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Powerfest 2008:  11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 202 Hale St.; Shawty Lo, Baby D, Mike Jones, Lloyd, Ray J, Rocko, Rasheeda and Khandi, Webbie, Pastor Troy; $12, available at <a href="http://www.power107.net">www.power107.net</a> or House Hold Rentals; <a href="http://powerfest.info">powerfest.info</a>  Chris Thelen/Staff
Chris Thelen/Staff
Powerfest 2008: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 202 Hale St.; Shawty Lo, Baby D, Mike Jones, Lloyd, Ray J, Rocko, Rasheeda and Khandi, Webbie, Pastor Troy; $12, available at www.power107.net or House Hold Rentals; powerfest.info

SWITCHFOOT, ATHLETE: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center; $15-$23, uscatix.com

RON WHITE: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $38.75, ticketmaster.com

DREW COPELAND AND KEN BLOCK OF SISTER HAZEL, CHRIS YOUNG, DOUG JONES OF CRAVIN' MELON AND JIM PERKINS: Sunday, April 6, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd., behind the Columbia County Library; gates open 4 p.m., music at 5 p.m.; $20, available at Wild Wing Cafe, Columbia County Community Events Building B, Merle Norman Studios in the Augusta area and online at www.etix.com, and www.forthefansentertainment.com

HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH, JOSH KELLEY, COLBIE CAILLAT: Drive for Show, Rock Fore! Dough, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, First Tee Augusta, 3165 Damascus Road; (706) 364-4653

O.A.R.: 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center; $23-$28; uscatix.com

BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS: Friday, April 25, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; (706) 722-3521

lady antebellum, Luke Bryant, 17 South: Sunday, April 27, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd., behind the Columbia County Library; gates open 4 p.m., music at 5 p.m.; $20, available at Wild Wing Cafe, Columbia County Community Events Building B, Merle Norman Studios in the Augusta area and online at www.etix.com, and www.forthefansentertainment.com

DOOBIE BROTHERS, BRANDFORD MARSALIS, MODERN SKIRTS, SWANEE QUINTET AND GREG HESTER, PAYBACK (CELEBRATE JAMES BROWN): Saturday, May 3, Augusta Common, 700 block between Broad and Reynolds streets; $35 in advance and $45 the day of the show, available at the Augusta Museum of History, Wife Saver restaurants and www.ticketalternative.com and www.paybackjamesbrown.com; Tickets will also include admission to the Augusta Museum of History exhibit on Mr. Brown.

BLIND WILLIE MCtell blues festival: Noon Saturday, May 10; festival site is one mile north of Interstate 20 Exit 172, Thomson; Mavis Staples, Anson Funderburgh, Mary Flower, Mike Farris, Geoff Acheson and Crosstie Walkers; $20 in advance, $25 at gate; 12 and younger free; tickets on sale April 1; (706) 597-1000, www.blindwillie.com

BUDDY JEWELL, MOUNTAIN HEART, Hammin & Jammin BBQ Cook-Off & Musicfest: 5 p.m. Friday, May 16; 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17; Hippodrome, U.S. Highway 1, North Augusta; May 16: $10 at gate; concert May 17: $10 in advance, $15 at gate; (803) 279-8017.

LEE GREENWOOD, THUNDER OVER AUGUSTA: Salute to the armed forces, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17; events across the city, including Mr. Greenwood performance, jet fly-over, parachute team, Signal Corps band performance, fireworks, chain saw sculpting; thunderoveraugusta.com.

THIS WEEK

THIRD DAY, SANCTUS REAL, DECEMBERADIO: Friday, Classic Center, Athens, Ga.

A FINE FRENZY: Wednesday, Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta

SISTER HAZEL, ERNIE HALTER: Wednesday, Georgia Theatre, Athens, Ga.

COMING UP

RICKY SKAGGS, BRUCE HORNSBY: Saturday, March 29, Ferst Center for the Arts, Atlanta

PARAMORE, MEESE, CONDITIONS: Saturday, March 29, The Tabernacle, Atlanta

THE BRAVERY: Sunday, March 30, Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, N.C.

B.B. KING: Monday, March 31, Belk Theatre, Charlotte, N.C.

JAY-Z, MARY J. BLIGE: Tuesday, April 8, Philips Arena, Atlanta

LIFEHOUSE, MATT NATHANSON: Tuesday, April 8, Amos' Southend, Charlotte, N.C.; Saturday, April 12, The Tabernacle, Atlanta

AVRIL LAVIGNE: Friday, April 18, Philips, Arena, Atlanta

FEIST, HAYDEN: Friday, April 18, The Tabernacle, Atlanta

CHILDREN OF BODOM, HIGH ON FIRE, IN FLAMES, JOB FOR A COWBOY, MEGADETH: Sunday, April 20, The Tabernacle, Atlanta

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