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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!

  • "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.

Parquet Courts

    From: January 28, 2015 - January 28, 2015
Little was said about Parquet Courts' debut effort, American Specialties. Released exclusively on cassette tape, the quasi-album was an odd collectio... View Details

New Madrid

    From: February 06, 2015 - February 06, 2015
From just south of the Appalachian Mountains, in the rolling hills of Athens, GA., comes the roaring young four-piece, New Madrid. Following the criti... View Details

Drive-By Truckers

    From: February 12, 2015 - February 14, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
 Come hear hometown favorites Drive-by Truckers at the Fabulous Forty Watt Club! View Details

Turquoise Jeep

    From: March 06, 2015 - March 06, 2015
"Everything is not meant to be understood," says Flynt Flossy co-CEO of the musical phenomenon Turquoise Jeep. Like many other visionary ar... View Details

FLUKE Mini-Comics Festival, 14th Annual

    From: April 11, 2015 - April 11, 2015
FLUKE is a mini-comic festival that has been organized by Athens-area comic artists, underground publishers and their enthusiasts since 2002. Conceiv... View Details

26th Annual Boybutante Ball

    From: April 18, 2015 - April 18, 2015
Boybutante Ball is a fundraiser for Boybutante AIDS Foundation, Inc. and one of the most anticipated events of the year.     View Details