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General Stage Information 

The Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival is designed to introduce attendees to the diverse cultural tapestry that makes Augusta great. The Greater Augusta Arts Council strives to present a balanced selection of performances showcasing the best music, dance, theatre and spoken word found in the area. We trust the exposure that you and your group receive will be rewarding.

The Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival is a family event and the festival committee reserves the right to evaluate every performance to ensure family content.

There are five stages of entertainment. They are:

The Global Stage located on the Augusta Common is a large Festival Stage. It highlights ethnic, dance and large performances. Each evening we feature bands and performances with a local or regional draw. The Stage is covered and seating is on the Common, attendees are encouraged to bring their own camp chairs.

The Family Stage is for any performance that appeals to children and families. It is covered and has a floor that can accommodate dancers.

The Community Stage is our Band Stage. It will be set up with a back-line with professional tech for bands. There will be a tent cover for the stage and audience ensuring the show will go on despite inclement weather.

The Troubadour Stage, indoors at Doris Building (930 Broad Street) is used to present performances such as spoken word / poetry, conscious hip hop, storytelling, acoustic music, improv and other intimate performances. LadyVee DaPoet (DeVeata Williams-Pough) manages the stage on Saturday and Dorian Harris with Mahogany Lounge manages the stage on Sunday.  On Friday evening, Joe Stevenson will produce the Southeastern Songwriter Series and will not be taking applications via the Festival. Please contact Joe to inquire about Friday night: 


Jazz Stage. Local and regional artists will use the Jazz Stage, to present Jazz, Blues, and Roots Music performances. The setup includes full back-line with professional tech and a covered stage and audience area. This stage is managed by Karen Gordon and the Garden City Jazz team. 



Global and Family