American Traditions Vocal Competition
Feb
18
to Feb 22

American Traditions Vocal Competition

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The American Traditions Vocal Competition (ATC) returns for its highly anticipated 26th anniversary season Feb. 18-22, 2019. With an outstanding line up of 28 contestants, three new judges and one new pianist, this year's performances are sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

This year's judges include award-winning jazz musician Melba Joyce, American composer, conductor and music administrator Michael Ching, and Tony award-nominee and Broadway performer Phillip Boykin. Crowd pleasing pianists return, with David Shenton celebrating nine years of incredible pianistic collaboration with the competition and Wilson Southerland joining for his fifth year. These veteran pianists will be joined by Andrew Sotomayor, who will accompany contestants during this competition for the first time.

Rebecca Odorisio will join this year's competition as emcee. Odorisio moved to New York at the age of eighteen to pursue her dramatic education. Her B.F.A. studies were completed at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She enjoys a wide spectrum of dramatic work, from Shakespeare to Sondheim to Strayhorn. A facile and versatile performer, Rebecca places equal emphasis on musical, comedic, and dramatic pursuits. She is the 2015 All-Star Champion of New York's Cabaret Showdown, a founding member of the theatre company, Island Shakespeare, and a recent member of America's Sweethearts, an "Andrews' sisters" - style women's harmony group, performing American songbook and Americana music from wartimes. Rebecca is the 2015 ATC Silver Medalist, the 2015 and 2016 Ben Tucker Jazz Award winner and the 2016 Johnny Mercer Award winner.

The ATC celebrates and preserves all styles of classic American music. The organization promotes these songs by producing an annual vocal competition in Savannah, Georgia, that awards $35,000 in cash prizes. The ATC is committed to serving the greater Savannah community. The organization provides musical education, exposure and performances for Savannah locals of all ages. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts institution was born of the desire to foster and preserve traditions of musical expression, which have been significant in the culture of the United States, by celebrating the repertoire that represents both the art and the popular cultures of our country.

The 2019 competition kicks off with a Judge's Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 at Skidway Island United Methodist Church (UMC), 54 Diamond Causeway, on Skidaway Island. Guests will enjoy an evening of music with performances by all three ATC judges. Tickets to this concert cost $30 each.

At 4 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 and Wednesday, Feb. 20, the 28 quarterfinalists will perform three diverse, American songs each at Skidaway Island UMC in the hopes of advancing to the semifinals. The first half of contestants competes on Tuesday, and the remaining contestants will put it all on the line Wednesday. Day passes for the quarterfinals cost $25 each.

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"Those Were the Days" w/William Florian!
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

"Those Were the Days" w/William Florian!

An upbeat, musical journey of America's greatest songs of the 60s, starring iconic folk music songwriter and performer, William Florian, a former lead singer with the famous New Christy Minstrels. It's a memorable night of the music of Peter Paul & Mary, John Denver, Pete Seeger, The Mamas & The Papas, and uplifting originals presented with amusing stories in an intimate show. 

Who can forget the Minstrel's greatest Top 40 folk music hits, including "This Land Is Your Land", "Green, Green," "Today" and "Ramblin'?" Throw in "If I had a Hammer," "Blowin' in the Wind," and "Where Have all the Flowers Gone" and you have a wonderous walk down memory lane with one of the most personable performers on the national touring scene today. 

William, a charismatic and engaging artist, performed this concert two years ago and we sold out the house! Bring the kids, and grandkids if you got 'em, and sing along with William on the greatest hits of the 60s and 70s.

Saturday March 2, 7 pm. Reserved Seating. Tickets $20 adults; $25 premium seats

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Chloe Agnew, A St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Chloe Agnew, A St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Chloë Agnew, singer, songwriter and actress from Dublin, is back on our stage alongside Irish tenor Dermot Kieran to kick off our St. Patrick’s Day fun.

 Chloë, you remember, gained fame for her integral part as one of the original (and youngest) members of the internationally acclaimed music group Celtic Woman from the age of 14. At the age of 24, she was already a musical veteran and after an illustrious decade-long career with the famous ensemble; she embarked on a solo career that has seen her perform all over the world.

Along with for her Irish folk standards, she’ll also perform some of her newest music. Storytelling and songwriting are at the heart of her family-friendly show, so bring the kids and the grandparents and get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.

Sat. March 9, 7:30 pm. Tickets $18/$22 premium

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Lowcountry Heartbreakers
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Lowcountry Heartbreakers


The season of love is getting even sweeter as the Tybee Post Theater presents the Lowcountry Heartbreakers! Join us for an irresistible evening featuring singer/songwriters Payne Bridges, Josephine Johnson, and Jenna Lyn. 

