Riley Green. Courtesy Facebook
Riley Green. Courtesy Facebook

Golf week brings concerts and special events

(Featured image is of Riley Green who will be at the April 5 RockFore!Dough. Courtesy the artist’s Facebook page.)

(Editor’s note: Story updated April 4 to reflect the venue change of Major Rager as well as the postponement of Swingin’ Medallions)

Golf may be king in the Garden City next week, but multiple events are planned in the area off the course. Here’s just a few of them:

Mayor’s Masters Reception

On Sunday, April 2, Mayor Garnett L. Johnson will host his first Masters’ reception as Mayor of Augusta-Richmond County.

The event will honor 2016 Masters Champion Daniel “Danny” Willett and Former Tournament Senior Director Buzzy Johnson. Jaylen Watson, cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs and 2023 Superbowl Winner, will also be honored, according to a news release.             

The 2023 Mayor’s Masters Reception will also mark the first time in event history that the event will include regional leadership, the release said.

 “I’m excited that this year’s event represents a local leadership effort,” Johnson said. “The impact of the tournament is felt across the region, and the Mayor’s Masters Reception should reflect that.”

J.A.M.P. will be among the performers at the Mayor’s Masters Reception. Photo courtesy J.A.M.P. Facebook page

The reception will be from 5 to 9 p.m.  April 2 at the Augusta Common.

Entertainers include J.A.M.P!, TreSounds, Easily Amused and Mayweather. Food trucks, bounce houses and yard games for children will also be part of the event. The evening will conclude with a fireworks show presented by Pyro Shows East Coast and sponsored by Windsor Jewelers.

“The City of North Augusta is honored to be a part of the Mayor’s Masters Reception,” said North Augusta Mayor Briton Williams. “I commend Mayor Johnson for his leadership in bringing both sides of the river together as we offer a fun time for citizens to celebrate the kickoff to tournament week.”

General admission is free. VIP tickets are $250. Proceeds will benefit Paine College.

Aiken Art Walk

The annual Aiken Art Walk will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4  in downtown Aiken on Laurens Street from Park to Barnwell Avenues.

Artisans will have goods for sale and stores will be open late, and visual and performing artists will be located outside each store.

Rock Fore! Dough

The 19th annual Rock Fore! Dough concert returns to the Evans Towne Center Park.

Sister Hazel. Photo courtesy Facebook.

Headlining will be Riley Green with Sister Hazel, Voice of Harold, Cody Webb and DJ ROCK!

The “Masters Tuesday tradition” has raised more than $1.65 million for First Tee – Augusta since its inception.

The First Tee Network has more than 175 learning facilities worldwide and has introduced 2.3 million young people to games and positive values since 1997, according to the Rock Fore Dough website.

 For tickets, visit

ParTee (South)

ParTee on the Green is another golf week tradition, but it’s gotten a new name and has been relocated to south Augusta.

It still retains it’s dance party feel with music for all ages from beach, soul, pop, jazz, soulful deep house, disco, afro beats and more. Organizers call it  “American Bandstand meets Soul Train meets Shag City meets Teen Town in an amazing Celebration of Community for all ages.”

It will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 at 4102 Windsor Spring Rd, Hephzibah.

The event will feature performances by community dance groups, food trucks, activities for the kids and more.

Paige Partee

Golf influencer Paige Spiranac will be at the Bell Auditorium April 5 for Paige’s Par-Tee with a performances by Jimmie Allen featuring Lewis Brice and music by Dee Jay Silver.

Doors open at 8 p.m.

Arena bowl seating is $52-$102 with VIP floor seating tickets $162

For additional information, visit

Downtown Soul City 19th Hole Retail Crawl

 Shop downtown Augusta with Downtown Soul City’s first ever 19th Hole retail crawl. 

Shoppers and out-of-town guests can pick up a 19th Hole score card at local hotels, at home rental agencies and at participating downtown businesses. Each purchase at the various locations earns a certain score. Once shoppers reach a score of 14, they can take the completed card to Augusta & Co. at 1010 Broad St. and enter to win a gift basket of downtown goodies valued at $250, according to a news release.

 A completed card earns a free coffee at downtown’s Ubora Coffee Roasters,1128 Jones St., or a free draft beer at Riverwatch Brewery, 1175 Fourth St.

Major Rager

The Ninth Annual Major Rager will be at 6 p.m. Saturday. Originally scheduled for the Sharon Jones Amphitheater, it has been moved to the Imperial Theatre due to the high possibility of rain, according to an email from Friends With Benefits, the concert promoter.

Futurebirds with The Stews will provide the entertainment.

Tickets are $35-$70 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Hale House Foundation honoring Frank Hull.

 For tickets visit,

Swingin’ Medallions

The Swingin’ Medallions announced on social media that the free will concert scheduled for April 8 at the Harlem Library Plaza will be moved to April 22 at 7:30 p.m. because of the threat of rain April 8.

The Greenwood, S.C. based group started in 1962 and first made it to the charts in 1966 with Double Shot of My Baby’s Love.

Charmain Z. Brackett is the publisher of Augusta Good News. Reach her at

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