Athens Spotlight
 
E-Newsletter

To hear about what's coming up in Athens, join our mailing list!

Visitors Guide
Visitors Guide 2014 cover

The Official Athens Visitors Guide is a must-have for your visit! Page after page of hip spots and travel ideas, at your fingertips. more

Athens Travel Blog
Open neon sign

Keep up with the latest performances, openings, tours, restaurants, and everything else you need to experience Athens GA like a local! more

New Year's Eve

New Years Eve banner

Rock in the New Year in Athens, Georgia!  Athens' live music scene is always "on," but throw in the celebratory vibe of New Year's Eve and there's no better place to mark the beginning of 2013!


From renowned restaurants to world-famous nightclubs to upscale hotels, Athens has all you need to plan the perfect New Year's Eve getaway.

  • Start with a special New Year's Eve menu at Five and Ten, Farm 255, or plenty of other amazing Athens restaurants.
  • Select your favorite entertainment options from the event listings below.
  • Treat yourself to a luxurious overnight stay in one of Athens' hotels

Make your plans and grab your reservation today!

Featured Events

|

Canopy Studio's Repertory Company presents: High Stakes, a Theatre of…

OCT
24
2014
With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, Canopy Studio has seized this rare opportunity to present a show that… MORE

Athens Heritage Walks: Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery National Register District

OCT
25
2014
Athens Heritage Walks is a series of guided walking (mostly) tours highlighting Athens history and historic… MORE

Saturday Morning Club: UGA Wind Symphony

OCT
25
2014
The Performing Arts Center will kick off the 2014-2015 Saturday Morning Club on October 25 at 10:00 a.m. with a… MORE

The Lickskillet Artist Market

OCT
25
2014
The Lickskillet Artists Market & Festival is in its fifth year and features a variety of indoor/outdoor activities… MORE

Turquoise Jeep & Yip Deceiver

OCT
25
2014
Come to the New Earth Music Hall to enjoy music by Turquoise Jeep and Yip Deceiver! MORE

Bill Cosby's Far From Finished Tour

OCT
26
2014
Comedy Central will present Bill Cosby's Far From Finished Tour live at The Classic Center Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 26… MORE

Jack-O-Lantern Jog and Goblin Fun Run

OCT
26
2014
Make plans to run or walk in the annual Jack-O-Lantern Jog and Goblin Fun Run, Sunday, October 26 at Sandy Creek… MORE

Not So Haunted Hike at Southeast Clarke Park

OCT
26
2014
The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will host inaugural haunted hikes at Southeast Clarke Park -… MORE

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra

OCT
26
2014
William Count Basie started the Count Basie Orchestra in 1935, in Kansas City, Missouri. Within a year, America was… MORE

One Spooky Night

OCT
27
2014
Who says Halloween is only at the end of the month? On Monday, Oct. 27, join the Athens-Clarke County Library for… MORE

Accordian Virtuosi of Russia

OCT
28
2014
The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Accordion Virtuosi of Russia Tuesday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m. in… MORE

Memorial Park Halloween Carnival

OCT
29
2014
It might be a dark and stormy night at Memorial Park for the upcoming Halloween Carnival scheduled for Wednesday,… MORE

Folklore Facts & Fables Walking Tour Series

OCT
30
2014
This fall the Athens Welcome Center is kicking off their Folklore Facts & Fables October Walking Tour Series and… MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour : Vince Dooley: A Retrospective: 1954-1988

OCT
31
2014
A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley's career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B.… MORE

Wild Rumpus Halloween Parade

OCT
31
2014
  The vision of The Wild Rumpus is to provide an organized avenue for the massive array of Athens creativity… MORE

Javier Perianes on Piano

NOV
3
2014
Pianist Javier Perianes is one of Spain’s most popular young artists; he was the artist-in-residence at the… MORE

Reigning Sound with Natural Child

NOV
3
2014
Reigning Sound's principal songwriter/member is Greg Cartwright, who's been leading the shifting cast of characters… MORE

Screening: "The Past is a Grotesque Animal"

NOV
6
2014
This 2014 documentary is a personal, accessible portrait of an artist/frontman Kevin Barnes of the Athens-based band… MORE

Spotlight on the Arts Festival at UGA

NOV
6
2014
The arts at UGA will be spotlighted during a nine-day festival in November when members of the UGA Arts Council will… MORE

Abbott Pattison: Celebrating 60 Years of the Iron Horse - Documentary…

NOV
7
2014
2014 is the 60th anniversary of the installation of renowned sculptor Abbott Pattison's "Iron Horse"… MORE

Ghostland Observatory’s Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll with Ranch…

NOV
7
2014
Aaron Behrens is the lead singer of Ghostland Observatory. Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll is his current form… MORE

Athens Heritage Walks: Oconee Hill Cemetery National Register District

NOV
8
2014
Athens Heritage Walks is a series of guided walking (mostly) tours highlighting Athens history and historic… MORE

Downtown Public Concert: SPOTLIGHT • SLINGSHOT Featuring Big Star's Third

NOV
8
2014
The streets of downtown Athens will become a prominent venue for the Spotlight on the Arts festival with Spotlight… MORE

Saturday Morning Club: Saxophone Extravaganza

NOV
8
2014
Launched in 2013, the Saturday Morning Club features UGA student performers and is designed for children ages four… MORE

Athens Symphony Winter Concert

NOV
9
2014
Free tickets to the Athens Symphony Winter Concert on Sunday, Nov. 9 will be distributed at The Classic Center Theatre… MORE

Kathleen Battle: The Underground Railroad

NOV
9
2014
Kathleen Battle's soaring voice has carried her to the heights of the classical music world. The Washington Post calls… MORE

Taste of Athens 2015 Launch Party & Screening: "American Winter"

