Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A Few Of My Favorite Things in Savannah, Georgia USA: Music in Winter 2017

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- In a Savannah Winter season, sentiments turn to favorite things -- whether for nostalgic places, family traditions, gift shopping, treasured recipes, favorite foods, or wearing grandmother's fur stole for a night out on the town.  

Isle of Hope Marina on the historic Georgia coast near Savannah GA | Photo (c) Sandy Traub
Slow the pace to enjoy the best of Savannah, Georgia's
coastal style of living. Shown: Isle of Hope Marina,
the area of 19th century waterfront cottages.
Join the Oyster Roast, January 29, 2017
--  the classic winter in beautiful Savannah! 
Music is one of our favorite things. Gratefully, Savannah is a town of music, great food, and culture-rich events.   

This happy place called Savannah, Georgia is an easy spot to discover "My Favorite Things" -- those things that bring joy to the soul!

For us, the John Coltrane beloved jazz version of "My Favorite Things"* exudes more closely Savannah's endearingly repetitive, wacky-to-mesmerizing personality and spontaneity. Just imagine taking a break under the Live Oak canopy in a city square, people watching, sipping a warm tea or hot chocolate, listening to Coltrane's 13:44 minutes of music adding to the symphony of birds chirping, leaves rustling in a gentle breeze, soft-spoken chatter and friendly laughter. 
Keep that thought and put yourself here for these favorite events for a delightful winter in Savannah, Georgia USA! 

January 15, 2017, 5 p.m. "The Piano Quartet" performs in the intimate setting of Lutheran Church of Ascension on Wright Square. 

"The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein" -- Saturday, January 28, 2017 -- 7:30 p.m., Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah Civic Center | $16-75 On a soundtrack of American history, few artist would be as prominently features as the dynamic song writing duo of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Join us for an enchanting evening of song and showmanship as the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, along with special guests from the Savannah Theater, present hits from Broadway classics including The Sound of Music, Carousel, Oklahoma, and many more!

Oyster Roasts. Oysters on the Bluff is January 29, 2017. The annual fundraiser by the Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy group is held at Isle of Hope Marina. Adult tickets $35, advance purchase strongly recommended.

During Black History Month (February), get off the beaten path and take a drive to Johnny Mercer's Moon River. Yes, there really is a "Moon River" in Mr. Mercer's hometown! Visit Pin Point Heritage Museum in the little fishing village near Savannah. It is the humble turf on which Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was reared, and the inspiration for many of Johnny Mercer's song lyrics, including the nostalgia of a 'huckleberry friend' and Blues in the Night", "my mama done told me...." We also suggest visiting songwriter Johnny Mercer's grave in Bonaventure Cemetery or his bronze statue in Ellis Square.

Davenport House Museum on Columbia Square
hosts The Davenport Soiree February 29, 2017,
at Elizabeth on 37th. Music is by Kim Pelote.
The 2017 Savannah Book Festival, festival is scheduled for February 16-19, 2017. Festival events are held in and around Savannah’s historic Telfair, Wright, and Chippewa Squares. Authors James Patterson, Colson Whitehead, and Christina Baker Kline will headline the 2017 popular book festival.

European Enigma by Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra at Lucas Theatre, Saturday March 4, 2017, 7:30 pm | $16-75

March 9 - 11, 2017, it is a joy to get about spots you may have overlooked during the Savannah Stopover Festival. "Savannah Stopover Music Festival capitalizes on the logistical good fortune of Savannah, Georgia’s proximity to interstates 95 and 10 by presenting traveling musicians with a welcoming place to play en route to Austin's prestigious SXSW Music Conference. Get away soon and often." -- Source:  

Get here when you can! You'll adore more of Jackie's favorite things, southern stories, music spots, and Savannah's picturesque landscapes here in America's most beautiful city.  We think you'll likely be humming another John Coltrane standard, "Every Time We Say Goodbye".

*Back Story: The lyrics to the popular song "My Favorite Things", made popular in the movie "Sound of Music", are composed of a lot Winter time imagery. Examples in the lyrics are: "bright copper kettle" (making warm beverages), "warm woolen mittens", "brown paper packages tied-up with strings", "sleigh bells", "geese flying at night (geese fly in the winter night)" "snowflakes", "silver white winters melting". The song was written by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers.

Zeigler House Inn, an elegant showplace of southern
hospitality and 19th century architecture
located in Savannah's National Landmark
Historic District on world famous Jones Street.

Featured on "Wheel of Fortune", Zeigler House Inn was fully renovated in 2002. This upscale mansion now a romantic getaway inn on magnificent Jones Street in uptown Savannah's historic district serves stately bed and breakfast lodging with delicious cuisine (compliments of caterer-turned-innkeeper Jackie Heinz, a southern 'steel magnolia' from Kentucky). With French-inspired decor -- a nod to Revolutionary hero, General Marquis de Lafayette -- the 7 private suites and private rooms afford Europe-meets-Savannah style, plus southern comforts for a leisure trip and/or business travel enhanced with local flair. Each of private suites and rooms uniquely features a private kitchen or kitchenette, plus private bath.

Contact: 121 West Jones Street, Savannah, Georgia USA 31401; Phone: 866-233-5307; email;

Copyright © 2017 Zeigler House Inn.

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