City of Augusta Rolls Out LIVE AFTER 5

Press release from the issuing company

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

City of Augusta Recreation, Parks, and Facilities presents LIVE AFTER 5, a series of free concerts, beginning on Friday, June 20 at 6:00pm at the 8th Street Plaza, downtown. The concerts are held on third Fridays and feature a few of the area’s most popular dance bands.

LIVE AFTER 5 is the result of a continuing effort to present consistent quality entertainment in Augusta’s urban core and along Riverwalk. This summertime mini-series consists of three high-energy musical performances by local and regional bands along the 8th Street Plaza.

LIVE AFTER 5 is made possible by a long-standing public-private partnership between Garden City Jazz and the City of Augusta Recreation, Parks, and Facilities. Other examples of their collaborative efforts include Candlelight Jazz (which recently expanded to a much larger venue, The Augusta Common) and Sunset on the Savannah (free concerts featuring the U. S. Signal Corps Band, held at the Jessye Norman Amphitheatre).

“Mrs. Greenwood and her staff have been working hard to ensure that the downtown parks and rental facilities are vibrant and brimming with activity, and the LIVE AFTER 5 series is yet another opportunity to showcase just a little of what makes downtown Augusta cool. The bands are great; the concerts end before dark; so LIVE AFTER 5 is perfect for families, or for folks who are already downtown shopping or leaving work,” co-presenter Karen Gordon stated.

Residents and visitors alike are invited to the 8th Street Plaza on 3rd Fridays to meet up with friends, enjoy great music, and dance after a long workweek. Free to attend. Bring seating and picnic.

LIVE AFTER 5 Series Kickoff

Friday, June 20, 2014


Free Admission

8th Street Plaza.

#18th Street, Augusta GA (physical address)

Complete series dates and performers are:

June 20: Preston & Weston & The Lady In Red

July 18: Tony Williams & The Blues Express

August 15: Hazy Ray (New Orleans)

For more information or vendor/sponsor opportunities, please call (706) 706-821-1754.