Jessye Norman Amphitheatre in Augusta, Georgia

Jessye Norman Amphitheatre in Augusta, Georgia

Two Days of Music Must-Sees in Augusta

Explore the musical heritage of James Brown's hometown, and feel the soul power of this funky-groovy, beautiful hub on the Savannah River.

Georgia's second oldest and second largest city, Augusta has been showing off her charms to the world for more than 50 years as host to the Masters Tournament. It's a perfect, scenic setting for one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events, but there’s much more to Augusta than golf.

This beautiful hub on the banks of the Savannah River has a rich history of arts and culture – after all, James Brown, the Godfather of Soul himself, grew up here. And Grammy-winning soul singer Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings) was born here, so there has to be a little something funky-groovy going on along the water.

The arts and culture scene in this hospitable, charming city is booming as of late, so it’s an ideal time to take a weekend excursion to explore this gem.

Published: December 2019