Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday Nov. 9 for the 2019 Savannah Music Festival, happening March 28-April 13.
Highlights include a solo show April 12 from Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, and Angélique Kidjo returning to SMF with her latest project, a critically-hailed reimagining of the Talking Heads’ Remain in Light (April 6).
For his first performance at SMF, legendary guitarist Pat Metheny presents the first edition of “Side Eye,” a new concept that allows him to showcase young players of note (April 10).
Dimmer Twins, formed by Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley of Drive-By Truckers, make their SMF debut, on a co-bill with Athens, GA guitarist and singer T. Hardy Morris (April 11).
Two-time Grammy winner Kathy Mattea, a roots music icon performs with Molly Tuttle and her band April 5.
Back for the first time since 2014 are Americana singer-songwriter Pokey LaFarge with vocalist Kat Edmonson (March 31 and April 1), and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder (April 9).
Playing the festival’s opening weekend for two shows, including a family-friendly set, is Asleep at the Wheel (March 29), returning to SMF after a three-night engagement in 2015.
The John Pizzarelli Trio and Grammy-winning vocalist Catherine Russell, both SMF favorites, present their first SMF collaboration, “Billie & Blue Eyes,” a tribute to Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra (April 2 and 3). SMF also welcomes back guitarist Charlie Hunter and his Trio, joined by vocalist Lucy Woodward (April 11). 27-year-old Cuban powerhouse Daymé Arocena makes her SMF debut with a program of Afro-Cuban jazz (March 29).
On the classical front, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra returns for the 14th consecutive season on March 30 under Music Director Robert Spano, for a rare performance of the Beethoven Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and piano.
SMF and the Savannah Philharmonic join forces for their first full-scale collaboration with SMF Associate Artistic Director Marcus Roberts and his trio for a jazz-meets-classical program of Borodin, Gershwin, Stravinsky, and Roberts’ own Rhapsody in D (April 6).
Get tickets and see the full lineup at savannahmusicfestival.org, by phone at 912.525.5050, and in person at the Savannah Box Office (216 E. Broughton Street).