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Where to Hear Live Music

Dozens of Athens clubs play a wide range of music, including TWO of the Top 40 Music Venues in America, according to Paste Magazine!

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40 Watt Club

  • 285 W. Washington St.
  • Athens, GA 30601
  • Phone: 706-549-7871
  • Region: Downtown

Internationally-renowned nightspot with live music almost every night of the week. The Fabulous 40 Watt is a must-see for any visitors interested in the growth of the Athens alt-rock scene. The club more >>

AthFest - Every June!

  • PO Box 327
  • Athens, GA 30603
  • Phone: 706-548-1973
  • Region: Downtown

The AthFest Music, Arts & Kids Festival each June (typically the weekend after Fathers Day) is a showcase of the best in Athens and regional music, with over 150 bands performing on three free more >>

Buffalo's Cafe

  • 196 Alps Road
  • Suite 49
  • Athens, GA 30606
  • Phone: 706-354-6655
  • Region: Alps/Beechwood

Buffalo's Cafe is the home of world-famous Buffalo-style chicken wings, plus a menu of American favorites including vegetarian and gluten-free items. Catch the game on 14 big screen plasma screen TVs! more >>

Caledonia Lounge

  • 256 W. Clayton St.
  • Athens, GA 30601
  • Phone: 706-549-5577
  • Region: Downtown

Indie-rock club featuring up-and-coming local and national alternative acts. Old-school alert: this space is one of the spots formerly occupied by the Fabulous 40 Watt Club. New development: Caledonia more >>

The Classic Center Theatre

  • 300 N. Thomas St.
  • Athens, GA 30601
  • Phone: 706.357.4444
  • Region: Downtown

This 2,053-seat grand showplace hosts touring Broadway productions, headliner entertainers, and is home to the Athens Symphony Orchestra.

The 440 Foundry Pavillon

  • 300 N. Thomas St.
  • Athens, GA 30601
  • Phone: 706.208.0900
  • Region: Downtown

The 440 Foundry Pavilion is one of the newest outdoor event spaces in downtown Athens. This covered 18,000 square foot space is perfect for parties, weddings, ice skating, and outdoor art and live more >>

DePalma's Italian Cafe - Westside

  • 2080 Timothy Road
  • Athens, GA 30606
  • Phone: (706) 552-1237
  • Region: West Athens

DePalma’s - Westside on Timothy Road is their newest location and stays busy. Have a drink at the full bar then stay for a delicious meal. Enjoy seasonal bocce ball outside. Live music happens on more >>

The Foundry

  • 295 E. Dougherty St.
  • Athens, GA 30601
  • Phone: 706.254.6909
  • Region: Downtown

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 more >>

Georgia Theatre

  • 215 N. Lumpkin St.
  • Athens, GA 30606
  • Phone: 706-549-9918
  • Region: Downtown

After a devastating fire in 2009, The Georgia Theatre was rebuilt and reopened in August 2011, reclaiming its place as a keystone of the Athens music scene. HISTORY:The Georgia Theater is part of the more >>

Go Bar

  • 195 Prince Ave.
  • Athens, GA 30601
  • Phone: 706-546-5609
  • Region: Downtown

Go Bar is a hip spot for late-night dance parties. Bands perform live almost every night, and karaoke is featured on Thursdays. Stop by on weekends for dj's at midnight every Friday and Saturday.

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