January 2, 4 & 5. Cirque du Soleil: Ovo. James Brown Arena.
January 3 & 4. Poison Peach 2020. Imperial Theatre. Augusta’s independent film festival showing diverse locally-made movies on Friday and Saturday night starting at 7 pm. Friday night is family-friendly, with Supernatural Shakespeare by EastWind Productions and Christopher Forbes’ medieval epic Die by the Sword. Saturday night is not-so-family-friendly horror night featuring Wages of Cine’s 31 Days of Horror.
January 5. Hello Beautiful Bridal Expo. Julian Smith.
January 9. Legends Club of Augusta.
A wedding planning workshop for Couples to come learn what mistakes not to make when planning the perfect wedding. 11 of the top Augusta wedding planners will reveal the biggest mistake that they’ve seen couples make when planning a wedding.
January 10. Southern Soul and Song Presents Balsam Range and the Cleverlys. 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year, Balsam Range, has become one of the genre’s most award-winning acts. The band’s latest album, Aeonic, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart, and features the #1 radio song, “The Girl Who Invented The Wheel.” Also, the Cleverlys, a one-of-a-kind comedy, music blend will be sharing the stage.
January 11. Harlem Globetrotters.
January 11. Augusta Symphony Gala. Miller Theater. Black Tie Attire. The name may be “Bond, James Bond” but the mood is sophisticated fun at Augusta Symphony’s Third Annual Gala. Maestro Dirk Meyer renowned Augusta Symphony present the music of James Bond in a stirring blend of live performances and film clips, celebrating almost 60 years of everyone’s favorite secret agent.
The elegant black-tie affair begins at 6 p.m. with a reception of light hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and, of course, Bond’s signature martini, the Vesper.
January 17. Old Dominion: Music for Memories. The Bell Auditorium.
January 18. American Rhythms in Augusta. Miller Theater.
January 18. American Rhythms. Aguila the Giant Guitar. Gershwin Piano Concerto in F. Copland Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo. Aguilad the Fall of Cuzco. Part of Augusta Symphony’s debut recording project: premiere recordings of four works by American composer Miguel del Aguila that are full of Latin rhythms, beautiful melodies, and raw power. Miller Theater.
January 19. Augusta Cutting Horse Futurity and Festival. James Brown Arena. Enjoy one of the largest events of its kind east of the Mississippi River. Highlights include a cutting competition, a dance, a Western art show and a parade down Broad Street with costumed riders on horseback and in horse-drawn wagons.
January 23. 2020 Augusta Futurity. James Brown Arena. The popular Augusta Cutting Horse event, Augusta Futurity, will return for the 42th year on Sunday, January 19. This event brings in the top horses along with trainers, riders and vendors from all over the United States for a week full of activities and entertainment. This highly anticipated event has a robust schedule that consists of bull riding, amateur any age, non-pro any age, a vendors expo, face painting, a stallion auction and a Wrangler Family Fun fest.
January 25. Winterfest. The Miller Theater.
Appears in the January 2020 issue of Augusta Magazine.