Chuck Leavell to headline A-Town Get Down

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Chuck Leavell headlines the 2018 A-Town Get Down.
  • Chuck Leavell headlines the 2018 A-Town Get Down.
For its 8th year on Saturday, April 21, the A-Town Get Down Art & Music Festival will feature music legend Chuck Leavell as its 2018 headliner.

A key figure in The Allman Brothers Band, Leavell’s  keyboard work has also been heard on the works of Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, George Harrison,
The Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, Train, Martina McBride, John Mayer, David Gilmour and more.

“It has been a very long time since I have played a show in my newly adopted home of Savannah…and I  am so pleased that it will be at the 2018 A-Town Get Down Festival,” says Leavell.

“I’ll be playing with my good friends, the Randall Bramblett Band, and we’ll have an amazing time.”

Chuck Leavell’s association with the Stones began back in 1982. He recently
toured with the Stones on their No Filter tour of Europe.

In February 2012, he received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy for his work with the Allman Brothers Band.

Leavell is also an author, conservationist, sustainable development advocate, and tech entrepreneur.

The 2018 A-Town Get Down Festival will take place Saturday, April 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Indian Street under the bridge, between Fahm and Warner Streets.

The festival, held each year in memory and honor of SCAD student Alex “A-Town” Townsend, operates with the mission of increasing access to art  and music experiences throughout the Savannah community.

The 8th annual festival will also feature musical performances from Bloodkin, Randall Bramblett, Southern Avenue, Webb Wilder, Walter Parks featuring Bernard Purdie, The New Familiars, Missionary Blues, Hudost, Britt Scott, Phoebe Elliot, Savannah Children's Choir, and an open jam hosted by Walter Parks.

Attendees can also enjoy an array of visual art from Shea Slemmer, R. Land, Katherine Sandoz, Betsy Cain, Jor Smith Michel, Alfredo Martinez, SCAD Ceramics, Scribble Art Studio, Will Penny, Matt Toole, Jason Armstrong Beck (Bison Jack), Adobe Arts Lab-featured artists (David Smiley, Kim Valentinnson, Rashad Doucet, Ella Ward, Ellen Manning, Caleb Boyles, and Jose Medina) Portrait Post-featured artists (Jared Seff, Catherine Blanch, Dana Richardson, Alyssa Maria Gonzalez, and Catherine McCabe, and much more.

Held each year in memory and honor of SCAD student Alex "A-Town" Townsend, the festival operates with the mission of increasing access to art and music experiences throughout the Savannah community.
The A-Town Get Down Art & Music Festival is family-friendly and
admission is free for children 12 and under.

For more information on the 2018 A-Town Get Down Art & Music Festival and to purchase tickets online, visit A-TownGetDown.com/Festival

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