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The Foundry

Eat. Drink. Listen Closely.  Formerly The Melting Point, The Foundry live music venue is a blend of old and new: vintage modern decor in the oldest building on the Graduate Athens 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 Foundry at their website for full details and tickets.The Foundry 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
  • Free Local Telephone Calls: Yes
  • Suites: Yes
  • Exterior Corridors: Yes
  • Miles from Classic Center: 0.2
  • Max. Room Block: 100
  • # Rooms, Total: 122
  • # Rooms, Kings: 55
  • #Rooms, QQ: 59
  • # Rooms, Suites: 08


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

Graduate Athens 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     150     180     200  
Foundry Bar & Grill   600.00   X               35     50  
Galleria I (downstairs)   1520.00   X       80     32     70     80  
Galleria I + Galleria II   3230.00   X       250     122     172     200  
Galleria II (upstairs)   1710.00   X       225     90     90     125  
The Foundry   2571.00   X       175         190     275  
The Foundry + Terrace   2200.00   X                   375  
The Pavillion   1702.00   X       140         90     125  

Tailgate Tuesday: Daniel Lee & The DLB

    From: February 03, 2015 - February 03, 2015
If you love Country music and good times, TAILGATE TUESDAYS are for you. Every week The Foundry features top flight Country music LIVE at The Foundry... View Details

An Evening With Leon Russell

    From: February 05, 2015 - February 05, 2015
Leon Russell is a legendary musician and songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues... View Details

Sons Of Sailors: a Jimmy Buffett Cover Band

    From: February 07, 2015 - February 07, 2015
Tickets on sale now! On Saturday February 7th, warm tropical breezes will find their way into The Foundry when the Sons Of Sailors blow in for anothe... View Details

Rabbit Box: Internet Connections: Hits and Misses in the World of Digital Dating

    From: February 12, 2015 - February 12, 2015
On February 12th, amateur story-tellers will share true life stories on The Foundry stage, without notes, for around eight minutes each. Storytellers... View Details

Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift

    From: February 13, 2015 - February 13, 2015
Born in London in 1953, Robyn Hitchcock has written & recorded over 500 songs, including: 'Where Are The Prawns' 'I Wanna Destroy You' 'The Chees... View Details

Valentine's Day Dinner & Evening with Francine Reed and Java Monkey

    From: February 14, 2015 - February 14, 2015
Grab your sweetie for a romance-filled, "one night only" annual Valentine's Day performance with Francine Reed. Known for her powerful voic... View Details

Comedy at The Foundry: Caleb Synan and Rob Haze

    From: February 18, 2015 - February 18, 2015
Caleb Synan’s act is a deceptively smart blend of Southern charm and razor sharp wit. His instant likability and absurd view of the world have ... View Details

Totally 80’s Party with The Highballs

    From: February 20, 2015 - February 20, 2015
Come to The Foundry on Friday, February 20th for a great night of 80’s music featuring one of Athens’ favorite party band, The Highballs!... View Details

Jim Lauderdale

    From: February 21, 2015 - February 21, 2015
Jim Lauderdale is a multiple Grammy® and Americana Music Association Award-winning musician and one of the most respected artists working the Ame... View Details

Evening with Royal Southern Brotherhood

    From: February 26, 2015 - February 26, 2015
Before they even hit a chord, ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD have your attention. In the US South, where music is religion, two rock ‘n’ roll... View Details

Comedy at The Foundry: Pauly Shore

    From: March 04, 2015 - March 04, 2015
Stand-up comic, actor, writer, director Pauly Shore tasted super-stardom in 1990 when his precedent-setting MTV show "Totally Pauly" hit th... View Details

Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets Perform Live!

    From: March 07, 2015 - March 07, 2015
Born near Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadwa... View Details

Rockin for Babies

    From: March 26, 2015 - March 26, 2015
Grab friends and come to the Rockin for Babies Fundraiser for March of Dimes, Ga and ARMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This event will feature Randa... View Details


    From: March 31, 2015 - March 31, 2015
If you love Country music and good times, TAILGATE TUESDAYS are for you. Every week there is top flight Country music featured LIVE at The Foundry (f... View Details


    From: March 31, 2015 - March 31, 2015
If you love Country music and good times, TAILGATE TUESDAYS are for you. Every week there is top flight Country music featured LIVE at The Foundry (f... 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
Offer Title Company Offer Details Start Date End Date
Details Chemistry 101 Romance Package Graduate Athens Take a break from the everyday and connect with your significant other this February at Graduate Athens. No need for greeting cards, chocolates or More... 02/01/2015 02/28/2015
Details Valentine's Weekend Package Graduate Athens Lovebirds looking to go all the way this Valentine’s Day will find pleasure in Graduate Athens Valentine’s Weekend Package. This two-night package More... 02/13/2015 02/14/2015