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Mar. 2 - A-Town Get Down Art & Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

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Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

March 2, 2017 - Savannah’s 7th Annual A-Town Get Down Art & Music Festival heads to its new location on Indian Street on Saturday, March 25, bringing 12 hours of inspiration to attendees of all ages. The festival’s new location on Indian Street under the bridge allows for larger stages, more bands, more live art installations, and more food trucks than ever before.

This year’s lineup of musical acts includes Cracker, Bobby Rush, Colonel Bruce Hampton, AJ Ghent Band, Low Country Voices, Snarky Puppy Horns, Old Salt Union, Savannah Children’s Choir, Walter Parks and Swamp Cabbage, Waits & Co, Missionary Blues, The Billy Jonas Band, Complicated Animals, Marques and the Marvelous Miracles, Kim Michael Polote, Annalise Curtin, Lil’ J, and more. 

Visual artists include R. Land, Betsy Cain, Shea Slemmer, Jor Smith Michel, Katherine Sandoz, Will Penny, Matt Toole, Jose Ray, Jason Armstrong Beck, Emergent Savannah, Lara Wolf, Stephen Green, and Elmer Ramos, among others. 

Festival-goers will also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in interactive art experiences, including a digital art and design studio by the Adobe Arts Lab, an open “Drawing Jam” at the Collabostation, face painting by Scribble Art Studio, screenprinting with SCAD Print, live mural painting, a dance party with Emergent Savannah, photo opps on a custom storybook backdrop, illustrations by SCAD Fashion, custom portrait painting, an interactive sculpture, large-scale projection installations by Will Penny and Jason Armstrong Beck, and so much more. During the festival, a selection of artists will be live painting large-scale panels that guests can bid on in a silent auction.

The A-Town Get Down festival is free from 12pm-5pm and ticketed from 5pm-Midnight for the headliner performers and art events. Tickets are $25 for military/students with valid ID, $35 for general admission, and $95 for VIP. VIP tickets include access to a complimentary VIP tent at the festival, VIP seating, and a swag bag, plus exclusive access to a pre-festival event on Friday, March 24 with special appearances and meet and greets with select A-Town Get Down performers. 

Savannah’s A-Town Get Down Art & Music Festival was created in honor of art student and musician, Alex “A-Town” Townsend, who passed away in 2010. The festival’s mission is to increase access to music and art to citizens of the region.

To view the full lineup of artists, artist bios, and the festival schedule, or to purchase tickets online, visit www.A-TownGetDown.com

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