About SAVF

The Sanford Arts & Vine Festival at The Mann Center enters its sixth year, with a new format, a new downtown location, and a special added dimension.

In addition to customary premier artisans, craftsmen, winemakers, craft brewers and delicious food options, the 2018 festival brings one of the largest Beach Music events in the entire southeast to the Mann Center Outdoor Stage in downtown Sanford on Saturday, May 12.

Beach music legends and Hall of Famers The Chairmen of the Board, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, and The Original Tams will each take the stage along with popular local acts, for an afternoon and evening of great songs and good times. Gates open at 1pm, with 7 hours of live music beginning at 2pm. Ample nearby parking, and shuttle services are available.



This year’s proceeds all go to the festival’s host non-profit, The Mann Center of North Carolina.  The Mann’s active mission to bring arts and community together requires a great deal of resources and financial support. The center’s current project is focused on renovation and upgrades to the Pomeranz Auditorium, to enhance it’s ability to showcase area theatrical, concert and corporate events.  A $30,000 fund raising program is underway to accomplish this goal.

The Arts & Vine Festival at The Mann Center’s new 1-day format takes place on the Saturday of Mother’s Day Weekend, and will continue to include exceptional visual and craft artists from the region, as well as locally produced wines and beers, and popular food truck menu items for sale. Demonstrations and attractions for all family members will continue to play an important role in the festival.

Tickets go on sale in the first week of January 2018.  At just $20 in advance, for a full day of popular music, arts and attractions, sales are expected to be brisk.  This year’s festival also includes a VIP option for just $35, which includes special seating and access to the VIP Food Tent. Day of show tickets are $25.

With a new emphasis on musical entertainment and 3 national headliners, plus an ongoing commitment to the local arts and culinary communities, the 2018 Sanford Arts & Vine Festival at The Mann Center, is sure to be a memorable, “must attend” event.

Beach Music At It's Best!

This year’s festival is proud to bring 3 legendary beach music acts to The Mann Center outdoor stage. The Embers, The Tams and Chairmen of the Board, plus local acts, local artists, food & beverages, and more attractions, Saturday May 12.