Thu., June 13, 2013 11:00am (EDT)

Savannah Singer's Band Lands Bonnaroo Gig
By Associated Press
Updated: 10 months ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
The band Police performs at the Bonnaroo music festival in 2007. Savannah resident Mitch Davis’ band has landed a slot on stage during the festival in Tennessee – the group’s biggest gig to date. Davis is the lead singer for Staying For The Weekend, one of two bands chosen to play the festival this weekend after entering the Road To Roo contest. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/54827158@N00/561016275/in/photolist-RzmAp-aCw9gp-aCyBR9-EAwKk-EAwKn-gkmhh-bCKqEx-467BLU-X29ET-gt3h5-8UeAJX-4JEH6a-9VtdEG-a53zUv-a5778E-a575U9-9Vtrfu-a57HY3-9VqotR-a54eSR-9XB7tm-a576Tj-a57Jh7-9Xycra-a542Ee-a54fir-a54fTv-9XB6WS-a53zE6-a57eBJ-a549hg-a54JAH-a5416t-a54r8p-9VqAMx-a57a9h-9XDc4z-a542U2-a579VA-9XB7dw-a54nUR-a545rD-a54fPe-a566WL-a57HRo-a56ZB3-9Vtd5G-a54JdT-4UgrV4-4aKHad-4aFEyP>Amanda Ho via Flickr</a>.)
The band Police performs at the Bonnaroo music festival in 2007. Savannah resident Mitch Davis’ band has landed a slot on stage during the festival in Tennessee – the group’s biggest gig to date. Davis is the lead singer for Staying For The Weekend, one of two bands chosen to play the festival this weekend after entering the Road To Roo contest. (Photo Courtesy of Amanda Ho via Flickr.)
It hasn't been long since Mitch Davis left Savannah for college, and now his band has landed its biggest gig — a slot onstage during the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee.

Davis is the lead singer for Staying For The Weekend, one of two bands chosen to play the festival this weekend after entering the Road To Roo contest by Sonicbids.

The band formed after Davis arrived at Belmont University in Nashville last year after graduating from Savannah Country Day School. Davis says the largest crowd his band has played for was about 150 people. Now it's among a Bonnaroo lineup that includes Paul McCartney and the Wu-Tang Clan.

Davis insists he's not nervous. "The more people, the more fun," he says.