Savannah VOICE Festival 2015 – August 2nd through the 16th – is an annual, two-week celebration of classical vocal excellence through the exhibition of opera, musical theater, and popular song, presented via concerts, events, master classes, and seminars.
Always a popular event, Savannah VOICE Festival 2015 is even more exciting with many popular performers returning this year as well as some much anticipated operatic events in the schedule. (more…)
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington
(April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974)
Sunday, April 26th, 2015 the Savannah Jazz Orchestra will perform its annual Duke Ellington Birthday Concert as tribute to the life and music of American composer, pianist, and big band leader Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) at the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium.
Duke Ellington, who would be 116 this year, remains one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music, as both a composer and a band leader. Ellington received the President’s Gold Medal in 1966, the Medal of Freedom in 1969, 13 Grammy Awards, and the French Legion of Honor in 1973. Posthumously, a Duke Ellington United States Commemorative stamp was issued in 1986 and he was awarded with a special award citation by the Pulitzer Prize Board in 1999. (more…)
In Savannah and looking for a unique and fun way to celebrate the New Year? Take the 2015 Tybee Polar Plunge!
What is the Tybee Polar Plunge?
Take the freezing Atlantic waters off of Georgia’s Tybee Island on New Year’s Day and add your rightfully shocked and complaining body: That’s right: you throw yourself into the frigid surf – and that’s the Tybee Polar Plunge in a nutshell. (more…)
There is never a bad time for a Savannah vacation – but once all the holiday lights and decorations go up, you have the makings for a truly magical Christmas – a Savannah Christmas!
Savannah is a historic city and, as such, is jam-packed with year-round attractions and things to do: trolley rides, ghost walks, historic house tours, galleries and museums, incredible dining, shopping, and more. Once the holidays roll around, that list only gets longer.
We thought it would be a good idea to make a list of a few of these annual, holiday attractions that make a Savannah Christmas so special (more…)
The 20th Annual Telfair Art Fair, held in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, Nov 15th – 16th, 2014, is not your average art fair, attracting thousands and showcasing high-end art.
The Telfair Art Fair is a popular, open-air art event that attracts the art-loving public to downtown Savannah each year – whether they are serious collectors and art-fans or just curious locals and out-of-town visitors looking for a fun event to pass some time. (more…)
Fort Pulaski National Monument, a brick fortification constructed in the early 1800’s to protect the city of Savannah, was the unwitting testing ground of the first rifled cannon.
Built on Cockspur Island at the mouth of the Savannah River, across from Tybee Island, Fort Pulaski is a massive, five-sided, brick fortification buttressed with 7.5-foot-wide walls. Completed in 1847, Fort Pulaski was able to mount 146 cannons, both on and inside the walls of the fort. (more…)