The Mayor's Office News Room

2019 Augusta Mayors Masters Reception Honors Bob Young, former Mayor of Augusta, who started the Annual Event Kicking off Masters Week 20 years Ago

Former Mayor Bob Young is this year's honoree at the annual Mayors Masters Reception; twenty years after he created the original committee to bring this community-centered event to fruition.

"It is an honor to be able to recognize and celebrate the person who had the vision to create an event for our community that would serve as the kickoff for the Masters tournament, but also an event that allowed everyone an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of what happens in this city every April", said Mayor Hardie Davis.

This year's musical entertainment, Oh No Stereo, prides itself on being able to commend a crowd and engage them with foot stomping, hand clapping, body moving music for all ages. There will be other entertainers and surprise guests joining the festivities.

The 2019 Mayors Masters Reception will be held at the James Brown Arena on Monday, April 8th from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. The event will feature free cuisine samplings from Augusta area restaurants until 7:00 p.m. Food will be available for purchase from restaurant vendors after 7 p.m.

Held the Monday of Masters Week, the reception has allowed the public to mingle with golfing greats while enjoying live music and menu samplings from some of Augusta's favorite restaurants. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at


MMR Eventbrite 2019