November Events

Nov 1 – 29 – 4P Studios Art Exhibit. 2nd Annual Satire & Friends: An exhibition of Graffiti Art
600 Broad Street Gallery, downtown
Opening reception: Nov. 1, 7 – 9pm
Call 706.267.6724 for more information.

Nov 2. CanalFEST ‘19. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Augusta Canal Mill Village Trailhead. 109 Eve St., Augusta. A full day of family fun, fresh air, fitness and food. Try your hand at fly fishing, kayaking or jump on a Petersburg Boat for a $5 guided canal tour. Check out the crafts, art, food trucks and live music, all day long starting with the CanalFest Fun Run 5k 2019 ($10 registration 5K). Proceeds support the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area’s recreation and education programs. Visit, www.augustacanal.com.

Nov 6. Experience Augusta 2019 by Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau at Sacred Heart Cultural Center. 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Come celebrate the success of the entire tourism industry.

Heavy Hors D’oeuvres, Beer & Wine

Local Marketplace & Networking.

CEOs Bennish Brown and Brian Graham will share highlights from their organization’s accomplishments and their visions for the future of Augusta River Region’s economic development via tourism and events.

Visit, www.eventbrite.com.

Nov 6. Kevin Gates. Bell Auditorium. I’M HIM TOUR. YK Osiris, Rod Wave, and SDoT Fresh will also be joining Kevin Gates during his stop at the Bell Auditorium. Visit, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.

Nov 8. King of the Cage
Rumble on the River 3. James Brown Arena. Visit, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.

Nov 8. The Planets. Miller Theater. WAGNER Entrance of the Gods from Das Rheingold. SCHMITT La Tragédie de Salomé. HOLST The Planets. Accompanied by projections of NASA video and images of the solar system from Voyager 2. Visit, www.millertheateraugusta.com.

Nov 9. Augusta Brunch Festival. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Augusta Common. 836 Reynolds St., Augusta. The Augusta Brunch Festival is a one day event celebrating everyone’s love of Brunch! Local restaurants will create delicious brunch inspired bites for purchase. Visit, www.visitaugusta.com.

Nov 9. Head of the South Rowing Regatta. Boathouse Community Center. 101 Riverfront Dr., Augusta. Second largest single day rowing regatta in the US. Visit www.visitaugusta.com.

Nov 10. Augusta Polo Cup at Daniel Field. 1775 Highland Ave., Augusta. 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visit, www.eventbrite.com.

Nov 10. The Brewery Comedy Tour in Augusta. Savannah River Brewing Company LLC813 5th St, Augusta.

Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that has already hit 900 breweries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop at is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances. Visit, www. augusta.eventful.com.

Nov 16. Taylor BMW Broadway in Augusta. Mannheim Steamroller

Christmas by Chip Davis.  Bell Auditorium. Visit, www.augustabroadway.com.

Nov. 16. Augusta Market @ the River. 8th Street Plaza, Augusta. Come out on Saturdays to attend this outdoor market in RiverWalk, Downtown Augusta, you could feel the southern spirit as you walk with crowds along overflowing local vendors selling fruits, veggies, honey, baked goods and handmade. Visit, www.augustaga.gov.

Nov 16. Augusta Game Watching Party: Auburn. Savannah River Brewing Company LLC813 5th St, Augusta. The Dawgs are back in action and we can’t think of a better way to watch than surrounded by fellow UGA alumni, friends and fans! Put on your spirited red and black and head to the Augusta chapter’s game watching party. Visit, www.alumni.uga.edu.

Nov 16. Rock and Run 5K 2019. Lake Olmstead Trailhead. Augusta Canal Historic Trail. Visit, www.active.com.

Nov 16. 12th Annual YPA Anniversary Party. YPA is Rolling out the Red Carpet for the Red Cross. Celebrate in true Hollywood fashion, old and new.

