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Tybee Island Songwriters Festival puts the spotlight on writers

Tybee Island Songwriters Festival puts the spotlight on writers

By Sean Kelly/ConnectSavannah’

When you first hear the premise for the Tybee Island Songwriters Festival, it might be a bit surprising that something like it would take place on Tybee.

The concept is one you’d normally see in Nashville—a multi-venue festival featuring a mix of prominent and up-and-coming songwriters sharing the stage together.

Some of the prominent writers you might not know by name, but you’d definitely know the songs they penned for popular artists.

Thanks to songwriter Sean Squires, Tybee Island is about to be transformed into a hotspot for writers over the course of a weekend. Squires tells Connect that the idea for the Tybee Island Songwriters Festival was hatched a while back.

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Savannah songwriters pay tribute to the legends at Tybee Post

Savannah songwriters pay tribute to the legends at Tybee Post

By Joshua Peacock/SMN

Four Savannah songwriters have been tapped to pay tribute to four legendary singer/songwriters this weekend at the Tybee Post Theater.

Jason Bible, frontman for The Train Wrecks, singer/songwriter Thomas Oliver, Aaron Zimmer of City Hotel, and Stacey ‘Stace’ Mattox Pandya will honor Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and Carole King on July 28.

Local singer/songwriter Tom Cooler produced the tribute show, calling on some of the area’s best songwriters for the unique showcase. Read More …

‘Southern Songbirds’ showcases Georgia natives Caroline Aiken and Jill Knight

‘Southern Songbirds’ showcases Georgia natives Caroline Aiken and Jill Knight

By Joshua Peacock/SMN
The “Southern Songbirds” showcase at Tybee Post Theater on Jan. 26 will feature two veteran singer-songwriters and Georgia natives returning to their old stomping grounds.

Caroline Aiken and Jill Knight both got their start busking on River Street in Savannah, along with clubs all around the Lowcountry and Georgia. Over their three decades of songwriting, the two have shared stages, and individually played with the likes of Muddy Waters, Doc Watson, Bonnie Raitt, The Indigo Girls, John Prine and India Arie. Read more:

Family friendly movies starting this week!

Family friendly movies starting this week!

BIG NEWS: The Tybee Post Theater will begin showing family friendly movies weekdays during the summer for our local families and our visitors! Here’s a first look at the movie listings and dates! Mark your calendars, parents!

  • June 7, The SpongeBob Movie: Out of Water, 3 and 7 pm
  • June 8, Inside Out, 3 and 7 pm
  • June 9, Tomorrowland, 3 and 7 pm
  • June 10, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 3 and 7 pm
  • June 12, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 3 and 7 pm
  • June 14, Hotel Transylvania 2, 3 and 7 pm
  • June 15, Tomorrowland, 3 and 7 pm
  • June 16, Zootopia, 3 and 7 pm
  • June 21, The SpongeBob Movie: Out of Water, 3 and 7 pm
  • June 22, Inside Out, 3 and 7 pm
  • June 23, Zootopia, 3 and 7 pm
  • June 28, Hotel Transylvania 2, 3 and 7 pm
  • June 29, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, 3 and 7 pm

Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for children 12 and under. The concession stand will have $2 popcorn and $2 soft drinks! (And cold beer and wine for mom and dad!)

Summer fun for everyone!!