If you’re in Savannah, mark your calendar for Savannah’s Fashion Night on Thursday, September 4th.
Savannah’s Fashion Night grew out of Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out, which went on hiatus in 2013. Kudos to the local organizers who have kept SFN alive.
SFN has quickly established itself as sort of the unofficial kickoff to fall in downtown Savannah, with many stores on Broughton Street open through the evening, with fashion shows and live music on stages at both Drayton Street and Montgomery Street, and with lots of folks wandering the blocked off street.
This year the bands have been booked by MusicFile Productions (parent company of Savannah Stopover and Revival Fest). And what an exciting lineup — SFN is primarily about fashion and shopping, but lots of people will want to turn out just for the music this year.
Dent May from Oxford, Mississippi will perform on the Drayton stage — he’ll bring a full band plus his quirky stage presence and a growing body of interesting work. May’s only previous local show was at the 2013 Savannah Stopover.
GEMS from Washington, D.C. will play the Montgomery Street stage. SFN will be the band’s first trip to Savannah — I’m eager to check them out and take some photos too.
DJ Will Rock and PDK Sounds will fill the streets with music when the headliners aren’t performing.
Both Dent May and GEMS will perform while the finale fashion shows are on the runways, and both acts will also perform at the official after-party at Ampersand.
And Matrimony from Charlotte — one of the strongest up-and-coming acts in the South — will play in the VIP tent. I was lucky to hear and shoot some photos of Matrimony at Forecastle Festival in Louisville last month — they were excellent at last year’s Revival Fest here in Savannah, but they have kicked things up an impressive notch since then.
A few shots I’ve taken of Matrimony: