In my overview post (with photos!) of the spectacular 2015 Revival Fest, I noted that attendance took a hit because of the weather, which was ironic because the weather was actually pretty good: there was minimal rain, all the bands played solid sets, the cloud cover kept temperatures pleasant, and the nighttime air was glorious.
But Savannah is a famously fickle town with music fans who wait to the last minute to buy tickets. We’ve all gotten spoiled because we so often find tickets available at the door even for some important shows.
Kayne Lanahan, CEO of MusicFile Productions (the parent company of Revival Fest and Savannah Stopover), told me today that total attendance at the daylong Revival Fest was just over 700 — a 50 percent decline from 2014.
Kayne said: “Advance ticket sales in Savannah are notoriously slow so when you have everything riding on ‘day of sales’, bad weather is the kiss of death. We lost money on this one but we’re dusting ourselves off and seeing what we can learn from it.”
So MusicFile is plowing ahead and already working on booking for the 2016 Savannah Stopover. Also, take note of the following confirmed dates:
- Stopover In The Yard at The Grey on Saturday 9/19 with Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands
- Stopover In The Yard on 10/10 with Dirty Bourbon River Show
- King Dude at The Jinx on 10/10
- July Talk & Little Hurricane at Dollhouse Productions on 10/30
MusicFile also has a few other exciting fall shows, including another Stopover In The Yard, in the works.