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.
CLAY WALKER/LEE ANN WOMACK: 8 tonight, 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.
OLDIES CONCERT: 8 tonight, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center; featuring Lou Christie, the Drifters, the Shirelles and Rocky and the Rollers; $15.
AUGUSTA JAZZ PROJECT: A tribute to Henry Mancini and Rob McConnell; 8 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Theatre; tickets $15, $10 and $5.
BLUES BOWL 4: Featuring Peggy Scott Adams and Clarence Carter; 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, Bell Auditorium; advance tickets $18, day of show $20.
ALAN JACKSON/DEANA CARTER: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; $25.50, box office and TicketMaster outlets.
SWANEE QUARTET ANNIVERSARY: 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, Bell Auditorium; advance tickets $13, $15 at the door, age 12 and younger $5 at the door; doors open 4 p.m.
GAITHER FAMILY HOMECOMING MUSICAL SPECTACULAR: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center; advance tickets $15, artists circle tickets $21.50, seniors $13.50, group discount rate $13.50, all seats reserved.
BIG TOP SHOWCASE: Featuring Moby; today, Masquerade, Atlanta.
CHATEAU ELAN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, Chateau Elan Winery, 100 Tour de France, Braselton, Ga.; Harvest Celebration featuring Banks & Shane; 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.
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 ticketpurchasing 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.