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1:45 p.m. Doors Open
2:00 p.m. - Official Fried Chicken Contest
Join host Jesse Blanco of WTOC’s Eat it and Like it along with two other guest judges as they put our food trucks to the test! Our judges will be looking for superior taste, texture, and appearance. The winner will receive bragging rights and the coolest trophy in town!
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Classic Car Cruise-In
Just as much as we love food and music in the South, we love our cars! Join us for a classic car cruise-in to celebrate some killer vintage vehicles!
2:05 p.m. - Georgia Kyle Trio
Kyle currently has an electric blues band, as well as a more traditional bluegrass band, and performs regularly in venues all around the Savannah area with his bands, and also as a solo act. You are always sure to hear Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, Muddy Waters, Precious Bryant, and the Allman Brothers, as Kyle pays homage to the music he grew up with, intermingled with his own compositions.
2:50 p.m. - A Nickel Bag of Funk
Based out of Savannah, GA this hard working band is funk infused with mixes of R&B, Hip Hop, Rock and Soul. It is truly an eclectic musical experience that gets the crowd going and makes the audience demand more. What is consistent about this band throughout the years is its musicianship. It does not matter if it’s a three piece or ten piece setup this band always out performs. Lead vocalists and creator, Leslie Adele is a powerhouse.
3:40 p.m. - Bottles & Cans
A shining light of Savannah’s music scene for a decade, Bottles & Cans is known as a “blues band,” yet this unpredictable group of immensely talented players and singers draws as well on the rich traditions of American folk, country and rock to create their raucous, swampy rave-ups and soulful ballads.
4:30 p.m. - Tell Scarlet
In addition to their impressive sound and hard-earned success, Savannah-based pop group Tell Scarlet has become fondly known to many in their area as “That Family Band”. Before they were freshly minted recording artists with a hot EP and a slew of concerts and private events throughout the Southeast, . . . they were family. . . . Dual-threat vocalists Mary Davis and Julia Shuman are mother and daughter, joined onstage by the padre de familia Jeff Davis, Julia’s husband, Cory, and the newest addition, Will Davis, the youngest of the Davises and the group’s resident rapper.
5:30 p.m. - Empire Emerald Band
As students of music, studio regulars, and touring sound engineers for high profile bands, they started performing together in 2012. These gigs quickly turned into requests to perform at private events and festivals. They love seeing the joy and full dance floors that they could bring to these events. They perfected our event planning, expanded their repertoire, added members to the band–and the rest is history!
6:45 p.m. - Chuck Courtenay
It’s been said countless times that the drive to play music –especially in public– is simply in one’s blood. If that’s so, then you’d be hard pressed to find a more convincing example of innate talent and desire than Chuck Courtenay. Born in the fabled, swampy, Deep South coastal community of Savannah, Georgia, Chuck witnessed firsthand the mesmerizing spell live musicians can weave on an audience, as he grew up watching his father travel the country as a keyboard-playing frontman, living the hardscrabble life of a touring entertainer.
8:30 p.m. - Tracy Byrd
There are many ways to describe Tracy Byrd, but unique, talented, and charismatic just seem to scratch the surface. However, there is one word that ties them all together and is true to their character: Tracy Byrd is Real. Few people sing so honestly from their heart and soul. Tracy Byrd does so in just the right way, combining art, story, and song in perfect unison.
Tracy Byrd became a household name on the Country Music Scene in 1993 when his third single, called “Holdin’ Heaven”, off of his MCA Records, self-titled debut album, hit #1 on the Billboard Country Charts. The Album also included the remake hit of Johnny Paycheck’s “Someone to Give my Love to” cementing Byrd as a Traditional Country Troubadour!! The Debut Album went on to be certified Gold, a reward signifying sales in excess of 500,000 copies.
10:00 p.m. - Fireworks!
Finish off our first annual Southern Roots Festival right with a fireworks show!