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Echo Square, St. Patrick’s Day schedule & The Eagles are in town

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Today – 🌧️ 40 percent chance of showers| 73 🌡️ |💨  Southwest wind 10 to 13 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Tonight – 🌙 Partly cloudy| 45 🌡️ |💨 Northwest wind around 7 mph.


Quote of the day

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.

-Victor Hugo

Echo Square. Did you hear that?


Many people visit Savannah because of its reputation for being a sanctuary of supernatural activities. The chances of actually encountering a ghost here are pretty slim, but there’s an unproven explanation for a phenomenon that is sure to scare. In Rousakis Plaza, which is located on Savannah’s Riverwalk is a mysterious place that is known as Echo Square. The tiny, bricked space is surrounded by squat planters filled with pampas grass. Black pavers create a circular shape that is topped by the shape of an “X” in the middle. Anyone who is in the center is subject to an acoustic phenomenon that is bizarre, in which their voice is echoed back at them in the disorienting surround sound. Many people who have never been to this event react with a mix of awe and excitement.

A lot of people have attempted to explain the phenomenon, however, there is no science-based consensus on what causes it. It could be due to a combination of the sound bouncing between building structures as well as the Savannah River and then focused on the planters. This sounds good but who is really sure? The issue is whether the impact was actually intended by the creators of the rectangular structure. The square was not described as an echo chamber and there is no sign in the bricks that indicates that people are supposed to sit in the middle of an “X” and laugh uncomfortably at the bizarre sound of their voice echoing around their heads.

The most intriguing aspect of Echo Square is that it is largely unnoticed despite being in the center of one of the biggest tourist destinations in one of America’s most important cities. There’s not a line of tourists waiting to experience it and the majority of people simply walk by, admiring the river completely unaware of its unique particularities. Anyone who decides to go for it will be treated to one of the more unusual activities the city offers. PSSST -It’s located across from ‘Bob’s Your Uncle’.

Around Town


Local artists to be showcased at 4th annual Savannah Series
The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s Grand Bohemian Gallery is hosting its 4th annual Savannah Series beginning in March. The exhibit will showcase local artist Ben Dory,… Read more.
Local artists to be showcased at 4th annual Savannah Series
The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s Grand Bohemian Gallery is hosting its 4th annual Savannah Series beginning in March. The exhibit will showcase local artist Ben Dory,… Read more.
Target selects Savannah for its pilot high school art design program
Target brings its pilot art design program to Savannah-Chatham school district Read more.
Target selects Savannah for its pilot high school art design program
Target brings its pilot art design program to Savannah-Chatham school district Read more.
Full schedule: Savannah St. Patrick’s Day events
Known as one of the largest in the U.S., Savannah’s parade draws tens of thousands to experience marching bands, decorated floats and green beer. Read more.
Full schedule: Savannah St. Patrick’s Day events
Known as one of the largest in the U.S., Savannah’s parade draws tens of thousands to experience marching bands, decorated floats and green beer. Read more.
Plant Riverside District to host 5-day Shamrocks and Shenanigans Celebration
Plant Riverside District’s Shamrocks and Shenanigans Celebration will return this March for St. Patrick’s Day. Read more.
Plant Riverside District to host 5-day Shamrocks and Shenanigans Celebration
Plant Riverside District’s Shamrocks and Shenanigans Celebration will return this March for St. Patrick’s Day. Read more.
City unveils West Savannah Mural in neighborhood tree nursery
Savannah city officials officially unveiled The West Savannah Mural on Wednesday, marking the end of a three-year project. In 2018, the neighborhood received funding from the city’s Urban Tree Nursery… Read more.
City unveils West Savannah Mural in neighborhood tree nursery
Savannah city officials officially unveiled The West Savannah Mural on Wednesday, marking the end of a three-year project. In 2018, the neighborhood received funding from the city’s Urban Tree Nursery… Read more.

What’s Happenin’


Today

“Potable Gold”: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition — Daily & Private Walking Tours of Savannah
Experience the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House while learning about and tasting a unique and flavorful wine.. Read more.
“Potable Gold”: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition — Daily & Private Walking Tours of Savannah
Experience the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House while learning about and tasting a unique and flavorful wine.. Read more.
Live Music: Alma Russ
Live Music: Alma Russ Hosted By Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Café. Event starts on Friday at Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Café, Savannah, GA.… Read more.
Live Music: Alma Russ
Live Music: Alma Russ Hosted By Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Café. Event starts on Friday at Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Café, Savannah, GA.… Read more.
Savannah Book Festival — Official Guides of Savannah
The Savannah Book Festival is an annual world-class literary event bringing more than 40 popular and critically-acclaimed authors and thousands of readers together in historic Savannah, Georgia. Read more.
Savannah Book Festival — Official Guides of Savannah
The Savannah Book Festival is an annual world-class literary event bringing more than 40 popular and critically-acclaimed authors and thousands of readers together in historic Savannah, Georgia. Read more.
Cole Swindell DOWN TO THE BAR TOUR 2022 at Savannah Civic Center – Johnny Mercer Theatre 7:30 PM – Live Nation
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Cole Swindell DOWN TO THE BAR TOUR 2022 at Savannah Civic Center – Johnny Mercer Theatre 7:30 PM – Live Nation
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Ken Trimmins Quartet
Ken Trimmins Quartet Hosted By Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant. Event starts on Friday and happening at Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant, Savannah, GA. Register… Read more.
Ken Trimmins Quartet
Ken Trimmins Quartet Hosted By Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant. Event starts on Friday and happening at Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant, Savannah, GA. Register… Read more.
Cheating Alethia back at The Wormhole
Cheating Alethia w/ White Lighter Club and Sleeper Signal (Nashville) Hosted By The Wormhole. Event starts on Friday, and happening at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music… Read more.
Cheating Alethia back at The Wormhole
Cheating Alethia w/ White Lighter Club and Sleeper Signal (Nashville) Hosted By The Wormhole. Event starts on Friday, and happening at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music… Read more.
Flosstradamus at Elan Savannah (Fri, February 18th)
Flosstradamus at Elan Savannah (Fri, February 18th) Hosted By Elan Savannah. Event starts on Friday, 18 February 2022 Register or Buy Tickets, Price… Read more.
Flosstradamus at Elan Savannah (Fri, February 18th)
Flosstradamus at Elan Savannah (Fri, February 18th) Hosted By Elan Savannah. Event starts on Friday, 18 February 2022 Register or Buy Tickets, Price… Read more.

