James Brown Family Birthday Bash

Tue. May 3, 2016 5:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
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VIP tickets are only available at the door on the day of the show!

May 3rd is the birthday of The Godfather of Soul. Friends With Benefits is working in conjunction with the City of Augusta and The James Brown Family Foundation for an unforgettable concert experience honoring the life, legacy and music of James Brown. The show will benefit the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils (JAMP), whose mission is to further music education for Augusta’s youth through the music of James Brown.

JAMP is run by James Brown’s daughter, Deanna Brown Thomas, and his music director / lead guitarist, Keith Jenkins. Over the years, JAMP has played with many world-renowned artists from Sharon Jones to Prince.  JAMP Masters will open for the James Brown Band.

Keith Jenkins has assembled the band for the James Brown Family Birthday Bash comprised completely of former members of the James Brown Band. Sharon Jones, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Ty Taylor (Vintage Trouble), Chris Rob (Nasty Delicious), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Gavin Hamilton (Funk You), and Greg Hester are confirmed special guests. This event will be open to all ages. Concessions will be served on site.

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Bell Auditorium 712 Telfair St.
Augusta, GA 30901
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