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Accordion Tribute for LaRue Mangelly

Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
Free Accordion Concert in honor of LaRue Mangelly, longtime
local accordion and dance teacher, by the Mangelly Accordionaires. Bring your accordion and join us in playing "Lady of Spain" in the key of C.
May 22 Sunday, 2016
1:00 P.M.

Christine Mangelly Meimarides
706-564-6775 or 706-736-6775

7th Annual Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Music Festival

Evans Towne Center Park Lady Antebellum Pavilion


Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Music Festival was created in 2010 to honor Joe Pond, bringing together his favorite things – feel-good music, finger-lickin' barbeque and a fun atmosphere for the entire family. All proceeds benefit the Joseph R. Pond Memorial Foundation, which supports local charities in the CSRA.

Join us Memorial Day Weekend 2016 at Evans Towne Center Park for the 7th Annual Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Music Festival. We’ll have some of the best roots, americana and bluegrass music you can find, tasty barbeque, a large selection of craft beer, a petting zoo, pig races, a fun playground and so much more.


Aiken Bluegrass Festival

We just keep growing and growing, eh? Starting in 2014, the Aiken Bluegrass Festival moved to the Aiken County Fairgrounds located at 1566 Columbia Highway North (Route 1 between the bypass and Interstate 20). The new location provides convenient access for our traveling guests while maintaining the ease of access our local fans have come to expect. Let's face it, though ­­it's really about lots o' fans, gobs o' camping, more parking, and a whole lot more fun. Address: 561 May Royal Drive Aiken, SC 29801 United States
Festival Lineup
Friday, May 13th - Gates open at 4:00 PM

Larry Keel Experience - 8:10pm
Josh Daniel & Mark Schimick Project - 7:15pm
Mountain Express Band (reunion show!) - 10:30am
Doug and the Henrys - 6:00pm
Blackwater Deep - 4:30pm

Saturday, May 14th - Gates open at 11:00 AM

Phoffman & Anders Beck Quartet - 8:00pm
Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass)
Anders Beck (Greensky Bluegrass)
Travis Book
Jay Cobb Anderson (Fruition)
Keller (Williams) and the Keels - 4:00pm
Larry Keel's Aiken Experience / Super Jam - 6:00pm
Larry & Jenny Keel
Keller Williams
Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon)
Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass)
Mimi Naja (Fruition)
Fruition - 10:00pm
Greg Burns and Friends - 2:30pm
Gipsy Moon Band - 1:00pm


Hopelands Summer Concert Series

Hopelands Gardens 135 Dupree Place Aiken, SC 29801
Hopelands Gardens hosts a variety of outdoor performances. Bring your lawn chair and a picnic dinner and enjoy the many different musical styles.
Mondays, May – August, 7:00 p.m.


Carlos Perdomo in Concert

701 Atomic Rd North Augusta, SC 29841
Congregation Beth Shalom of 701 Atomic Rd North Augusta, SC will host a FREE concert by Carlos Perdomo on 14 May 2016. At the 11:00am Service he will teach.. The concert begins at 7:00pm. There is limited seating, contact Espy De Leon at 706.373.8022 to reserve a place. Concert will be in Spanish and English.

Espy De Leon, 706.373.8022

Huka Entertainment presents Steve Miller Band

Bell Auditorium
Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended
American culture in the late '60s. With albums like Children of the Future,
Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that
drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously
articulated a compelling vision of what music-and society-could be in the years to

July 19th at 6:30pm

The Concert Series Formerly Known As Jazz At The G

D.Douglas Barnard Amphitheatre on Augusta Univ's Summerville Campus
ive Time Grammy Award Winner Christian McBride To Perform At Season Finale of
“The Concert Series Formerly Known As Jazz At The G”

AUGUSTA, Ga.—The Christian McBride Trio, headed by five-time Grammy award winning jazz bassist Christian McBride, is set to headline the season finale of “The Concert Series Formerly Known As Jazz At The G”. It takes place Saturday May 7, 2016 at The D. Douglas Barnard Amphitheatre on the Summerville Campus of Augusta University. Show time is 6pm. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place in AU’s Maxwell Theatre.

It’s not simply his abundant virtuosity that has made McBride the most in-demand bassist of his generation. He consistently combines his deft musicianship with an innate ability to communicate his enthusiasm to an audience—a warm showmanship that transforms his own passion into infectious joy. The Philadelphia native describes his signature sound as people music, saying, “People Music is my personal mantra as a musician. Sometimes jazz musicians can get too caught up in their own heads; they get so serious and so caught up in their creativity that they’re not bringing the people in. So I figure the best way to communicate is to let the people navigate where you should go.”

McBride has close ties to the family of Augusta’s own James Brown, so the concert includes a special guest appearance by The Jamp Masters with a tribute to “The Godfather of Soul". A once-in-a-lifetime on stage collaboration between McBride and The Jamp Masters is also a possibility.

Augusta native Trey McLaughlin is also scheduled to appear, performing a rare jazz set.

Tickets are available now at The Maxwell Theatre Box Office, and on line at Augusta.UniversityTickets.Com. Tickets are Free for AU Students with Valid JAGCard; $5.00 for all other students with a student ID; $10.00 Military; $10.00 AU Staff & Faculty with Valid JAGCard; $15.00 General Public.

The Concert Series Formerly Known As Jazz At The G is produced by WAGC-90.7FM/GPB Augusta, in partnership with Garden City Jazz, The Augusta University Department of Music, and The Greater Augusta Arts Council.

Saturday May 7, 2016 at 6pm-8pm

Drew Dawson
Station Manager, WACG-FM/GPB Augusta
Augusta University
706-731-7091 Office

Southern Steel Guitar Convention

Belvedere Jaycee Building, Belvedere, SC 29841
Steel Guitar Music, featuring Joe Turner. Jam Session Saturday night 6 pm to 11 pm

May 15, 2016 9:30 am to 6 p.m.

Jerry Reece,