Category: Community Stage

billy s power trio

billy s power trio is a high energy, feel good rock band! Made up of well seasoned Augusta musicians, this is an all original music group. billy, a local artist & singer/songwriter, is on vocals and guitars, with multi-instrumentalist Dave Mercernator Mercer on drums & Alex Bruce on bass.

Poetry Matters Project

The Poetry Matters Project goal is to increase the awareness of all things poetic across diverse cultural lines. Project participants collaborate with community based groups to allow growth and awareness of all ages and stages of poets with which we now interact.

Poetry Matters Project is proud to welcome Al Black and Len Lawson to the Troubadour Stage as featured poets. Black and Lawson are the co-founders of Poets Respond to Race.
Al Black, a Columbia, SC, poet, organizer, and advocate, and Len Lawson, a poet and teacher, will join us for a Poets Respond to Race reading. Black is the author of the collection I Only Left for Tea, which is characterized by “quiet intimacy and vulnerability,” according to writer Ed Madden. Lawson’s poetry appears in several anthologies and journals including pluck! A Journal of Affrilachian Arts. In the wake of the Charleston tragedy, Black and Lawson began coproducing the Poets Respond to Race tour, which has included readings in three states and aims to bring unity and conversation through poetry. According to its mission statement, Poets Respond to Race “holds open forums on race and diversity to offer a gateway into tough conversations that can change communities in the south.”
Open mic featuring local poets Aaron Snow, Vanessa Harrisand Autumn Holliday and a few new fresh voices will be on hand for the event. For more information contact Poetry Matters Project at

Positive Arts Movement

Positive Arts Movement is a group of performing artists who use their talent to uplift the community and inspire social change. We are best known for our stage production “Rimshot” that indicts the entertainment culture as a metaphor for human trafficking awareness. We will use vignettes from this production.

Selah JetloudGuru

Selah will perform his single “Enigmatic Soul”, from upcoming EP, “7 Seals of Hip Hop”. Part of series “You Paint With Brushes, I Paint With Words”, this live performance Hip-Hop/artistic hybrid will evolve into a poetry manuscript. Selah and wife Vonetta (painter) will perform together in this exciting event.

The Good Fortunes

Coming after several years of playing together, we are now a garage rock outfit with an exciting new batch of original songs. Fans of underground and indie rock may find something to treasure, with a few jazzy moments thrown in.

Kelvin Armstrong

The old saying goes, “Big things come in small packages.” Well this statement reigns true for Kelvin Armstrong. Being a small town guy from Irmo, South Carolina, Kelvin is breaking every mold in today’s music and redefining the music landscape, hit by hit.