Originally created 02/28/97

Concert watch



Tickets for all events can be purchased by calling Augusta Ticketmaster, 828-7700, unless otherwise noted. Ticketmaster outlets are Home Folks stores (Southgate, Columbia Square and Camelia Plaza in Thomson), Blockbuster Music stores (Wrightsboro and Washington roads) and Publix supermarkets. Other events have separate telephone listings.

Local shows

  • TWILA PARIS: 7 p.m., Friday, March 28; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $15 advance gold circle, $13 advance reserved seats, $10 advance general admission, add $2 day of event; tickets available at Christian bookstores.
  • SAVANNAH ONSTAGE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL: Through March 9; includes 1997 American Traditions music competition and the premiere of the musical Once in Palm Beach; various locations in downtown Savannah.
  • This week

  • JOE GALLANT AND ILLUMINATI: Today, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • DREAD ZEPPELIN: Saturday, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Tuesday, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • RORY BLACK/COREY HARRIS: Thursday, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • Looking ahead

  • THE CRANES: Friday, March 7, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • SPRING-HEELED JACK: Saturday, March 8, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • DAYROOM: Saturday, March 8, Cotton Club, Atlanta.
  • IRIS DEMENT: Saturday, March 8, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • THE BOYS OF THE LOUGH: Sunday, March 9, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • DOWNSET, EARTH CRISIS: Tuesday, March 11, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • SHAWN COLVIN: Tuesday, March 11, the Ritz, Raleigh, N.C.; Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • SEVEN DUST: Formerly known as Crawlspace; Friday, March 14, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • STRUTTER: Saturday, March 15, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • MORPHINE: Tuesday, March 18, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • DOC WATSON: Thursday, March 20, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • DONKEY, LIFT, 7 FOOT POLITIC: Friday, March 21, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • BARENBERG, DOUGLAS & MEYER: Saturday, March 22, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • BECK: Tuesday, March 25, Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, N.C.
  • GRIP INC., BLOODLET, CAUSE FOR ALARM, COLD CHAMBER: Thursday, March 27, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • THE URGE: Friday, March 28, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • THE CONNELLS: Friday, March 28, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • JASON BONHAM BAND: Led Zeppelin tribute band; Saturday, March 29, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • ORANGE 9mm, UNSANE, HANDSOME: Saturday, March 29, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • BUSH/VERUCA SALT: Wednesday, April 2, Carolina Coliseum, Columbia.
  • ITZHAK PERLMAN: Sunday, April 6, Atlanta Civic Center.
  • DISHWALLA: Friday, April 11, Southern Star Amphitheater, Six Flags Over Georgia, Atlanta.
  • METALLICA: Friday, April 11, Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, N.C.; Saturday, April 12, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C.; Tuesday, April 22, the Omni, Atlanta.
  • Ticketmaster tips

    When tickets for big shows go on sale, making sure you get seats can be a problem. Here are the ups and downs of the ticket purchasing options.
    Civic Center: Ups: No service charge. Downs: The civic center box office sells tickets only for events at the center and at Bell Auditorium.
    Outlets: Ups: The lines move fairly quickly. Downs: Service charges.
    Charge-by-phone:Ups: Convenience. Downs: Service charges.

    Ticketmaster tips

    When tickets for big shows go on sale, making sure you get seats can be a problem. Here are the ups and downs of the ticket purchasing options.

  • Civic Center: Ups: No service charge. Downs: The civic center box office sells
  • tickets only for events at the center and at Bell Auditorium.

  • Outlets: Ups: The lines move fairly quickly. Downs: Service charges.
  • Charge-by-phone: Ups: Convenience. Downs: Service charges.