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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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Live Wire Athens

  • 227 W. Dougherty St.
  • Athens, GA 30601
  • Phone: 706.543.8283
  • Region: Downtown
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Live Wire Athens is bigger and better than ever. Live Wire Athens is a multipurpose event space located in beautiful downtown Athens, GA. Main Stage has a 300-400 capacity. Bar Room Stage 100 more >>

Ten Pins Tavern

  • 2451 Jefferson Rd.
  • Homewood Village Shopping Center
  • Athens, GA 30607
  • Phone: 706-546-8090
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Every night is a great bowling night in Athens. Bowling and drink specials daily. Happy hour pricing. Specials on the board daily. Live Music.

40 Watt Club

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

Buffalo's Cafe

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

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