Masters Week Activities

April 6 - 12, 2015

Saturday, April 4th
Full Moon Hike
Phinizy Swamp
Augusta, Georgia

Admission: FREE
From the summer serenade of tree frogs to the soothing calls of Barred Owls, the sounds of the Swamp come alive at night! Join us as we celebrate a walk in the light of a full moon.
Visit PhinizyCenter.org for more information.


Monday, April 6th
Mayors' Masters Reception
Augusta Common
Downtown Augusta, Georgia

Admission: $12
This annual event is held each year. Attendees are invited to sample food from local restaurants and enjoy family festivities. The program will honor those who have contributed to the game of golf. This year's honoree will be Augusta native Carl Jackson. Jackson had caddied 53 times at the Masters Tournament and will be the first non-golfer to be honored during this event.
Call 706.823.6600 for details or go to VisitAugusta.com .


Tuesday, April 7 - Sunday, April 12, 2015
JAZZ MASTERS

Jessye Norman School of the Arts
Downtown Augusta, Georgia

Admission:
Garden City Jazz and the Jessye Norman School of the Arts combine creative forces to present JAZZ MASTERS, a pop-up jazz club in historic downtown Augusta during Masters Week 2015.
Visit GardenCityJazz.com for more information.

Tuesday, April 7th
Rock Fore! Dough Concert
Lady Antebellum Pavilion at Evans Towne Center Park
Evans, Georgia

Admission: $30 - 35
The 11th Annual Drive for Show, Rock Fore! Dough is Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the Lady Antebellum Pavilion in Evans Towne Center Park. Darius Rucker returns to Augusta to headline the show, which will also feature performances from Sam Hunt, A Thousand Horses and Phillip Lee, Jr.
Visit RockForeDough.com for ticket and event information.


Thursday, April 9th
The Major Rager
The Augusta Common
Downtown Augusta, Georgia

Admission: $30 - 100
Get ready for an unforgettable night with Gov’t Mule, Lettuce, The Revivalists, and an After Party with Omega Moos.

Visit TheMajorRager.com for ticket and event information.


Friday, April 10th
Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise
Augusta Canal Discovery Center
Downtown Augusta, Georgia

Admission: $25
Enjoy live music aboard a replica Petersburg Boat. Bring refreshments of your choice and be delighted by the sounds of Mike Frost and Lauren Maccia, an excellent Jazz Duo. Reservations are required.

Visit AugustaCanal.com for more information.

Saturday, April 11th
The Whigs
Sky City
Downtown Augusta, Georgia

Admission:
The Whigs are an American garage rock band from Athens, Georgia, consisting of lead singer and guitarist Parker Gispert, drummer Julian Dorio and bassist Timothy Deaux and will be performing at Sky City the night before the final round of the 2015 tournament.



2015 Exhibitions:
American Dreams: Paintings by John Mellencamp
Morris Museum of Art
Downtown Augusta, Georgia
Tuesday, April 7th - Sunday, April 12th

This exhibition features fifty oil and mixed-media paintings, some of which have never been seen by the public, by legendary rock-and-roll star John Mellencamp. Mellencamp’s work seems to mirror certain aspects of the contemporary South and its past.

Visit TheMorris.org for more information.

 
In Celebration of Golf: Landscapes by Linda Hartough
Morris Museum of Art
Downtown Augusta, Georgia
Tuesday, April 7th - Sunday, April 12th

Perhaps golf’s leading artist, Linda Hartough graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1970. She made a living as a professional artist in Chicago until 1980, when she moved to South Carolina. She painted landscapes, portraits, and horses until 1984, when Augusta National Golf Club commissioned her to paint the famed thirteenth hole, which began her career as a golf landscape artist. Her work has since gained international fame. The only artist ever commissioned by the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews to do the annual, official paintings and prints for the U.S. Open and British Open Championships, she has painted golf courses from Scotland to China. Her paintings are in the collections of the Augusta National, Pine Valley, and Laurel Valley golf clubs and in many private collections, including those of Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones.

Visit TheMorris.org for more information.


Celebrating a Grand Tradition, the Sport of Golf
Augusta Museum of History
Downtown Augusta, Georgia
Sunday, April 5th - Sunday, April 12th

Explore the history of golf and its legacy in Augusta. Exhibit includes two galleries, totaling over 2,000 square feet.

Jeff Tilden Art Exhibition
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Downtown Augusta, Georgia  
Known for his mastery of horticulture and gardening, Jeff Tilden has begun painting scenes that he wants to see. He seeks inspiration always, and hopes people feel good when in his places and looking at his work. Exhibit through April 30, 2015.

Visit SacredHeartAugusta.org for more information.



Trolley Tours:
Historic Trolley Tours of Augusta
Augusta Visitor Center
Downtown Augusta, Georgia
Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 10:30 a.m., and Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Admission: $15
Board the Lady Liberty trolley and explore Augusta's Historic Downtown. You will see historic homes, hear about the bones in the basement of the Medical College of Georgia, see where a U.S. president lived as a boy, get a glimpse of the Augusta Canal and hear the legend of the famous Haunted Pillar. Price includes admission to the Augusta Museum of History, where you can explore Augusta's journey through time. Advance reservations are required.
Call the Augusta Visitor Center today to reserve your spot at 706.724.4067


Augusta Golf Heritage Trolley Tours
Augusta Visitor Center
Downtown Augusta, Georgia
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

Admission: $21.50
"All Aboard" for history, legends and more! Participate in an amazing sightseeing journey and discover grand hotels, golf courses and other historical sites that played key roles in Augusta's transformation into the golf capital of the world.
Call SouthStar Trolley at 706.432.8883 to make your reservations today!


Augusta Black History Trolley Tours
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
Downtown Augusta, Georgia
Fridays at 10 a.m.

Admission: $15

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History Trolley Tour is a one-hour experience that takes patrons to over 25 significant historic sites related to Augusta’s Black history. Price includes admission and tour at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History.
Visit LucyCraftLaneyMuseum.com to make your reservations today!


For more information about these and other events in Augusta, Georgia, please contact the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau at 877.AUGUSTA