Savannah Music Festival 2016Savannah Music Festival 2016 is coming – March 24th through April 9th – and with it more than 100 performances in 10 unique settings by such top-tier music stars as Pink Martini, Dwight Yoakam, Ry Cooder, and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, to name just a few.

Savannah Music Festival 2016 is the 27th annual return of this popular event known to fill Savannah to the brim with performers and fans alike. The largest music arts event in Georgia, Savannah Music Festival prides itself as one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals held anywhere in the world, with country, pop, classical, jazz, blues, folk, and more represented on-stage by some of each genre’s finest performers.

Along with popular American acts, Savannah Music Festival 2016 includes more world music offerings than recent years with the inclusion of Afropop superstar, Rokia Traore, celebrated Malian musicians, Kassé Mady Diabaté and Ballaké Sissoko, as well as appearances by Nordic, Serbian, and Romanian folk musicians.

Savannah Music Festival 2016 Lineup

March 24
12:30pm – Randy Napoleon Trio (Morris Center, $25)
5pm and 7pm – He Said, She Said: Freddy Cole & René Marie (Morris Center, $50)
5:30pm – 8:30pm – Bayou Blues and Southern Soul: Marc Broussard/Paul Thorn Band (Ships of the Sea, $40)
6pm – Chamber Music I: Viennese Masterpieces (St. Paul’s church, $52)
8pm – Irish Supergroup: The Gloaming (Lucas Theatre, $27 – $70)

March 25
12:30pm – Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (Morris Center $25)
5pm and 7pm – He Said, She Said: Freddy Cole & René Marie (Morris Center, $50)
5pm and 8pm – Cajun & Zydeco Dance Party: Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys/Jeffery Broussard & Creole Cowboys (Ships of the Sea, $40)
6pm – Recitals I: Cameron Carpenter feat. the International Touring Organ (Lucas Theatre, $27 – $70)
8pm – Flamenco Mastery: Vicente Amigo (Trustees Theater, $27 – $57)

March 26
12:30pm and 7:30pm – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver/Blue Highway (Ships of the Sea, $40)
2pm – Recitals II: Alexandre Tharaud, piano (St. Paul’s church, $52)
6pm – African Superstar: Rokia Traoré (Trustees Theater, $27 – $57)
8:15pm – A Spring Fling: Pink Martini feat. China Forbes (Lucas Theatre, $32 – $80)
8:30pm and 10:30pm – Caribbean Dance Party: Creole Soul with Etienne Charles (Morris Center, $40)

March 27
4pm and 7pm – Swing that Music: Catherine Russell/The Hot Sardines (Morris Center, $40)
6pm – Chamber Music II: Mozart & Dvorák (St. Paul’s church, $52)

March 28
12:30pm – Matt Munisteri, guitar (Morris Center, $25)
5pm and 8pm – Swing that Music: Catherine Russell/The Hot Sardines (Morris Center, $40)
6pm – Recitals III: Arnaldo Cohen, piano (Trinity church, $52)

March 29
12:30pm – Aaron Diehl, piano (Morris Center, $25)
5pm and 8pm – Swing that Music: Catherine Russell/The Hot Sardines (Morris Center, $40)
6pm – Chamber Music III: Musical Friendships (Trinity church, $52)

March 30
12:30pm – Aaron Diehl Trio (Morris Center, $25)
6pm and 9pm – Cécile McLorin Salvant/Monty Alexander Trio (Morris Center, $45)
6pm – Chamber Music IV: The Complete Beethoven Trios, Part I (Trinity church, $57)
7:30pm – Ry Cooder, Sharon White, Ricky Skaggs (Lucas Theatre, $40 – $80)

March 31
12:30pm – Harold Mabern, piano (Morris Center, $25)
4 – 7pm – Jazz on the River (Rousakis Plaza, free)
6pm and 9pm – Tenor Titans: Stephen Riley Quartet feat. Marcus Roberts/Eric Alexander Quartet feat. Harold Mabern (Morris Center, $40)
6pm – Chamber Music V: The Complete Beethoven Trios, Part II (Trinity church, $57)
6pm – Voice I: Arias & Encores (Christ Church, $55 – $225)
7:30pm – Dwight Yoakam (Johnny Mercer Theatre, $37 – $80)

April 1
9am to 3pm – Swing Central Jazz: The Competition (Lucas Theatre, free)
11am Chamber Music VI: World of the Mandolin in FourC enturies: Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg (Unitarian Universalist Church, $35)
12:30pm – Brianna Thomas Quartet (Morris Center, $25)
5pm and 8pm – The Suffers/Langhorne Slim (Ships of the Sea, $35)
6pm – Voice II: The Tallis Scholars (Trinity church, $52)
7pm – Film: “Within Our Gates,” original score composed and conducted by Wycliffe Gordon/Swing Central Jazz Finale (Lucas Theatre, $27 – $57)
10pm – Late Night Jam with the Wycliffe Gordon Quintet (Morris Center, $40)

April 2
12:30pm – Ballaké Sissoko, kora (Morris Center, $25)
3pm – Art of the Piano Trio feat. Marcus Roberts & Daniel Hope (Lucas Theatre, $32 – $80)
5pm and 8pm – Blues in the Garden: North Mississippi Allstars/Charlie Musselwhite (Ships of the Sea, $40)
6pm and 9pm – Big World of Music: Kassé Mady Diabaté/Robert Sadin’s “Night Songs” (Morris Center, $35)
7pm – Voice III: Mozart in Prague (Trinity church, $65 – $225)

April 3
3pm – Del & Dawg: Del McCoury and David Grisman (Lucas Theatre, $27 – $70)
5pm – Orchestra I: Great Concertos (Trinity church, $52)

April 4
12:30pm – Haas Kowert Tice (Morris Center, $25)
5pm and 8pm – Bryan Sutton Band/Haas Kowert Tice (Morris Center, $35)
6pm – Recitals IV: Jeremy Denk, piano (Trinity, $52)

April 5
11am Orchestra II: All Mozart (Trinity church, $35)
12:30pm and 8pm – Joey Alexander Trio (Morris Center, $40)
6pm – Pericles: Recomposed (Lucas Theatre, $45)

April 6
12:30pm – Söndörg (Morris Center, $25)
6pm and 9pm – Julian Lage Trio/Söndörg (Morris Center, $35)
6pm – Chamber Music VII: Daniel Hope & Friends with the Danish String Quartet (Temple Mickve Israel, $52)
8pm – The Time Jumpers feat. Vince Gill, Kenny Sears and Ranger Doug Green (Lucas, $32 – $80)

April 7
12:30pm – Väsen (Morris Center, $25)
6pm and 9pm – When the Danes Met the Swedes: Väsen/Danish String Quartet (Morris Center, $35)
8pm – Dr. John & the Nite Trippers (Lucas, $32 – $80)

April 8
11am Chamber Music VIII: Danish String Quartet (Trinity church, $35)
12:30pm – Darrell Scott (Morris Center, $25)
5pm and 8pm – Rhiannon Giddens/Mokoomba! (Ships of the Sea, $40)
6pm – Stringband Spectacular (Lucas, $15 – $50)

April 9
5pm and 8pm – Balkan Brass Band Blowout: Fanfare Ciocarlia/Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra (Ships of the Sea, $35)
7pm – Pre – concert talk with Ken Meltzer (Lucas, free)
8pm – Orchestra III: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Louis Lortie (Lucas Theatre, $40 – $48)

27th Annual Savannah Music Festival

March 24th through April 9th, 2016
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