In conjunction tonight with a show by Jarekus Singleton at Southbound Brewing here in Savannah, the Savannah Music Festival announced additions to the 2015 lineup:
Dawes will perform on Sunday, March 22 at 7 p.m. at Trustees Theater. Great news! Dawes consists of brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, along with Wylie Gelber and Tay Strathairn.
The Wailers will perform at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 at Trustees Theater. The band’s 2013 SMF show was one of the best experiences I’ve had in a big venue in recent years. The diverse crowd crowded the stage, dance, and had an unforgettable night. Do The Wailers still have a living connection to Bob Marley? Yes: Aston “Family Man” Barrett.
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors will hit the stage at the Ships of the Sea on Friday, April 3 at 8:30 p.m. Another highly recommended act — an excellent addition to the increasingly impressive Americana offerings at the SMF.
Jarekus Singleton himself has been added to “Blues in the Garden” with Heritage Blues Orchestra on Saturday, March 21. Singleton has three 2014-15 Blues Music Award nominations to his credit, including Contemporary Male Blues Artist, Contemporary Album, and Album of the Year.
Tickets to additional SMF 2015 shows go on sale online at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 7 and at 216 East Broughton Street and 912.525.5050 beginning Monday, February 9 at 10 a.m.