Savannah Folk Music Society exists to promote the enjoyment, preservation and evolution of the living art of folk music and dance. 

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Live in-person First Friday concert  November 5, 2021

To keep our community safe: Spaced-out seating; Masks are required due to Chatham’s Covid-19 transmission rates, Savannah mandates, and CDC guidance.

First Friday for Folk Music, Friday, November 5, 2021. 7:30-9:30 pm.  

Rupert Wates

Tonight’s performance will feature two sessions by Rupert Wates. Rupert was born in London, UK, and has been based in the US since 2007. He signed a publishing deal with Eaton Music (London) in 1994 and has been a full time songwriter ever since. He has released 10 solo albums, averages 120 live shows a year, in every state in the US, in Canada and in Europe. His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. Audiences everywhere respond to Wates’ brand of melodic art/folk—haunting songs that ring true.

We encourage you to Join or Renew membership! Your Savannah Folk Music Society has been paying our First Friday performers (performing on FaceBook) for over a year with only occasional donations (we THANK you! You know who you are.). So now, PEASE RENEW if you haven’t already done so.

Contra Dances, Saturdays, 2021.  Still CANCELED, unfortunately.

Our socially close and aerobic contra dances must remain canceled due to continued efforts to defeat the spread of Covid-19.  We continue to invite  you to dance as if no one is watching.

Featured Performer

Rupert Wates

Who We Are
We are a society of music makers, appreciative listeners, and dancers.
We provide year-round, affordable access to acoustic music and dance, benefiting the greater Savannah community.
We define “Folk Music” broadly,
ranging from blues to bluegrass, from world music to country, from traditional to contemporary, from front porches to modern stages.
It’s “Roots Music”: playful, relaxing, thought-provoking and down-to-earth.
Some tunes are centuries old, others written yesterday. It’s acoustic, and often fun to sing along with, or to dance to.