10 Best Historic District Spots for Live Music: Rock, Jazz, Country and More

Whether you’re a fan of rock, alternative, jazz, country or show tunes, you’re guaranteed to have an entertaining evening checking out the Historic District’s live music scene. 

One of Savannah's most esteemed live music venues is The Jinx, a bar that has hosted a number of prominent local, regional and national acts. Congress Street Social Club and The Warehouse Bar and Grill also welcome local and regional bands every week and draw steady crowds who enjoy having a drink and rocking out. Other good choices for live music include country and western bar Saddle Bags, hipster haunt The Sparetime, and Cuban restaurant Rancho Alegre, which hosts a jazz trio every weekend.

For something completely different, stop by Savannah Smiles, a dueling piano bar that features a variety of tunes across genres played by four talented piano players. Jazz’d Tapas Bar boasts a rotating schedule of talented local musicians, including Trae Gurley who takes the stage each Thursday night singing classic Sinatra tunes.

To hear live music that’s fun for the whole family, snag tickets to a performance at the Historic Savannah Theatre. The talented Savannah Theatre troupe puts on several shows a week that are perfect for families.

And just about everyone in Savannah appreciates the live entertainment provided by the artists who grace the outdoor stage at Wild Wing Café in City Market. Grab a table and order some wings while you enjoy the sounds of several well-known local and regional acts or just enjoy some complementary music as you stroll through City Market.

Want a little jazz with your lechon asado? Then head to Rancho Alegre, a Cuban restaurant that features live entertainment on the weekends. In addition to enjoying the smooth sounds of a jazz trio, you can indulge on Rancho favorites including...  Read More

Most bars serve specialty drinks, but The Sparetime takes top honors for the most unique cocktails in town. This newcomer, located near City Market in the Historic District, offers alchemic cocktails such as the Corn N' Oil, a mixture of Cruzan...  Read More

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This country bar and dance hall, located on the west end of River Street in the Historic District, features a mechanical bull, scantily clad waitresses and perhaps the city's best selection of top-shelf bourbon. But the bar--the brainchild of...  Read More

Enjoying a prime spot on River Street, The Warehouse Bar and Grill is equal parts bar, restaurant and live music venue. Local and regional bands typically take to the Warehouse's stage several times a week, providing rocking entertainment for...  Read More

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Always packed, always lively, always entertaining, Jazz'd is the place to be seen in Downtown Savannah. Located in the basement of the historic Kress building, this tapas-style restaurant has a long, sleek serpentine bar and ample seating in the...  Read More

Just as its name suggests, Congress Street Social Club has become a popular spot for those who want to meet and mingle. The always-bustling establishment, which is just a block away from City Market, has a large outdoor patio and bar, along with...  Read More

This dueling piano bar has been delighting locals and visitors since it opened its doors in 2000. Located just steps from River Street in Savannah's Historic District, Savannah Smiles is an all-request show in which four piano players duel it...  Read More

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The talented Savannah Theatre cast puts on an array of performances throughout the year full of energy and great tunes. Current, past and upcoming performances have included Jukebox Journey, which features hit songs from the 1940s to 70s;...  Read More

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Occupying a prime spot in City Market, Wild Wing Cafe is a favorite place to catch live music and eat wings. Most of the sports bar and restaurant's live performances take place on the outdoor patio in City Market, meaning that even passersby...  Read More

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This Congress Street staple is the place to go for live music in Savannah. Raw, unpolished and unpretentious, the Jinx has hosted some of the hottest local and regional bands since it opened its doors in 2003. The Jinx boasts a friendly bar...  Read More


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