In this issue...Athens CVB hosts 2 International Press Visits, Geo-targeting Campaign is launched, CVB visits SunTrust Park, Athens #1 stop for BRAG, CVB connects with the community, and new PR
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 1:00 PM by Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau
ATLANTA, June 5, 2017— Two Athens restaurants have been awarded the 2017/2018 “100 Plates Locals Love” distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division (GDEcD). Georgia
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 1:00 PM by Partner Release
The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center has announced the roster of artists for 2017-2018, a season that will showcase “The Three Bs Plus One.”
“Music lovers know Bach, Beethoven and Brahms as ‘The Three Bs.’ For many people, they are the greatest of all classical music composers,” said George C. Foreman, director of the Performing Arts Center.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:00 PM by Partner Release
AthFest Educates announced the lineup for the 21st Annual AthFest Music and Arts Festival, taking place June 23rd- 25th in downtown Athens, with affiliated events starting June 21st. The free festival
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:00 AM by Partner Release
Boulder, Colo., March 21, 2017 – eTown, the popular radio variety show broadcast weekly across the country and worldwide, travels to Athens, Georgia for a special road show taping at the Georgia Theatre on Friday, April 7. Hosted by radio personalities Nick & Helen Forster, each eTown show features live musical performances by (and ‘up close and personal’ conversation with) several visiting musical artists; the Athens show will include influential and soulful singer-songwriter and acclaimed touring artist JJ Grey, as well as Georgia-based modern folk duo Cicada Rhythm. Also performing that night will be the Forsters along with the eTones (eTown’s talented ‘house band’).
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:00 PM by Partner Release
ATHENS, Ga. (Feb. 13, 2017) - Fifty years ago, the house that now stands as the Athens Welcome Center was loaded onto a flatbed truck and moved one block to avoid the wave of urban renewal sweeping downtown Athens.
That stone's-throw of a drive across Dougherty Street became a marathon of sorts for a handful of dedicated preservationists. Moving the Church-Waddel-Brumby House set into motion an effort to reclaim historic structures across Athens, and 50 years later that spirit continues. Founded in 1967 to “save the oldest house in Athens,” the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation is celebrating its golden anniversary throughout 2017 with a slate of events for all Athenians.
Monday, March 20, 2017 8:00 AM by Hannah Smith
ATHENS, Ga. (March 20, 2017) –The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), along with The Classic Center and Classic Center Cultural Foundation, have established a matching grant program to assist local entities in developing new tourism products and experiences that will attract new overnight visitors to Athens-Clarke County.
Pictured above (L to R): CVB Director of Marketing & Communications Hannah Smith, GACVB Executive Director Julie Musselman, and CVB PR Coordinator Khyra Walker
Athens, Ga. (March 9, 2017) – The
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:00 PM by Partner Release
ATHENS, GA (February, 22, 2017) – McNeill Hotel Company held official groundbreaking ceremonies today for the new Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel in Athens, Georgia. McNeill is building the all-suite