Week of September 17 – 26

Thursday, September 24

After being closed for over 6 months, The Savannah Theater is reopening on September 24th with The Savannah CABARET! The show will feature the Savannah Theatre band, singers, dancers and aerial artistry. To comply with safety standards, they will only be selling 25% of the seating capacity. So get your tickets quick! Seating will be spread out and masks are required for entry. The experience will be as fun as usual, it will just be safer! For tickets call the box office at 912-233-7764 or get them online at www.savannahtheatre.com Shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through October 17.

September Happenings

Coming Soon: West Broad Baking Collective

Anticipated opening is October 1; location is 518 Martin Luther King Blvd., Savannah, GA – the shop will feature several different bakers selling fresh from the oven goodies, a Lobster Roll place and a bar, maybe a fishmonger. More details to follow.

Lafayette Square

ONGOING

WORMSLOE PLANTATION & ISLE OF HOPE:

  • Travel to the coastal areas of Savannah for lunch on your own at Sandfly BBQ.
  • Continue with a visit to Wormsloe Plantation Tabby Ruins that date to the 18th century for a docent-led walking tour of the Georgia State Park Historic Site.
  • Drive through the historic and picturesque Isle of Hope Historic District and bluff landscaped with old oak trees covered in Spanish moss. The houses range in style from Greek Revival to Craftsman Bungalows.
  • Finally, a stop is scheduled at the Famous Savannah Byrd Cookie Company for sampling and shopping.
  • DETAILS

Wednesday, September 23 – Sunday, September 27

2020 Savannah Jazz Festival

Things will necessarily look different this year.  The free Festival’s goal is to keep everyone —members, artists, production partners, and attendees — SAFE from COVID-19.  So, like good jazz stewards, Savannah Jazz is all about IMPROVISATION!
The 2020 Jazz Festival is Savannah-Safe/CDC compliant
Join us to hear and watch the Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival 2020 at:
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, outdoors-but-covered, controlled access and seating, and, socially-distanced seating, Savannah-Safe/CDC compliant for a small studio audience of community members, supporters, and City leaders.
Live Stream to the World via TV & Internet with our partners at WSAV TV, Dick Broadcasting Radio, Facebook and YouTube!
Direct Participation during music breaks by Savannah Mayor and civic leaders, TLC, Visit Savannah, sponsors, and musicians helping to reinforce this important cultural event.
Watch Parties will be held in area bars, restaurants, Community Centers, and Churches if that is deemed safe.  They are certainly encouraged at home and on the radio while hosting personal picnics and outdoor gatherings.

Sunday, September 13

Jazz Brunch at Electric Moon – Plant Riverside District:  Experience live sounds from The Fabulous Equinox Krewe, every Sunday from 11 AM—2 PM. Order brunch a la carte from the menu, reservations not required – seated on a first come/first serve basis.

Collins Quarter at Forsyth – Music in the Park: Live music in The Park continues Sunday Sept 13th with City Hotel, from 3-6 pm. Enjoy the sounds of Bluegrass by a pillar of the Savannah Music scene. Pack your blanket and get settled in for a perfect afternoon of music, food, friends & fun

Saturday, September 19

Southbound Brewing Oktoberfest: This event is free & open to the public! 12pm – 9pm -Boiled Peanuts from C+C Nut Factory 12-3 PM
– Brats, Pretzels & Beer Cheese from BowTie Barbecue Co.
– Beer releases
– Yard games 

Saturday, September 26

Master Bourbon Music Festival – Ghost Coast Master Bourbon Release: Ghost Coast Distillery is set to release their eagerly awaited, FLAGSHIP spirit and they’re celebrating the release of their blended Bourbon with a blend of bands. Ghost Coast’s Master Bourbon Music Festival will feature four bands, an outdoor stage, Big Bon Pizza, Farm Bluffton food truck, local artist vendors, and of course, plenty of Bourbon. The event is headlined by Alabama-based progressive rock and jam band, CBDB, Nashville-based funk band, O’rite, and local favorites Ben Keiser Band, and Eric Britt Duo. The event is FREE and open to the public. Ghost Coast is giving back a portion from every drink sold to Savannah Music Festival’s Jazz Academy and its mission. 12pm – 10pm

