Athens: Live Music Central
20th Anniversary AthFest, June 24-26
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.
Aug 10 - Aug 13, 2016
Athens Popfest isn’t just one more multi-day event full of bands and crowds. It is an annual gathering of…
Aug 26 - Aug 28, 2016
Wildwood Revival is an intimate, thoughtfully curated boutique festival tailored towards a truly unique music…
Sep 17 - Sep 17, 2016
Indie South Fair is a curated open-air market that brings together artists, designers, and creative…
Sep 18 - Sep 18, 2016
The Southern Broadway Drama Ministry invites you to their inspirational finale for I Didn't Ask For This. This…
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.