Savannah Stopover Music Festival has announced the first wave of confirmed performers for the festival’s tenth iteration. Showcasing a slew of Savannah Stopover first-timers, up-and-coming groups and fan favorites over the past decade, the festival’s 10th anniversary comes with a sizzling lineup.
The first weekend of March is set to be jam-packed and sees several groups making their first appearances at Savannah Stopover. Charleston folk-rock band Shovels & Rope will be headlining on Friday, March 6, 2020, together with Denver’s own DeVotchKa—known for their Grammy-nominated soundtrack for the Academy Award-winning film Little Miss Sunshine—who will be performing at the festival for the very first time in a historic church.
Saturday, March 7, 2020, features headliners CAAMP, whose most recent album, By And By, was highlighted in “Paste’s 10 New Albums to Stream Today” in July. The rising band recently performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and have garnered two million monthly listeners on Spotify. Durand Jones & The Indications, “the new kings of lowrider soul, mixing rich, retro harmonies in thoroughly modern ways,” as a press release describes them, will bring their unique and beloved brand of R&B to the festival on the same day.
“Stopover has always been a place for true music lovers—an affordable, walkable festival that spotlights the best rising talent, regional favorites, and Savannah’s vibrant music scene in one of the most beautiful historic districts in the world,” said founder Kayne Lanahan in a statement. “Maintaining that feeling of intimacy and camaraderie for bands and fans alike has been a joy for the last ten years.”
Other up-and-coming acts that have been announced in the first wave of bands include The Districts, Omni, Illiterate Light (who performed a Daytrotter session earlier this year), Sierra Ferrell, Kate Bollinger, Sir Woman, Leon of Athens (check out his most recent Paste performance here), and Palm Palm, the new project from Stopover alum J Roddy Walston. Fan favorites will also be making a return: The Nude Party, The Bones of J.R. Jones, Tall Tall Trees and more to be announced. Elf Power, renowned members of Athens, Ga.’s Elephant Six Collective, will also be returning to Savannah to play for the first time in 10 years.
Tickets for the 2020 Savannah Stopover festival are available here, with first wave pricing ranging from $44-174.
The second wave of bands will be announced in January 2020, with over 60 bands expected to perform at the Stopover. Find the full lineup of confirmed first wave performers in both poster and text forms below, beneath a Durand Jones & The Indications performance from the Paste archives.
Savannah Stopover 2020 First Wave Performers
Shovels & Rope – Charleston, SC
CAAMP – Columbus, OH
Durand Jones & The Indications – Bloomington, IN
DeVotchKa – Denver, CO
The Districts – Philadelphia, PA
The Nude Party – Livingston Manor, NY
The Bones of J.R. Jones – Delhi, NY
OMNI – Atlanta, GA
Illiterate Light – Harrisonburg, VA
Sierra Ferrell – Nashville, TN
Tall Tall Trees – Asheville, NC
Honey Island Swamp Band – New Orleans, LA
Sir Woman – Austin, TX
And The Kids – Northampton, MA
Kate Bollinger – Charlottesville, VA
Motherfolk – Cincinnati, OH
Elf Power – Athens, GA
Argonaut&Wasp – Brooklyn, NY
Palm Palm – Richmond, VA
Ben Sparaco and The New Effect – Nashville, TN
Leon of Athens – London, UK
MammaBear – Atlanta, GA
Mind Shrine – Houston, TX
Acid Carousel – Dallas,TX
Honey Cutt – Boston, MA