A perennial highlight of the Savannah Music Festival, the Stringband Spectacular caps off the week-long Acoustic Music Seminar (AMS). During AMS, a group of young (22 years old and under) virtuoso string players and songwriters engage in a series of intensive workshops organized and supervised by AMS Director and SMF Associate Artistic Director Mike Marshall and special guest clinicians. This year’s clinicians include Aoife O’Donovan, Darrell Scott and Bryan Sutton. Past AMS clinicians and guests include Julian Lage, Tim O’Brien, Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn, Chris Eldridge, Avi Avital and Sarah Jarosz. Stringband Spectacular, which serves as an exclusive showcase for music written, arranged and performed by AMS participants, is always a thrilling experience for performers and audiences alike.