KiTTENFEST is upon us — April 17-19 at new performance space near Savannah River

Garrett previewed Kittenfest — one of the most ambitious new developments we’ve seen in a while for the Savannah music scene — back in February, and there are obviously lots more details available about it now.

In Do Savannah, Cory Chambers writes:

The festival has already become a highly anticipated annual event in New Jersey, starting when its founder, Sarah Florio, turned 15 years old. She had bands play in her father’s backyard to celebrate her birthday, and the party was so positive, attendees demanded another.

Now taking place at the home for Jersey’s minor league baseball Cardinals, the fest has grown into a force in the Northeast, hosting 135 bands and 3,500 attendees.

In Connect Savannah, Anna Chandler writes:

Kittenfest Savannah is conveniently located right across the Talmadge Memorial Bridge (324 Speedway Boulevard is the proper address; locals will know it as the area behind the old fireworks stand). It’ll take place on a tucked-away, marsh side piece of land owned by a local businessman; the Florios have helped him clean up the property in the past and knew it’d be just right for the festivities.

“He spent the last four years clearing the place out—he’s actually got goats there to keep the area clear for him,” says Florio. “There’s a viewing area as soon as you pull into the property. There will be parking on the right…and once you go through the gate and past the stage, there’s a gigantic camping area.”

There is a variety of logistical info on the KiTTENFEST Facebook event page, but it looks like you’ll have to go to Do to see the detailed schedule. Music starts at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There are latenight EDM sets on Friday and Saturday, and things will be rocking all the way till midnight on Sunday.

Check out the lineup by day: