Starting March 20 and lasting until April 6, the 10th the Savannah Music Festival (SMF) will present a world-class celebration of the musical arts! The annual festival is Georgia’s largest musical arts event and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world.

The festival takes place in venues all over Savannah during the two-week plus celebration, including:

  • Charles H Morris Center
  • Johnny Mercer Theater
  • River Street – Rousakis Plaza
  • Temple Mickve Israel
  • Trustees Theater
  • Christ Church Episcopal
  • Lucas Theater for the Arts
  • Ships of the Sea North Garden
  • Trinity United Methodist Church

SMF Lineup Highlights

Here are some of the artists and performances that we think look especially intriguing.

African blues & Creole-Cajun crossroads: Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal; Cedric Watson & Dirk Powell: Friday and Saturday March 22 & 23, 6 & 8 p.m. shows on both days at the Charles H. Morris Theater. Tickets are $35
Zydeco Dance Party with Lil’ Wayne & his band Same Ol’ Two Step: Friday March 22 at 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. shows at the Ships of the Sea North Garden. Tickets are $30.
Old Crow Medicine Show: (Rock ‘n’ Roll-folk-country) Friday March 22 at 8 p.m. inside the Johnny Mercer Theater. Tickets are $22-$65
Ahmad Jamal: (Jazz) Saturday March 23 at 3 p.m. inside the Trustees Theater. Tickets are $28-$60

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company: An Evening of Music and Movement:  Saturday March 23 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Lucas Theater for the Arts. Tickets are $30-$65
Aaron Diehl: (Jazz Piano Soloist) Monday March 25 at 12:30 p.m. inside the Charles H Morris Center. Tickets are $20
Dr. John: (Funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots) Wednesday March 27 at 8 p.m. inside the Lucas Center for the Arts. Tickets are $25-$65
And many more! We barely made it through one week of performances!

Savannah Lodging for the Music Festival

McMillan Inn is a bed and breakfast in the historic district of Savannah, conveniently located within walking distance of some of  the venues. We still have availabilities for the music festival weekends, but make sure to book your room soon!