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Georgia Theatre

After a devastating fire in 2009, The Georgia Theatre was rebuilt and reopened in August 2011, reclaiming its place as a keystone of the Athens music scene.

HISTORY:
The Georgia Theater is part of the Downtown Athens National Register Historic District and also the Downtown Local Historic District, which was designated in 2006. It was built as the Elite Theater in 1935 on the "foundation" of the original YMCA which had been constructed on that site in 1889. The upper part of that YMCA building was demolished in 1920 and it then served over the years as the Majestic Hotel, Masonic Temple, Dorsey Furniture Company, and Burnstein Brothers Furniture Company until the Elite Theater was built. It is unclear how much of the original YMCA building was incorporated into the Elite Theater.

As a live music venue, The Georgia Theatre has been the site of

  • Live performances from a long list of acclaimed bands
  • Music videos such as R.E.M.'s "Shiny Happy People" (1992) and John Mayer's "No Such Thing" (2002)
  • Live album recordings from Corey Smith (2008) and the Derek Trucks Band (2004)

KEEP UP WITH LATEST GA THEATRE NEWS:
The Georgia Theatre's website has current coverage plus links to follow them on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Georgia Theatre Performances: Peter Hook & The Light

    From: April 21, 2015 - April 21, 2015
Peter Hook & The Light - A “Joy Division” Celebration performing Unknown Pleasures and Closer Peter Hook & The Light A “Joy ... View Details

Tyler, the Creator featuring Taco

    From: April 22, 2015 - April 22, 2015
Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper and record producer from Californi... View Details

Slow Magic

    From: April 23, 2015 - April 23, 2015
Slow Magic is the sound made by an unknown imaginary friend. View Details

Marilyn Manson

    From: April 24, 2015 - April 24, 2015
Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz. Th... View Details

Zoso

    From: April 30, 2015 - April 30, 2015
Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. F... View Details

Georgia Theatre Performances: Keb' Mo'

    From: May 02, 2015 - May 02, 2015
Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the April 22 release o... View Details

Keb' Mo'

    From: May 02, 2015 - May 02, 2015
  Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the April 22... View Details

Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class - Dweezila on the Road

    From: May 06, 2015 - May 06, 2015
For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa. Dweezil Zappa's music camp Dweezilla has a motto "Learn And Destr... View Details

Georgia Theatre Performances: Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass

    From: May 06, 2015 - May 06, 2015
The ticket to Masterclass does not include entry to concert later in the evening. For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Fran... View Details

Georgia Theatre Performances: Zappa Plays Zappa

    From: May 06, 2015 - May 06, 2015
This is an all ages event. Playing a long, ambitious set of Frank Zappa favorites and obscure gems to big audiences of crazed Zappa fans, Dweezil prov... View Details

Zappa Plays Zappa

    From: May 06, 2015 - May 06, 2015
  Playing a long, ambitious set of Frank Zappa favorites and obscure gems to big audiences of crazed Zappa fans, Dweezil proved that he could ... View Details

Steep Canyon Rangers

    From: May 08, 2015 - May 08, 2015
The Steep Canyon Rangers play progressive bluegrass music firmly rooted in tradition, with smart, original songs. They are seasoned and dynamic, never... View Details

Jenny Lewis

    From: May 13, 2015 - May 13, 2015
  Jenny Lewis returns with her new album, The Voyager, on July 29th. The Los Angeles artist’s first solo LP since 2008’s Acid Tong... View Details