This year marks Rock Fore! Dough’s 15th Anniversary concert Tuesday, April 9th. Rock Fore! Dough has been held at the Lady A Amphitheater in Evans for the past six years but is returning to the rolling hills of First Tee Augusta for this year’s event headlined by Darius Rucker.
Last year was a bit of a challenge for the organization as it had the added pressure of Friends With Benefits’ Keith Urban concert at the same venue two days later. Insiders say it got testy between the two non-profits over logistics-the fear being the much larger Urban show would have a negative impact on ticket sales for Rock Fore! Dough.
This year another hitch in the giddy-up for the Rock Fore! Dough concert is Augusta at Night, scheduled for Friday, April 12 at SRP Park in North Augusta, headlined by…you guessed it…Hootie and the Blowfish.
The first annual event is being held by some solid big hitters (Turner Sports and Endevour) and appears to be created primarily for out of town Masters guest, as the show wasn’t even announced until a month before the concert.
Word is the organizers cut a fairly sizable check to First Tee Augusta to ease the blow of booking their headliner two days after RFD.
(Rumors that Darius will he greeting guests at Berckman’s Place alongside Condoleezza Rice Thursday have not been confirmed.)
The Major Rager will not be held this year, but the crew behind the event, Friends with Benefits, is hosting the Zac Brown Band at Bushwood and Boots Thursday April 11th. George Claussen with FWB says the Major Rager will return next year. Bushwood and Boots will he held at the Lady A in Evans.