Mr. James Brown was a musician, but his talent as a performer earned him the name Mr. Dynamite. So, it’s no wonder the city he called his hometown has a thriving performing arts culture.
You really should see a show at the Imperial Theatre. Not only was it James Brown’s rehearsal space when he was home, but Augusta’s theater company, the Augusta Players, brings live performances to the stage each year, providing Broadway-caliber productions for the Augusta community.
Do year-round musical performances sound like music to your ears? Then you’ll love the sweet sounds of the Symphony Orchestra Augusta, the leading regional orchestra, and the 100-member community chorus, the Augusta Choral Society. Both compose a calendar of year-round performances.
Aside from James Brown, many other performers have called Augusta home, like Jessye Norman, the international opera star. The amphitheater on the Augusta Riverwalk bears her name and honors her legacy with outdoor concerts throughout the year.
Ballet or Broadway, comedy or concerts, Augusta is the place to appreciate the art of others.