Things to do

R&B artist Keith Sweat will perform at the Fresh Music Festival at James Brown Arena on June 29. Also on the bill is K-Ci & JoJo and SWV, hosted by Doug E. Fresh.

Fresh Music Festival with Keith Sweat, K-Ci & JoJo, Guy, SWV and hosted by Doug E. Fresh
8 p.m. June 29
James Brown Arena
TICKETS:, 1-877-4AUGTIX and at the Champion’s Box Office at James Brown Arena



Aiken’s Downtown Beach Blast
5:30-10 p.m. June 21
Newberry Street Festival Center, Aiken
Sandy beach, virtual beach scenes, dance floor, beach music, dancing; Aiken Horsepower Cruise-in; (803) 649-2221,


U.S. Rowing Southeastern Regional Championships
8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 23-June 24
Langley Pond
Watch more than 20 clubs compete; no charge for specatators; Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, (803) 642-7559 or (803) 642-7557,


outdoor concerts

MUSIC IN THE PARK: Savannah River Brass Works, 7 p.m. June 21 Verandah, Maude Edenfield Park, North Augusta; free; blankets/chairs encouraged; if rain, at North Augusta Community Center; (803) 442-7588,


CANDLELIGHT JAZZ SERIES: Courtland Saxon; Preston & Weston: 8 p.m. June 24, Augusta Riverwalk, River Stage at Eighth Street; bring seating, picnic; $6; (706) 495-6238,


2012 HOPELANDS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Aiken Brass, 7 p.m. June 25, Hopelands Gardens; bring chair, blanket, picnic; alcohol prohibited; free; (803) 642-7631


EVENINGS IN THE APPLEBY GARDEN: U.S. Army Signal Corps Band, 8 p.m. June 26, Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way; free; bring chairs or blanket