music: Spring/Summer Concerts in the Gardens.... Aiken, SC - 04/08/17 06:44 PM
Are you looking for something to do this Spring-Summer, in Aiken SC ?!  Look no further, your Monday nights are covered :)  it's time for concerts at Hopelands Gardens!  And they are free.  Yes, FREE! 
Concerts are held Monday nights, at Hopelands Gardens.   Whiskey Rd / Dupree.
Bring a lawn chair, or a blanket...even have a little picnic , and enjoy the show.  
Here's the schedule:
April 10, 6:30PM – Fort Gordon Band. 
April 17, 6:30PM – Southern Thunder Cloggers.
April 24, 6:30PM – Aiken Brass. 
May 1, 7:00PM – Karen Gordon and Garden City Jazz. 
May 8, 7:00PM – Savannah River Winds. Formed in 2001, 
May 15, 7:00PM – East Aiken School of … (2 comments)

music: Summer Concerts in Hopelands Gardens - 2016 Aiken SC - 05/14/16 11:40 PM
Tis the season, for summer concerts in the gardens!!  Yes, every Monday night, bring your chairs or blankets, even a picnic (no alcohol, sorry) -and enjoy the show :)     
  Well-behaved pets allowed on leashes, too.   What: Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series   When:  (2016)Monday nights - schedule below   Where:  Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place, Aiken SC   Parking:        Handicap parking at Rye Patch parking lot, 100 Berrie Road, and Hopelands Gardens parking lot.        All other attendees may park at the Green Boundary Club, 780 Whiskey Road, Aiken SC   More Info:  803-642-7631     2016 summer … (0 comments)

music: Aiken Musicfest- June 13, 2015 - 06/11/15 10:40 AM
What:  Aiken Music Fest
When: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time; 4pm - 11pm
Where: Highfields Event Center.  118 Gaston Rd, Aiken SC 29801
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the gate.
More info: 
Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family.   Music, food vendors, even a GIANT sprinkler (bring your swimsuit!!)   Bring your lawn chair, or blanket, but leave your coolers home!  Well behaved pets on a leash are welcome.
Music lineup includes:    Lowdown Brown, Anybody's Guess, Palmetto Groove, Mick Frost Band, and more!
Have fun!! 

music: It's concert time!! Free concerts in the garden - begins May 5, 2014! - 05/01/14 10:46 AM
Bring a chair or blanket, bring some friends, or bring your love with you! come enjoy a concert in beautiful Hopelands Gardens.... all summer long!!!
Here's the lineup:  (all concerts begin at 7pm, unless noted otherwise)
May 5: Aiken Concert Band
May 12: South Boundary
May 19: Aiken Community Playhouse -Youth Wing Broadway Bound
May 26: Aiken Civic Ballet
June 2: Jessye Norman School of the Arts
June 9: Maureen Simpson and the Aiken Choral Society
June 16: Preston & Weston
June 23: The Funtastics featuring the CSRA Shag Club
June 30: Aiken Brass
July 7: Parris Island Marine Band
July 14: Oliver … (0 comments)

music: Annual Beach Blast coming soon!! - 06/01/12 11:20 PM
Its just about Beach Blast time in Downtown Aiken -  we may be about 2 hours from the coast but that doesn't stop us, haha - we bring the beach to us!!  
What:   Downtown Beach Blast
Where: Newberry Street Festival Center
When:  Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Shopkeeps offer specials all day, some will stay open late---- when you're done shopping, come over to the Newberry Street BEACH , there will be fun for the kids, great food, music....after the beach games are done then it's time for shagging in the sand to some cool beach music!
More Info:  803.649.2221   or 
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music: Happening Now!! Aiken Bluegrass Festival 5/11-12, 2012 - 05/11/12 12:10 PM
Happening Right Now !!  I can hear the music :)   This is another great local event that gives back to the community. Great music, and it benefits Star Riding   (Specialized Therapeutic and Recreational Riding)
What: 7th Annual Aiken Bluegrass Festival
When: May 11 and 12, 2012
Times: opens 5pm on May 11th
           opens 2pm on May 12th
Head over to Highfields  (the horsepark off Beaufort/Gaston behind the vets office, you know!)    Listen to some great music, have some good food and drink, take in some arts and crafts..... lots of family fun!!
I wasn't born here but Aiken sure feels … (0 comments)

music: Summer Concert Series - Hopelands Gardens. 2012 - 05/07/12 09:23 AM
It's time for summer concerts in Hopelands Gardens.  FREE FOR ALL!!!   Bring a picnic dinner (but no alcohol please!), blanket, chairs... whatever you prefer, settle down and enjoy the show! 
All concerts start at 7pm, unless otherwise noted.  Shuttles available for the most popular shows, to help with parking...--  catch the shuttle at the  Ceramics center at Odell Weeks - Two Notch Rd.
I have some pictures from some of last years concerts.... I'll post them as soon as I can find them :)
Aiken Concert Band - May 7, 2012  7PM
Aiken Youth Orchestra - May 14, 2012 - 7:00 … (0 comments)

music: Aiken's local talent! - 03/04/12 08:22 AM
Maybe you were there -maybe not - but be sure to add it to your calendar for next year!  What am I talking about - why Aiken Prep Fest of course!    Our own Jesse Colin Young (of the Youngbloods) is one of the founders, and this year one of my friends won the 'sing out contest' and got the opportunity to sing onstage with Mr. Young himself!  
Here's a link to the story in the newspaper: Aiken Standard:
And here's a link to the Aiken Prep Fest info page, where you can see the finalists videos - check out the winners video!  Congrats … (2 comments)

music: Blogpost turns into backstage invite :) - 08/27/11 11:47 AM

Yes - that is Sheryl Crow!  I met her last night at her concert in North Charleston, SC.  (August 26, 2011)   She had contacted me after seeing a property on my blog, and next thing I know she had invited me to come see her in N.Charleston!   It was a great show - check out the review!
I may not have sold her any real estate, but I had the experience of a lifetime :)  
Thanks again to Sheryl, I hope you continue to check out my blog from time to time !  <3