This year the event will benefit the “Sound the Alarm. Save a Life” campaign. Each ticket provides you with entrance, multiple “paparazzi” photo opportunities, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and two signature drink tickets. Attire is black tie-optional. Visit, www.millertheateraugusta.com.

Nov 18. Guitar Pull 2019. James Brown Arena. 601 Seventh St., Augusta. This year’s Guitar Pull line-up will include: Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Riley Green, Runaway June, & Rodney Atkins.

Visit, www.kicks99guitarpull.com.

Nov. 21. Fantasia: The Sketchbook Tour at James Brown Arena with special guests Robin Thicke, Tank & The Bonfyre to James Brown Arena. Visit, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.

Nov 22 to 24. Holiday Market. Columbia County Exhibition Center. Presented by the Junior League of Augusta. A holiday tradition in Augusta. Feel great about the gifts you share this holiday season knowing that a portion of that gift is making a difference in the life of someone in the local community. Visit,

www.jlaugusta.org.

Nov 23. The Avett Brothers. The band just released their latest single, “High Steppin.” Their new album Closer Than Together will focus more on political issues and the “state of the world and observations reflected from the band’s own experiences.” The Avett Brothers continue to be revered as one of the top folk-rock acts in the country. Visit, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.

Nov 23. Kenny G. Miller Theater. A phenomenally successful instrumentalist whose recordings routinely made the pop, R&B and jazz charts during the 80s and 90s, Kenny G’s sound became a staple on adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio stations. He’s a fine player with an attractive sound (influenced a bit by Grover Washington, Jr.) who often caresses melodies, putting a lot ofemotion into his solos. Join for a night of beautiful music. Visit, www. millertheateraugusta.com.

Nov 24. The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters & The Platters. Bell Auditorium. Singing all of their hits, three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends on the same stage, for one night only. With more than 94 charted records and 45 top 10 hits combined, you’ll hear favorites including “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “Stand By Me,” “On Broadway,” “This Magic Moment,” “Up on the Roof,” “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “Yakety Yak,” “Charlie Brown,” “Poison Ivy,” “Only You,” “The Great Pretender,” “Magic Touch,” and many more. Visit, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.

Nov. 26. Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Miller Theater. Featuring unforgettable performances, this critically-acclaimed extravaganza is both a Broadway musical and new Cirque adventure wrapped into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family. Broadway Director and Cirque Dreams founder Neil Goldberg has searched the world to assemble a remarkable cast of incomparable cirque artists, singers, dancers and talent to mesmerize audiences with new acts, holiday scenes, theatrical innovation and much more in 2019. Set in a multi-million-dollar wonderland of elaborate scenes and dozens of original holiday production numbers, audiences will celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Join in the festivities and catch the holiday spirit with the show the Boston Globe declared “Las Vegas…meets family entertainment…meets musical theatre. Visit, www. millertheateraugusta.com.

Nov 29. Goin’ South III: Brothers & Sisters. Join all of the Brothers and Sisters from Goin’ South as they bring the third installment of Southern Rock classics by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, The Outlaws, Marshall Tucker, Ozark Mtn, Daredevils and many more. For those interested in sponsoring the show please email ryanabel1982@gmail.com.

Proceeds from the show will go towards furthering the vision of Camp Wonderland, an Augusta Players Summer Camp for children with Autism. Visit, millertheateraugusta.com.

Nov 29-Dec 1. The holiday season brings to mind family, friends and…The Nutcracker! Come and experience the same magic and grandeur that Ron Colton brought to Augusta in 1971. Your entire family will enjoy this classic holiday tale that has become a tradition in the CSRA. Join us as Colton Ballet Company of Augusta brings this holiday favorite to life during the 2019 Thanksgiving Weekend. Visit, www.imperialtheatre.com.

 

December Events

Dec 4. SiriusXM Presents The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 16th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour. Miller Theater. Visit, www.millertheateraugusta.com.

