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40 Watt Club

Internationally-renowned nightspot with live music almost every night of the week. The Fabulous 40 Watt is a must-see for any visitors interested in the growth of the Athens alt-rock scene.

The club continues to receive national acclaim; check it out!

  • "Best Small Music Venue," 10Best and USA TODAY's Readers' Choice contest, June 2015 
  • "America's Coolest Music Venues," Travel + Leisure, June 2014
  • "America's Seven Best Small Rock Clubs,", November 8, 2013
  • "The Best Clubs in America," Rolling Stone magazine, March 2013
  • "America's 40 Best Music Venues," Paste Magazine.
  • Recommended by Daily Candy, Atlanta.

Zumba after Dark

    From: July 10, 2015 - July 10, 2015
Zumba After Dark seeks to bring together Zumba enthusiasts and nervous newcomers in the high-energy environment of the 40 Watt Club. Zumba is a dance... View Details

Cult of Riggonia

    From: July 11, 2015 - July 11, 2015
Cult of Riggonia is a psychedelic collective from Macon, GA. There are waves of texture with catchy melodies that rise up from the primordial stew. ... View Details

Sprockets Music Video Festival

    From: July 24, 2015 - July 25, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
Film Athens presents the Sprockets Music Video Festival featuring in competition music videos from Georgia and around the world! Started in 2004, S... View Details

Georgia Theatre presents: Best Coast

    From: September 12, 2015 - September 12, 2015
Grab some friends and come out to 40 Watt to enjoy Best Coast as they perform their fresh new album California Nights. California Nights is a bright... View Details