Forsyth Park Inn, a Savannah, Georgia Bed & Breakfast, Reveals Why Savannah, GA Has Become a Key Contender in the Nation’s Music Scene

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Savannah, Georgia is the perfect setting to draw musical acts; with diverse venues and southern hospitality musical groups are finding more and more reasons to make their way to the greatest hostess city of the south. Forsyth Park Inn announces upcoming musical festivals and top reasons why Savannah, Georgia's musical scene has flourished to what it is today - one of the nation’s best kept secrets when it comes to live music.

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maybe it’s the historic lure or the cool low country vibe that keeps these acts coming.

New musical festivals are popping up each and every year across the country, and Savannah, Georgia is no stranger to some of these great fests. Some the best annual festivals continue to grow and draw in huge crowds in the southern city…maybe it’s the historic lure or the cool low country vibe that keeps these acts coming.

The fourth annual Savannah Stopover Music Festival kicked off the springtime musical scene on March 6th through 8th. In that short amount of time the event proved to be one of spring’s most important music festivals, drawing fans to the Georgia coast to see hot indie bands from all over. The festival takes advantage of various venues around the historic district and presents more than 100 acts in just three days.

The Savannah Music Festival has been steadily growing for 25 years. This year the event will fill three weeks from March 20th to April 5th with more than 80 concerts. At multiple venues all within the walkable historic district, musicians from around the nation and the world will perform jazz, country, folk, blues, roots, classical and many other kinds of music. It is important to note that this is the largest musical arts event in Georgia, and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. That’s why it continues to blossom!

The SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design, annual alumni concerts in Forsyth Park honor new alumni and their achievements at SCAD. The Alumni Concert always includes fun and lively acts and typically takes place in the month of May. It’s a great way to say goodbye the students and bring together the community; the event is always free and open to the public.

The first Savannah Jazz Festival was held at historic Grayson Stadium on October 1st of 1983 and it is still thriving each and every year since then. Join the city for the 2014 Savannah Jazz Festival on September 21st through 27th. Sponsored by the Coastal Jazz Association, the event makes it their mission to include all citizens, rich and poor, black and white, performers and non-performers; the objective is to have the entire city enjoy the fruits of playing and listening to America’s own and only indigenous art form: Jazz.

The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra is the city’s very own professional orchestra; they present a full range of concerts each season, September to May, from classics to pops. They perform regularly in opera settings, local theaters, as well as, outdoor venues throughout Savannah, Georgia. The nonprofit organization highlights the city’s cultural maturity.

The Rock & Roll Marathon held now for three years in a row in Savannah, Georgia not only hosts one of the nation's largest marathon combines the run with live musical bands to pump up the runners and fans! This year the run will take place November 8th.

From local upcoming artists to top musical stars around the world, you never know who you may hear at one of the many venues in Savannah, GA; with more than 50 pubs, 20 dance clubs, several theater houses, and indoor/outdoor amphitheater spaces the city provides the perfect opportunity for great music to be heard throughout the entire year.

Forsyth Park Inn set just across the historic Forsyth Park, invites all to come see and HEAR the city’s musical scene as it continues to spread. Call 912.233.6800 or 866.670.6800 for more information about Savannah, GA getaways and upcoming musical festivals.

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Lori Blass