Athens: Live Music Central
Athens' music scene first arrived with alt-indie sensations the B-52s and R.E.M. We've since launched Widespread Panic and the Drive-by Truckers. Today, the Athens music scene is as alive as ever, with hundreds of bands in all genres calling Athens home. No visit would be complete without sampling a bit of Athens' world-renowned music scene. Take an Athens Music Walking Tour, spend Happy Hour on the rooftop of the Georgia Theatre, then stay out late in the clubs.
May 6 - May 7, 2016
The 37th annual Twilight Criterium in downtown Athens is a professional cycling event and festival, tailored…
May 20 - May 20, 2016
Enjoy a special evening with CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt. Experience this rare…
Jun 18 - Jun 18, 2016
The Southern Broadway Drama Ministry is a ministry without four walls, and messages are shared through drama,…
Jun 24 - Jun 26, 2016
The AthFest Music and Arts Festival takes place Friday, June 24th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 25th…
Plan Your Musical Pilgrimage to Athens
From a few bands that started something different (The B-52's, Pylon, R.E.M., and Widespread Panic) and gave Athens national attention, there are now hundreds of active bands, over 10 recording studios, and several independent record labels. World-famous venues, such as the 40 Watt Club and the Georgia Theatre, continue to attract up-and-coming musical acts as well as old favorites.With jazz, classical, blues, country, and rock performances occurring on a regular basis, Athens provides one of the most diverse and affordable music scenes in the world.