Vote for your favorite original music in 2014 AMPED contest

...performing live at the official Sky City AMPED preview show and in front of a panel of judges at the Arts In the Heart of Augusta Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20.Go to augustachronicle.com/amped to listen to the original music and vote. You'll...

Pop Rocks: Now is a great moment to check out Posh Hammer

...selected for a second round. From there, six finalists will perform on the main stage at this year's Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival for the chance to win $400.To enter, send your songs to applause@augustachronicle.com.For the rules...

Entries sought for third annual Applaud the Artist cover design contest

...copies of finalists' entries will be displayed at The Augusta Chronicle booth Sept. 19-21 during the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival.? Entrants retain copyright to their work but grant The Augusta Chronicle permission to use images of their...

Arts in the Heart Festival kicks off in Augusta Friday

Thousands flocked to downtown Augusta for the opening celebration of the 33rd annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival on Friday.Patrons were treated to live music, poetry readings and dancing while they browsed the more than...

Streets being closed for Arts in the Heart festival

Streets have already begun closing in preparation for the three-day Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, which begins Friday.The festival, which is expected to draw more than 70,000 people downtown, will feature local entertainment...

Browse, eat, be entertained during 33rd Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival

This weekend, cultural diversity in Augusta will take center stage downtown. Rather than shine a light on one country, the 33rd annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta will showcase the rich cultural history in the city with this year's theme - A Celebration of Community.

Voting in round one of AMPED Music Contest ends July 29

...to three acts.The six finalists will perform at the Official Sky City Preview Show and then at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival.Be sure to vote and invite your friends to listen and vote, too ? for your efforts, you'll be entered...

Rants & Raves

...as we go down this path to ruin. A RAVE TO CINDY the Zumba Queen. Her wonderful team performing at Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival was so uplifting. WESTSIDE DANCE TEAM at the Lakeside game Sept. 20 was disgusting and appalling. Where...

The Remedy wins 2013 AMPED Music Contest

...Roll took first place in The Augusta Chronicle's 2013 AMPED Music Contest on Saturday night at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival.And, for the first time in the 11 years of the contest, judges awarded a tie ? to Eskimojitos, for Golden...

Annual downtown Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival begins Friday

Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. Friday on the Global Stage, near Reynolds Street at Augusta Common.