Although best known as James Brown's town, a city of soul and epicenter for funk, the Augusta area's rich musical history and vibrant present were built on the sounds of country, rock, gospel, jazz and, yes, soul. Be it the groundbreaking blues of Blind Willie McTell, the athletic arias of opera legend Jessye Norman, the new Nashville sound of Lady Antebellum, the award-winning jazz trombone of Wycliffe Gordon or the late, great keeper of the Godfather flame Sharon Jones, Augusta's music and musicians have a long, strong history of producing music that influences artists around the world.

Below, use the itinerary to find must-see music venues, festivals and more points of interest, and listen to music by local artists in the "Our Augusta Picks" playlist.

  • The Imperial Theatre

    Catch a show at this historic theater, the anchor for culture and entertainment in Augusta since 1918.

Augusta - Georgia Music

Our Augusta Picks