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The Melting Point

The Melting Point is briefly closing for renovations and will reopen on August 6, 2014!

Eat. Drink. Listen Closely.  The Melting Point live music venue is a blend of old and new: vintage modern decor in the oldest building on the  Foundry Park Inn & Spa property.  A 30 foot smoke stack anchors the venue's entry tower while three glass and metal garage doors blend the exterior patio with the interior space for al fresco dining and listening in pleasant weather.

Savor, sip and socialize in style with a mix of locals and travelers alike an atmosphere like no other. This intimate music venue hosts a variety of music styles and is a favorite of a wide range of fans.

Click on the Calendar tab above for upcoming performances, or see The Melting Point Live Music Calendar at their website for full details and tickets.

The Melting Point offers a diverse menu of lighter fare, entrees and desserts that will tempt anyone’s taste buds.


  • Fitness Center: Yes
  • Free Parking: Yes
  • Handicapped Accessible Rooms: Yes
  • High-speed Internet Access: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Pool - Outdoor: Yes
  • Suites: Yes
  • Exterior Corridors: Yes
  • # Rooms: 119
  • Miles from Classic Center: 0.2
  • Max. Room Block: 100


  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes
  • Private/Group Dining: Yes
  • Full Bar: Yes
  • Reservations Accepted: Yes
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes
  • Catering Services: Yes

Foundry Park Inn & Spa Meeting Facility

  • Total Sqft.: 12000.00
  • Theatre Capacity: 500
  • Banquet Capacity: 412
  • Classroom Capacity: 250


Meeting Facility Rooms

Rm. Name Sq. Ft. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Ballroom & Galleria I   4446.00   X       325     160     230     250  
Ballroom, Galleria I + Galleria II   6156.00   X       500     250     412     500  
Foundry Ballroom   2660.00   X       250     128     150     176  
Galleria I (downstairs)     X       75     32     70     80  
Galleria I + Galleria II   3230.00   X       250     122     172     200  
Galleria II (upstairs)     X       175     90     100     100  
Hoyt House (downstairs + upstairs)   1700.00   X               75     100  
Hoyt House (downstairs)   400.00   X               46     65  
Hoyt House + Pavillion   3402.00   X               150     200  
Hoyt House Pavillion   1702.00   X       100         75     100  
Hoyt House Private Dining Room (upstairs)   880.00   X               20     50  
Melting Point Pub   600.00   X               35     50  
The Melting Point   2571.00   X       175         190     275  
The Melting Point + Terrace   2200.00   X                   375  

Carl Lindberg Trio

    From: August 01, 2014 - August 01, 2014
Carl Lindberg is an American jazz bassist from Athens, GA. For the past 20 years, Carl has been setting the bar high for jazz musicians in Athens, GA... View Details

Guitar Relief - Concert for Rick Fowler, Michael Doke and Fester Hagood

    From: August 02, 2014 - August 02, 2014
The Melting Point, in conjunction with the Big Don Band, Ty Manning and the Back Alley Blues Band, is proud to host this benefit concert for three am... View Details

HoneyHoney with Cicada Rhythm

    From: August 07, 2014 - August 07, 2014
"In a brave new world where vintage American has helped the likes of Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers achieve headliner status, Los Ang... View Details

Ike Stubblefield and Friends

    From: August 08, 2014 - August 08, 2014
Ike Stubblefield's music just sounds at HOME in our venue. Although the folks helping to push his Hammond B3 might grumble, the second he sound check... View Details

Blasting Cap and the Michael Guthrie Band

    From: August 09, 2014 - August 09, 2014
Featuring two of Athens' most venerable rock acts, The Michael Guthrie Band and Blasting Cap (w/ jeff and murray of Guadalcanal Diary), tonight's sho... View Details

The Segar Jazz Affair Presents Fusion Triangle

    From: August 10, 2014 - August 10, 2014
The Segar Jazz Affair and Foundry Entertainment present Live Smooth Jazz. at The Melting Point hosted by DJ Segar from WXAG 1470 radio station. Live ... View Details

Rabbit Box: My Brush With Death

    From: August 13, 2014 - August 13, 2014
Rabbit Box is a storytelling collective for people in the Athens, GA area to tell their true-life stories for the shared amusement, horror, and whate... View Details

James Gregory

    From: August 14, 2014 - August 14, 2014
For over two decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt un-tucked, his arms outstretched, ... View Details

Band of Oz: An evening of NC Beach and Soul Music

    From: August 15, 2014 - August 15, 2014
Join us for a night of amazing NC beach & soul music with the BAND OF OZ. View Details

Rabbit Box: Bewitched

    From: October 08, 2014 - October 08, 2014
Rabbit Box is a storytelling collective for people in the Athens, GA area to tell their true-life stories for the shared amusement, horror, and whate... View Details

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam World Tour

    From: November 16, 2014 - November 16, 2014
  Secure a reserved table (two or four seat options) or the VIP Suite before the general public gets a chance! Dave Mason is a living rock l... View Details

Classic City Brew Fest, 20th Annual

    From: April 12, 2015 - April 12, 2015
For 20 years, the Classic City Brew Fest has been known as one of the Southeast's most enjoyable craft beer events.  It offers spacious sampling... View Details
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