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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.

Athens Dance FX

    From: August 07, 2015 - August 07, 2015
  Join Athens Dancefx August 7th at The Fabulous 40 Watt for XPLOSION, the annual Dancefx student choreography showcase. Prepare for a night o... View Details

A Jew and a Black Guy Comedy Show - Alia Gosheh

    From: August 08, 2015 - August 08, 2015
  A Jew and a Black Guy Comedy show is an Atlanta-based duo, Comprised of HTRosen and Jordan Stylez. They bring back the old-school Catskill a... View Details

J. Roddy Walston and The Business

    From: August 28, 2015 - August 28, 2015
  J. Roddy Walston and the Business is an American rock band based in Richmond, Virginia. The band was formed in 2002 in Cleveland, Tennessee ... View Details

Project Safe's Groovy Nights Battle of Decades

    From: August 29, 2015 - August 29, 2015
  LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!!! ’70s Vs. ’80s at 40 Watt on Saturday, Aug. 29th, 2015 at 8pm! Groovy Nights is back with a new twist... View Details

Wieuca, Big Morgan

    From: September 04, 2015 - September 04, 2015
  Support local music! Grab a friend and visit the Fabulous 40 Watt club to see bands Big Morgan and Wieuca. 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

Swervedriver, Gateway Drugs

    From: September 16, 2015 - September 16, 2015
  Swervedriver are an English alternative rock band formed in Oxford in 1989 around core members Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge. Between 19... View Details

Scott Brantley and Eric Dodd

    From: September 18, 2015 - September 18, 2015
  With his roots on Lake Oconee, located 70 miles east of Atlanta, Eric Dodd is a Singer-Songwriter with the ability to cross between Rock, Co... View Details


    From: September 24, 2015 - September 24, 2015
  Helmet are pleased to announce the third and final leg of their 2015 United States Betty Tour. The band will be playing their critically lau... View Details

Lord Huron

    From: September 30, 2015 - September 30, 2015
  Lord Huron is an indie folk band based out of Los Angeles, California. Reminiscent of bands such as Fleet Foxes with a folk sound paired wit... View Details

Wavves with Twin Peaks and Steep Leans

    From: October 09, 2015 - October 09, 2015
  Call it a surf rock revival, Wavves is a band that is not only riding the current wave, but perhaps leading the pack. With three albums in t... View Details