With each leading lady unique to their own musical stylings, audiences can expect to hear a lowcountry blend of jazz, soul, country, and blues. This intimate and exclusive evening features original music from each artist, thoughtfully curated to celebrate the many facets of love. Accompanied by the accomplished pianist Rhett Mouchet, this is sure to be an evening you don’t want to miss!

Meet our lovely heartbreakers:
Payne Bridges has been bringing her soulful, acoustic sound to stages across Savannah and the surrounding Lowcountry for last five years. She has opened for numerous acts, including local bands, Waits & Co. and The Train Wrecks, as well as Nashville recording artist, Gabe Dixon.

Josephine Johnson has been singing in church and school since she was a child. Her music weaves together the voices and inspiration of her idols—think Melissa Etheridge meets Janis Joplin and Norah Jones for a sassy chat over an afternoon of chai tea! 

From church choirs to festival stages, Jenna Lyn's roots are revealed in her soulful southern style. Her career began as a hospice music therapist and member of several Savannah bands.  Jenna's sound integrates stories and perspectives from all aspects of life.

Sat. Feb. 16, 8 pm. Tickets $15Buy Tickets


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Mardi Gras -- Savannah Stompers Style!
Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

Mardi Gras -- Savannah Stompers Style!


Come celebrate Mardi Gras with the legendary Savannah Stompers Jazz Band. They’ve been entertaining Savannah for decades but this is their first time on the Tybee Post Theater stage – and it’s going to be a big time!

The Stompers embody the music of the “Golden Age of Jazz” from the early decades of the last century. You’ll hear, see and enjoy the recreation of historic jazz writers and performers, including Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbeck, W.C. Handy and more! This band replicates the original instrumentation of those classic ensembles with trumpet, trombone, and clarinet on the front line and piano, tuba, banjo and drums in the rhythm section.

And these personable gents will share humorous anecdotes about the writers and performers who made this music American’s greatest contribution to the world’s culture! 

We’ll expect to see some of you doing the Charleston, Lindy, two-step, fox trot and tango in the aisles and in front of the stage. You won’t be able to help yourselves. Wear your beads and Mardi Gras bling and let the good times roll at this fabulous afternoon event!

Sun. Feb. 10, 4 pm. Tickets, reserved seating, $15/$18 premium, $10 children 12 and underBuy Tickets


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Fire & Rain, the James Taylor Experience
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Fire & Rain, the James Taylor Experience


Get ready for an amazing show with Fire and Rain, the James Taylor Tribute Experience!

This James Taylor performer has spent years perfecting his fingerpicking guitar technique and his smooth vocal tones and creates an evening of James Taylor music that will amaze even the most avid fan. Fresh off last year’s national tour, including command performances in Las Vegas, The James Taylor Experience, featuring the Fire and Rain Band, performs all of JTs best, including the entire album “James Taylor’s Greatest Hits (the white one which sold over 11 million copies!).”

Of course, you’ll hear all of the familiar mellow tunes like “Carolina on My Mind” and “Fire & Rain,” but don’t forget all of the great upbeat hits like “Smiling Faces,” “How Sweet It Is” and “Up on the Roof,” too!

Come prepared to be transported back to the heyday of James Taylor’s career and enjoy an evening of great music from one of the nation’s top tribute bands. At the Post, of course!

Sat. Feb/ 9, 8 pm. Tickets $25 reservedBuy Tickets


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84- The Ultimate Van Halen Experience at Coach’s Corner
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

84- The Ultimate Van Halen Experience at Coach’s Corner

The Ultimate Van Halen Experience!! 84 has quickly become the region's most sought after Van Halen tribute band.

Faithfully recreating the sound, look, and energy of the original Van Halen lineup (1978-1984), 84 brings a jaw-droppingly authentic, passion filled show to packed venues and sold out crowds throughout the Southeast and beyond. 84's Dave, Eddie, Michael, and Alex work to bring you the most accurate concert experience possible. And it ain't no joke!

Behind this outrageously accurate concert experience, are 4 perfectly synced music professionals with the flawlessly aligned objective of taking each audience back in time to the early days of Van Halen when Rock Music ruled the world, and Van Halen ruled Rock Music. This is no "stay in your lane" performance. Each show is uniquely different and uniquely inspired by the audience out front. Just like the original.

84 covers material from the original self titled album Van Halen (1978) thru their most popular album 1984. You will be on your feet with David Lee Roth era hits like Jump, Panama, Hot For Teacher, Runnin With the Devil, Ain't Talkin' Bout Love, Eruption, Unchained, You Really Got Me, and many, many more! If your favorite isn't listed, you can be sure you will catch it at a show.

