Savannah Music Festival Lineup 2013

March 6th, 2013 by insideout

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!



Savannah Book Festival 2013

February 3rd, 2013 by insideout

Are you a bookworm? During the winter months I love to curl up with a good book and a cup of something hot, allowing myself to become immersed in the story the author unfolds.

Next month is the return of the Savannah Book Festival, where authors from all over the nation will be in our city for book signings, readings and Q&A sessions. So circle the dates February 15 -17 for your opportunity to treat yourself or the bookworm in your family to a special weekend in Savannah.

Locations of Book Festival Events

Trustee’s Theater (Also called Lucas Theater for the Arts) – 32 Abercorn St.

The Trustee's Theater is hosting some of the events during the Savannah Book Festival, taking place Feb. 15-17, 2013

The Trustee’s Theater is hosting some of the events during the Savannah Book Festival, taking place Feb. 15-17, 2013

Less than a mile from our Historic District Inn, a 15 minute walk.

Telfair Square – 198 W York St. Less than eight blocks from the Trustee’s Theater, a 15 minute walk from our B&B.

Savannah Book Festival 2013 Schedule Highlights

Friday, February 15th

6 p.m. @ Trustee’s Theater ~ Keynote address by James Patterson followed by book signing. $10

Saturday, February 16th

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. @ Telfair Square ~ Over 40 author presentations and book signings. Free and open to the public!

10 a.m. @ Trustee’s Theater ~ Presentation with Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney followed by book signing. $5

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. @ Telfair Square in Author Signing Tent ~ Gregg Allman signing his book My Cross to Bear.

Sunday, February 17th

3 p.m. @ Trustee’s Theater ~ Closing Address with Honoree David Baldacci followed by book signing. $10

Featured Authors

Bobby Dean ~ Bobby Deen hosts “Not My Mother’s Meals” on the Cooking Channel. His new cookbook, From Mama’s Table to Mine, will be published in February.

Al Gore ~ Al Gore, vice president from 1993-2000 and Nobel Peace Prize winner is also the author of The Future, which is about political, economic and environmental change, released this January.

Jake Tapper ~ Jake Tapper recently joined CNN as anchor and chief Washington correspondent. He is a former senior White House correspondent for ABC News. The Outpost is about his experiences covering the Afghanistan War.