Savannah Music Festival 2023

Live music fans rejoice: Savannah Music Festival 2023 is just weeks away! The popular, three-week event celebrates its 34th year by once again delivering a diverse collection of award-winning musicians to Savannah. March 23 through April 8, 2023.

Savannah Music Festival, Georgia’s largest music festival, celebrates 34 fantastic years in 2023.  This year’s extravaganza promises 90 performances during its three-week run. The cross-genre lineup includes folk, jazz, blues, roots, rock, and more. This diverse variety of sounds means there’s a something for everyone on the schedule, not to mention the chance to discover something new. Festival performances include concerts, recitals, dance parties, and even late-night jam sessions.   

This year’s highlights include such popular stars as Regina Carter, Leo Kottke, Pink Martini, Christian Sands, Buddy Guy, Eric Gales, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Terence Blanchard, Kenny Barron, the Dave Holland Trio, Stanton Moore, Eddie Palmieri, Los Lobos … and that’s just to start!

Festival performances are held in a variety of venues around Savannah. These include the Lucas Theatre, the Ships of the Sea Museum, Trinity United Methodist Church, the Savannah Cultural Arts Center, the Trustees TheaterVictory North, and both the Charles H. Morris Center and the Metal Building at the Trustees’ Garden.

Best of all, McMillan Inn, our Savannah bed and breakfast, is located just 5 minutes or less of all festival locations. This means you can enjoy your concert knowing your room at McMillan Inn is mere minutes away. In fact, our convenient location downtown in the historic district puts the best of Savannah shops, galleries, museums, dining, tours, and more, at your fingertips.

But you’ll want to act fast. This popular event sees both concert tickets and accommodations snapped up quickly. Get your tickets and book your stay NOW, while you still can!

Savannah Music Festival 2023

saxophonist at the Savannah Music Festival 2023

Visit the Savannah Music Festival website for tickets and more information. You can also find the festival on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 21
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes – 8pm

Thursday, March 23
Noon30: Christian Sands, piano – 12:30pm
Christian Sands High Wire Trio – 5pm & 8pm
Aaron Lee Tasjan / S.G. Goodman – 7pm
Zurich Chamber Orchestra feat. Daniel Hope & Philip Dukes – 7:30pm

Friday, March 24
Sona Jobarteh / Natu Camara – 5pm & 8:30pm
Alexander Malofeev, piano – 6pm
The Infamous Stringdusters / Sierra Hull – 8pm

Saturday, March 25
KODO: Tsuzumi – 5pm
Buddy Guy “Damn Right Farewell” Day One w/ Eric Gales & King Solomon Hicks – 8pm

Sunday, March 26
Buddy Guy “Damn Right Farewell” Day One w/ Christone “Kingfish” Ingram & Jontavious Willis 4pm
Philip Dukes & Friends I: Schubertiade – 6pm

Tuesday, March 28
Anna Tilbrook & Friends – 12:30pm
Charles McPherson Quintet feat. Sean Jones /Joe Alterman Trio with Houston Person – 4:30pm & 8pm
Maeve Gilchrist: The Harpweaver – 6pm

Wednesday, March 29
Noon30: Charles McPherson Quintet feat. Sean Jones – 12:30pm
Philip Dukes & Friends II: Purcell, Mozart, Beethoven – 6pm
Tedeschi Trucks Band / Eddie 9V opens – 7pm

guitarist at the Savannah Music Festival 2023

Thursday, March 30
Noon30: Bruce Molsky & Maeve Gilchrist – 12:30pm
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band – 6pm & 8:30pm
Bruce Molsky, Tony Trischka & Michael Daves / The Onlies – 7pm
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – 8pm

Friday, March 31
Noon30: Bruce Molsky – 12:30pm
Jack Liebeck, violin & Sebastian Knauer, piano – 12:30pm
Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno / The Foreign Landers – 4:30pm & 7:30pm
Cajun Dance Party: The Lost Bayou Ramblers – 6pm & 8:30pm
Terence Blanchard feat. the E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet – 8pm

Saturday, April 1
Noon30: Pasquale Grasso Trio – 12:30pm
Alexa Tarantino Quartet / Pasquale Grasso Trio – 4:30pm & 8pm
Stanton Moore Trio / Roosevelt Collier – 5pm & 8:30pm
Philip Dukes & Friends III: Dohnanyi’s Delight – 6pm
Los Lobos – 8pm

Sunday, April
Galactic / Cory Wong / Nate Smith – 4pm

Tuesday, April 4
Philip Dukes & Friends IV: The Finale – 5pm
GER Mandolin Orchestra, Mike Marshall, Music Director – 7:30pm

Wednesday, April 5
Regina Carter: Gone in a Phrase of Air – 6pm
Sam Bush Plays John Hartford / The Jerry Douglas Band – 7:30pm

Thursday, April 6
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba / Jake Blount, Nic Gareiss & Laurel Premo – 5pm & 8:30pm
Dover Quartet with Joseph Conyers – 6pm
Leo Kottke – 7:30pm

pianist at the Savannah Music Festival 2023

Friday, April 7
The Alt with Oisín McAuley / Téada – 5pm & 8:30pm
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland Trio with Johnathan Blake – 5:30pm & 8:30pm
Emerson String Quartet – 6pm
Patty Griffin – 8pm

Saturday, April 8
Noon30: Téada – 12:30pm
Etienne Charles: Traces feat. Vincent Ségal, Jorge Glem & Or Bareket / Harold López-Nussa: Timba a la Americana feat. Gregoire Maret, Luques Curtis & Ruy Adrian López-Nussa – 2pm & 5:30pm
Zydeco Dance Party: Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys – 6pm & 9pm
Drew Petersen, piano – 6pm
Cecile McLorin Salvant / San Salvador – 7:30pm