The accolades keep rolling in for the Lady Antebellum Pavilion.
The latest is the Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies and the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers.
The Evans Towne Center Park pavilion was one of five structures around the state – and the only one outside the Atlanta area – to grab the recognition. Augusta engineering and architectural design firm Johnson Laschober and Associates P.C. picked up the prize during a recent event at Georgia Tech.
While the design of the facility is eye-catching, what’s really gotten attention in recent days is the Lady A’s growing track record for landing an increasing number of events – including some being lured from next door.
The latest is the Rock Fore! Dough concert, the major fundraiser for the First Tee Foundation. It’s been held the past eight years at the First Tee facility in Augusta, but this year it’s moving to the Lady A on the Tuesday of Masters Week.
Rock Fore! Dough is at least the third big annual event migrating to Evans, after Banjo-B-Que and Thunder Over Augusta, both of which brought thousands of spectators to Towne Center Park.
Ultimately, it’s better for the community if the Lady A cultivates its own events, such as the Columbia County Championship Festival set for the week of Masters, rather than swiping them from Augusta.
But if the presence of the award-winning Lady A boosts the community’s overall visibility, then that’s good for everyone.