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Savannah Stopover Music Festival announces second wave of acts
New artists, label showcases, and local bands and added to lineup
Nikki Lane

Savannah Stopover has announced additional artists and events for the 2018 festival.

Additional artist announcements included Colter Wall, The Cave Singers, Kemba, Yonatan Gat, Zeshan B, Stoop Kids, Vita and the Woolf, Becca Mancari (who will play a special Stopover in the Yard at The Grey, benefitting the Savannah LGBT Center), Sun Parade, Mo Lowda & The Humble, Neighbor Lady, Future Generations, Colin, Grace Joyner, A Deer A Horse, French Vanilla, Wilder Maker, The Pauses, The Muckers, Birthday Club, Nation of Language, and The Medium, rounding Stopover '18 up to an 80+ band lineup.

Zeshan B
Zeshan B

This year, the festival will host three special record label showcases.

On Friday, March 9, New West Records artists will take the stage at Ships of the Sea. The acclaimed Nashville-based label will spotlight Athens duo Cicada Rhythm, hot indie artist Caroline Rose (though she fetched fans with her rockabilly sensibilities, Rose will release a synth-driven pop album, Loner, on New West in 2018), Lilly Hiatt (her 2017 full-length Trinity Lane was considered one of the year's best by many critics), and the Highway Queen herself, Nikki Lane (Savannahians caught her at Ships last year for Savannah Music Festival).

David Barbe
David Barbe

Athens-based Normaltown Records will present Normaltown Records & Friends at El-Rocko Lounge on Saturday, March 10. The lineup features White Violet (the Athens indie band released its first album in three years, AGES, in 2017), indie-pop duo DEGA, Houston's Wild Moccasins, recent Boone, North Carolina-based signees The Nude Party, and David Barbe & Inward Dream Ebb. Barbe, who rose to fame playing in the band Sugar and producing nearly every Drive-By Truckers album, is backed by members of New Madrid.

On Saturday, March 10, Sleep Well Records will hold its first showcase. The label was founded by ALyse Vellturo of pronoun. Vellturo's own project will play the showcase, in addition to Charles Fauna and Cape Francis.

The festival also announced the addition of Savannah-based acts to the roster. Bero Bero (the new project from Veronica Garcia of Street Clothes), Cory Chambers Jazz Band, Cusses, Damon and the Shitkickers, songwriters Isaac Enen (formerly of the band Miquel Moure), Linkin Crawford, Payne Bridges, and Ryan Jones, Nancy Druid, Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks, and Twisty Cats are all slated to perform.

Pre-sale tickets are currently sold out, but regular-priced 3-Day General Admission pass, which grants access to all concerts Thursday through Saturday, including the Opening Night Event, are still available for $79 plus fees. Upgrade to VIP for $149 plus fees and receive priority entrance at all venues, reserved seating at Ships of the Sea and Trinity UMC, access to the Artists' Lounge all weekend (free beer and beyond), access to all private events and after-parties, and an invitation to the festival wrap-up party on Sunday, March 11. Tickets can be purchased through

Neighbor Lady
Neighbor Lady

Stay tuned for a full schedule announcement. Local bands still have yet to be allocated by day.

Thursday, March 8

Larkin Poe

Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics

The Cave Singers


Okey Dokey



Vita & The Woolf


Stoop Kids


Sun Parade

Neighbor Lady

French Vanilla

A Deer A Horse

Friday, March 9

Nikki Lane


Yonatan Gat

Public Access TV

Lola Marsh

Michael Nau

Zeshan B

Caroline Rose

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers

Lilly Hiatt

Jon Stickley Trio

The Bones of J.R. Jones

Cicada Rhythm

The Trongone Band

Combo Chimbita



The Sh-Booms

Future Generations

Grace Joyner

Illegal Drugs

The Muckers

Wilder Maker

The Medium

Saturday, March 10

of Montreal

Wild Child

Colter Wall

The War and Treaty


Gus Dapperton


Pylon Reenactment Society

Liz Cooper & The Stampede

The Vegabonds

The Nude Party

Becca Mancari

Acid Dad

Bat Fangs

David Barbe & Inward Drem Ebb



Sam Lewis

Wild Moccasins

Mo Lowda & The Humble



Nation of Language

Cape Francis

The Pauses

White Violet

Plastic Picnic


Charles Fauna

Birthday Club