The Augusta GreenJackets face off against the Asheville Tourists at 7:15 Friday and against the Capital City Bombers at 7:15 p.m. Saturday and 2:15 p.m. Sunday at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Milledge Road. Tickets cost $8 box seats, $7 reserved, $6 general admission, $5 seniors, military and children ages 4-12 and $1 children 3 and younger. For more information, call 736-7889 or visit tixonline.com.
While they may not be the kings of urban comedy, the stand-ups on the Joker's Wild comedy tour certainly qualify as the crown princes. The tour - which features Bruce-Bruce, T.P. Hearns, Arnez J., Don D.C. Curry, Marvin Dixon and John Witherspoon - takes the stage at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center on Friday. Tickets cost $35.50 in advance and $38.50 the day of the show. For more information, call 724-2400.
High school graduates can get in the groove at a end-of-the-school year celebration at 10 p.m. Thursday at the Belair Conference Center, 4083 S. Belair Road, Evans. The free event features food, giveaways and music and is sponsored by WPRW-FM, Coca Cola and WFXG-TV (Channel 54). Call 231-7373.
ON THE ROAD
Although the two turntables may be gone, surrealist pop wizard Beck continues to push the edge of his musical envelope. He brings his current crop of tuneful noodlings Friday to Atlanta's Chastain Park Amphitheatre. Tickets cost $43. For more information, visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Tickets go on sale Saturday for the Ashanti concert June 27 at Fort Gordon's Barton Field. Tickets will be available at all local Papa John's pizzeria outlets, at Pyramid Music on Broad Street and in K-Mart Plaza on Gordon Highway, Culpepper Records in Thomson, Quality Records in Aiken, and on Fort Gordon at PX Customer Service, Gordon Lanes, The Gordon Club, Aladdin Travel the Fort Gordon Dinner Theater box office and the Fort Gordon Credit Union. Call 791-6779, or see the Web site fortgordon.com.
Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon opens the annual Candlelight Jazz concert series at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Eighth Street Bulkhead at Riverwalk Augusta. We have a preview. COMING FRIDAY IN APPLAUSE.