About Mozart to Motown

“From Mozart to Motown- An Evening with Russell Joel Brown”  is a high-energy, tour de force performance by Broadway actor and Augusta native, Russell Joel Brown. Backed by a band and high school student ensemble, this performance features 10 different styles of music: classical, spirituals, Broadway, jazz, blues, country, African, R & B, rock, and gospel. The show is a benefit concert for Boys With A Future.


A sold out concert in 2022 plus five sold-out audiences at Augusta’s historic Imperial Theater between 2002 and 2004, solidified the popularity of this show that appeal to young and old alike. Popular songs such as Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight”; Lynard Skynard’s “Sweet Home Alabama”; “Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera; Duke Ellington’s “Take the A Train”; and the traditional spiritual, “Give Me Jesus”, are just a few of the songs that Russell Joel Brown has interpreted with his chameleon-like voice. A voice that is sometimes soothing, and oftentimes a powerful baritone. Production numbers, with sizzling choreography and beautiful costumes round out the evening and include a Motown retrospective of “My Girl”; “My Guy”; “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”; and more!


Please check back for the next scheduled From Mozart to Motown Concert dates.

Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors

Thank You to Our Donors

Platinum Donor: Peter Knox


  • Ramona Karow
  • Russell Joel Brown


  • Carol and Earl Wright
  • Terry Weatherford
  • Victor Laircy
  • Ron and Karen Norton
  • Tracie Parker


  • Melanie and Steve Wallace
  • Perry and Conner Smith
  • Sherry and Wright McLeod
  • Gwen and Barry Wood
  • Angie and Van Haywood
  • Virginia Bradshaw


  • Bly and Jeromey Coghlan
  • Julie and Bud Dent
  • Jane and Jerry Howington
  • Dr. Lucy Marion (pledged $1,000 / payment pending)
  • Gloria Norwood
  • Sabrina and George Rush
  • Steve and Sandy Hobbs


  • Jeri Schrader
  • Lori Howard
  • Mary Jo and Audrey Thomas
  • Glenda and Gary Engen
  • Laura Zimmerman


  • Carolyn Moon
  • Libby and Bill Macuch
  • Andrew Brown
  • Christian Spencer
  • Joseph Gardner
  • Susan Steinberg


  • Carol and Bob Bell
  • Jennifer Byrd
  • Pat and Jay Harper
  • Kathy and Steve Stephenson
  • Waters Car Rental
  • Judith Baker
  • Gail and Robert Pendergrast
  • Brenda Williams
  • Cara and Robert Smalley
  • Lisa and Dayton Sherrouse
  • Erin Williams
  • Kathleen Laysath
  • Christopher Walker
  • Laura Rivers


Special In-Kind Donors

  • Vickie and Marshall Bedder
  • Sherrill and Lee Zimmerman
  • RentalQuip, LLC

Grants and Group Donors

  • Rotary Club  Columbia County
  • Kiwanis Club Augusta Georgia
  • Trinity On The Hill UMC
    – Adult Couples and Singles Sunday School Class
    –  Pairs and Spares  Sunday School Class
  • Saint John UMC  Concerts With A Cause


  • Linda and David Wilkin
  • Helen and Louie Hampton
  • Eunice Murray
  • DiAnn and Keith Peeples
  • Carol and Robert Eubank
  • Catherine and Toby Ivey
  • Charmain and Bret Brackett
  • Deborah and Robert Trainor
  • Lance and Rachel Hunter
  • Judith and Glenn Crenshaw
  • TurfMasters of Augusta
  • Barbara and John Lewis
  • Natalie and Kyle Kinney
  • Libby and Butch Hargrove
  • Nancy and Sexton Surles
  • Lucy Weigle
  • Katherine and David Hogg
  • Louise and Peter Miller
  • Carol and John Flowers
  • Helen Landing
  • Tomlyn Avera
  • Shirley and Ron Youngsman
  • Panny Force
  • Lisa and Joe Converse
  • Harriot Reynolds
  • Matthew Pugliese
  • Legacy Risk Solutions
  • Elizabeth and McNair Copeland
  • Debbie and Mike Vernon
  • Brannon Sell
  • Harriotte and Robin Bohannon
  • B.J. and Clyde Lester
  • Linda and Ed Lake
  • Strickland Trust
  • Alison Wright
  • Dianne and Jack Wilson
  • Marie Handberry
  • Lawn Vets Co.
  • Marilyn Kriiku
  • CSRA Photography
  • Cynthia Scields
  • Elizabeth Markwalter
  • Lila Jones
  • Patricia Hall
  • Daniel Farrow
  • Kimberly Patterson
  • Thomas Nixon
  • Laura Harrison
  • A.K. Hasan
  • Hosea Clay
  • D’Ambrose Boyd