The “Hostess City of the South,” Savannah is widely recognized for its rich history and architecture, as well as that Southern charm that ensures your drink never runs dry. Savannah embraces music and the arts. A melting pot of musical creativity, the city is home to the Savannah Philharmonic, the Coastal Jazz Association, the Savannah Folk Music Society, rock and punk bands like Cusses and Crazy Bag Lady, Americana bands like Waits & Co. and The Train Wrecks, hip hop artists like DJ Basik Lee and Miggs, and a metal scene anchored by internationally recognized bands Kylesa and Black Tusk.
Savannah also hosts more festivals than anywhere else in the state. The 17-day Savannah Music Festival, Georgia's largest musical arts event, creates timeless and adventurous productions while the indie-focused Savannah Stopover emphasizes new and emerging acts. The Savannah Jazz Festival celebrates the uniquely American art form, the Savannah Folk Festival immerses visitors in folk music and dance traditions and the Savannah VOICE Festival focuses on opera, classical music and musical theatre.
Street artists and buskers playing in the parks and squares add to the soul, charm and character of the world-renowned historic district. No matter where Savannah’s famed cobblestones lead you — to restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries, museums, churches or theatres — you’re likely to encounter music that is anything but ordinary… just like Savannah.
Spend your weekend experiencing Savannah’s endless music and the arts opportunities. During your own Savannah stop-over, listen to music by local artists in the "Our Savannah Picks" playlist.