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. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and join in on all the fun. 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. We’ll also feature fun & games for the entire family, compliments of Custom Boards By Will. Enjoy cornhole, dartboards and relax at the scoring stations and bistro tables.

Tickets are on sale now.  General admission tickets are just $20 in advance/$25 day-of- show. With a full day of popular music, arts and attractions, sales are expected to be brisk.  Thanks to the enthusiastic support of SAVF fans and the community at large, our Sanford Area Networking Group VIP Tent, with up-front seating, heavy hors d’oevres and a wide selection of cold beverages is completely sold out.  Thank you!

Park & Ride Shuttle Service All Day — FREE & EASY! Shuttles will run continuously during the times of 1:00 pm until the concert ends (about 9:00 pm). Over 600 parking spaces are an easy walk from the Mann Center and we will provide shuttle service to more parking. Free shuttle service will also be provided to the Lions Club Fairgrounds, and downtown routes. Click here to see our parking locations and addresses for GPS settings.

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.