Savannah’s Most Vibrant Celebration of Creative Spirit and Expression

The 7th Annual A-Town Get Down Festival is right around the corner – and this year’s extravaganza is not to be missed!

The A-Town Get Down is an annual event in Savannah, Georgia in memory of Alex Townsend, a highly creative artist and musician who tragically died at the age of 21. A-Town Fest is a day-long series of art and music events that help to build greater confidence in creative youth by allowing accomplished and aspiring musicians to perform together at the same venue.


Photo of Alex Townsend in Kenya, courtesy of A-Town Get Down.

“Growing up, like many creative children, Alex sometimes struggled to fit into a traditional school and social setting,” says the A-Town team. “But he always had music and art as a place to go, to become engaged, and to express himself. As he grew older, he discovered and connected with many other teens and young adults who shared both his struggles and his passions.” The A-Town Fest is just one more way that Alex is still connecting youth through music.

On March 25th, get ready to experience 12 hours of 30+ music, art, food, vendors and family friendly activities from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM downtown on Indian Street. But this year's main event isn't the only way you can get involved – don’t miss the A-Town Get Down Festival event at Service Brewing on February 25th from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM to help kick-off the one-month countdown to the 2017 festival.

This year's musical guests of A-Town will not disappoint. From blues and jazz legends like Bobby Rush and Co. Bruce Hampton to rebel country and rock band Cracker, the music vibe will be felt from all around. Here is the list of all the great music performances you can look forward to seeing at this year's A-Town Get Down:

Full Lineup: Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret., Snarky Horns, Lowcountry Voices, Old Salt Union, AJ Ghent Band, Walter Parks & Swamp Cabbage, Jimmy Brown from Brick, Savannah Children's Choir, Billy Jonas Band, Kim Polote and Higher Ground, Missionary Blues, Waits and Co., Marques and the Marvelous Miracles, Annalise Curtin, Lil’ J, and J. Chambers. 

*Correction to the A-Town Get Down article on page 100 in our Feb/March Issue: This year’s festival will feature only the horns section of the Snarky Puppies Horns, and James Taylor will not be accompanying the Lowcountry Voices this year.

For more on the A-Town Get Down Festival and to buy tickets click here, and for more on the events and happening in the Lowcountry subscribe now or pick up the February/March issue of South Magazine.