Ed Turner and Number 9, the local group that started as a Beatles tribute band in the Augusta area 17 years ago, has announced the group will retire in August.  Since forming, the group has  expanded to feature a wide range of rock and pop music from the 1960’s and 70s.

The final Ed Turner and Number 9 shows will be at The Imperial Theater in Augusta on August 12 and 13.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 9 at 9 a.m. at www.ImperialTheatre.com.