The Savannah Music Festival has captured the hearts of music fans for years. We look forward to it the rest of the year, both locals and visitors lucky enough to have been here during past Savannah Music Festivals. Locals are inundated with out-of-town guests: old college friends and distant relations. Visitors vie for Savannah lodging. Music fans fill our Savannah Vacation Rentals.

Savannah Music Festival

See Sanctified Steel and Southern Soul at the Savannah Music Festival.

Weekend shows fill quickly, as does weekend lodging. As of this writing, the Carriage House of our Broughton Street Guest House is still available during the SMF opening weekend, but our other Savannah Vacation Rental Houses are full. It’s enough to drive a music fan to tears.

But chin up. It’s easier to find lodging during the week, just as it’s easier to get tickets to shows.  Several of our Savannah Vacation Rentals have availability during the week throughout the Savannah Music Festival. That’s good news, since some great SMF shows are scheduled for Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. For example:

  • Sanctified Steel & Southern Soul: Ruthie Foster and the Campbell Brothers play several times during opening weekend. Consider seeing them not Saturday night but Sunday March 15, afternoon or evening. They’ll be just as good.
  • Savannah Music Festival’s original Piano Showdown plays Monday, March 26, at  5:30 and 8:00 p.m.
  • Jazz Master Cedar Walton performs at 12:30 on the 26th, and the Savannah Winds Symphony takes the stage at 7:00 p.m.
  • On Tuesday the 27th, piano fans can see Sebastian Knauer at 11:00 a.m. and Kenny Barron at 12:30 p.m. That evening, there’s a celebration of Louis Armstrong by Wycliffe Gordon and Friends.

A complete performance schedule is available at Savannah Music Festival.