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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," Thrillist.com, 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.

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

Thriftworks

    From: September 09, 2015 - September 09, 2015
  Berkeley, California based producer Thriftworks offers his own unique take on forward thinking electronic music, weaving eclectic samples an... View Details

Best Coast

    From: September 12, 2015 - September 12, 2015
  This West Coast duo just released its third album, California Nights, and it's the group's most popular release to date. Though some songs 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

Swervedriver

    From: September 16, 2015 - September 16, 2015
  One of many great acts to preform on an Athens stage this fall, UK outfit Swervedriver was responsible for introducing a heavier rock sound ... 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

Black Lips

    From: September 17, 2015 - September 17, 2015
  The Black Lips are noted for provocative theatrics – including vomiting, urination, nudity, electric R.C. car races, fireworks, a chic... 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

Helmet

    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

Helmet

    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

of Montreal

    From: November 14, 2015 - November 14, 2015
  Of Montreal is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. It was founded by frontman Kevin Barnes in 1996, named after a failed romance bet... View Details