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.
JOHNNY RIVERS, BEN E. KING, JAN AND DEAN AND FELIX CAVALIERE OLDIES CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center; gold circle tickets $36, general seating $26, $18.50 and $9.39; group discounts available at civic center box office and Ticketmaster outlets.
BARNEY'S BIG SURPRISE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, and Wednesday, Dec. 3, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; $26, $17.50, $13.50 and $10.50.
THE NIXONS: Today, Masquerade, Atlanta.
GALACTIC: Today, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
ROBERT EARL KEEN JR.: Saturday, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
MICHAEL ROSE: Sunday, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
THE TOADIES: Sunday, Masquerade, Atlanta.
BLUES TRAVELER: Monday, Township Auditorium, Columbia.
THE TOASTERS/BIM SKA LA BIM: Wednesday, Masquerade, Atlanta.
THE WALLFLOWERS: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Carolina Coliseum; general admission $20 advance or $22 day of show, University of South Carolina students $15; tickets available at Capital ticket outlets or by calling (803) 251-2222.
THE SLACKERS/SKINNERBOX: Friday, Dec. 19, Masquerade, Atlanta.
OBITUARY: Saturday, Dec. 20, Masquerade, Atlanta.
Ticketmaster tipsWhen 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.