Statts Fest: you should go

First, here’s the vital info for the 5th Annual Statts Fest at The Jinx (127 West Congress St.) on Saturday, Sept. 13 here in Savannah:

Doors open at 4p, bands start at 5p.
Silent auction 4p-8p.
$20 at the door, cash or charge.

Performances by:
Bottles and Cans/5p
City Hotel/6p
Devil At My Side/7p
Hot Pink Interior/830p
Crazy Bag Lady/915p
Forced Entry/1145p
Black Tusk/1230a
The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue/130a

If you know the Savannah music scene at all, you probably realize immediately how amazing that lineup is — some of the best of the city’s blues, bluegrass, rock & roll, punk, metal. And burlesque.

All of these fine performers across a variety of genres are gathering at The Jinx on Saturday to raise money for Jason Statts, who in 2008 was “shot point blank in the neck and suffered irreparable damage to his spinal column.” (Click here for more background at Friends of Statts.)

It was a senseless crime, but Jason and all those affected by the violence have since found meaning in it. These annual gatherings have become first and foremost a way to help Jason with medical expenses. They have also become important rallying points for the Savannah music community.

Folks are honored to be involved, and hissing lawns is honored to be among the event’s 20+ sponsors. I suspect our motley (I mean that in a nice way) team of photographers will be on hand off and on all day.

For more information, check out Decibel Magazine’s Strength Beyond Strength: The Jason Statts Story, ‘I try to stay positive. That’s the main thing. To stay positive.’ in Connect Savannah, and Statts Fest benefit returns with plenty of music in Do Savannah.

Please also note: there is a silent auction scheduled from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. According the Friends of Statts Facebook page, the items include:

“Artwork by Ashley Cox, Claw and Bone Artworks/Kelley Hagemes, Cherrybox Studios/Jessica Knapp, D3 Metal/Danielle Hughes Rose, Jen Young, John Baizley, Lost and Found Fine Art/Juliana Peloso, Marcus Dove, Kyle Sauter Design, Lorie Corbus, Stacie Albano, and Troy Wandzel.

“Items from Brooke Atwood, Caren McCarthy, Foxy Loxy Café, Glow MedSpa and Beauty Boutique, Gretsch Drums, Jack’s Western and Outdoor Wear, MusicFile Productions, Pinch of the Past Antiques, Renata Duran, PBR Vans, Savannah Sweet Tease, and Toni Caramagno.

“Gift certificates from B Street Salon,, Black Orchid Tattoo, Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure, Coastal Heritage Society, Dragoncut Studio Salon, Ghost Town Tattoo, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Herb Creek Landscape Supply, Jen Marks Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Kustom Hustle Tattoo Studio, Momentum Pilates, Renata Duran, Salon Aqua, Savannah Climbing Coop, Savannah Power Yoga, Service Brewing, Spa Bleu, Starland Café, The Gastonian, Unwind Yarn and Gifts, Vitality Acupuncture, and Well FED.”