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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 Tuesdays, at The Foundry

    From: June 02, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Fresh Country. Smooth Whisky. Cold Beer. If you love Country music and good times, TAILGATE TUESDAYS are for you. Every week The Foundry (formerly... View Details

Mary Sigalas & Colin Manko's Summer Jazz Jubilee

    From: July 08, 2015 - August 12, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Mary & Colin's Summer Jazz Jubilee is a weekly celebration of the the jazz tradition. This multi-cultural music started in the United States as ea... View Details

Band of Oz

    From: August 14, 2015 - August 14, 2015
  Visit The Foundry for a night of amazing NC beach & soul music with the BAND OF OZ. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for dinner & pre-show dr... View Details

Totally 80’s party with The Highballs

    From: August 21, 2015 - August 21, 2015
  Visit The Foundry on Friday, August 21st for a blazing hot summer night of 80’s music featuring one of Athens’ favorite party ba... View Details

Abbey Road LIVE! "Family Matinee" Beatles Tribute

    From: August 22, 2015 - August 22, 2015
  Experience the magic of the Beatles LIVE in concert. On Saturday August 22nd at The Foundry, Abbey Road LIVE! will be playing a special all-... View Details

Shawn Mullins

    From: September 11, 2015 - September 11, 2015
  There has been an overwhelmingly positive response from Shawn Mullins live performances- one that has not faltered a bit over the years; his... View Details

Boybutante BINGO

    From: September 17, 2015 - September 17, 2015
  The Boybutante AIDS Foundation, Inc. has raised more than $500,000 for AIDS support services in Northeast Georgia. The Boybutante AIDS Found... View Details

The Kinchafoonee Cowboys

    From: September 18, 2015 - September 18, 2015
  The Kinchafoonee Cowboys began in December, 1991 in a pecan orchard in Terrell County, GA. The band's popularity soon spread to Athens, GA w... View Details