about the FESTIVAL

SEPT. 20 – 22: Friday 5pm – 9pm; Saturday 11am – 9pm; Sunday 11am-6pm 

The Art in the Heart of Augusta Festival will be held on September 20, 21, and 22nd in  downtown Augusta, Georgia.



We expect around 150 juried Arts in the Heart Artists.  Our five Stages of non-stop entertainment include the Global Stage on the Augusta Common with cultural music and dance along with popular music into the evening.  A Jazz Stage offers Jazz, Blues, and Roots performances. This year the Jazz stage will be indoors! The  Soul Suite Stage will also be indoors and feature poetry, storytelling, acoustic music, Soul, spoken word, and improv.


The Family Stage returns with performances that appealed to children and families. And of course our dynamic Community Stage will be back featuring Augusta’s local talent. International food booths will be available with the wonderful array of cultural cuisine. Our popular Family Area, Young Artists Markets, Authors Lounge and Artzilla – live painting by local artists returns as well.



This festival is produced each year by the Greater Augusta Arts Council. The Festival is a rain or shine event. Handicap access restrooms will be noted on the Festival map. Scooter and Wheelchair ramps over powerlines and hoses. 


Updates regarding inclement weather will be posted to our home page and social media.


We are VERY EXCITED to be featuring platinum selling Austin alt-rock band  Fastball on the Global Stage on Saturday, September 21st and Jazz Sensation Georgia Muldrow on the Jazz Stage.


Fastball have a career highlighted by chart-topping successes of 90’s hits “The Way” and “Out Of My Head.” The band includes guitarist Miles Zuniga, guitarist/singer Tony Scalzo, and drummer Joey Shuffield. Spirited by new material the men of Fastball are looking forward to taking their upcoming album  Sonic Ranch (out June 21st) – as well as plenty of the old favorites – out to fans who appreciate their quest to keep moving forward and creatively challenging themselves.


Jazz performer Georgia Anne Muldrow is an electronic musician, activist, vocalist/ songwriter and producer. Her “Overload” album was nominated for a 2020 Grammy and she’s collaborated with famed musicians including Robert Glasper, Adrian Younge, Ambrose Akinmursire, Justin Brown’s Nyeusi, and Keyon Harrold. Jyoti is a name bestowed upon her by the late great Alice Coltrane.


Advanced Badges are available!

$15 in Advance and $20 at the Festival Gates.

Children 10 and under are free. 


Printed online Tickets can be exchanged for a collectible Festival Badge at the Ticket Gates.

Badges are good for admission for the entire weekend. 


No pets, no coolers allowed on Festival site. Lawn Chairs are welcome.


**Entrance to ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA FESTIVAL grants the festival and the greater Augusta Arts council permission to use photos and videos of festival patrons in promotions, reproductions and presentations representing the festival.


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