Remembering & celebrating Jason Statts of Savannah

Jason Statts 2021 fest Savannah SCAD

Jason Statts of Savannah died Sept. 17 at Hospice Savannah.

Jason Statts, a 1996 SCAD graduate, was seriously wounded when an armed robber shot him in the neck on June 28, 2008, causing irreparable damage to Statts’ spinal column. Statts was a well-known and beloved professional graphic designer and local musician.

For years, Friends of Jason Statts have held an annual Savannah benefit to help subsidize medical care that Statts, a quadriplegic as a result of the shooting, requires.

This year the 12th Annual Statts Fest will be a celebration of Jason’s life 3-7PM Oct. 10 2021 at Starland Yard in Savannah. Learn more here.

There will be live music from Joe Nelson and James Pittman, Damon and the Sh*tkickers, and Bottles & Cans. There will also be food trucks, a raffle and Statts merchandise for sale. The celebration of life event will feature remarks by dear friends, a moment of remembrance and a slideshow of photos of Jason throughout the years.

Donations will be accepted at the door with a suggested donation of $10+/person. All money raised will go to Jason’s end of life care and outstanding medical bills.

The brainchild of longtime peers (through Statts’ many associations as a 1996 alumnus of SCAD, a professional art director, illustrator, and local musician), the inaugural Friends of Statts event was held at The Jinx in 2009. Over the years FOS has rallied in various venues and formats, but the essence is always the same: On this occasion in Savannah, we’re all Friends of Statts.



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