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SMF update: Band of Horses, Cope, Avetts on sale today
Grammy-nominated Band of Horses will play the Johnny Mercer Theatre April 4, as part of the Savannah Music Festival

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for four new shows added to the Savannah Music Festival lineup. Band of Horses, Citizen Cope and Robert Randolph & the Family Band will appear in Savannah, along with the previously-announced Avett Brothers.

Popular music shows tend to require last-minute booking, which is why these concerts were not part of the festival schedule when it was announced in November.

The festival runs March 24-April 9 at various venues in the city.

Band of Horses is the South Carolina by-way-of-Seattle indie rock band that features singer/songwriter Ben Bridwell.

The band's rootsy rock brought them a 2011 Grammy nomination, for their third album Infinite Arms.

When the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album is handed out during the Feb. 13 broadcast, Bridwell and company will be competing with the Black Keys, Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire and Broken Bells.

The band performs April 4 in the Johnny Mercer Theatre; tickets are $25, $30, $35 and $40.

Poet, folksinger, rapper and social commentator Citizen Cope (Clarence Greenwood) will make his second local appearance in two years April 5 at the Trustees Theatre. It's a solo performance, and tickets are $18, $22 and $28.

Onstage at the Trustees April 1 will be Robert Randolph and the Family Band, a favorite of the jam-festival circuit. Randolph is a "Sacred Steel" player - he makes creative use of the pedal steel guitar, in a soaring, soulful manner inspired by the Pentecostal church - and the band is smooth, funky and hard-edged, mixing jazz, R&B and rock ‘n' roll. Tickets are $18-$40.

The Avett Brothers - one of the most popular indie Americana bands in the country - sold out the Johnny Mercer Theatre when they came to Savannah last June.

The group's Savannah Music Festival date (at the Mercer) is March 30; ticket prices are $30, $38, $46 and $75.

Tickets for all shows are available beginning at 10 a.m. today at, or by phone at (912) 525-5050.