CSRA events: concerts and barbecue | New


Have a chance to see independent artists at the 6th Annual MossFest Tour at American Legion Post 232 in North Augusta on Aug. 3 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event offers emerging and new artists the opportunity to network, perform, and compete for label representation opportunities in Atlanta. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased online through an Eventbrite page. To learn more, visit the MossFest website.


To listen Hank Bilal, a South Carolina native and trombonist, as he performs at Vibes and Vines Jazz Lounge on August 5 at 7 p.m., Bilal began his musical career in churches and youth groups and later performed alongside musical icons like Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and many more. Tickets can be purchased in advance through an Eventbrite page for $25 per person. Doors open at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. shows. To learn more, visit the show’s website.


Get together and learn to crochet chunky blankets at Stone Roastery in North Augusta on August 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The beginners course gives instructors from local company Honestly Sweet by Kristi Cook hands-on experience teaching the basics of crochet. The class is $85 per person, which includes instruction and supplies. To learn more, visit the company’s website.


Join the Sisters of Sweetwater for Chocolate and Friends Women’s Ministry Event August 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. Kim Crabill, an award-winning TV host will speak about finding ministry and friendship. The free event will take place at Sweetwater Baptist Church in North Augusta located at 198 Sweetwater Road. To find out more, email [email protected]


Hear some of the hottest rap and R&B at James Brown Arena on August 6 at 7:30 p.m. Rod Wave and his friends, including Latto, Tokyo Jetz and many more taking the stage, making music for millennial and Gen Z audiences. Tickets can be purchased online starting at $62 per person. Doors to the show open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Augusta Entertainment Complex website.


‘Go Your Own Way’ at the Miller Theater as the rumor tribute band, known for covering Fleetwood Mac’s iconic 70s and 80s rock, takes the stage at the Miller Theater in Augusta. The show, starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 5, comes from an Atlanta-based band that has catapulted its way to success in six years. Tickets can be purchased online in advance, starting at $29 per person. For more information, visit the Miller Theater website.


Spend the evening in downtown Aiken on a weekly basis Amplify the driveway festival on August 4th. Local vendors, restaurants and other businesses are set up along Bee Lane. Carolina Cherry, a CSRA native band, will take the stage with their music “Y’alternative” playing hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s. The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. For more, visit the website Amp the Alley.


Grill and enjoy a variety of barbecue flavors at the very first BBQ and Sweet Tea Festival in Aiken on August 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature a cooking contest for “CSRA’s Best”. Live music, food and a kids’ area will be available at the event, which will be held at Generations Park at 700 Mack Henry Road. To find out more, visit the event website.

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