Witness stage chemistry like no other and once again live the experience of your youth when Van Halen was delivering all the glory that was David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, and Alex Van Halen. It was PERFECT, and 84 strives to bring that perfection to you.

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King Mackerel & the Blues Are Running
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

King Mackerel & the Blues Are Running

The Coastal Cohorts are bringing their acclaimed environmental musical, King Mackerel & The Blues are Running back to Tybee with its first-ever run at the Post Theater!

The three-man show is an acoustic revue of Southern coastal life, with songs and stories about fishing, getting your car stuck in the sand, cooking, joyriding, romance (doomed and triumphant), shag dancing and of course, hurricanes. Their ‘tap-your-feet’ happy music has traveled successfully as far up the Coast as Martha’s Vineyard and the Kennedy Center.  This show was also filmed as a PBS-TV special.

The Coastal Cohorts is a trio of Southern composer/performer/friends: Broadway entertainer and part-time Tybee resident Jim Wann, along with rock artist and producer Don Dixon and author/creative writing professor Bland Simpson. They took King Mackerel from Chapel Hill to New York City in the mid-1980’s for two successful runs off-Broadway, then returned to their Carolina roots for an ongoing series of partnerships with environmental and arts nonprofits. It was produced twice on Tybee Island to raise funds for the restoration of the Tybee Post Theater. And now, finally, they are on stage in the coolest little music hall in the Coastal Empire!

This concert will benefit the Post and The Dolphin Project during their 30th anniversary year. This local nonprofit works to protect wild, estuarine Bottlenose dolphins in coastal Georgia.

Sat. Jan. 26, 7:30 pm; Sun. Jan. 27, 3 pm. Tickets $25/$30 premium; $12 children 12 and under.


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King Mackerel & the Blues Are Running
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

King Mackerel & the Blues Are Running

The Coastal Cohorts are bringing their acclaimed environmental musical, King Mackerel & The Blues are Running back to Tybee with its first-ever run at the Post Theater!

The three-man show is an acoustic revue of Southern coastal life, with songs and stories about fishing, getting your car stuck in the sand, cooking, joyriding, romance (doomed and triumphant), shag dancing and of course, hurricanes. Their ‘tap-your-feet’ happy music has traveled successfully as far up the Coast as Martha’s Vineyard and the Kennedy Center.  This show was also filmed as a PBS-TV special.

The Coastal Cohorts is a trio of Southern composer/performer/friends: Broadway entertainer and part-time Tybee resident Jim Wann, along with rock artist and producer Don Dixon and author/creative writing professor Bland Simpson. They took King Mackerel from Chapel Hill to New York City in the mid-1980’s for two successful runs off-Broadway, then returned to their Carolina roots for an ongoing series of partnerships with environmental and arts nonprofits. It was produced twice on Tybee Island to raise funds for the restoration of the Tybee Post Theater. And now, finally, they are on stage in the coolest little music hall in the Coastal Empire!

This concert will benefit the Post and The Dolphin Project during their 30th anniversary year. This local nonprofit works to protect wild, estuarine Bottlenose dolphins in coastal Georgia.

Sat. Jan. 26, 7:30 pm; Sun. Jan. 27, 3 pm. Tickets $25/$30 premium; $12 children 12 and under.

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An 80s Redeux w/The Southern Holiday Jazz Band
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

An 80s Redeux w/The Southern Holiday Jazz Band

The roots of modern music are in jazz -- so watch Jane Ogle and the Southern Holiday Jazz Band pull it up by the roots!

It's An 80's Redeux!

Spandex. Preppies. MTV. Spiked hair and moussed hair and BIG hair. Turned up collars. Skinny ties. Parachute pants. Pebbles ponytails. And wildly eclectic music. We will open old AND new doors for musicians and listeners alike who love the music of the 80's.

"Jump" "Brass In Pocket" "Love Will Never Do" ...  Songs by Janet Jackson, Eurythmics, Squeeze, Heart, Elvis Costello, Queen, Rod Stewart, Melissa Etheridge, The Police... played by a bunch of jazz heads to make them their own. It's definitely not elevator music -- it's a pumped up and swinging salute to the 80s!

We will re-live and revive these great 80's anthems with Savannah favorites Jane Ogle on vocals, Jeff Powell on guitars, Marc Chesanow on bass, Billy Hoffman on drums, and Jared Hall on keys. (Like Bill and Ted would always say, "Most Excellent!”)