FREE ADMISSION DAY: Fort Pulaski – 9am – 5pm

Two Tides Brewing Oktoberfest: Join Two Tides for their 3rd Oktoberfest from 12pm-8pm. Things will look a little different this year – they will be breaking up the event into four 2-hour windows with presale reservations to eliminate crowding and keep everyone safe. Please check their website and Facebook page for more details.⠀Glassware will be available during each window, delicious eats by BowTie BBQ & Kitchen Vixen (🌭&🥨), music by DJ Press Play & Swamptooth Bluegrass, and of course, Festbier. Prost!

CHARITY EVENT: Thursday, September 24

Piggin’ and Shuckin’ for the CCFJC:

Join this first ever Pig and Oyster Roast benefitting the Chatham County Family Justice Center. We’ll have all the fixin’s, live music courtesy of Patrick Connell and fun raffle prizes at the Bethesda Academy Outdoor Pavilion. Come for good food and music and meet new friends and old — all with the sun setting over the beautiful marsh view.

Opened in December, 2019, the CCFJC is the first of its kind in Georgia, providing victims of family violence free, compassionate navigation through its network of alliance partners.

For more information or to purchase tickets, email Laurie Milano at Lamilano@aol.com. Tickets: $100 per person. 6 – 9pm.

Happening in Savannah Aug 19 – 31

Supporting Local!

Ghost Coast has been nominated by USA TODAY for Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery for the 2nd year in a row! Please take a moment to vote for Savannah’s Ghost Coast Distillery. Reminder: you can vote once per day from now until September 14. Thank you for supporting your local community and businesses!

Planning Ahead!

Savannah Bee Company – Wilmington Island Showroom: How Sweet It Is – Honey Bee Experience Join Savannah Bee for a sweet time and visit a working bee garden and learn about the important contributions of these little pollinators. You’ll get to view a demonstration beehive up close, don beekeeper gear and get to look inside a working hive, and even get to take some honey home! August classes have all sold out; next available class is September 8th. Space is very limited. Book your slot early. Details

Saturday, August 22

Georgia Botanical Gardens Free Admission Saturday:

Saturday, August 29

Two Tides Brewing Slush Fest: Saturday, August 29th. 12 beer slushies including 𝟭𝟬 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗹𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗿𝘀 concocted by the finest slush artisans we know👩‍🍳👨‍🍳 Flavors, foods, safety precautions, and other happenings to be announced soon. Meanwhile, check out the guest list here. 12pm – 8pm

Sunday, August 30

Southern Wedding Showcase @ The Alida Hotel: A free to attend showcase of Savannah & the Lowcountry’s best of the best in the wedding industry.

• Free tickets for wedding planning couples

• Two complementary Alida Specialty Cocktails

• Free Gifts, including tote bags for early arrivals

•Prizes including a Couples Photoshoot with Hair & Makeup, and a stay at The Alida Hotel

•Meet local wedding vendors!

Ongoing: Thru January 31, 2021

Collecting Impressionism at The Jepson Center: In the 1870s, a radical new style of painting made its debut: Impressionism. Artists associated with the Impressionist movement broke with tradition by focusing on the effects of light and atmosphere, featuring a bright palette of vibrant colors and choppy, textured brushstrokes, and by taking modern life, rather than scenes from history or mythology, as their subject. This avant-garde style of art making quickly spread from its epicenter in Paris to other artistic hubs throughout Europe, the United States, and the world. In Savannah, Telfair Museums began acquiring and exhibiting canvases by French, German, and American Impressionist painters as early as 1906, often purchasing works directly from the artists themselves.

