Savannah Music Festival will return to Georgia in the spring of 2023 with an eclectic lineup including Tedeschi Trucks BandBuddy GuyGalactic, and many more. The 17-day festival will take place throughout the Hostess City of the South March 23rd–April 8th.

The 34th edition of the genre-crossing, cross-continental music festival delivers another delightfully diverse lineup. Blues legend Buddy Guy will stage two performances as part of his Damn Right Farewell tour, featuring special guests Christone “Kingfish” IngramEric GalesKing Solomon Hicks, and Jontavious Willis.

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The 17-day festival will host an array of cultural styles, from the Tex-Mex alt-rock of Los Lobos to the New Orleans funk jams of Galactic, who will lead an impressive bill with Cory Wong and Nate Smith + Kinfolk. Galactic drummer Stanton Moore will also stage a set with his eponymous solo trio, in addition to sets by everyone from St. Paul & The Broken Bones to acclaimed acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke.

“Our 34th season expands upon what our organization has always championed, creating a compelling musical experience of global scope within Savannah’s Historic District,” Savannah Music Festival Artistic Director Ryan McMaken said. “We welcome audiences and artists into our creative community to enjoy stellar performances in intimate, historic indoor venues as well as expansive outdoor spaces.”

SMF will also present a number of unique collaborations, including newgrass forefathers Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas who will pay tribute to the late John Hartford during their joint set. Other unique performances include ngoni (banjo precursor) master Bassekou Kouyate with Black string band scholar Jake Blount as well as jazz violinist Regina Carter‘s Gone in a Phrase of Air multimedia performance exploring the consequences of urban renewal in the 1950s and ’60s.

Performances at Savannah Music Festival will take place at a variety of locations around the city including the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, Trustees’ GardenTrinity Unity Methodist Church, and more. Tickets for many individual concerts start at $31 and go on sale to the general public on December 1st at 10 a.m. ET. A pre-sale for SMF supporters is currently underway. See below for a full schedule.

Savannah Music Festival 2023 Schedule by Date
(*denotes multiple concert times):

Tuesday, March 21
Pink Martini feat. China Forbes (pre-festival concert)

Thursday, March 23
Noon30: Christian Sands, piano
Christian Sands High Wire Trio*
Aaron Lee Tasjan / S.G. Goodman
Zurich Chamber Orchestra feat. Daniel Hope & Philip Dukes

Friday, March 24
Sona Jobarteh / Natu Camara*
Alexander Malofeev, piano
The Infamous Stringdusters / Sierra Hull

Saturday, March 25
KODO: Tsuzumi
Buddy Guy “Damn Right Farewell” Day One w/ Eric Gales & King Solomon Hicks

Sunday, March 26
Philip Dukes & Friends I: Schubertiade
Buddy Guy “Damn Right Farewell” Day One w/ Christone “Kingfish” Ingram &
Jontavious Willis

Tuesday, March 28
Anna Tilbrook & Friends
Charles McPherson Quintet feat. Sean Jones /Joe Alterman Trio with Houston Person*
Maeve Gilchrist: The Harpweaver

Wednesday, March 29
Noon30: Charles McPherson Quintet feat. Sean Jones
Philip Dukes & Friends II: Purcell, Mozart, Beethoven
Tedeschi Trucks Band / Eddie 9V opens

Thursday, March 30
Noon30: Bruce Molsky & Maeve Gilchrist
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band (Dance Party)*
Bruce Molsky, Tony Trischka & Michael Daves / The Onlies
St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Friday, March 31
Noon30: Bruce Molsky
Jack Liebeck, violin & Sebastian Knauer, piano
Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno / The Foreign Landers*
Cajun Dance Party: The Lost Bayou Ramblers*
Terence Blanchard feat. the E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet

Saturday, April 1
Noon30: Pasquale Grasso Trio
Alexa Tarantino Quartet / Pasquale Grasso Trio*
Stanton Moore Trio / Roosevelt Collier*
Philip Dukes & Friends III: Dohnanyi’s Delight
Los Lobos

Sunday, April 2
Galactic / Cory Wong / Nate Smith

Tuesday, April 4
Philip Dukes & Friends IV: The Finale
GER Mandolin Orchestra, Mike Marshall, Music Director

Wednesday, April 5
Regina Carter: Gone in a Phrase of Air
Sam Bush Plays John Hartford / The Jerry Douglas Band

Thursday, April 6
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba / Jake Blount, Nic Gareiss & Laurel Premo*
Dover Quartet with Joseph Conyers
Leo Kottke

Friday, April 7
The Alt with Oisín McAuley / Téada*
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland Trio with Johnathan Blake*
Emerson String Quartet
Patty Griffin
The Alt with Oisín McAuley / Téada

Saturday, April 8
Noon30: Téada
Etienne Charles: Traces feat. Vincent Ségal, Jorge Glem & Or Bareket / Harold
López-Nussa: Timba a la Americana feat. Gregoire Maret, Luques Curtis & Ruy
Adrian López-Nussa*
Zydeco Dance Party: Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys*
Drew Petersen, piano
Cecile McLorin Salvant / San Salvador

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