Charles Bradley, Blitzen Trapper, Horse Feathers on the way to Savannah — the latest from Stopover/MusicFile

Savannah Stopover 2014 might have just wrapped up, but the festival and its parent company MusicFile Productions have already announced a trio of impressive spring concerts.

Tickets are now on sale for Portland, Oregon-based Horse Feathers on Friday, April 11 at Ampersand (in the old Sparetime location). mumbledust will open. Listen to this and you’ll want to be there:

The other two spring shows are capitalizing on Savannah’s proximity to Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival. A few big names are looking for regional gigs before or after that weekend in May. (It’s another version of the Savannah Stopover formula of capitalizing on bands traveling to SXSW.)

On Wed., May 7, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires will play The Jinx. What?! The last time Charles Bradley played Savannah, he packed Trustees Theater during the Savannah Music Festival. It’s going to be thrilling to see him in the tighter confines of The Jinx, to be able to stand and dance and drink, and to take some photos. Can’t wait.

Click here for tickets, and don’t wait. This show will sell out.

And Blitzen Trapper will play The Jinx on Mon., May 12. That’s right after Shaky Knees. That show also seems certain to sell out. Click here for tickets.

All three of these shows are listed as 21+. I guess it’s time to make another push to change Savannah’s short-sighted ordinance that prevents bars from also being all-ages or even 18+ venues for live music.