Monthly Archives: August 2012

Square Fest Music Fest

Forsyth BandshellI’ve
lived in Savannah for 11 years, and one thing I’ve heard time and again (I’ve
even often said it myself), is that there is no music scene in this town.
Apparently Amanda Hollowell felt the
same way. 
So she gathered some other
like-minded folks and
decided to do something about it.  Thanks
to their dedication and perseverance, we have the First Square Fest event
hitting Forsyth Park this Saturday for an afternoon – and evening – full of
FREE music!  That’s right; I said FREE.
There’s something for everyone; acoustic, folk, jazz, funk, MC’s, DJ’s, hip-hop
and grunge.  This all day music festival is
meant to unite the music lovers of the community and showcase the music that is
alive in Savannah.  With music, food,
vendors, and local artisans, there will be plenty of fun for the whole


This might be the inaugural event for Square Fest, but they have done a
phenomenal job in getting the community excited and raising awareness about the
need for a music scene in Savannah; and they intend to make it an annual event.  In the theme of giving back to the community,
Square Fest will be donating a percentage of the donations received at this
event to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire.

Bring your lawn chairs, a blanket, pack a basket of goodies and make it a
day.  The event kicks off at 2pm, but you’ll
want to get there early to make sure you secure a good spot; it’s sure to be a
packed event, especially as night time falls across Forsyth Park and the music
plays on into the dark.

Here’s the Line Up:

2:00pm – 2:05pm Opening
Sincerely Iris
2:05pm – 2:25pm Sunglow
2:30pm – 3:00pm Lyn Avenue
3:15pm – 3:35pm Sincerely, Iris

3:45pm – 4:15pm Listen 2 Three
4:30pm – 4:50pm Steve Cantrell
4:50pm – 5:20pm Dope Sandwich
5:30pm – 5:50pm Elephant Talk
5:50pm – 6:10pm Emoticon
6:25pm – 6:55pm Kota Mundi
7:05pm – 7:35pm The Royal Noise
7:45pm – 8:15pm KidSyc@BrandyWine
8:25m – 8:55pm Sav”h Party Starters
9:15pm – 9:45pm Word of Mouth
9:45pm – 10:00pm Closing Remarks and Thank You