Originally created 09/25/98

Concert watch



Local shows

•  SEPTEMBER FEST '98: Featuring Confederate Railroad and Exile; gates open 4 p.m. today, Krystal River Water Park; $15; 855-0061 or 560-0551.•  RAY BOLTZ: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, William B. Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; tickets $7.50-$18.50, groups of 15 or more $10.50, Civic Center box office or TicketMaster, 828-7700.

•  KIMBERLY ANNE McDONALD AND BOGIE: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, Aiken Municipal Center in the Alley; benefit concert for Hitchcock Rehabilitation Center children's therapy and preschool programs; $15, includes light hors d'oeuvres; free special needs day care available night of concert; (803) 648-8344, Ext. 345.

This week

•  CAROLINA MUSICFEST '98: Today and Saturday, uptown Charlotte, N.C.•  THE BEACH BOYS: Today, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

•  FEAR: Today, Masquerade, Atlanta.

•  DON WILLIAMS: Today, Newberry Opera House, Newberry, S.C.•  CELINE DION: Today, Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, N.C.; Sunday, Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, N.C.

•  NICHOLAS PAYTON QUINTET: Today, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

•  THE CAMAROS: Sunday, Masquerade, Atlanta.

•  ELLIOTT SMITH: Monday, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

•  ELTON JOHN: Wednesday, Bi-Lo Center, Greenville, S.C.•  GALACTIC: Thursday, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

Looking ahead

•  KEB' MO' BAND: Friday, Oct. 2, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

•  AEROSMITH: Saturday, Oct. 3, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

•  BOB MOULD: Saturday, Oct. 3, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

•  LESS THAN JAKE: Monday, Oct. 5, Masquerade, Atlanta.

•  RANCID: Monday, Oct. 5, The Brewery, Raleigh, N.C.; Tuesday, Oct. 6, Ground Zero, Spartanburg, S.C.; Sunday, Oct. 11, The Point, Atlanta.

•  MARCY PLAYGROUND: Monday, Oct. 5, Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, N.C.

•  RUSTED ROOT: Tuesday, Oct. 6, the Ritz, Raleigh, N.C.

•  HERBIE HANCOCK & THE HEADHUNTERS: Thursday, Oct. 8, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.•  JETHRO TULL: Friday, Oct. 9, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

•  ELTON JOHN: Friday, Oct. 9, Dean Smith Center, Chapel Hill, N.C.; Saturday, Oct. 10, Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, N.C.

•  THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS: Saturday, Oct. 10, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.•  COWBOY JUNKIES: Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Ritz, Raleigh, N.C.

•  JERRY CANTRELL: Wednesday, Oct. 14, Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, N.C.•  ROB ZOMBIE: Thursday, Oct. 15, International Ballroom, Atlanta.

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

•  ANDREAS VOLLENWEIDER: Saturday, Oct. 17, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

•  TORI AMOS: Tuesday, Oct. 20, Township Auditorium, Columbia.

•  AN EVENING WITH MOE: Wednesday, Oct. 21, Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, N.C.

•  SEMISONIC: Thursday, Oct. 22, Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, N.C.; Friday, Oct. 23, the Ritz, Raleigh, N.C.

•  GARBAGE: Saturday, Oct. 24, the Ritz, Raleigh, N.C.

•  GOO GOO DOLLS: Thursday, Nov. 3, Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, N.C.

•  PHISH: Wednesday, Nov. 18, Bi-Lo Center, Greenville, 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.