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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  

Laugh Athens: Comedic Comedy & Musical Music with Lawson Chambers

    From: March 04, 2015 - March 04, 2015
Join your hosts Lawson Chambers and Collin Ingram for an evening of comedic comedy and musical music. The comedians for this week are Jake Brannon, C... 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

An Evening with Buckwheat Zydeco

    From: March 21, 2015 - March 21, 2015
If you’ve gotten into Zydeco music, or felt its influence, or watched the world celebrate this great aspect of Louisiana culture over the past ... View Details

Comedy at The Foundry

    From: March 25, 2015 - March 25, 2015
Are you ready to laugh Athens? The Foundry has launched a comedy series. Tonight's comedy series is  featuring TJ Young, Paul Hooper & Taylo... 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