Top Choice Events for this Week: March 3 – 9

This season has had its fair share of fantastic occasions, parties, and programs already. As far as events go, this week and especially this weekend are busting at the seams. Here are a few we have highlighted on our calendar.

Leadership NOW!Tuesday, March 4
Savannah Jaycees monthly lecture series is this Tuesday. The speaker will be Cliff McCurry of Seacrest Partners. Dinner, drinks, motivation, dedication…not bad for a Tuesday.

“Look Again” gallery talkThursday, March 6
Curator Melissa Messina will take a closer look at an exhibition of collaborative paintings by New York-based artists Tim Rollins and Kids of Survival. “RIVERS” features works inspired by historic and literary narratives of the South.

Savannah Stopover Music Festival - Thursday to Saturday
At this point, you probably have your schedule made out for Stopover. So many bands, so many bars— only three days! While you’re making plans to see the talented traveling musicians who are on their way to South by Southwest, make sure to check out some of our own fantastic local bands during the festival.
Don’t forget to purchases your pass in advance.

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Savannah Stopover Opening Night Kick Off

Images by Connie Gomez

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2012 Savannah Stopover Opening Night Kick Off with Oberhofer, Pond, Dinosaur Feathers and DIVE

The 2012 Savannah Stopover Opening Night Kick Off sponsored by South Magazine will feature a Band Poster Reception in the atrium of The Jepson Center and a kickass Concert and Block Party in Telfair Square.

The top designs from our Band Poster Competition will hang in the Jepson Center atrium. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded! Artists selected to display their work will have free admission to the Opening Night in the Jepson Center and the Telfair Square Block Party featuring Oberhofer.

1st Place: 2 VIP Passes to the Festival valued at $240 (or cash equivalent)

2nd Place: $200.00 gift certificate to Primary Arts Supply

3rd Place: $100.00 gift certificate to Atwell’s Art & Frame

The amazing Event poster is by Marcus Kenney! Limited edition copies will be available at the event for sale and the original collage will be on display!

Brooklyn’s red hot Oberhofer ( will headline the concert with opening support from Perth, Australia’s Pond featuring members of Tame Impala ( and Brooklyn’s Dinosaur Feathers (

The kickoff merriment continues late night at The Jinx (127 West Congress Street) with an after party show by DIVE- the new side project from Cole Smith’s Beach Fossils ( Montreal’s Each Other will open the late night fun. Access to the Jinx is limited so run quickly from Telfair Square to Congress Street!

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This is an All Ages event with $2 PBR’s and $4 wine for those over 21 years of age with valid ID. Tickets are only $15 and admission is free for all Festival 4 day pass holders and VIP pass holders. A VIP reception will be held in the gallery overlooking the atrium.

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Savannah Stopover and New York is Boring Present The Glands

If you were into the Athens music scene back at the end of the last century, there’s a good chance you were obsessed with a band called The Glands who released 2 massively praised albums before the band called it quits. They have reunited and will play two shows this summer, one of which is in Savannah!

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Savannah Stopover Art Gallery Opening

An art opening was held on Wednesday, March 9, from 6-9 p.m. in the Starland District as a kick off to the Savannah Stopover Music Festival. SCAD students and local artists designed 40 band posters that were on display for the Stopover Concert Poster Contest, sponsored by Primary Art Supply. Each poster used Microsoft’s QR Code Tag technology so that when scanned, viewers can receive additional information about the band and the festival.

Images by Alec Jankowski

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