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CSRA Events: Concerts and Barbeque


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


Listen to Hank Bilal, a South Carolina native and trombonist, as he performs at Vibes and Vines Jazz Lounge on Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Bilal started his music career in churches and youth groups and later performed alongside musical icons like Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and 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 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. shows. To learn more, visit the lounge website.


Bundle up and learn to crochet chunky blankets at Stone Roastery in North Augusta on Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The beginner class gives instructors from local business Honestly Sweet by Kristi Cook a hands-on experience for teaching the basics of crochet. The class costs $85 per person which includes instruction and supplies. To learn more, visit the business website.


Join the Sisters of Sweetwater for Chocolate and Friends women’s ministry event on Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. Kim Crabill, an award winning TV talk show host will speak about the discovery of ministry and friendship. The free event will take place at Sweetwater Baptist Church in North Augusta located at 198 Sweetwater Road. To learn more, email


Hear some of rap and R&B’s most popular at the James Brown Arena on Aug. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Rod Wave and Friends, including Latto, Tokyo Jetz and more take the stage, who make music for Millennial and Gen Z audiences. Tickets can be purchased online starting at $62 per person. Doors for the show open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Augusta Entertainment Complex website.


‘Go Your Own Way’ to the Miller Theater as the Rumours tribute band, known for covering iconic 70s and 80s rock by Fleetwood Mac, takes the stage at Augusta’s Miller Theater. The show, starting at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 5, comes from an Atlanta based group that have catapulted their 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 out in downtown Aiken at the weekly Amp the Alley festival on Aug. 4. Local vendors, restaurants and other businesses table along Bee Lane. Carolina Cherry, a CSRA native band, will take the stage with their ‘Y’allternative” music flare playing hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s. The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. To learn more, visit the Amp the Alley website.


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

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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