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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.

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.


  • 237 Prince Avenue
  • Athens, GA 30601
  • Phone: 706-353-3050
  • Region: Prince Ave

The relocated Hendershot's Coffee on Prince Ave. is twice the size of the original on Oglethorpe Avenue with an expanded kitchen, more impressive bar service, and a new green room for visiting more >>

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