Saturday

National Margartia Weekend Bar Crawl | Savannah | Barrelhouse South
National Margartia Weekend Bar Crawl | Savannah happening at Barrelhouse South, 125 W Congress St, Savannah at 03:00 pm to 09:00 pm Read more.
National Margartia Weekend Bar Crawl | Savannah | Barrelhouse South
National Margartia Weekend Bar Crawl | Savannah happening at Barrelhouse South, 125 W Congress St, Savannah at 03:00 pm to 09:00 pm Read more.
Grow the Avenue: Georgia Arbor Day Tree Planting | Wormsloe Historic Site, S
Grow the Avenue: Georgia Arbor Day Tree Planting happening at Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah at 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm Read more.
Grow the Avenue: Georgia Arbor Day Tree Planting | Wormsloe Historic Site, S
Grow the Avenue: Georgia Arbor Day Tree Planting happening at Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah at 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm Read more.
Juniper IV with Annie Dukes (JAX)
Juniper IV with Annie Dukes (JAX) Hosted By The Wormhole. Event starts on Saturday at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue, Savannah, GA. Register… Read more.
Juniper IV with Annie Dukes (JAX)
Juniper IV with Annie Dukes (JAX) Hosted By The Wormhole. Event starts on Saturday at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue, Savannah, GA. Register… Read more.
The Eagles Hotel California Tour
The Eagles Hotel California Tour Hosted By ConcertTour.us. Event starts on Saturday, 1 and happening at Enmarket Arena, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
The Eagles Hotel California Tour
The Eagles Hotel California Tour Hosted By ConcertTour.us. Event starts on Saturday, 1 and happening at Enmarket Arena, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Billy McGuigan – Set Reminder
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Billy McGuigan – Set Reminder
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Sunday

Drag Me To Brunch | New Realm Brewing & Distilling
Drag Me To Brunch happening at New Realm Brewing & Distilling, 120 Whitaker St, Savannah, on Sund at 01:00 pm to 03:00 pm Read more.
Drag Me To Brunch | New Realm Brewing & Distilling
Drag Me To Brunch happening at New Realm Brewing & Distilling, 120 Whitaker St, Savannah, on Sund at 01:00 pm to 03:00 pm Read more.
Savannah Jazz Monthly Concert Series, The Calvin Barnes Quartet
Savannah Jazz Monthly Concert Series, The Calvin Barnes Quartet Hosted By Savannah Jazz. Event starts on Sunday, at Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance, Savannah, GA. Register… Read more.
Savannah Jazz Monthly Concert Series, The Calvin Barnes Quartet
Savannah Jazz Monthly Concert Series, The Calvin Barnes Quartet Hosted By Savannah Jazz. Event starts on Sunday, at Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance, Savannah, GA. Register… Read more.
LIZZIE: A Rock Musical — Daily & Private Walking Tours of Savannah
Lizzie the musical is rage! Betrayal! Bloody murder! This is an all women rock musical about the true crime tale of Lizzie Borden. Reimagined as a rock concert, Lizzie Borden is swinging her axe to the Club One stage for three nights only. Read more.
LIZZIE: A Rock Musical — Daily & Private Walking Tours of Savannah
Lizzie the musical is rage! Betrayal! Bloody murder! This is an all women rock musical about the true crime tale of Lizzie Borden. Reimagined as a rock concert, Lizzie Borden is swinging her axe to the Club One stage for three nights only. Read more.
Rye Davis LIVE
Rye Davis LIVE Hosted By Southbound Brewing Company. Event starts on Sunday, and happening at Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Rye Davis LIVE
Rye Davis LIVE Hosted By Southbound Brewing Company. Event starts on Sunday, and happening at Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Page not found – Tybee Island, Georgia – Savannah’s Beach
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Page not found – Tybee Island, Georgia – Savannah’s Beach
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Monday

Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival
Over the course of seven days guests take in celebrity guest chef dinners, the best of southern pitmasters, local wildlife, cooking demos, wine tastings, mixologist, scholars and more. The festival explores the South’s evolving food culture, which has been returning to its roots in recent years by honoring its rich native agriculture. Read more.
Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival
Over the course of seven days guests take in celebrity guest chef dinners, the best of southern pitmasters, local wildlife, cooking demos, wine tastings, mixologist, scholars and more. The festival explores the South’s evolving food culture, which has been returning to its roots in recent years by honoring its rich native agriculture. Read more.
Black Voices: Savannah State University | Savannah State University
Black Voices: Savannah State University happening at Savannah State University at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm Read more.
Black Voices: Savannah State University | Savannah State University
Black Voices: Savannah State University happening at Savannah State University at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm Read more.

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