Originally created 07/10/98

Concert connection



The Backstreet Boys perform Sunday at Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta.

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.

This week

LIQUID SOUL: Today, Masquerade, Atlanta.

DAVID GRISMAN QUINTET: Today, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

ATHENAEUM: Today, Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, N.C.

FIJI MARINERS: Saturday, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

SPIDER VIRUS: Saturday, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

CANDLEBOX: Saturday, Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, N.C.

BACKSTREET BOYS: Sunday, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta.

THE NEW MORTY SHOW: Sunday, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

MICHAEL CRAWFORD & ORCHESTRA: Monday, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

PATTI LABELLE: Tuesday, Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

CHICAGO/HALL & OATES: Tuesday, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

STABBING WESTWARD: Tuesday, Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, N.C.

GIRLS AGAINST BOYS: Wednesday, Masquerade, Atlanta.

RICHARD THOMPSON: Thursday, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

PSYCHOTICA: Thursday, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

Looking ahead

RUGRATS LIVE: July 17-19, North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, S.C.

ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT: Friday, July 17, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

LUCINDA WILLIAMS: Saturday, July 18, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

JUNKMAN'S ATTIC: Saturday, July 18, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

NEIL FINN: Sunday, July 19, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

JOHN FOGERTY: Sunday, July 19, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

DAN FOGELBERG: Tuesday, July 21, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

THE ROBUSTOS: Wednesday, July 22, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

CULTURE CLUB: Thursday, July 23, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

LILITH FAIR: Thursday, July 23, Blockbuster Pavillion, Charlotte, N.C.

SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS: Friday, July 24, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

LILITH FAIR: Friday, July 24, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

THE URGE/2 SKINNEE J'S: Friday, July 24, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

NOTHING SHOCKING: Saturday, July 25, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

MOLLY HATCHET: Saturday, July 25, North Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, S.C.

STRICTLY JAZZ FIFTH ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Saturday, July 25, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

THE URGE/2 SKINNEE J'S: Saturday, July 25, Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, N.C.

WILLIE NELSON: Sunday, July 26, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

BRITISH ROCK SYMPHONY FEATURING ROGER DALTREY: Tuesday, July 28, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

MOTORPUB DATE: Tuesday, July 28, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL: Thursday, July 30, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta.

JUPITER COYOTE: Friday, July 31, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

VAN HALEN: Friday, July 31, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta.

SEVEN MARY THREE: Friday, July 31, Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, N.C.

SEVENDUST: Friday, July 31, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

SMASHING PUMPKINS: Tuesday, Aug. 4, Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS: Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

ATLANTIS MUSIC CONFERENCE: Aug. 6-8, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

SMASHING PUMPKINS: Thursday, Aug. 6, Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, N.C.

YES: Thursday, Aug. 6, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

PHISH: Thursday, Aug. 6, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta.

LISA LOEB: Sunday, Aug. 9, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

TORI AMOS: Wednesday, Aug. 12, Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, N.C.

THIRD EYE BLIND/OUR LADY PEACE: Friday, Aug. 14, Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

BIG HAIR ROCK BUFFET: Friday, Aug. 14, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

GRAVITY KILLS: Friday, Aug. 14, Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, N.C.

CANNIBAL CORPSE: Saturday, Aug. 15, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

H.O.R.D.E. FESTIVAL: Sunday, Aug. 16, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta.

TORI AMOS: Monday, Aug. 17, and Tuesday, Aug. 18, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND: Thursday, Aug. 20, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta.

EARTH WIND & FIRE: Sunday, Aug. 23, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

PATTY LOVELESS: Wednesday, Aug. 26, Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

DISCO NIGHT: Friday, Aug. 28, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

JACKSON BROWNE: Saturday, Aug. 29, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

PEARL JAM: Tuesday, Sept. 1, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta.

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND: Sept. 1-2 and Sept. 4-5, Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

JANET JACKSON: Friday, Sept. 4, Blockbuster Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C.

THE GIPSY KINGS: Saturday, Sept. 5, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

JOE COCKER: Friday, Sept. 11, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

JANET JACKSON: Wednesday, Sept. 16, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta.

TOM JONES: Saturday, Sept. 19, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

THE BEACH BOYS: Friday, Sept. 25, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

CELINE DION: Sunday, Sept. 27, Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, N.C.

JETHRO TULL: Friday, Oct. 9, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

FAITH HILL: Friday, Oct. 16, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 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.