Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Mar. 9-12

Mar 9, 2017

It's a busy weekend in Savannah, with the Savannah Stopover music festival and much more. Connect Savannah's Anna Chandler and freelance writer and Do Savannah columnist Joshua Peacock share some highlights.

Anna's picks:

-One highlight of Stopover is sure to be veteran soul musician Lee Fields, playing with his band The Expressions on Friday at Ships of the Sea Museum. Drummer Deantoni Parks will bring his innovative sound to Club One on Friday. And on Saturday, don't miss singer-songwriter Julien Baker's heart-wrenching tunes in the unique setting of Trinity United Methodist Church. Find the full Stopover lineup here and schedule here.

-Living legend Chaka Khan will play the Johnny Mercer Theatre on Friday. The Grammy-winning singer performs a mix of jazz, R&B, gospel, country and more and is promising a stellar show that will have the audience on their feet. Friday, 8 p.m.; $40-125.

Joshua's picks:

-Spend your first Stopover night at the Jinx with JEFF the Brotherhood, whose style mixes jazz with hard rock and metal. And be sure to check out the local bands playing throughout the festival, including Isaac Smith, Ambrose, Cusses and Lulu the Giant.

-Asbury Memorial Theatre - the performance company of Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church - will bring the beloved play Steel Magnolias to the stage this weekend. The show is perhaps best known for its movie version, starring Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts and Shirley MacLaine. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m.; $15.

-Make it a Dolly Parton theater weekend with Collective Face's production of Nine to Five the musical, playing at Savannah State University's Kennedy Fine Arts Auditorium. The classic story follows a trio of secretaries who decide to get revenge on their sexist boss. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m.; $25 general admission, $20 students, seniors and military.