The inaugural Revival Fest was one of the highlights of 2013 for the Savannah music scene, and 2014 is shaping up to be even better. We’ve already got one preview interview with Waits & Co. posted, and we’ll have a handful of other previews this week. Click here for all of our Revival Fest coverage.
This post contains lots of background info, but you might want to jump straight to the Revival Fest website.
Once again Revival Fest, organized by MusicFile Productions (also parent company of Savannah Stopover), will be held at the Georgia State Railroad Museum — if you’ve been around Savannah for awhile, you might just call it “the Roundhouse”. The festival uses an indoor and outdoor space at the old paint shops overlooking Boundary Street. It’s a spectacular setting for the southern roots-inspired and string music that will fill the day from noon till 11 p.m.
Three Savannah acts — Velvet Caravan, Waits & Co., and Sweet Thunder Strolling Band — will join a stellar list of touring acts, including headliners Futurebirds (which also has Savannah ties), David Wax Museum, Roadkill Ghost Choir, and Cedric Burnside, a master of Mississippi hill country blues and the only touring act to return from year one.
Cedric Burnside will also be playing at the kickoff party on Friday night (9/19) in the courtyard at Pacci at The Brice. Click here for tickets — Friday night attendees must by tix by 9/18.
Pacci’s Roberto Leoci will also handle the pig roast at Saturday’s festival — $8 a plate.The Bayou Cafe will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, and wraps.
Southbound, Red Hare, Moon River, and Service Brewing Company will also be on hand. Ampersand will be serving specialty cocktails. Click here for more details on the menu.
According to a recent press release, the Revival Fest Marketplace will include “Lovelane Designs, Satchel, Prospector Co, Roots Up Gallery, Steam Printing (who will be printing Revival Fest T-shirts on-site), KMM & Co, 13 Bricks Clothing, Dept 7 East’s Marche, ASI – Traditional Yaupon Tea, Perc Coffee, King of Pops, Bruce Julian’s Best Bloody Mary Mix and Art Rise Savannah (who will be showcasing Vinyl Spin Art on old records).”
Also directly from that press release: “The full list of festival sponsors includes Tri Centennial Parks, Capital A Productions, Pacci, Do Savannah, Savannah Magazine, Mailchimp, Savannah Bicycle Campaign, Creative Approach, GPB, WJCL/WTGS, Ampersand, Coca-Cola, Gretsch Drums, Connect Savannah, Well Fed, Royal Restrooms, Art Rise Savannah and Security Associates of Coastal Georgia.”
Folding chairs are welcome. So are kids. Coolers are not.