Friday, Jan. 18, 8 pm. Tickets $18 General Admission

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Drivin N Cryin/SOLD OUT
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Drivin N Cryin/SOLD OUT


It was October 1985 when Drivin N Cryin played their first show at Atlanta’s famed 688 Club. The band quickly gained attention for its blistering live shows and amassed a rabid fanbase in the fertile soil of the late-1980s Southeast music scene. 

Now 33 years later, founding members Kevin Kinney and Tim Nielsen have survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musical landscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of back roads and highways to arrive here -- at the Tybee Post Theater!

Celebrating a gold record, 10 full-length albums and a handful of EPs to their credit, the band refuses to rest on its laurels. The Fall 2017 re-release of Mystery Road on Island Records (Universal) and a Darius Rucker cover of the band’s beloved anthem “Straight To Hell” featuring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Charles Kelley (of Lady Antebellum) caused a ton of interest from fans both old and new. In the Summer of 2018 the band re-released their remastered 1997 eponymous album as Too Late To Turn Back Now on New West Records. Most recently, the band blew away crowds at the 2018 Americana Music Festival in Nashville where they played multiple shows featuring songs from an upcoming studio album produced by Aaron Lee Tasjan, slated for release in Spring 2019.

Comfortable with their past and confident in their future, the band has an arsenal of songs, a full tank of gas and no intention of stopping any time soon. 

 Fri., Jan. 11 & Sat. Jan. 12, 8 pm. Tickets $27/$32 premiumBuy Tickets


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Drivin N Cryin/SOLD OUT
Jan
11
2:30 PM14:30

Drivin N Cryin/SOLD OUT


It was October 1985 when Drivin N Cryin played their first show at Atlanta’s famed 688 Club. The band quickly gained attention for its blistering live shows and amassed a rabid fanbase in the fertile soil of the late-1980s Southeast music scene. 

Now 33 years later, founding members Kevin Kinney and Tim Nielsen have survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musical landscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of back roads and highways to arrive here -- at the Tybee Post Theater!

Celebrating a gold record, 10 full-length albums and a handful of EPs to their credit, the band refuses to rest on its laurels. The Fall 2017 re-release of Mystery Road on Island Records (Universal) and a Darius Rucker cover of the band’s beloved anthem “Straight To Hell” featuring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Charles Kelley (of Lady Antebellum) caused a ton of interest from fans both old and new. In the Summer of 2018 the band re-released their remastered 1997 eponymous album as Too Late To Turn Back Now on New West Records. Most recently, the band blew away crowds at the 2018 Americana Music Festival in Nashville where they played multiple shows featuring songs from an upcoming studio album produced by Aaron Lee Tasjan, slated for release in Spring 2019.

Comfortable with their past and confident in their future, the band has an arsenal of songs, a full tank of gas and no intention of stopping any time soon. 

 Fri., Jan. 11 & Sat. Jan. 12, 8 pm. Tickets $27/$32 premium


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ATC on Tybee presents Nat Zegree in concert
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

ATC on Tybee presents Nat Zegree in concert

Get ready for some Rock 'N Roll on the keys!

In this third performance in a new musical series with the American Traditions Vocal Competition, we’re bringing Nat Zegree down from the Big Apple!

This kid has been performing since he was 3, but since moving to New York in 2014, Nat has been nominated for two Broadway World awards for his performance as Jerry Lee Lewis in the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Million Dollar Quartet for Best Lead Actor and Best Vocal Performance. 

He has also been heard in Pasek and Paul’s new musical Dear Evan Hansen, which premiered at the Arena Theatre in Washington DC. Other credits include performances in: Next to Normal, Spring Awakening, The Wizard of Oz), Rocky (The Rocky Horror Show), Feste (12th Night), Flute (A Midsummer Nights Dream and Lord of the Flies; and he has also released a debut album, entitled “Fly More Than You Fall.” 

Sun. Dec. 16, 3 pm Tickets $20/$25 premium

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2nd Annual Tybee Christmas Cabaret
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

2nd Annual Tybee Christmas Cabaret

Do You Hear What I Hear? It’s time for the 2nd Annual Tybee Christmas Cabaret! 

This year our lineup features Broadway writer, singer, producer and part-time Tybee resident Jim Wann as host; opera singer, instrumentalist and instructor Rebecca Patrick Flaherty; along with vocalists J.J. Collins and Megan Wellman Blanton; the 13th Colony Sounds Barbershop Quartet, and a top-flight band featuring Steven Bryan on the keyboard, Bobby Hanson playing the harmonica, Bill Smith playing the guitar, Ryan Kelly on bass, and Chris Ames on drums.

