Originally created 09/05/97

Concert watch



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

Local shows

  • 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.

    This week

  • BIG TOP SHOWCASE: Featuring Moby; today, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • IIIRD TYME OUT: Today, Variety Playhouse, 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.
  • TESTAMENT: Saturday, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • INXS: Saturday, Chastain Park, Atlanta.
  • JUPITER COYOTE: Saturday, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • ATLANTAPUNK.COM BENEFIT BASH: Sunday, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Tuesday, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • JANE SIBERRY: Tuesday, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES: Wednesday, the Ritz, Raleigh, N.C.
  • LAGWAGON: Wednesday, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES: Thursday, Grady Cole Center, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Looking ahead

  • 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.
  • MERLE SAUNDERS & RAINFOREST BAND: Friday, Sept. 19, Variety Playhouse, 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.
  • SUPER X-13/BULLHEAD CLAP: Saturday, Sept. 20, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • DAVE BASS ENSEMBLE: Sunday, Sept. 21, Masquerade, Atlanta.
  • 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.
  • BILL FRISELL QUARTET: Thursday, Sept. 25, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • JEFF FOXWORTHY: Friday, Sept. 26, Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, S.C.
  • MAURA O'CONNELL/KIM RICHEY: Saturday, Sept. 27, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
  • JOHN FOGERTY: Sunday, Sept. 28, Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, N.C.
  • LEFTOVER SALMON: Wednesday, Oct. 1, Grady Cole Center, Charlotte, N.C.
  • FIONA APPLE: Friday, Oct. 10, Grady Cole Center, Charlotte, N.C.
  • ELTON JOHN: Friday, Oct. 10, LJVM Coliseum, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • FLEETWOOD MAC: Saturday, Nov. 15, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta.
  • ROLLING STONES: Tuesday
  • 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 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.