Originally created 05/30/97

Concert Watch: Atlanta Rhythm Section grooving into town



Tickets for all events can be purchased by calling Augusta Ticketmaster, 828-7700, unless otherwise noted. Ticketmaster outlets are Home Folks stores, Blockbuster Music stores and Publix supermarkets. Other events have separate telephone listings.

Local shows

  • RED CROSS HOT COUNTRY NIGHT: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Lake Olmstead Stadium; featuring the Charlie Daniels Band and the Marshall Tucker Band; advance tickets $10, $15 at the gate, children 12 and younger $5 if accompanied by an adult; tickets on sale at Smile gas locations, Home Folks News and Records locations, Hardy Lumber Co. and Augusta Red Cross office; gates open 6:30 p.m.
  • JUNE JAZZ: All That Jazz performs 9 p.m. each Sunday in June, Eighth Street Bulkhead, Riverwalk Augusta; $3.
  • LOCK 'N' HAM JAM: Festival featuring the Atlanta Rhythm Section, the Flo Carter Band, Winston Slade, Dwayne Weaver and Southern Touch, Cookie Dodson, John Monroe and the Ghostriders, Back on Track, Tim Cadiere and the Creole Ride, Top Notch and the Kelly Williams Band; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 7, Lock 'n' Dam Park; $5 in advance at all Smile gas stations and the Greater Augusta Arts Council offices, 1301 Greene St. $10 at the gate. Children younger than 10 are admitted free; phone: 826-4702
  • AUGUSTA PLAYERS BENEFIT CONCERT SERIES: Evan and Jaron Band, Snapdragon, the Hobex and the Root Doctors perform 2 p.m. June 8, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta at Ninth Street; $10, tickets available at Homefolks Records and at the concert; all proceeds benefit Augusta Players.
  • PATTI LABELLE: July 3, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center; tickets are on sale for $20.50-$32.50.
  • This week

  • TOAD THE WET SPROCKET: Today, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • CHERRY POPPIN' DADDIES, DONKEY AND BACCONE DOLCE: Today, the Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • JOHNNY CASH: Today and Saturday, House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  • GOSPEL JUBILEE: Saturday, Six Flags Over Georgia; featuring Kirk Franklin and the Family, Fred Hammond and Radical for Christ, Yolanda Adams.

  • MARK EITZEL, TUATARA AND THE MINUS FIVE: Saturday, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • THE IMPOTENT SEA SNAKES: Saturday, the Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • THE PRODIGY: Wednesday, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • Looking ahead

  • WYNONNA: Friday, June 6, Six Flags Over Georgia.
  • THE DOGS IN HEAVEN TOUR: Saturday, June 7, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • COUNTRY BY THE SEA FESTIVAL: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 7, Beach Deck, Jekyll Island, Ga.; featuring Diamond Rio, David Lee Murphy and Johnny Paycheck; tickets $10 in advance, $15 day of show, available at the Jekyll Island Welcome Center, (800) 841-6586, and other locations.
  • ANTI HEROES: Saturday, June 7, the Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • INCOGNITO: Monday, June 9, and Tuesday, June 10, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • RUSTED ROOT: Tuesday, June 10, The Ritz, Raleigh, N.C.
  • MUTABARUKA: Thursday, June 12, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • EVAN & JARON: Thursday, June 12, Cotton Club, Atlanta.
  • DASH RIP ROCK: Friday, June 13, Cotton Club, Atlanta.
  • SUN RA ARKESTRA: Friday, June 13, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • FRIDAY THE 13TH FREAKSHOW: Friday, June 13, the Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • DAVID GRISMAN QUARTET: Saturday, June 14, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • MEPHISKAPHELES/BUCK O NINE/BIG LICK: Saturday, June 14, the Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • TINA TURNER: Saturday, June 14, Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta.
  • ALLEN TOUSSAINT & HIS BIG BAND: Sunday, June 15, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • BEN HARPER: Tuesday, June 17, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • STEELEYE SPAN: Wednesday, June 18, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • CROSBY, STILLS & NASH: Wednesday, June 18, Township Auditorium, Columbia.
  • MOTORHEAD/WASP: Wednesday, June 18, the Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • BLACK UHURU: Thursday, June 19, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • FACE TO FACE/MXPX: Friday, June 20, the Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • SURFARI USA: Saturday, June 21, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • STUCK MOJO/TREE/NOTHINGFACE: Saturday, June 21, the Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • CHRIS WHITLEY: Saturday, June 21, Cotton Club, Atlanta.
  • LARRY CORYELL: Tuesday, June 24, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • BANG: Thursday, June 26, Cotton Club, Atlanta.
  • GWAR: Friday, June 27, Cotton Club, Atlanta.
  • KATHY MATTEA: Friday, June 27, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • EDWIN McCAIN: Friday, June 27, Roxy Theatre, Atlanta.
  • LEA DELARIA: Saturday, June 28, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • BLUR: Sunday, June 29, Roxy Theatre, Atlanta.
  • RICKIE LEE JONES: Sunday, June 29, Variety Playhouse, 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.