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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.

Accommodations

  • 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

Dining

  • 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

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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  

Chamber Chanchers, Athens Tango Project & Claudia Gargiulo, and Duo Grego

    From: March 29, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Join friends for a night of international music and dance with Chamber Chanchers, Athens Tango Project, and Duo Grego. Performances will feature musi... View Details

TAILGATE TUESDAYS: Mockingbird Sun

    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

Della Mae

    From: April 02, 2015 - April 02, 2015
In a relatively short period of time, Della Mae has become a sensation in the music world. Commanding a powerful collective chemistry with vocal, inst... View Details

Abbey Road LIVE! presents: All You Need Is LOVE! Beatles tribute

    From: April 03, 2015 - April 03, 2015
Abbey Road LIVE! is bringing its "All You Need Is LOVE" show to The Foundry. Come sing along, dance, and rock out as Abbey Road LIVE! plays... View Details

Tailgate Tuesday Country Music Series with Bobby Compton

    From: April 07, 2015 - April 07, 2015
Every week The Foundry features top flight Country, alt-country and southern rock music LIVE. With shows starting at 7 p.m., guests can take in the be... View Details

Rabbit Box: Sink or Swim

    From: April 09, 2015 - April 09, 2015
On April 9th, amateur story-tellers will share true life stories on The Foundry stage, without notes, for around eight minutes each. Storytellers hav... View Details

Randall Bramblett Band

    From: April 11, 2015 - April 11, 2015
The Foundry welcomes back one of their favorite songwriters, RANDALL BRAMBLETT and his stellar big band to the new Foundry! Randall Bramblett’s ... 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

Tailgate Tuesday with Lydia Loveless

    From: April 14, 2015 - April 14, 2015
Every week The Foundry features top flight Country, alt-country and southern rock music LIVE. With shows starting at 7 p.m., you can take in the best ... View Details

Billy Joe Shaver featuring Clay Leverett

    From: April 16, 2015 - April 16, 2015
The original honky tonk hero joins The Foundry once again for a very special evening this April. Billy Joe Shaver is no stranger to struggle –in... View Details

Evening with the Funk Brotherhood

    From: April 17, 2015 - April 17, 2015
The Funk Brotherhood is Athens, Georgia's hottest party band. Whether they play the horn-driven hits of Kool & the Gang, or the chart-topping voca... View Details

Athens Science Café: Climate Change

    From: April 20, 2015 - April 20, 2015
The fourth and final science cafe of the spring 2015 semester will take place on April 20th and will focus on climate change -- stay tuned for more d... View Details

Tailgate Tuesday with Brandon Lay

    From: April 21, 2015 - April 21, 2015
Every week The Foundry features top flight Country, alt-country and southern rock music LIVE. With shows starting at 7 p.m., you can take in the best ... View Details

Tailgate Tuesday with Cale Dodds

    From: April 28, 2015 - April 28, 2015
Every week The Foundry features top flight Country, alt-country and southern rock music LIVE. With shows starting at 7pm, you can take in the best loc... View Details

Co-bill with The Steel Wheels & Dom Flemons

    From: May 01, 2015 - May 01, 2015
The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to root... View Details

Yacht Rock Revue

    From: May 01, 2015 - May 01, 2015
Brick by smooth, smooth brick, Yacht Rock Revue has built a great wall of rock between themselves and every other tribute band in the country. Their t... View Details

Elephant Revival

    From: May 06, 2015 - May 06, 2015
Elephant Revival is a folk music group from Nederland, Colorado, formed in 2006. The band consists of Bonnie Paine (vocals, washboard, djembe, musical... View Details

Rabbit Box: Mother Lode

    From: May 14, 2015 - May 14, 2015
On May 14th, amateur story-tellers will share true life stories on The Foundry stage, without notes, for around eight minutes each. Storytellers have... View Details

Prom 2015 featuring The Highballs

    From: May 16, 2015 - May 16, 2015
Athens, are you ready? Prom 2015 Because everyone wants to do it over again. Pick your decade. Dress to the nines. Dance the night away. - 18+ Show - View Details

Rabbit Box: Fatherland

    From: June 11, 2015 - June 11, 2015
On June 11th, amateur story-tellers will share true life stories on The Foundry stage, without notes, for around eight minutes each. Storytellers hav... View Details