Collecting Impressionism: Telfair’s Modern Vision traces the early 20th-century footsteps of noted Telfair art advisor Gari Melchers (1860–1932) as he traveled the country and the globe identifying remarkable examples of the avant- garde art movement and giving them a permanent home in Savannah.

August Happenings

OPENINGS: Opening today at 4pm – Prohibition Bar and Restaurant becomes REPEAL 33. The menu will highlight fresh, local seafood dishes, seasonal ingredients and several of Prohibition’s hits like crispy brussel sprouts, house-made charcuteries and the award-winning, charred wings. A chef’s tasting menu will also feature a five-course tasting adventure that will allow guests to sit back and relax while the chef “steers” the evening. The new cocktail menu will feature delicious hand-crafted cocktails such as the Lowcountry Swizzle, the Earl Street Sour, and the Well-Known Secret. (125 Martin Luther King BLVD)

Thursday August 13 and 20: Thirsty Thursday! Half price bottles of wine at La Scala Ristorante from open (5pm) till close.

AUGUST 24-28

The Journey – a Progressive Experience hosted by Savanna Riverboat and Savannah Harbor Foundation

THE JOURNEY – A PROGRESSIVE EXPERIENCE What was once known as the AquaCurean Challenge will be replaced by “THE JOURNEY” – A Progressive Adventure & Competition through Savannah hosted by Savannah’s most elite dining venues. Six participating venues with each serving a dish prepared for the “Progressive Experience”

ROOF HOP SOIREE portion of the “Progressive Experience” includes Drayton Hotel (August 24) and Perry Lane (August 25)

Rollin’ on The River – Savannah Riverboat from 5 – 7pm August 27. You will have the option of staying on the Riverboat for the 7pm cruise or deboarding to enjoy other venues participating in the “Progressive Experience.”

The Savannah Harbor Foundation is working with City of Savannah leadership and Regional Health Authorities to implement safe event practices while providing the highest caliber experience possible.  The foundation intends to implement all recommended precautions.

Details and Tickets

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

MIMOSA BAR CRAWL: 2pm – 8pm. Barrelhouse South (125 W Congress Street) Tickets

ULTIMATE DINOSAUR ADVENTURE AT PLANT RIVERSIDE: Setting the stage for excitement, the Ultimate Dinosaur Adventure kicks into high gear with Dusty the Dino Ranger, everyone’s favorite excavating pioneer. Dusty and our Junior Explorers (aimed at ages 6-12) will travel back 150 million years to learn all about the dinosaurs hidden throughout the Generator Hall and get fully immersed in prehistoric awesomeness! Armed with a Passport of Discovery, each Junior Explorer will have the chance to collect stamps by completing exciting challenges and gathering fun
facts. $40 PER CHILD Details

SERVICE BREWING – Waits and Co Live Music:

Saturday August 15th at 6:00pm. After moving to Texas in 2018, lead vocalist/guitarist, Jon Waits has made his way back to Savannah for a short visit and will take over the Service stage for the night! His talented trio is an original, Americana/Alt-Country genre, rooted in the southern experience.

Chef Brandon from FARM Bluffton will fire up the airstream kitchen serving his famous burgers from 5:30-8:30pm.

Sunday, August 16

The band “AMAR” at Starland Yard: 5pm – 8pm

Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Fabulous Equinox Krewe: Join The Fabulous Equinox Krewe for a Sunday brunch at the hottest new location downtown, Plant Riverside District!
Enjoy custom menus and drinks in Electric Moon every Sunday from 11am-2pm

August 25

Free Admission Day at Fort Pulaski: 9am – 5pm

ONGOING

Explore the Starland District: The Starland District (also known as the Streetcar District) is a model of revitalization with the Starland Dairy as the centerpiece of this unique neighborhood with loads of Savannah charm. Fun and funky shops, galleries and studios now thrive in once rundown buildings. Shop for vintage clothing, vinyl records, original art and treat yourself to any number of quaint and quirky cafes. Visit Starland Yard! Ticket