Originally created 05/17/02

Concert calendar



LOCAL SHOWS

AARON TIPPIN AND RASCAL FLATTS: Saturday, Lake Olmstead Stadium; fund-raiser for Augusta Chapter of American Red Cross; $18 in advance, $23 day of show; 278-4TIX or tixonline.com.

BLIND WILLIE MCTELL BLUES FESTIVAL, WITH STEVE FORBERT, BOB MARGOLIN, HUBERT SUMLIN, CAREY BELL, DUKE ROBILLARD, THE CROSSTIE WALKERS AND BILL SHEFFIELD AND THE RINGTAIL ROUNDERS: Gates open 11 a.m., music starts at noon Saturday, festival grounds off U.S. Highway 78, one mile north of Interstate 20, Exit 172 in Thomson; $15 advance, $20 at gate, 278-4TIX or tixonline.com.

MINNESOTA FATTZ BIRTHDAY COMEDY BASH: 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $25.50 advance, $28.50 day of show; 724-2400.

KANSAS AND REO SPEEDWAGON: With 420 Outback; Friday, June 7, Fort Gordon; $20 advance, $25 at gate; tickets available at Regions banks, Papa John's Pizza outlets, selected Fort Gordon locations and Web site www.fortgordon.com.

LOCOBAZOOKA! 2002 FESTIVAL, WITH AUDIOVENT, DRAGPIPE, FILTER, GRAVITY KILLS, MUSHROOMHEAD, NONPOINT, REVEILLE AND SEVENDUST: Saturday, July 6, Augusta Exchange Club Fair Grounds, Fourth and Hale streets.

THIS WEEK

DICKEY BETTS AND GREAT SOUTHERN: Today, Coca Cola Roxy Theater, Atlanta.

HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH: Saturday, Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta.

BLINK 182, GREEN DAY AND JIMMY EAT WORLD: Saturday, HiFi Buys Amphitheater, Atlanta; 7 p.m. Monday, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, N.C.

CLAY WALKER: Saturday, International Horse Park, Conyers, Ga.

DAVE BRUBECK: Saturday, Rialto Center, Atlanta.

BUTCH WALKER AND LIT: Sunday, Earthlink Live, Atlanta.

POISON, CINDERELLA, WINGER AND FASTER PUSSYCAT: 6 p.m. Sunday, Pepsi Pavilion at the Bi-Lo Center, Greenville, S.C.

LOOKING AHEAD

RAY CHARLES: Friday, May 24, Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta.

BILLY BOB THORNTON: Friday, May 24, Earthlink Live, Atlanta.

CHRYSTINA LLOREE, INDIA.ARIE, JOHN MAYER AND THE CALLING: Friday, May 24, Vanilla Coke's on the Bricks, Atlanta.

BEBEL GILBERTO, CARLOS WASHINGTON, GIANT PEOPLE AND JOSHUA REDMAN: Saturday, May 25, Jazz Festival, Atlanta.

MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

THE WINANS FAMILY: Sunday, June 2, Carolina Coliseum, Columbia.

MELISSA FERRICK: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

MELVINS: Wednesday, June 12, 40 Watt Club, Athens, Ga.

BLUE DOGS: Wednesday, June 12, Georgia Theatre, Athens, Ga.

PAT GREEN: Thursday, June 13, Georgia Theatre, Athens, Ga.

DELBERT MCCLINTON: 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

DOC WATSON: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

BROOKS & DUNN'S THE NEON CIRCUS AND WILD WEST SHOW: With Dwight Yoakam, Gary Allan, Trick Pony, Chris Cagle and Cledus T. Judd; 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16, Phillips Arena, Atlanta.

DAVID CROSS: 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

DAVID WILCOX: 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

INCUBUS: 7 p.m. Monday, June 24, Entertainment and Sports Arena, Raleigh, N.C.; and 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, Cricket Arena, Charlotte, N.C.

DAVID ALLAN COE: Friday, June 28, Georgia Theatre, Athens, Ga.

DEZERAY'S HAMMER: Friday, Aug. 30, University of Georgia, Athens.

ELTON JOHN AND BILLY JOEL: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Phillips Arena, Atlanta.