19th Annual

Star Spangled Fourth

7:30 pm / 4 July 2016

This event is sold out and no tickets are available. No tickets will be sold at the door. If you’d like to be placed on our mailing list you’ll receive information on next year’s program a month in advance.

The Independence Day Chorus & Orchestra

Russell Joe Brown

Broadway star Russell Joel Brown

Lucia, the St. John Women's Ensemble

Cary Purdy, Bagpipes

Keith Shafer, Musical Director

7 World War II Veterans and active duty military from all 5 branches will participate

Afterglow Party catered by Publix, Coca~Cola, and the Pumping Stations


The Riverwalk Series, Inc. is an arts organization established in 1998 with a mission “to present concerts in downtown Augusta for the benefit of the public.” The organization has sponsored numerous nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians, has presented the Star Spangled Concert that precedes Augusta, Georgia's downtown fireworks show on the 4th of July, has been a sponsor of Westobou Festival events. Concerts are held in the nave of historic Saint Paul's Church, established in 1751 and the site of the founding of the city of Augusta.

Honor a vet, family members, or your country

Assist in making the 2016 Star Spangled Fourth celebration possible. Gifts can be made in various amounts and as thanksgivings or memorials to honor friends, family, or country. See the details on the “Purchase Tickets” page click here!

Complete information and tickets are available online @ www.riverwalkseries.com
You can also make gifts in memory or thanksgiving for loved ones or country.
Box Office 706-722-3463 (24 hours)

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About Us

The Riverwalk Series, Inc. was established in 1993 to provide concerts in downtown Augusta to benefit the public. It began with a series of concerts called "Great Choirs" that featured celebrated choral groups from Europe and America. In 1996 it began the popular Star Spangled Fourth Concert on the 4th of July, the only air-conditioned concert in downtown Augusta preceding the city's annual fireworks display. A Star Spangled Fourth features patriotic hits performed by the Independence Day Chorus and Orchestra, a group of 100 musicians and guest vocalists who perform before sell-out crowds each year. After the city of Augusta's Westobou Festival was established in 2008 the series began presenting concerts as part of the festival and have included performances by Elizabeth von Trapp (The Trapp Family), Tin Pan Alley (New York City), and the 2011 festival concert by the New England Spiritual Ensemble.

Board of Directors

Carolyn Dolen, President
Richard Manning, Vice-President
Panny Force, Secretary-Treasurer
Catherine Boardman
Gerry Chambers
Alan Cooke
Marti Costantino
Lee Robertson
Dr. Randolph Smith
Frederick P. Gehle
Keith Shafer, Artistic Director, Ex Officio


Funding for Riverwalk Series events is provided through funding from corporations, foundations, and private donors.
For information on becoming an event sponsor, contact us at info@riverwalkseries.com