Watch artists create, hear Jason Isbell in concert, go to a circus or gala

Country musician Jason Isbell has a solo career and has also worked with the 400 Unit and the Drive-By Truckers.

What’s on the agenda this weekend? How about a performance by award-winning country musicians? Or take the family to one of the many colorful circus and variety shows. Looking for an elegant night out? The annual Augusta Symphony gala Saturday is designed to make guests feel so young. Art lovers can watch local artists create live and then bid on the creations to take home. Here are more details on this and other upcoming festivities:

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Country and Southern rock artists Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will be at the Bell Auditorium in downtown Augusta at 7 p.m. Sunday. The group’s album “The Nashville Sound” won the Grammy for Best Americana Album in 2017. Isbell was acclaimed for American Roots songs like “If We Were Vampires” and “24 Frames” and was the 2017 Country Music Hall of Fame Artist in Residence.

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Tickets start at $59.95 and can be purchased at the box office of the James Brown Arena or online at aectix.com.

Colorful Hat Circus & Variation

Identical twins Elsie Smith and Serenity Smith Forchion are among the stars of the Colorful Hat Circus.

Identical twins Elsie Smith and Serenity Smith Forchion are among the stars of the Colorful Hat Circus.

Families are invited for high-flyer fun at the Hardin Auditorium on Evans Towne Center Boulevard. The Colorful Hat Circus & Variety will be presented on Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 2 and 7pm, and Saturdays at 2pm and 6pm. Guests will enjoy acrobatics, juggling, magic, illusions and more. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at eventbrite.com.

Augusta Symphony Gala

Known as one of the greatest American musicians of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra has entranced the world with hits such as

Known as one of the greatest American musicians of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra has entranced the world with hits such as ‘My Way’, ‘That’s Life’ and ‘Fly Me to the Moon’.

The Miller Theater in downtown Augusta is the place to be for an evening of elegance on Saturdays from 6:30pm to 11pm. This annual fundraiser for the Augusta Symphony invites guests to dress in black ties and be mesmerized by tunes from the legendary Frank Sinatra performed throughout the symphony. Attendees will also enjoy an open bar, dancing, appetizers, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. Tickets start at $125 online at augustasymphony.com/gala-2022.

Art night at The Bee’s Knees

The community is invited to hang out with the local arts scene at a special event at the Bee’s Knees coffee shop on 10th Street in Augusta from 4-8pm Thursday. More than 15 area artists meet and inspire each other as they paint brand new creations on the spot. Upon completion, the works will be available for purchase online at beeskneesaugusta.com.

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Rock for it! dough cards

Darius Rucker, performing in front of the audience at the 2008 Drive For Show, Rock Fore!  Dough concert, is one of the performers announced for the 2022 benefit concert benefiting First Tee Augusta.

Darius Rucker, performing in front of the audience at the 2008 Drive For Show, Rock Fore! Dough concert, is one of the performers announced for the 2022 benefit concert benefiting First Tee Augusta.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am online at rockforedough.com for the hit Drive for Show, Rock Fore! Dough concert set for Masters Week. The show will be in person again on April 5 at Lady A Pavilion in Evans Towne Center Park. Performers include headliners Darius Rucker, Jordan Davis and Ray Fulcher. Charles Kelley of Lady A and DJ Rock will also be featured with local band Whiskey Run as the opening act.

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Presale tickets are $40 each or $50 on the day of the show. Limited Pit Passes are $75 each.

This article originally appeared on Augusta Chronicle: This Week in Augusta: Jason Isbell concert, a circus, a symphony gala

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