Dec 5. The Texas Tenors. Miller Symphony. Miller Theater. Visit, www.millertheateraugusta.com.

Dec 7. Black Nativity. Bell Auditorium. An African-American telling of the Nativity story, based on the song and play written by acclaimed poet and playwright Langston Hughes. The African American viewpoint and the gospel music make Black Nativity a truly unique and entertaining theatrical experience. Visit, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.

Dec 7. 2019 Blues Festival featuring Betty Wright, Nellie Travis, Clarence Carter & Ronnie Bell. A Tribute to the Legendary Roy “C.” Visit, www.millertheateraugusta.com.

Dec 8. WWE LIVE

Holiday Tour. James Brown Arena. The Superstars of Monday Night RAW bring WWE action to Augusta, GA for the only WWE event at James Brown Arena of 2019! See all of your favorite Superstars including Universal Champion Seth Rollins, RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, United States Champion AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, King Corbin, and many more! Talent at all WWE events is subject to change. Visit, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.

Dec 8. The Augusta Chorale Annual Christmas Concert. Gilbert Lambuth Memorial Chapel at Paine College

1235 15th St., Augusta. Annual Concert featuring Christmas favorites, selections from Handel’s Messiah, and other festive spirituals. Visit, www.eventbrite.com.

Dec 11. LeAnn Rimes. You and Me and Christmas Tour. Miller Theater. LeAnn Rimes is an internationally multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter. The two-time Grammy award winner recently unveiled her first-ever LIVE recording as an exclusive vinyl release in honor of Record Store Day titled “Rimes: Live at Gruene Hall” where Rimes celebrated music of all genres. But it was in 2017 that the world-renowned singer released her 16th studio RCA UK/Thirty Tigers album, Remnants. The album debuted at # 4 on Billboard’s Independent Album Chart and peaked at #3 on iTunes ® overall charts in its first week and garnered two #1 Billboard Dance hits with “Long Live Love”, “LovE is LovE is LovE” and one Top 5 hit with “Love Line”. In the fall of last year, Rimes revealed a new EP for her fans titled Re-Imagined that featured five new versions of some of her record-breaking hits including an epic duet with the music icon Stevie Nicks. Visit,

www.millertheateraugusta.com.

Dec. 16. 23rd Annual Christmas Songs & Stories with John Berry. Imperial Theatre. Visit, www.imperialtheatre.com.

Dec 17. Suzy Bogguss. Morris Museum of Art presents Southern Soul and Song Series The Suzy Bogguss Holiday Show. During the creative explosion that was country music in the 1990s Suzy Bogguss sold 4 million records with sparkling radio hits like “Outbound Plane”, “Someday Soon”, “Letting Go”, and “Drive South”. But you can’t peg Suzy that easily. In the midst of her country popularity she took time off to make a duets album with the legendary Chet Atkins. In 2003 she made an album of modern swing music with Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel. An album of original music in 2007 landed her at number 4 on the jazz charts. Her folk music roots show through in her frequent appearances on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, in the Grammy she earned for her work on Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster, and in her critically acclaimed album and book project from 2011, American Folk Songbook. In 2014 she released Lucky, a collection of songs written by Merle Haggard and interpreted through Suzy’s crystal vocals from the female point of view. Her latest offering, Aces Redux, is a re-recording of her platinum selling album Aces produced by Suzy with fresh arrangements and her signature effortless vocals. So yes, you can call her a country singer if you want, but really that’s just the beginning. Visit, www.imperialtheatre.com.

Dec. 20. Taylor BMW Broadway in Augusta. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann—ultimately becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Bell Auditorium. Visit, www.augustabroadway.com.

Dec 26. A Charlie Brown Christmas. Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE is a present the whole family can enjoy! Visit, millertheateraugusta.com.

Dec 30. Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker. Visit, millertheateraugusta.com.

Appears in the November/December 2019 issue of Augusta Magazine.

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