commonly asked questions: Trustees’ Garden FAQs

General Admission tickets start at $79 + fees and include access to:

  • Trustees’ Garden grounds and scheduled concerts ONLY on the date of the scheduled concert you selected, either 3/25, 3/26, 3/29, or 4/2
  • A variety of local food trucks
  • Bars, concessions, and a free water station
  • Official band and festival merchandise
  • Family Fun Zone (Saturday and Sunday concerts only)

VIP Tickets start at $199 + fees and include
All General Admission ticket benefits, plus:

  • Trustees’ Garden grounds and scheduled concerts ONLY on the date of the scheduled concert you selected, either 3/25, 3/26, 3/29, or 4/2
  • Designated VIP entrance to Trustees’ Garden at 660 East Broughton Street
  • Up close, Prime Viewing Area is on the lawn in front of the stage in the VIP Pit 
  • The other viewing area is on the VIP Deck outside of the Metal Building
  • Both viewing areas are standing-room-only
  • The VIP Lounge is located inside the Metal Building featuring air-conditioned seating and restrooms plus live stream from the stage so you never miss a note! 
  • Exclusive full-service bar
  • Complimentary grab-and-go snacks
  • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages at the indoor VIP Lounge Bar
  • Two complimentary drink tickets for use at the indoor VIP Lounge Bar
  • Drink tickets can only be used at the VIP lounge Bar

Allowed items:

  • Blankets, mats, and/or towels (maximum size of 6’ by 8’).
  • One chair per attendee. No attached sun shades or footrests allowed
  • Bags that do not exceed 10” by 10” by 10” in size
  • Strollers
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent (3 oz. or less)
  • Hat, sunglasses
  • Empty, refillable water bottle

Not allowed:

  • Outside food or drink
  • Picnic baskets and coolers of any kind (exceptions may be made for medical use)
  • Aerosol containers (this includes sunscreen, insect repellent, and personal beauty products)
  • Umbrellas
  • 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
  • Hammocks and inflatable furniture 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
  • Totems, rage sticks, or flags
  • Instruments, megaphones, horns, or noisemakers
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.

Children 5 years of age and younger receive free admission. Older children, 15 years of age and younger, qualify for a 50% discount on general admission tickets. Children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult (only 2 children allowed per ticketed adult). Discounts for children are not available on VIP tickets. Free or reduced-price tickets for children are only available in person at the Savannah Box Office at 216 East Broughton Street or at the on-site box office on the day of show.

All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. Concerts are held rain or shine. Artists are subject to change.

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