Time to get ready for 7th Annual Statts Fest

On September 17th, Statts Fest Goes Bananas.

And now is the time for supporters and live music lovers in general to tune in, buy advance tickets, consider donations to the silent auction, and generally help spread the word about this extraordinary event, which is celebrating its 7th year. Click here to visit the Friends of Statts website and see how you can help. hissing lawns is proud to be among the many sponsors.

If you’re not familiar with the backstory, read Jason’s essay “Strength Beyond Strength: The Jason Statts Story” in Decibel Magazine. Despite being paralyzed from a senseless shooting in 2008, Jason lives a remarkably independent life, and the ongoing efforts of Friends of Statts are critical to secure Jason’s quality of life.

Statts Fest has been in a variety of venues over the years, but this year the event moves to Grayson Stadium for the first time.

Before reading more about the full festival, you should mark your calendar for a special pre-Statts Fest party at The Jinx: the Saturday, August 13th show headlined by Black Tusk. Bear Fight, Hotplate, and Lies in Stone are also on the bill.

From the Statts Fest Facebook event:

We are excited to announce this year’s 7th Annual Statts Fest – it is going to be bigger & better than ever! Mark September 17th on your calendar now. Join us at Grayson Stadium for live local music, food trucks from Savannah Food Truck Festival, silent auction and kids’ activities.

Advanced tickets can be purchased online for $15 or the day of for $20, children 12 & under free w/ adult. Savannah Bicycle Campaign will be providing bike valet and Savannah Food Truck Association will be on-hand with a variety of food trucks.

Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy live music on the infield. Confirmed bands include Joe Nelson and James Pittman, Damon and the Shitkickers, Bottles & Cans, Waits & Co., The Train Wrecks and City Hotel

If you need any additional information, or want to get more involved, drop us a line at friendsofstatts@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you at the ballpark on September 17th!

Because Grayson creates the possibility of a larger scale event than in years past, the organizers are hoping to get a significant number of ticket presales so that they can give a good head count to the food trucks and other vendors. The Parkside Neighborhood Association is on board and will have a table at the event. Like in the past, there will surely be a great collection of items in the silent auction, including gift certificates and fine art.

And if you know anything about the local music scene, you can see that the event will include some of the best Americana, bluegrass, blues, and alt-country acts in Savannah. It’s going to be quite a party. Since the event goes from 3 to 8 p.m. on a Saturday, it should be a good time for kids and for people with other afternoon and evening commitments.

Let’s not do the usual Savannah thing and wait till the last minute, so hustle on over to Friends of Statts and get your advance tickets.

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