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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 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