May 1. Melissa Etheridge. Join Melissa Etheridge for an evening of unforgettable songs and new music from her forthcoming album The Medicine Show. Visit, millertheateraugusta.com.
May 2. Oak Ridge Boys. Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been. Visit, millertheateraugusta.com.
May 3. James Brown Birthday Bash. Augusta Soul, Soul City Presents and the Miller Theater are proud to present the James Brown Birthday Bash – featuring J.A.M.P., the James Brown Band and hosted by Bootsy Collins – May 3 at the Miller. Tickets will be free and available at the Miller Theater Box Office (10 AM-6 PM M-F), by calling 706.842.4080 or visiting www. millertheateraugusta.com.
May 4. North American Kickboxing.
The WAKO North American Kickboxing tournament will have 3 countries battling for kickboxing supremacy. The national teams of Mexico, Canada and The Untied States will all be in attendance. This is also a qualifier for U.S. kickboxers to fight for their spot for WAKO team USA at the world Championships in Bosnia! Don’t miss the hardest hitting tournament in North America! Visit, millertheateraugusta.com.
May 4. A Day in the Park-22nd Annual PKP Plant Sale. Pendleton King Park. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Franke Pavilion. Plants and garden items for sale provided by CSRA Master Gardeners and Friends of the Park. Master Gardeners on hand for help with garden questions. Vendors Welcome (Call 706-284-3991) For more information go to www.pendletonkingpark.com. Family Activities, Vendors, Live Music, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
May 4. Augusta Fly Day at Augusta Regional Airport. Join Challenge Air for Kids & Friends for the first Fly Day. Children & youth with special needs between the ages of 7-21 are invited to enjoy a opportunity of a lifetime. Sign up today to volunteer as a pilot, day of event volunteer, sponsor, agency or if you have a child with special needs. Visit, www.challengeair.com.
May 5. Augusta Ballet’s Croquet for Ballet 2019. Return to an era of elegance this spring and play in the annual croquet tournament or relax as a spectator. All guests will enjoy lunch, beer, wine and live music.Boeckh Park, located just inside the Hammonds Ferry Community at 506 Front Street
North Augusta, SC 29841. Tickets $65 online at www.augustaballet.org/season-events, $75, cash or check only, at the event.
May 10. Rocktopia. Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway (68,000 people over a 6-week run), the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA will kick off a tour this spring. An explosive musical concert event that fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces, ROCKTOPIA features the works of musical innovators across centuries—including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Heart, Puccini, The Who and more—performed by an elite lineup of vocalists, a five-piece rock band, a 30-person choir, and a symphony orchestra. Visit, millertheateraugusta.com.
May 10-12. The Augusta Players Present Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Imperial Theatre. Everyone’s favorite flying car comes to life in the musical adaptation of the beloved family film. Take a fantastic musical journey with an out-of-this-world car that floats and flies into your hearts. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs by the creators of Mary Poppins! Get tickets now to go on this highflying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family. Visit www.imperialtheatre.com.
May 11. Chad Prather. Visit, millertheateraugusta.com.
May 15. Columbia Fireflies at Augusta GreenJackets. SRP Park, North Augusta. Visit, www.milb.com.
May 17. Goin’ South Again: Second Helping. M3Agency presenting, benefiting The Augusta Players Camp Wonderland and The Hometown Harmony Project (Press On, 12Bands and Ronald McDonald House). The all local band is back and can’t wait to play more hits from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker and many more! VIP tickets include:
Premium seating in the front of the orchestra or the balcony
Pre-show catered reception with the band. Visit, millertheateraugusta.com.
May 19. RBRM: Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike in Augusta at Bell Auditorium. RBRM” have joined forces to combine their extensive catalogue of high-energy megahits and dynamic stage presence to embark on a World Tour. With more than 35 years of entertainment experience, four childhood friends from Boston with multiple accolades and countless sold out concerts. RBRM’s chart-topping smash hit records like “My Prerogative,” “Every Little Step,” “Rock Wit’cha,” “Roni,” [Brown] “Poison,” “Do Me,” “Thought It Was Me” and “Smile Again” [BBD] are all timeless tracks that have stood the test of more than twenty-five years and continue to audibly paint the soundtrack of millions of lives around the globe. Visit, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.
May 24-25. Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Festival 2019. Food+ Culture+ Music. Artists include Old Crow Medicine Show, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Left Over Salmon & more. Visit www.banjobque.com.
May 29. Shovels & Rope and I’m With Her. Visit, millertheateraugusta.com.
Article appears in the May 2019 issue of Augusta Magazine.