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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Edgefield presents first bluegrass fest

Organizers are busy getting ready for Edgefield's first-ever Bluegrass Festival, to be held on the Town Square from 1 to 6 p.m. Satur­day, April 18. It is free and family friendly.
By Anne Waits

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Oak Ridge Boys to stop in Aiken

Local fans have an opportunity to catch The Oak Ridge Boys live when they perform Friday, April 17, at the USC Aiken Convocation Center.
By Don Rhodes

Gov't Mule ready to jam with second Major Rager

Gov't Mule will headline the Major Rager on Thursday at Augusta Common.
By Diana Renee Williams

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Rucker fans will get taste of  'Southern Style'  before tour

Country star Darius Rucker has become a frequent presence at Rock Fore Dough - this will be his eighth time performing at the event that has raised more than $1 million for First Tee of Augusta, a ...
By Alan Sculley

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: A Thousand Horses got start in S.C.

One of country music's hottest new bands, A Thousand Horses, began five years ago by two guys who grew up in nearby Newberry, S.C.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Music by Turner: Major Rager is back with Gov't Mule, Sirius radio gig

It's really amazing to see how quickly the Major Rager has grown in just two years. George Claussen and his Friends With Benefits team should be commended as this year's Festival is already ...
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country star Jackson's come a long way in 25 years

Alan Jackson is bringing his 25th anniversary Keepin' It Country tour to James Brown Arena on March 27, with opening acts Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark.
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

SIMO to bring guitar energy to Sky City

At first glance, the power rock trio SIMO appears to have stepped out of the '60s with 30-year-old guitar virtuoso JD Simo fronting the band, channeling a psychedelic energy reminiscent of guitar ...
By Diana Renee Williams

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

6 String Drag is still rooted in rock 'n' roll

After an 18-year hiatus, alternative country music favorite 6 String Drag is back and gaining attention. ​
By Diana Renee Williams

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Ramblin' Rhodes: Bush is back, bringing Newgrass to Imperial Theatre

Bluegrass mandolin player Sam Bush has been coming to Augusta at least since 1987 when his progressive bluegrass group New Grass Revival performed at Miss Kitty's nightclub on Gordon Highway in ...
By Don Rhodes

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Music by Turner: Local concert calendar is full of hits

Here they come … to Augusta! As a 40-year veteran of the local concert scene, I have never seen such a flurry of great musical acts coming to our area.
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Sturgill Simpson is country guy in disguise

Nashville singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson expected to be labeled "the acid-country guy" when he self-released his sophomore album "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music" in May 2014. Instead, ...
By Diana Renee Williams

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Shack Band will play Surrey Tavern

Richmond, Va.,-based group is promoting their first full-length CD "America."

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Shine for Scott benefit to feature more than a dozen bands

Talk About the Dark Side of the Moon! - the fifth annual Shine for Scott Benefit Concert - is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Sky City, 1157 Broad St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Donations will be ...

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

'Shut Yo Mouth' and listen to Get Right Band's varied tunes

When The Get Right Band takes the stage at at Surrey Tavern on Sept. 6, an infectious, danceable blend of funk, rock, reggae and just plain unique set of sounds will fill the room.
By Jeremy Craig

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

The Heavy Pets to play Sky City

The Heavy Pets will bring their blend of rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock 'n' roll to Sky City on Thursday, Aug. 28.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

White Violet brings varied style to Sky City

White Violet, a band with an eclectic sound that thrived off of Athens' renowned music scene, is coming to Augusta with a performance on Aug. 22 at Sky City. They'll be joined by fellow Athens ...
By Jeremy Craig

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Gordon starts new jazz project, to play Sky City shows

One of jazz's most acclaimed trombonists is coming home to Augusta to share his passion with students as a scholar - and for the public through a live show.
By Jeremy Craig

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Brushfire Stankgrass likes to tinker with the traditional

To listen to Brushfire Stankgrass is to go down a road that begins with the banjo - and on to an uncertain destination that might wind up arriving in downbeat blues, country, or into a funk ...
By Jeremy Craig

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fans can hear latest by Kenny George Band

The Kenny George Band has several local dates in the coming weeks where fans can hear their newest music.
By Renee Williams
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Mayor's office helped arrange Kinder Morgan gift

When Augusta Commission members reported being blindsided and subsequently rejected a $25,000 donation from Kinder Morgan, the mayor's office and other city officials had been working to arrange ...
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