Savannah Music Tour

The gorgeous coastal city is home to acclaimed music festivals, a thriving music scene featuring everything from jazz to metal, and world-renowned instrument makers including Gretsch, Benedetto Guitars and Randy Wood Guitars. 

Tour At a Glance

Moon River Brewing Company

Johnny Mercer grew up in a home overlooking Savannah's Back River, which was later renamed Moon River, after the famed lyricist's Oscar-winning song, "Moon River." Savannah's only brew pub, Moon River Brewing Company, borrowed the name when it opened in 1999, serving up...

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Bonaventure Cemetery

Academy Award-winning lyricist Johnny Mercer; his uncle, Hugh W. Mercer, a Civil War Army officer and Confederate general; and novelist and poet Conrad Aiken are among the noteworthy individuals interred in Bonaventure Cemetery, made famous in the movie "Midnight in the Garden of...

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Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

Musicians including Bruce Springsteen, U2, Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams and Jim White have all cited influence by the acclaimed novelist and short story writer Flannery O'Connor. The historic Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home is where she lived from birth until age 13 and is...

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Savannah City Market

Street musicians, live music on indoor and outdoor stages, bars, restaurants and art galleries—there is no shortage of entertainment at City Market. The open-air marketplace includes four blocks of restored warehouses and shop fronts located on the site of the original market...

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Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos Saloon

The audience at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos has a blast testing the skills and memory of the rotating roster of nine pianists who take on one another. The dueling pianos concept is said to have originated at the infamous Pat O'Brien's Bar in New Orleans, where players would...

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Randy Wood Guitars

Acclaimed luthier Randy Wood has been producing top-quality instruments since the '60s for a variety of artists including Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Bill Monroe and more. He was a founding member of G.T.R. in Nashville, which later became Gruhn's Guitars...

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Savannah Music Festival

The Savannah Music Festival, one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world, is held for 17 days in the spring. The weekly radio show, Savannah Music Festival LIVE, is carried through the GPB Radio Network and PRX nationwide. Visit the website for information...

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Lucas Theatre for the Arts

The historic Lucas Theatre, founded in 1921, hosts a variety of concerts, performances, events and film series. Self-guided tours are available Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Guided tours are available by reservation.

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Jazz'd Tapas Bar

"Cosmopolitan" magazine calls Jazz'd Tapas Bar one of the "sexiest places in the world, a must do." The sleek lounge features live music Tuesday through Sunday, and Trae Gurley sings Sinatra every Thursday night. Sip a martini and enjoy a variety of Savannah's legendary musical...

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The Jinx

This is not your great aunt's Savannah; this is the underground, where the city's influential metal bands, like Baroness, Kylesa and Black Tusk, started out and where bands kicking out sounds from alt-country to garage rock now play. Murals of skeletons and bats on the walls...

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Johnny Mercer Statue

Johnny Mercer is memorialized in his hometown of Savannah with a life-size bronze statue in beautiful Ellis Square. Sculpted by artist Susie Chisholm, the statue was unveiled on Nov. 18, 2009, which would have been Mercer's 100th birthday. He is remembered as one of America'...

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