Fireworks, plaques and a full-blown concert ushered in the official opening of Lady Antebellum Pavilion in Augusta., Ga., hometown of Lady A's Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood.
“It’s good to be back home,” Charles told the crowd, according to The Augusta Chronicle . “We’re so proud of being from Augusta tonight.”
Lady A's Hillary Scott is from Nashville, but she joined the Georgia boys in the concert late last week.
Many of the 3,100 ticketholders waited in line overnight last month to get tix to the event. Proceeds went to a local children's hospital and to help fund a cardiovascular-health endowment aimed toward education and patient care.
The crowd braved some rain showers to be there.
Dave and Charles had family members there for the unveiling of the plaque, which reads, in part, “Lady Antebellum has touched the souls of millions and gained worldwide recognition. . . . May all who perform here be inspired by their example."