Revival Fest


Revival Fest is a modern low-country hoedown. It’s a celebration of things we love deeply in the South: a fresh roasted pig, a steaming hot low-country shrimp boil, locally crafted beers and spirits and a day filled with great music in a truly historic setting.

Revival Fest Lineup Announced!

MusicFile Productions, LLC (the parent company of Savannah Stopover Music Festival) announced the full lineup of bands who will play the second installment of the festival to take place at the Georgia State Railroad Museum on Saturday, September 20th. This year a portion of all festival proceeds will benefit the Coastal Heritage Society’s Tricentennial Parks, whose historic Railroad Museum Paint Shops will host the event again.

The all day festival will feature 14 bands across two stages plus local and regional food, craft brews and bourbons as well as the Revival Fest Marketplace, which will feature hand selected locally and regionally produced artisanal goods. The festival takes place from noon to 11pm.

Confirmed to perform are :

Futurebirds (Athens, GA)

The David Wax Museum (Charlottesville, VA)

Roadkill Ghost Choir (Deland, FL)

Packway Handle Band (Athens, Ga)

Cedric Burnside (Holly Springs, MS)

Dirty Bourbon River Show (New Orleans, LA)

Velvet Caravan (Savannah, Ga)

Megan Jean and the Klay Family Band (Charleston, SC)

Water Liars (Athens, GA)

Los Colognes (Nashville, TN)

Family and Friends (Athens, GA)

Waits & Co (Savannah, GA)

Blank Range (Nashville, TN)

Sweet Thunder Strolling Band (Savannah, GA)

“The music is 100% made in the south”, says MusicFile Productions founder Kayne Lanahan. “And the South is red hot musically, with numerous bands garnering global attention from this resurgence across a wide spectrum of ‘roots’ music. To get these bands all together on one day playing blues, southern rock, americana, bluegrass, soul, gypsy, folk, etc. is pretty mind blowing. Add in a band like Dirty Bourbon River Show that labels themselves  ‘New Orleans Gypsy Brass Circus Rock’; well that’s pretty much Revival Fest!”

This year’s musical lineup features bands from 7 southern states, including 6 from Georgia~~3 from Savannah and 3 from Athens.  Local Savannah collective Sweet Thunder Strolling Band (which was formed expressly for last year’s festival) returns along with new additionsWaits & Co (performing with members of The Trainwrecks) and Velvet Caravan who will perform an all Django/Gypsy set. Also returning isCedric Burnside, grandson of RL Burnside who wowed audiences last year with his traditional Mississippi delta blues.

Athens-based Futurebirds will headline the festival, along with Mexo-Americana legends The David Wax Museum and rising stars Roadkill Ghost Choir, whose much anticipated full length debut album, In Tongues, drops on August 19th.

The family friendly, all ages event takes place from noon until 11pm on Saturday, September 20th, and will be followed by a late night jam session at The Jinx on Congress Street. Advance purchase tickets are $35 and are on sale 7/9/14 at