Savannah music community rallies for Statts Fest on 9/19

On 9/19, some of Savannah’s leading bands and most dedicated members of the local music community will gather for the 6th Annual Statts Fest in support of 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.)

Check out the impressive band lineup:

  • Joe Nelson & James Pittman – 4pm
  • The Magic Rocks – 5pm
  • Bottles & Cans – 6pm
  • Damon and the Shitkickers – 7pm
  • COEDS – 9pm
  • Hotplate – 10pm
  • Bear Fight! – 11pm
  • Black Tusk – midnight

Doors at 3pm
$20 cash/charge
Silent Auction from 3pm-9pm
(payment and pickup from 930pm-midnight)

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Joe Nelson, who kicks off the day, has been a staple of the Savannah scene for decades; Black Tusk, the final band, will be playing only their second hometown gig since Corey Barhorst took over for Athon, who died almost a year ago.

The silent auction includes an impressive list of art, jewelry, certificates for various events and services — check out the list on the Facebook event page.

As I noted in a preview to last year’s amazing daylong party, these annual gatherings are first and foremost a way to help Jason with medical expenses, but they have also become important rallying points for the Savannah music community. hissing lawns is honored to be among the event’s many sponsors.

For more information, check out Decibel Magazine’s Strength Beyond Strength: The Jason Statts Story, the Stattsfest preview in Connect Savannah, and the Do Savannah preview.