Savannah Stopover announces 2014 lineup (well, a lot of it)

The full 2014 Savannah Stopover lineup, including a few headliners and participating local bands, won’t be released till January, but many of the acts were announced on Thursday night at The Jinx during a show headlined by Futurebirds. This would be a great lineup even if more bands weren’t going to be added to it. So much music, so little time.

Savannah Stopover, scheduled for March 6-8 and entering its 4th year, is an up and coming indie music festival that has been attracting considerable national attention and has become a favorite of musicians. (Really, who doesn’t want to come to Savannah in March?) The festival has its name because so many of the acts are “stopping over” on their way to SXSW the following weekend in Austin. Click here for tickets. [UPDATE: After some downtime, the Savannah Stopover website appears to be working fine again.]

In 2013, Savannah Stopover hosted a huge free party headlined by of Montreal in Forsyth Park. The 2014 community concert will be in Ellis Square on Saturday, March 8th. The lineup for that show has not been announced yet, but it should be a lovely Saturday — with the outdoor concert finishing before the action moves to the nearby clubs.

And here are the bands announced on Thursday (schedules are of course subject to change this far out; returning Stopover acts marked with an asterisk*):

  • Weekend
  • Small Black
  • Those Darlins
  • Speedy Ortiz
  • Public Service Broadcasting
  • Matrimony
  • The Weeks
  • Tweens
  • Ski Lodge
  • Ex Hex
  • Big UPS
  • Starlight Girls
  • Bear Hands
  • Miniature Tigers
  • St. Paul & The Broken Bones
  • Caitlin Rose
  • The Belle Game
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff
  • T Hardy Morris
  • Pile
  • You Won’t*
  • Clear Plastic Masks
  • Bleeding Rainbow
  • ARP
  • River Whyless*
  • Los Colognes
  • PitchBlak Brass Band
  • Milagres*
  • The Whiskey Gentry
  • this mountain*
  • Raccoon Fighter
  • Weekender
  • The Teen Age
  • Easter Island
  • Good Graeff
  • Thomas Wynn & The Believers
  • The Silver Palms

I don’t know all of these acts, but there are some that I’m especially excited about seeing, including:

Caitlin Rose:

The Weeks:

Public Service Broadcasting:

Public Service Broadcasting – Signal 30 from Alex Kemp on Vimeo.

Those Darlins:

But that’s just a quick sample. We’ll have previews of a number of performers that we’re most excited about in the weeks leading up to Stopover.

I’ve taken some photos of a few of these acts.

Here’s Matrimony at this year’s Revival Fest (another production of Stopover’s parent company MusicFile Productions):




And this mountain from Johnson City at The Jinx:



And Milagres at Live Wire Music Hall: