Originally created 08/15/97

Concert watch: Johnny Gill to perform

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

  • HOPELAND GARDENS SUMMER CONCERTS: 7 p.m. Mondays; Columbia Jazz Band Monday; and Aiken Community Band, Aug. 25; Hopeland Gardens is at Whiskey Road and Dupree Place in Aiken; all events are free; bring blanket or lawn chair; in case of rain, concert will be moved to South Aiken High.
  • MC HAMMER: 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, Bell Auditorium; advance tickets $20 or $25 day of show.
  • GLADYS KNIGHT/JOHNNY GILL: Monday, Sept. 1, Lake Olmstead Stadium; tickets $27.50 through Ticketmaster outlets.
  • CLAY WALKER/LEE ANN WOMACK: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, Barton Field, Fort Gordon; advance tickets $10 at Allied Banks, Pump N' Shops, WAGT-TV (Channel 26), Fort Gordon's Morale, Welfare and Recreation offices and the post exchange; tickets $12 at the gate; no coolers, pets or video recorders please.
  • OLDIES CONCERT: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center; featuring Lou Christie, the Drifters, the Shirelles and Rocky and the Rollers; $15.
  • BLUES FULL 4: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, Bell Auditorium; $23, 19.50 and 16.50.
  • This week

  • CAGE: Today, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • THE YELLOWJACKETS: Today, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER: Today and Saturday, Chastain Park, Atlanta.
  • QUIET RIOT: Saturday, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • NAPALM DEATH: Sunday, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • TEMPTATIONS: Wednesday, Chastain Park, Atlanta.
  • THE PRETENDERS/SINEAD O'CONNOR: Thursday, Chastain Park, Atlanta.
  • Looking ahead

  • LEADFOOT: Friday, Aug. 22, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • EKOOSTIK HOOKAH: Friday, Aug. 22, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • GIPSY KINGS: Friday, Aug. 22, and Saturday, Aug. 23, Chastain Park, Atlanta.
  • CHATEAU ELAN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, Chateau Elan Winery, 100 Tour de France, Braselton, Ga.; the Swingin' Medallions, Aug. 23; Harvest Celebration featuring Banks & Shane Sept. 6; free shag lessons 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; $20 per person, overnight packages $175; call (770) 932-0900 or (800) 233-9463 for reservations; Web site address: http://www.chateauelan.com.
  • THE MISFITS: Sunday, Aug. 24, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • KENNY LOGGINS: Tuesday, Aug. 26, Chastain Park, Atlanta.
  • DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES: Thursday, Aug. 28, Chastain Park, Atlanta.
  • STEEL PULSE: Thursday, Aug. 28, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • INSANE CLOWN POSSE: Friday, Aug. 29, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • KINGSIZED: Sunday, Aug. 31, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • BIG TOP SHOWCASE: Featuring Moby; Friday, Sept. 5, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • IIIRD TYME OUT: Friday, Sept. 5, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • TESTAMENT: Saturday, Sept. 6, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • INXS: Saturday, Sept. 6, Chastain Park, Atlanta.
  • JUPITER COYOTE: Saturday, Sept. 6, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • ATLANTAPUNK.COM BENEFIT BASH: Sunday, Sept. 7, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Tuesday, Sept. 9, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • JANE SIBERRY: Tuesday, Sept. 9, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • LAGWAGON: Wednesday, Sept. 10, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • FAITH NO MORE: Friday, Sept. 12, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • LEO KOTTKE: Friday, Sept. 12, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • JOHN LYDON: Saturday, Sept. 13, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • GUADALCANAL DIARY: Saturday, Sept. 13, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • BURNING SPEAR: Sunday, Sept. 14, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • HELMET: Tuesday, Sept. 16, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • SAMMY HAGAR: Wednesday, Sept. 17, Township Auditorium, Columbia.
  • CHERRY POPPIN DADDIES: Friday, Sept. 19, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • SHERYL CROW: Friday, Sept. 19, Chastain Park, Atlanta.
  • THE MONKEES: Saturday, Sept. 20, Chastain Park, Atlanta.
  • LUTHER VANDROSS/VANESSA WILLIAMS: Saturday, Sept. 20, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C.
  • INDIGO GIRLS: Sunday, Sept. 21, Township Auditorium, Columbia.
  • NANCI GRIFFITH & THE BLUE MOON ORCHESTRA: Monday, Sept. 22, and Tuesday, Sept. 23, Atlanta Symphony Hall.
  • POWERSTATION FEATURING ROBERT PALMER: Tuesday, Sept. 23, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • JEFF FOXWORTHY: Friday, Sept. 26, Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, S.C.
  • 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.


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