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Aiken Bluegrass Festival
BARBECUE DINNER: 6 p.m. Friday  with open bar at The Highfields off Beaufort and Barnwell streets; featuring groups Whiskey and Easy, Doug and the Henrys and The Dixie Bee- liners; $45
MAIN FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. Saturday , gates open at 10 a.m.; bands include Taylor Creek, Flipside, Kenny George Band, Dixie Bee- Liners, Iron Horse, Acoustic Syndicate and Town Mountain; $10 advance, $15 at gate; tent camping available for both nights for $10 per site; RV camping for both nights at $20
LEARN MORE: http://www.aikenbluegrassfestival.org/

The Dixie Bee-Liners perform Friday and Saturday for the Aiken Bluegrass Festival.  Special
The Dixie Bee-Liners perform Friday and Saturday for the Aiken Bluegrass Festival.
Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival: Little Feat, Odafe Trio, Delta Moon, Justin Townes Earle, Charlie Musselwhite and Magic Slim, and Robert Moore and the Wildcats, Saturday, festival grounds in Thomson; $25 advance, $35 gate; tixonline.com

Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que: Old Crow Medicine Show, Chatham County Line, Ricky Skaggs, Little Roy and Lizzy, Peachtree Station, Crosstie Walkers, Doug and the Henry's, May 28-29, Hippodrome, 5540 Jefferson Davis Highway, North Augusta; $15 preview, $20 festival, $30 weekend; tixonline.com

Cedric the Entertainer: 7:30 p.m. May 30, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $57.50-$75.50; augustaenter tainmentcomplex.com

Daughtry, Lifehouse, Cavo: 7:30 p.m. June 9, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $29.75 and $39.75; georgialinatix.com

Earth, Wind & Fire: 7:30 p.m. July 1, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $31-$61; augusta entertainmentcomplex.com

Ryan Cabrera: July 5, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans

OTEP, Bury Tomorrow, Stray from the Path: July 9, Jessye Norman Amphitheatre, Riverwalk and Ninth Street

Jeff Dunham: 7:30 p.m. July 14, James Brown Arena, 605 Seventh St.; $41.50, augustaentertainment complex.com

Corey Smith: Aug. 7, Riverwalk Augusta

Chuck Wicks: Aug. 20, The Country Club Dance Hall & Saloon

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