NOV
9
2014
Community Connection invites you to join friends at 2:30 pm, November 9 at Cine in Athens for a catered launch of the… MORE

Adwords/Edward

NOV
12
2014
Experience the first composition inspired by, composed for and performed on Google Glass. Composed by Kevin Ernste of… MORE

Saintseneca

NOV
12
2014
Come to the New Earth Music Hall to enjoy music by Saintseneca. MORE

Foundry Entertainment presents Corey Smith

NOV
13
2014
Corey Smith helped define the downtown Athens experience for not just locals, but for fans across the world. The words… MORE

Russian State Symphony Orchestra

NOV
13
2014
Established in 1991, Moscow's Russian State Symphony Orchestra has received worldwide acclaim and is ranked among the… MORE

Sister Act

NOV
13
2014
Sister Act is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it "Ridiculously fun,"… MORE

CMT on Tour 2014: Up in Smoke with Kip Moore

NOV
14
2014
Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Kip Moore will headline the CMT On Tour 2014: Up In Smoke at The Classic Center… MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour : Vince Dooley: A Retrospective: 1954-1988

NOV
14
2014
A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley's career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B.… MORE

UGA Football vs. Auburn

NOV
15
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Auburn in their fifth home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

Athens Heritage Walks: Dearing Street National Historic District

NOV
16
2014
Athens Heritage Walks is a series of guided walking (mostly) tours highlighting Athens history and historic… MORE

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam World Tour

NOV
16
2014
  Secure a reserved table (two or four seat options) or the VIP Suite before the general public gets a chance! … MORE

The Hot Sardines

NOV
17
2014
It’s a great American success story worthy of the cinema — a born-and-bred New York City actor meets a… MORE

ARCO Chamber Orchestra

NOV
18
2014
Established by Levon Ambartsumian during his years as professor of violin at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the… MORE

Old Crow Medicine Show

NOV
20
2014
Old Crow Medicine Show will perform at The Classic Center Theatre in downtown Athens Thursday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. … MORE

Papadosio with Ghost Owl

NOV
20
2014
The information age has a sound. Revolutionary technology meets a revolutionary message in Papadosio. Melding… MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour : Vince Dooley: A Retrospective: 1954-1988

NOV
21
2014
A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley's career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B.… MORE

Randy Rogers Band

NOV
21
2014
When the Randy Rogers Band's last project debuted as the most-downloaded country album on iTunes, plenty of the… MORE

UGA Football vs. Charleston Southern

NOV
22
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Charleston Southern in their sixth home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes… MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour : Vince Dooley: A Retrospective: 1954-1988

NOV
28
2014
A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley's career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B.… MORE

UGA Football vs. Georgia Tech

NOV
29
2014
The Georgia Bulldogs take on arch rival Georgia Tech in their last home game of the 2014 season. The entire town… MORE

Downtown Parade of Lights

DEC
4
2014
  This popular event gives families and friends the unusual opportunity to view a night time parade and to… MORE

Holiday Spirits Museum Mile Tour

DEC
6
2014
The Holiday Spirits Museum Theatre Tour on three consecutive Sundays in December will transport participants to… MORE

Indie South Fair: Holiday Hooray!

DEC
6
2014
Twice a year, Indie South Fair provides a venue for artists to directly connect with the community by sharing their… MORE

The 5 Browns

DEC
8
2014
Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae Brown all attended New York’s Juilliard School, becoming the first… MORE

Christmas at The Classic Center

DEC
9
2014
Celebrate the holiday season this year at The Classic Center Dec. 9-26! Christmas at The Classic Center will be a fun… MORE

Bloodkin and Friends

DEC
12
2014
Bloodkin and Friends in Conjunction with the 5th annual Celebrate Wayne/Conquer SADS Memorial  Bloodkin’s… MORE

Athens Symphony Christmas Concert

DEC
13
2014
Complimentary tickets to the Dec. 13 - 14 Athens Symphony Christmas Concerts will be distributed at The Classic Center… MORE

Handel's Messiah

DEC
20
2014
Composed in only 24 days in 1741, Handel's Messiah is one of the most treasured works for chorus and orchestra ever… MORE

State Ballet Theatre of Russia: The Nutcracker

DEC
20
2014
Generations of children and "children at heart" have treasured this perennial favorite, the charming tale of… MORE

Handel's Messiah

DEC
21
2014
Composed in only 24 days in 1741, Handel's Messiah is one of the most treasured works for chorus and orchestra ever… MORE

State Ballet Theatre of Russia: The Nutcracker

DEC
21
2014
Generations of children and "children at heart" have treasured this perennial favorite, the charming tale of… MORE

New Year's Eve at Hotel Indigo & The Rialto Room

DEC
31
2014
Celebrate the New Year with Hotel Indigo Athens! Indulge yourself with fabulous cocktails and dance to live music… MORE

St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

JAN
5
2015
Founded in 1967, the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra has drawn critical praise in concerts in more than a… MORE

State Ballet Theatre of Russia: Swan Lake

JAN
13
2015
Set to a score filled with some of Tchaikovsky's most beautiful music, Swan Lake is one of the most popular of all… MORE

State Ballet Theatre of Russia: Swan Lake

JAN
14
2015
Set to a score filled with some of Tchaikovsky's most beautiful music, Swan Lake is one of the most popular of all… MORE

Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra

JAN
15
2015
Critically acclaimed as “New Zealand’s hottest music/comedy ensemble,” the Wellington International… MORE

RESCHEDULED: Martina McBride: Everlasting Tour

JAN
17
2015
The Martina McBride performance originally scheduled for Friday, October 24, 2014 has been postponed and been… MORE

Flashdance, The Musical

JAN
18
2015
The pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance, The… MORE