The Christmas Cabaret features all-local Tybee and Savannah professional performers in a variety show format that includes holiday standards and carols. This year we will also be caroling with the audience and with such an exciting line-up reserved seats will go fast!

Sat. Dec. 15, 7:30 pm Tickets $20/$25 premium, $15 students

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Tybee's First Annual Rockin' Blue Christmas
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Tybee's First Annual Rockin' Blue Christmas


Two of the area’s best-loved bands and a few of their special guests share the stage for an evening of rock and roll, rhythm and blues, Americana and soul music – plus plenty of Yuletide cheer and holiday songs (both classic and obscure).

First up is a full set by Bottles & Cans. Led by guitarist and deep-voiced singer Ray Lundy, this shining light on the regional music scene has been entertaining crowds for close to two decades with their swampy brand of old, country blues and toe-tappin’ rave-ups. Their longtime lineup of drummer Josh Safer and harmonica player Marty Ellis will be joined for this performance by bassist Thomas Mitz and the dazzling female vocals of Laiken Love.

The Magic Rocks follow with a full set of their own. An island favorite that is known for their high-energy rock shows, inventive arrangements and impressive three-part vocal harmonies, this electric power trio of guitarist Craig Johansen, bassist Ronny Kersey and drummer Jim Reed is an established favorite at festivals, benefits, nightclubs and all manner of area venues. They will be joined by the lovely and talented female vocalist Amy Ochoa.

Philip Reynolds Price, one of the most versatile and in-demand keyboardists in the Southeast will add piano, organ and synthesizer to both bands’ sets, and will be on-hand for the big finale which will feature all the musicians onstage together, ending the night with a few timeless Christmas tunes.

Don’t you dare miss it!

Fri., Dec. 7, 8 pm. Tickets $15

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ATC on Tybee presents From New York to Nashville: An Evening with Joshua Carswell and Bex Odorisio
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

ATC on Tybee presents From New York to Nashville: An Evening with Joshua Carswell and Bex Odorisio

Our second concert in partnership with American Traditions Vocal Competition brings two outstanding performers to our stage: Joshua Carswell, the 2012 Gold Medalist and Rebecca Odorisio, a three-time finalist in the prestigious national singing competition, performing with Kim Steiner.

A native of North Carolina, Joshua Carswell graduated from Elon University with the university’s prestigious Presser Music Scholar award. He has been a featured soloist in both Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium and on the Grand Ole’ Opry. Joshua has performed alongside the Greensboro Opera, Cape Cod Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic as well as the North Carolina Symphony. He currently resides in Nashville, where in addition to his active touring schedule with top-ten Billboard charting group the Annie Moses Band, he works as a session musician and vocal coach.

Joshua has recently been busy in theaters across the nation performing his solo show entitled The Monet of Melody. Joshua's breathtaking agility creates a signature sound, singing pop originals, folk melodies, and stunning interpretations of beloved American classics from Johnny Mercer to Hank Williams. He is set to release his new original album "Innerspace" in Spring 2019.

Rebecca "Bex" Odorisio left Philly for New York at the age of eighteen to study at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Since earning her B.F.A., she has worked her away across a wide theatrical spectrum, performing everything from Shakespeare to Sondheim to Strayhorn.

Rebecca, now living in Manhattan, places equal emphasis on musical, comedic, and dramatic pursuits. She is the recipient of the 2015 and 2016 Ben Tucker Jazz Award and the 2016 Johnny Mercer Award from the American Traditions Competition, the 2015 All-Star Champion of the Cabaret Showdown, and a proud member of America's Sweethearts, an all-female trio that performs in the style of the Andrews Sisters. 

Fri. Nov. 16, 8 pm Tickets $20/$25 premium

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Johnny Mercer's 109th Birthday Bash!
Nov
13
3:30 PM15:30

Johnny Mercer's 109th Birthday Bash!

Join us this Sunday afternoon for a concert celebrating the 109th birthday of Savannah’s favorite son, the immortal Johnny Mercer! A half dozen of the Coastal Empire’s most accomplished singers accompanied by a three-piece ensemble will fill our concert hall with all the classics, from Blues in the Night and Summer Wind to Accentuate the Positive and In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening.

Presented by the Friends of Johnny Mercer and produced by Chris Chandler, this entertaining matinee production features guitarist and songwriter, Jim Wann, composer of the Tony-nominated Best-Musical “Pump Boy’s and Dinettes.”  Jim celebrated the 25th anniversary of his hit show with an original cast reunion at New York’s Feinstien’s/54 Below.

