Arts In the Heart is clearly an event where more is, in fact, more. I think what needs to be addressed is a question of flow.
Coriander Blue, a duo that's been performing together for a mere four months, won The Augusta Chronicle's AMPED Music Contest on Saturday with its song Carolina at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival.
Revenue pumped into downtown businesses from next weekend's Ironman triathlon has already started to cycle in.
On Saturday, two panels of judges announced their picks for the most impressive ethnic associations and artists.
This year's AMPED Music Contest finalists range in age from a young diva not yet able to apply for a driver's license to a drummer who chooses to spend his retirement rocking.
Hear gospel, see "Seussical the Musical" and more
The international food offering for the 2014 Arts in the Heart festival sees the return of Germany, says goodbye to Bulgaria and Pakistan, and welcomes Cyprus, Sweden, Lebanon and Indonesia-Micronesia.
The annual festival kicks off with music, international food, community performances and more.
The Revivalists are playing in Augusta for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 20. And the band is making the first visit count, by not only playing a 7:30 p.m. show at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, but also a late-night show at 10:30 p.m. at Sky City.
An inspiring field of former finalists and new faces, this year's AMPED Music Contest is shaping up to be the most competitive in years.