Augusta Music Tour

Although best known for the Masters Tournament in golf, Augusta also claims musical champions from the late "Godfather of Soul," James Brown, and opera singer Jessye Norman to Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of country supergroup Lady Antebellum.

Tour At a Glance

Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruises

Solo artists and groups entertain aboard the Augusta Canal Petersburg Boat Tours music cruises as they float down the Augusta Canal, the only intact industrial canal in use in the South. For these unique seasonal tours, attendees bring their own refreshments and relax to the music...

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James Brown Statue

Soul and funk music pioneer James Brown was proud to call Augusta his home. He gave back to his community in many ways, including his annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway and Christmas Toy Giveaway, which have continued after his passing in 2006. The life-size bronze statue of Brown...

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Augusta Museum of History

Two Augusta Museum of History exhibitions currently on display celebrate Augusta's rich musical heritage. "The Godfather of Soul: Mr. James Brown" features rare and personal memorabilia, costumes, family photos, videos and oral histories. "Local Legends" highlights the city'...

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Morris Museum of Art

For 10 years, the Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song concert series has been a signature event sponsored by the Morris Museum of Art and held in downtown Augusta at the Imperial Theatre.? In its presentation of Americana, roots, blues and bluegrass artists—including past...

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Jessye Norman Amphitheatre

The celebrated international opera star Jessye Norman grew up in Augusta listening to Saturday afternoon broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera while she did her chores. Today, the amphiteatre named in her honor and located at Riverwalk Augusta hosts seasonal concerts and events.?

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Lady Antebellum Pavilion

The pavilion at Evans Towne Center Park honors the hometown heroes Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of superstar country trio Lady Antebellum. Kelley and Haywood grew up in Evans and graduated high school together before moving to Nashville to become songwriters. The Lady A Pavilion...

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James Brown Boulevard

The section of Ninth Street in downtown Augusta, between Broad and Twiggs streets, was renamed "James Brown Boulevard" in a dedication ceremony held Nov. 20, 1993.

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James Brown Arena

The James Brown Arena and Bell Auditorium make up Augusta's Entertainment Complex and host a variety of national concerts and sporting events. Augusta's Civic Center was renamed the James Brown Arena on Oct. 15, 2006, and just two months later, following the iconic singer...

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Soul Bar & Sky City

Both clubs are owned by Coco Rubio, the longtime torchbearer of live music in Augusta. Named in honor of Augusta’s own Soul Brother No. 1, the late James Brown, the venue features a variety of live music in all genres plus DJs, themed nights and more. Sky City, which has a capacity...

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