Other noted performers include alto sax player and former director of Armstrong Atlantic State Universities Jazz Program, Randall Reese. Singer-songwriter Gary Swindell will be accompanied by guitarist James Lee Smith. They will perform unique arrangements of ‘Mercer’ classics. And Keith Gay, owner of Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals, will open the show singing several Mercer classics. He will be joined onstage by sons Cody Gay and Keith Gay Jr. performing “Old Black Magic.”

We’ll have a special appearance by the Groves High School singing the Mercer/Chris Chandler collaboration, ”A Merry Christmas to You All.”

Musical accompaniment will be provided by the Tybee Post Trio: Chris Chandler on piano, Johnnie Kennedy on bass; Marc Cordray on drums, and Randall Reese on alto sax.

Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 pm. Tickets $20

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Tybee City Limits Encore: Kris Youmans Band, Eric Culberson Band
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Tybee City Limits Encore: Kris Youmans Band, Eric Culberson Band

This month, Tybee City Limits is bringing back a very special brother-sister – Eric Culberson and his big sister, Kris Youmans! They played to a sold-out house of family and fans, and we thought we’d bring them back for an encore.

First up is the Eric Culberson Band! Culberson, as everyone around here knows, is the finest blues guitarist in the Southeast and his hard-working band, with Johnathan Hill on bass and Larry Duff on drums, deliver a high-energy performances that is a healthy dose of traditional blues with a modern sonic palette; familiar, yet altogether refreshing as they play clubs and festivals from Savannah to the Keys. Their sound is a mix of traditional blues

Following Eric is his big sister’s highly acclaimed country band, Kris Youmans & Her Mighty Fine Band, winner of the 2016 Georgia Country Awards for Traditional Artist. Youmans’ songwriting style is strongly Roots influenced, and traditional and southern as her hometown of Savannah. Her band, now based in Newnan, including Barefoot Slim on Steel Guitar, David Puett on Guitar, Patrick Thompson Bass and Jerry Lee Percussion, help to achieve that high and lonesome sound which is the signature to their shows. Kris slips in her band’s own original western-infused songs between Hank Sr. & Lefty Frizzell covers.

With any luck, we’ll be able to get these two outstanding band’s together for an extended encore!

Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 pm. Tickets $15

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Abbey Road Live's 50th Anniversary of the White Album
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Abbey Road Live's 50th Anniversary of the White Album

Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the White Album with Abbey Road LIVE!, the Southeast's premier Beatles tribute band.

 In 1968, The Beatles were at the top of their game. They had ushered in rock's psychedelic era with their groundbreaking Sgt Pepper album., and successfully completed the transition from mop-topped pop superstars to sophisticated songwriters. Meanwhile their musical output was growing more prolific.

By the summer of 1968, John, Paul, George and Ringo had written so many new songs that a regular two-sided album simply wouldn't suffice. And so on Nov 22, 1968 they released a double LP simply titled The Beatles, which immediately came to be known as the "White Album". The 4 sides of vinyl contained thirty songs that covered vast swaths of musical ground - rock n roll, blues, folk, country, ska, avant-garde, and even heavy metal.

 Come hear the best of the White Album come to life as Abbey Road LIVE!  pays tribute to this amazing musical work! Favorites such as Back In The U.S.S.R, Dear Prudence, and While My Guitar Gently Weeps will be performed alongside rarely heard oddities like Bungalow Bill, Piggies, and Happiness is a Warm Gun. 

Additionally, the show will include a second set of tunes spanning the entire Beatles catalog!

Fri. Nov. 9, 8 pm Tickets $20 general admission

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Bob Mastellar's Jazz For All Ages: Ronnie Leigh
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Bob Mastellar's Jazz For All Ages: Ronnie Leigh

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On Monday, November 5th 2018, JAZZ FOR ALL AGES will feature Award-Winning vocalist and Jazz Corner favorite RONNIE LEIGH with his Octet who will perform a powerful JAZZ and SOUL Tribute honoring the music of Al Jarreau, George Benson, Lou Rawls, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder and many more!