Got … (6 comments)

music: FREE CONCERT! Thursday April 21, 2011 - 04/12/11 01:16 PM
What:  Midday Music - Free Concert
Where:  First Presbyterian Church,j Downtown Aiken.  Laurens Street and Barnwell Ave.
When:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Apr 21, 2011
Lunch available for $8.00/person
Call 803.648.2662 to make reservations.                                                

Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church the concert series will be held the third Thursday of each month at 12 noon in the sanctuary at Laurens Street and Barnwell. The concert is free.
Lunch is available for $8.00/person. Call 803.648.2662 to make reservations.

Kara Casamassina
The Carolina Real Estate Company, located in Historic Downtown Aiken, SC.  333 Park Avenue … (5 comments)

music: Enjoy music in the gardens! - 07/22/10 06:01 AM
Free concert every Monday night in the summer - at Hopelands Gardens.  (in case of rain - concerts are held at the Odell-Weeks Activity Center)
Here's the next couple of concerts you can enjoy  -  FOR FREE!!!    nothing beats live music :)
July 26Mike Frost Trio
August  2Ft. Gordon Dixieland Band
August  9Aiken Brass
 Concerts start at 7pm, and end around 8pm.  Bring a blanket or chair...even a picnic dinner can be enjoyed while listening to the performance.  Feel like dancing?? Get up and do it!!  Enjoy!   Say hi if you see me:)

music: Hot Summer Nights - relaxing in the Gardens - 06/24/10 05:02 AM
There's still time to enjoy the Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series!
Every Monday night (7pm) in the summer you can enjoy a free concert at Hopelands Gardens.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair :)
Here's what's left to enjoy this summer:
June 28Preston and Weston featuring Sandra Simmons
July 6US Marine Corp Band-Parris Island Marine
July 12Angela Easterling
July 19Mellow-D
July 26Mike Frost Trio
August  2Ft. Gordon Dixieland Band
August  9Aiken Brass
August 16Aiken Big Band
August 23South Boundary
August 30Aiken Community Band (6:30 p.m.)
A shuttle service from the Goodwill Parking Lot on Whiskey Road will run on July … (5 comments)

music: Aiken Bluegrass Festival May 14-16, 2009 - 05/10/09 03:10 AM
This is another very popular Aiken Event!   Here are the details:
What:  Aiken Bluegrass Festival
When:  May 14 - 16, 2009
Where: Whitney Field, Aiken   (Mead Ave - between Whiskey and Sumter.  DIRECTIONS BELOW)

Gates Open:  5pm
Admission:  by Donation
Directions to Whitney Field--Mead Ave

From the intersection of Whiskey and Pine Log Road, go north on Whiskey Road 1.5
miles and turn right on Mead Ave. Go 0.1 miles and entrance to the field is on your right.

From the intersection of Richland Avenue and Laurens Street, go east on Richland to
Chesterfield Avenue and … (0 comments)

music: A Gift of Music. Now thru 5/20/09 - 04/22/09 01:54 PM
Has it been a long time since marching band?  Still got your instrument?  Why not  donate your old instrument and give another child the opportunity to learn music!
 Drop off your old instrument at any branch of Security Federal Bank and it will be refurbished and then will given - yes, GIVEN - to an Aiken County student.
I will always remember my times in band! It was great :)   In third grade we got to see and hear all of the instruments, then (if we wanted to - and - with parents permission) we could pick one to play in the … (6 comments)

music: Come have lunch - and enjoy the concert! - 01/26/09 06:20 AM
What:  Lunchtime Concert Series 
When:  Jan - May.   Third Thursday of each month
Time:  12:00 noon
Where:  First Presbyterian Church, in the sanctuary.    Corner of Laurens Street/Barnwell Ave - Downtown Aiken, SC
Cost:   the concert is FREE..... lunch available for $8/per person.
More Info:  803-642-7119 for information and to make reservations.
Say hi if you see me there!!     
I wasn't born here but Aiken sure feels like home!  Come see for yourself.  What are you waiting for?

music: Free? Did someone say Free?? !!! - 06/14/08 09:23 AM
Yes - FREE!! Free concerts all summer long.  What a great little town I live in.  Aiken, South Carolina. 

We are so blessed to have this beautiful public garden in town.  Originally part of The Iselin family estate, Hopelands Gardens was given to the City of Aiken, and opened as a public garden in 1959. 
Enter the gardens and you get the feeling that you are in a different world - possibly even stepping back into time. Giant old trees tower over the main entrance path provide shade on a summers day.  Listen to the birds.  Smell the flowers.  Hear the … (5 comments)

music: tgif! - 06/06/08 02:34 AM
So many of you have your playlists on your profile, I had never even thought of putting mine up here on A/R. I've got my myspace page rocking out, though! So, I tried to upload my player to my profile...but it won't keep? - any suggestions from anyone?? I thought I would see if I could get it to post here in this blog, and go from there. Thanks for any ideas :) Ok - so I figured it out. But decided against it. I took it off - don't want to cause slow page loads for consumers. … (1 comments)

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