Downtown traffic to be impacted by Savannah Bluegrass Festival, July 2-3

The 43rd annual Savannah Bluegrass Festival takes place Friday and Saturday at Savannah Market on Main Street.
Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday. Admission is free. Motorists should note some roads in the vicinity will be closed.
This year, the festival features “Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent for the first time in Savannah on Friday night. The concert by Vincent and her band “The Rage” starts at 7:30 p.m.
The bluegrass festival, hosted by the Savannah Main Street program, also features around 15 different bluegrass musicians and groups, including Jerrolds, who will perform during the two-day festival.
In addition to talented musicians on fiddles, mandolins, banjos and guitars, expect some heel-kicking buck dancers and square dancers on Saturday afternoon.
To accommodate the two-day event, Main Street from Guinn Street to Commerce Street is closed Friday starting at 4 p.m. It reopens after the event concludes that evening. Main Street remains open Saturday.
Cherry Street at Main Street (Court Square) will be closed to through-traffic to provide those parking spaces for handicapped concert-goers. General parking for the event is located in the gravel lots behind Main Street businesses on Deford Street and the Hardin County Courthouse off of Water Street.
Cherry Street at Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic, and Williams Street will be closed at Main Street July 2-3.
Concessions are provided by Tennessee Valley Adult and Teen Challenge. Organizers ask attendees to bring lawn chairs to the covered event.

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