"After 40 years in the music biz, working with everyone from Smokey to Aretha to Ray Charles, and after 30 years of watching this guy, all I can tell you is that he’s one of the finest song stylists working in jazz today. But it doesn't stop there. He's also one of the finest Soul and R & B stylists I've ever heard and an amazing entertainer. The guy's the complete package. And it's not even remotely hype to mention him in the same sentence with the great Lou Rawls and the amazing Donny Hathaway." ~ Frank Malfitano, founder, Syracuse Jazz Fest

 

Purchase Tickets Now!  http://www.jazzforallages.com/event/ronnie-leigh/

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Bob Mastellar's Jazz for All Ages: Joey Alexander
Nov
4
6:30 PM18:30

Bob Mastellar's Jazz for All Ages: Joey Alexander

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This year’s four-day event launches JAZZ FOR ALL AGES onto the national spotlight with a music program comparable to some of the top jazz festivals in the world. 
The sensational fourteen year-old superstar prodigy and three-time Grammy-nominated pianist Joey Alexander will headline our Sunday, November 4th, 2018 event at the Sonesta Resort. Joey has appeared on 60 Minutes, The Today Show with Lester Holt, and the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” This will be Joey's first visit to Hilton Head Island. 

Purchase Tickets Now! http://www.jazzforallages.com/event/joey-alexander/

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Chi-Town Transit Authority
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Chi-Town Transit Authority

Celebrating the timeless music of Chicago! Rock. Roll. Horns. Chi-Town Transit Authority is a rocking seven-piece band created in the image of the original configuration of the stylish rock group Chicago. Each band member authentically recreates the sound of the original members – the bass player sings the Peter Cetera parts, the keyboardist sings the Robert Lamm parts, etc. Stunning vocals always in original keys, from three lead singers. Chicago is known for hits such as “Just You ‘n’ Me,” “Saturday in the Park,” “You’re the Inspiration,” “Hard Habit to Break” and many more.

But for Laurence Cohen, trombonist for Chi-Town Transit Authority, Chicago’s early years particularly offer up musical gems. The tribute band’s name is inspired by the name of Chicago’s debut album from 1969, “Chicago Transit Authority.” Among those earlier songs, Cohen has enjoyed rediscovering “Wake Up Sunshine,” which is happy and Beatles-esque, and the more rock and blues-influenced, “South California Purples.”

Sat. Nov. 3, 8 pm. Tickets Reserved, $20/$25 premium

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Frank & Ella: An Evening To Remember
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Frank & Ella: An Evening To Remember

This evening celebrates the life of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, two powerhouses who have been made a major impact in the shaping of American music. Sinatra lived the songs he sang while Ella sang the songs the everyone else lived. Sinatra thought the world of Ella! He said: “Ella Fitzgerald … is the greatest popular singer in the world, barring none—male or female.” That's a lot coming from the crooner who melted every woman's heart! With a rich friendship that lasted through many decades, it is a pleasure to honor them with two of Savannah's finest singers! 

Born a decade too late, Trae Gurley’s voice embodies the heart and mind of jazz greats. His influences are vast, but his voice specializes in the smooth sounds of Sinatra and the sophisticated styling of The American Songbook legends. Performing songs from tunes like Mercer, Porter, Gershwin, Cahn along with a few of Sinatra's torch songs and the result is a mesmerizing mix touching on all the styles of jazz. For the past 25 years, Trae has been performing the songs that speak to him. He's older than he looks! Aside from Sinatra, you've probably seen Trae's recent performance of Elvis' 1967 Album, "How Great Thou Art". Did we also mention Trae can take your breath away performing Ray Charles?!

Laiken Love has captured the hearts of many, with a voice that can fill a room and sweeten your heart. Laiken's sound embodies the influence of Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, and Etta James. She's also been known to embody the soulfulness of the late great Aretha Franklin. Laiken's repertoire is pretty expansive! You never know what she'll sing! You've seen her all around town performing with her band Fellowship of Love. Did we mention that she's a classically trained singer?! 

This night will not be complete without Savannah's favorite jazz group, The Eric Jones Trio! Eric Jones is a has made a major impact on the Savannah jazz scene. When he's not performing he's teaching music at Savannah State University. You can catch his group weekly at Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant. Members include Marc Chesanow and Robert Saunders. 

This show will definitely be a night to remember! Get your tickets today!

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Shalom Y'All Jewish Food Festival
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Shalom Y'All Jewish Food Festival

  • Monterey Square (Bull St. & Taylor St.) Savannah, Ga 31401 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrating Our 30th Year! 

The Shalom Y’All Jewish Food Festival, will be held on Sunday, October 28, from 11 am until 3 pm. 

This year, the event will be held in Monterey Square.

The festival draws about 10,000 attendees annually. Participants of all ages will enjoy a taste of ethnic Jewish cuisine as well as family entertainment including music and dance.

There is no admission charge for the festival. Food purchases are by tickets, which are sold in advance at the temple office, and at the event (at full price). Gift items can be purchased by cash and by credit or debit card.

Location: Monterey Sq. Savannah, GA
Date: Sunday, October 28th 11a.m. - 3 p.m.

