Are you looking for something to do this week? Rapper and singer Rod Wave will headline an Augusta concert and hear Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumors. Those interested in hearing some lesser-known artists should check out the Moss Fest Summer Showcase Tour, which makes a stop in North Augusta. Many summer events are also planned for this week, such as a BBQ & Sweet Tea Festival in Aiken and an End of Summer Luau in North Augusta. For any families who still need school supplies, the Augusta community organizations are holding weekend giveaways. Here are more details on this and other upcoming celebrations in the Augusta region:
Rodwave and his friends perform at the James Brown Arena at 601 Seventh St. on Saturday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m. Rodwave’s 2019 single “Heart on Ice” went viral on YouTube and TikTok and peaked at number 25 on Billboard’s Hot 100. His main friends include Tokyo Jetz, Webbie, Big Charm, Brot Yoyoo and DJ Kydd Joe. Tickets can be purchased at the arena box office or online at augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.
the tribute band, rumourswill bring international group Fleetwood Mac’s hit songs to the Miller Theater at 708 Eighth St. on Friday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at millertheateraugusta.com.
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That 6th Annual Moss Fest Summer Showcase Tour stops at American Legion Post 232 in North Augusta on Wednesday, August 3 from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The tour gives independent artists from the United States the opportunity to perform abroad. The concert is for adults over the age of 18. Tickets can be purchased online at officialmossent.com.
“The devil is a liar” a courtroom comedy, will come to the stage on Saturday, August 6 at 2pm and 5pm at the Hardin Auditorium at 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd. in Evans. Tickets can be purchased online at alleevents.in.
For those looking for a good meal with some outdoor fun this is it BBQ & Sweet Tea Festival will be held on Saturday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Generations Park at 1596 Columbia Highway North in Aiken. Guests will enjoy food and sweet tea from chefs and barbecue grills competing for the crown for the best ribs, Boston butts and other delicacies. There will also be live music and a children’s play area. Visit eventbrite.com for more information, including how to register to cook.
Southbound Smokehouse organizes one “End of Summer Luau” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, August 6 at the Riverside Village Restaurant at 1009 Center St. in North Augusta. Between a drink from the beer garden and listening to the live music, guests can enjoy limbo and hula hoop competitions. Themed party attire is recommended.
In downtown Augusta first friday is back this week, where guests can shop for groceries and goods from local vendors, listen to live music and enjoy the sights and sounds of Broad Street throughout the evening. Among the artists featured will be the Fire Dancers from Arcane Arts at 8pm at the intersection of Broad Street and 11th Street.
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The Nancy Carson Library is hosting a “Splashdown” at 11am Wednesday, August 3, outside the North Augusta Library at 135 Edgefield Road. Children can splash around in the spray provided by the North Augusta Fire Department. Please bring towels and sunscreen.
School supplies giveaways
Fat Marsha kids Back-to-school drive is Sunday, August 7, at 12:30-4 pm Pendleton King Park at 1600 Troupe Street in Augusta. School supplies are distributed as well as hair ornaments, books, groceries and more.
Augusta Dream Center raffles backpacks at the charity center from 10am to 12pm on Saturday 6th August at 3364 Peach Orchard Road.
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Tickets for the last edition of sell out fast Ed Turner and Number 9. After 17 years of classic rock shows, this group of musicians from the Augusta region will present “The End of an Error”: two final shows of Beatles songs on August 12th and 13th. Tickets at imperialtheatre.com.