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Season of music starts in Columbia County

Posted: August 25, 2013 - 12:01am

Fall is the season for music in Columbia County.

The county has attracted lots of performers to its venues in the next few months.

“We’re trying to get our name out there,” Stacie Adkins, county Community Events manager. “We try to be fair and help (promoters and other event organizers) as much as we can, by every means we can for their event to be successful. ... If they have a good experience, hopefully they’ll come back.”

Nine performances, including some county-organized events, are scheduled for the Lady Antebellum Pavilion at Evans Towne Center Park and the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Theater in the Evans library through Nov. 1.

The season begins with Sinatra Forever, organized by Augusta Amusements, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the theater.

Rick Michel will pay homage to “Old Blue Eyes” by performing many of the crooner’s standards.

Tickets cost $30 and $35 and can be purchased by calling (706) 726-0366 or visiting www.augustaamusements.com.

The Rat Pack era soundtrack continues Sept. 6 with Ritz on the Pavilion at Lady Antebellum Pavilion. The concert features Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra with special guest Garden City Jazz.

“It’s a fun, energetic concert and it’s not an expensive one,” Adkins said. “I think it is going to be a good crowd as long as we have good weather.”

Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show. Children 12 and younger get in free.

Upcoming concerts at the theater, also put on by Augusta Amusements, include Transit Authority, a Chicago tribute band, on Sept. 13; folk, jazz and pop artist Laurence Juber on Sept. 15; the Glenn Miller Orchestra, named after Big Band leader Glenn Miller, Oct. 3-4; and folk rocker Al Stewart on Nov. 1.
Covenant United Methodist Church in Evans is holding The Big Local, a free music festival on Sept. 14 at the pavilion. The festival, from 3 to 8 p.m., features The Omega Band, Adam Sams, Skilyr Hicks and Grizzly Harris.

The county is presenting 38 Special with special guest Jesup Dolly on Oct. 18.

“September and October, we’re busy,” Adkins said.

MUSIC TO COME

What: Sinatra Forever

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Theater

Tickets: $30 and $35

More: (706) 726-0366 or www.augustaamusements.com

What: Ritz on the Pavilion

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 6

Where: Lady Antebellum Pavilion at Evans Towne Center Park

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 day of show

More: (706) 650-5005 or www.evanstownecenterpark.com

What: Chicago tribute band Transit Authority

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13

Where: Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Theater

Tickets: $39.50

More: (706) 726-0366 or www.augustaamusements.com

What: The Big Local festival (The Omega Band, Adam Sams, Skilyr Hicks, Grizzly Harris)

When: 3-8 p.m. Sept. 14

Where: Lady Antebellum Pavilion at Evans Towne Center Park

Tickets: Free

More: (706) 496-3623 or www.theumc.org

What: Laurence Juber

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15

Where: Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Theater

Tickets: $20 and $25

More: (706) 726-0366 or www.augustaamusements.com

What: Craig Morgan with Country Line and the Daniel Johnson Band

When: 5 p.m. Sept. 26

Where: Lady Antebellum Pavilion at Evans Towne Center Park

Tickets: General admission $20, VIP $65

More: (706) 830-0677 or www.ladyaevans.com

What: Glenn Miller Orchestra

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4

Where: Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Theater

Tickets: $32.50 and $37.50

More: (706) 726-0366 or www.augustaamusements.com

What: 38 Special

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 18

Where: Lady Antebellum Pavilion at Evans Towne Center Park

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of show, $15 with military ID

More: (706) 650-5005 or www.evanstownecenterpark.com

What: Al Stewart

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1

Where: Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Theater

Tickets: $35 and $40

More: (706) 726-0366 or www.augustaamusements.com

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