Come try some homemade Jewish foods like sizzling Sephardic lamb, corned beef sandwiche, latkes, blintzes, and dance off the calories to the sounds of klezmer music while the kids get their face painted and play games. There is something for everyone!

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The Dirty Doors
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Dirty Doors

The Dirty Doors – the ultimate celebration of the music of The Doors – will set the night on fire with the energy, excitement, and passion of the timeless music of Jim Morrison and The Doors like no other tribute band.

The Doors were unique and among the most controversial and influential rock acts of the 1960s, mostly because of Morrison’s lyrics and charismatic but, er, unpredictable stage persona.

This Atlanta-based classic rock band, The Dirty Doors, fronted by Reed Barrickman, faithfully recreate a Doors concert in sound and stage presence with as many as 30 classic Doors hits like “Light My Fire,” “Riders On The Storm,” “Hello, I Love You,” and “L.A. Woman.”

Sat. Oct. 27, 8 pm. Tickets $20 Buy Tickets

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Savannah Pride Festival 2018
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Savannah Pride Festival 2018

Join Savannah PRIDE and the LGBTQ community for another FABULOUS year of PRIDE!!! 


Masqueerade - Thursday Oct. 25th 
(It’s time to VOGUE! Get your house in order and get ready to show off your skills) 
https://www.savannahpride.com/masqueerade

OUT in Savannah - Friday Oct. 26th

OUT In Savannah VIP Experience - Friday Oct. 26th

Pride Festival - Saturday Oct. 27th
Savannah Pride Pawrade (https://www.savannahpride.com/pridepawrade)
Drag Trolley Tours
History & Art Exhibit
Education Panels & Forums
Live Entertainment
Downtown Takeover Pub Crawl (https://www.savannahpride.com/downtowntakeover)
Vendors
And MORE!!!

Savannah Pride Prom - Teen Event - Saturday Oct. 27th

Official Savannah Pride After Party - Saturday Oct. 27th (Club One) 

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84 Van Halen Tribute: Halloween Edition
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

84 Van Halen Tribute: Halloween Edition

Special Halloween Show!! 80's style!!

If you missed their SOLD OUT show here in July, this is your chance!! If you were here, we are sure you will be back and bring some friends. The band has lots of new material and a completely updated stage props and stage wear to go with our new stage. Seriously, you DO NOT want to miss this!

'84 is the nation's most amazing Van Halen tribute show with so many secret weapons. This show can not be matched! It's that simple. If you want to take a trip back in time and see a full Van Halen show, so convincing you won't believe your eyes and ears, make sure you are here!!! 

Be here promptly at 7pm to claim your space next to the stage and catch special guest Ethan Senger laying down an Acoustic Rock N Roll show to get things started!

Get your tickets NOW!!! Back to '84 we go!

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Southern Songbirds: Jill Knight, Danielle Howle & Caroline Aiken
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Southern Songbirds: Jill Knight, Danielle Howle & Caroline Aiken

Three beautiful singer-songwriters from opposite coasts come together on the Tybee Post Theater stage for an incredible night of music.

Jill Knight, a native of Savannah, now based out of LA, has an unmistakable soulful sound blending Americana and Blues and weaving in a little R&B.  Winner of countless songwriting awards, Performing Songwriter Magazine says, "It’s hard to say which is better-the song or the way Jill Knight sings it." Jill has toured and shared stages with India Arie, Shawn Colvin, John Prine, The Doobie Brothers, Roger McGuinn, Chris Isaak, Delbert Mclinton and many others.

Danielle Howle captivates audiences with her stunning vocal ability, contagious energy, and incredible songwriting skills. Her music ranges from country swamp blues to jazz to Americana. Danielle has opened for legendary musicians such as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Sam Bush, The Avett Brothers, and the Indigo Girls. She’s currently touring with Amy Ray.

Grammy nominated-Caroline Aiken was born in Atlanta and spent years of touring and performing from New York to California, but moved back to Atlanta in the early ‘80s opening for the likes of Arlo Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Doc Watson, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat and more

Sat. Oct. 20, 8 pm Tickets $20

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The Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

The Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest

Come meet our many talented artist that are participating in the 2018 show on Saturday October 20th. You can click on the artist names below and visit their detailed bio page prior to attending to show. We have many vendors that have been joining us for over 6 years and many new ones, all with exciting goods to offer you. Come check them out on Bluff Drive (between Rose and Rosenbrook Avenues)
The Art Show takes place between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Isle of Hope Marina pavilion, Bluff Drive (between Rose Avenue and Rosenbrook Avenue), Rose Avenue and Paxton Park.

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