October 2-6. Westobou Festival. Westobou Gallery. The 12th annual festival with five days of exciting, unique and fun events. Buy your General Admission or VIP Pass today. Individual tickets can be purchased at Westobou Gallery during regular business hours or at the door on the day of the event. Visit, www.westoboufestival.com.
October 4. I’m With The Band
One Night Only! Eight local celebrities will take the stage in a battle of song to benefit Burn Foundation of America. Bethany and the Southside Boys will accompany our contestants as they sing their hearts out to raise funds in support of families through the healing and transition home of patients served by Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital. Visit, www.millertheateraugusta.com.
October 4. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. The Riverwalk Revival. Jessye Norman Amphitheater. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop band from Cleveland, Ohio formed in 1991. It originally consisted of rappers Layzie Bone, Flesh-n-Bone, Bizzy Bone, Krayzie Bone, and Wish Bone. Rapper Eazy-E of the group N.W.A signed Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to Ruthless Records in late 1993, when Bone Thugs debuted with EP Creepin on ah Come Up. The EP included the hit single “Thuggish Ruggish Bone”. Visit, www.fwbpro.com.
October 5. Silent Movie Matinee, with musical accompaniment by theatre organist, Ron Carter. Sacred Heart. Visit www.sacredheartaugusta.org.
October 6. Swanee Quintet 80th Anniversary. Featuring Rickey Smiley. Bell Auditorium. Visit, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.
October 10. Best of Augusta Celebration 2019 at Sacred Heart. Celebrate the best in our city. Taste delicious food from local restaurants, listen to great live music and hangout with the Best of Augusta. All proceeds benefit the Greater Augusta Arts Council and Sacred Heart Cultural Center. Visit, www.augustamagazine.com.
October 11. Live2Lead Augusta. First Baptist Church of North Augusta. Live2Lead is a leader development experience designed to equip you with a new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. You’ll breathe new life into your leadership during this information-packed full-day event. Visit, www.eventbrite.com.
October 11. Imperial Theatre presents Southern Soul and Song Series Appalachian Road Show and Darrell Scott. Visit, www.imperialtheatre.com.
October 12. 2019 Fall Pumpkin Run Car Show. Augusta Mall. Let the cars shine in the Georgia sun. Hosted by the CSRA Road Angels Car Club from 10am – 3pm at the Augusta Mall. FREE ADMISSION! Cash, prizes and awards.
October 13. The Jessye Norman School of The Arts Annual Benefit Concert: An Evening with Audra McDonald. Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and an actress. In addition to a record-breaking six Tony Awards—distinguishing her as the most decorated performer in American theater—she is the recipient of two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a 2015 National Medal of Arts presented by President Barack Obama. Blessed with a luminous soprano voice and an incomparable gift for dramatic truth-telling, she is as much at home on Broadway and concert stages as she is on film and television. Visit, www.millertheateraugusta.com.
October 15. ZZ Top – 50th Anniversary Tour with Special Guest Cheap Trick. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top are celebrating their 50th year with a massive North American tour this summer and making a stop at James Brown Arena with Special Guest Cheap Trick. Frankie and the Witch Fingers will also be joining ZZ Top and Cheap Trick as opening band for the 50th Anniversary Tour. Visit, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.
October 17. Augusta Symphony. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Film with Live Orchestra. Dirk Meyer, Music Director. Experience the adventure film that introduced Indiana Jones to the world. The movie plays on the big screen suspended above the stage while the Symphony performs John Williams’s epic score. Visit, www.augustasymphony.com.
October 19. 2019 Miracle Mile Walk. Augusta Common. Join the University Health Care System in the Augusta Common from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Visit, www.visitaugusta.com.
October 19. The Survival’s Journal. The stage play Survivor’s Journal is based on songs written from Miles D. Mealing’s heart during one of his most trying times in life. Come witness true healing and deliverance, because we were created by God to survive. Visit, www.millertheateraugusta.com.
October 19. A Man For All Seasons a part of the History & Nostalgia Film Series. The film depicts the final years of Sir Thomas More, the 16th-century Lord Chancellor of England who refused to sign a letter asking Pope Clement VII to annul King Henry VIII of England’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon and refused to take an Oath of Supremacy declaring Henry VIII Supreme Head of the Church of England. Paul Scofield, who had played More in the West End stage premiere, also took the role in the film, starring alongside Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles and Susannah York. Also appearing are Nigel Davenport, Leo McKern, Corin Redgrave and, in one of his earliest screen roles, John Hurt. The event is free, but a ticket is needed for entry. Visit,www.imperialtheatre.com.
October 20. The Augusta Symphony presents ‘Halloween at the Symphony.
Celebrate Halloween with frightfully fun music by the Augusta Symphony! Bring the entire family in costume and enjoy spooky classical favorites including “Night on Bald Mountain,” “Danse Macabre,” “Phantom of the Opera,” and more at this one-hour concert. Visit, www. augustasymphony.com.
October 23. The music of Randy Travis featuring guest vocalist James Dupré. Bell Auditorium. A special evening celebrating the career and music of Hall of Fame Singer Randy Travis with special guest vocalist James Dupré and the Randy Travis Band. Featuring a special guest appearance by Randy Travis. Visit, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.
October 24. VeryVera Chef Series. The Cottage. 2708 Wheeler Rd., Augusta. Join The VeryVera Show for an exclusive Chef Series this fall! We’re bringing one of our favorite culinary figures to the Cottage to provide one high-class evening in the VeryVera kitchen. Chef Will Williams is the owner and executive chef of Seasoned Provisions personal catering in Charlotte, NC. Chef Will will be preparing a menu full of fresh flavors and quality ingredients, expertly crafted in an upscale menu.
October 25. Chris Young. Raised on Country Tour. After launching his USAA sponsored “Raised On Country World Tour 2019” in May, multi-platinum entertainer Chris Young has already played to capacity crowds over the first 12 shows of his headlining tour. The massive momentum continues as he announces another nineteen shows to round out his record-setting year, including a stop at James Brown Arena on October 25. He’ll be joined by special guest Eli Young Band as direct support along with Matt Stell. Visit, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.
October 25. Marquee Comedy Tour with Gary Owen, Tony Rock, Tommy Davidson at Bell Auditorium. The highly celebrated entertainers will bring down the house with their side-splitting humor and hysterical storytelling for a night fans won’t want to miss. Visit, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.
October 25-26. 7th Annual ONUG Music Fest in Augusta. Pendleton King Park. Visit, www.eventbrite.com.
October 26. Funk You. Miller Theater.
Kick off your Halloween celebrations with Funk You and Village Sticks with a night full of tricks, treats and witch’s brew. Costumes are encouraged or be cursed. This “funk” oriented outfit projects multiple musical styles focusing mainly on dance driven grooves with powerful clean vocals. Incorporating intriguing musical composition, tasteful lyrics, and crowd captivating live performances, Funk You is sure to make an imprint on your musical taste. Visit, www.millertheateraugusta.com.
October 31. The Allman Betts Band. The sons of Gregg Allman (Devon Allman) and Dickey Betts (Duane Betts) have joined forces to form The Allman Betts Band. They kicked off their World Tour on March 27, 2019 and sold out twelve of their first eighteen shows. The show features new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band. Visit, www.earformusic.com.
Appears in the October 2019 issue of Augusta Magazine.