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CSRA Events: Pride, Live Music and Food Trucks


Listen to live music at the Carolina Jamboree on June 24 as A Little Off the Top performs. The five person band will take the microphone starting at 7 p.m. as locals have the free opportunity to attend. Dancing, concessions and a family friendly atmosphere are encouraged. Visit the Carolina Jamboree Facebook page to learn more information.


Taste a wide variety of foods and drinks at the June Food Truck Friday event in Johnston on June 24. Located at 172 Holmes Pond Road, the event features live music from Ryan Abel and Friends and local drummer Jayden Feagin as the band opener. Gates open at 6 p.m. with music starting at 6:45 p.m. Tickets cost $15 per person over the age of 16 and can be purchased online through Eventbrite. Outside food and alcohol is prohibited.


Hope for Hooves Rescue, a local rescue and therapy shelter for equine animals, is planning on expanding from their current location in North Augusta. Hosting a free fundraiser opportunity on June 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, the event will feature raffles, live music, auctions and more. All proceeds from the event go towards a new barn and equipment. To learn more, visit the Hope for Hooves website.


Classic rock band America, with members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, celebrate 50 years at the Bell Auditorium on June 25. The band started in London and quickly became a recognizable name with their single “A Horse with No Name.” Tickets can be purchased online starting at $49.50 per person. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. showtime. To learn more, visit the venue website.


Celebrate the LBGTQ+ community in the CSRA at Augusta Pride 2022. Kicking off the festivities on June 24, Beats on Broad features entertainment, vendors, fashion show and dancing from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Augusta Commons. On June 25, a pride parade begins at 10 p.m. and a festival follows 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Augusta Commons. The events are free to the public. To learn more, visit the event website.


Get out on the Savannah River via paddle board at the Betty’s Bash Paddle Race and Music Festival on June 25. Located at Riverside Park in Evans, Georgia, the timed and trophy race takes a six mile lap around German Island. Live music from West King String Band, Chris Ndeti, the Trolls of Amsterdam and the Mason Jars will be featured alongside vendors. Single entry paddle race registration starts at $30 per person and can be purchased online. To learn more about the event, visit the venue website.


Spend time outside with live music, vendors and food at the weekly Amp the Alley street festival on June 23. Ryan Abel and the Broad Street Revival, an Augusta area band, will perform outside the municipal building and across from the The Alley Downtown Tap Room starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is free to attend. To learn more about upcoming artists, visit the event website.


Shop vendors with family and friends at the Aiken Tri-Development Center Vendor Fair on June 25. Located at 1016 Vaucluse Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the event will feature local businesses, food trucks and more. The event is free to attend. To learn more details about the event, visit the Aiken Tri-Development Center Facebook page.

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Samantha Winn covers the city of North Augusta, with a focus on government and community oriented business. Follow her on Twitter: @samanthamwinn and on Facebook and Instagram: @swinnnews