Although Athens is a small town, it's made its mark on the map for music! With 2016 being the "Year of Georgia Music," this is the best time to immerse yourself in a city recognized as one of the 12 Best U.S Cities for Music Lovers! Athens has hosted incredible musicians over the years and is also birthplace for big names such as R.E.M, The B52's, and Corey Smith, just to name a few.
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Category - music
Sunday, June 19, 2016 1:08 PM by Anna Beth Shirkey
“Think you know about Athens music history? Think again….” - Paul Butchart.
It’s indisputable that Athens is widely known for its famous music scene, but how much music history do you really know
It's that time of the year again - it's almost AthFest weekend! AthFest is one of the best times to experience all that Athens has to offer, with a focus on Athens' phenomenal music and arts scene.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 9:17 AM by Jackie Langmo
Going off to college is an exciting time, but especially so if you're lucky enough to be a new UGA Georgia Bulldawg and will call Athens, the Classic City, your home for the next four years. Athens is
Spring is in full swing! The weather is balmy, the trees are blooming, and there is an abundance of spring festivals in Athens to enjoy. April is a huge month for the Classic City with festivals and
The 1980s put Athens, Georgia at the center of music history when bands like The B-52s and R.E.M scored breakout hits. Since then, our charming college town has continued to cultivate fresh talent
Nestled on the corner of the two busiest streets in downtown Athens is a legendary record store, self-described as "a walk-in museum of the greatest music and bands of the last century." Wuxtry shares a deep bond with local Athens music buffs and visitors who have a passion for vinyl records, and it will continue its reign as the oldest record store in Georgia with its 40th anniversary this March.
Live music is the heartbeat of Athens, GA, making it the epicenter of the Year of Georgia Music. The echoes of music pioneers like R.E.M. and The B-52s can still be heard in the music venues that pepper our flourishing college town, and our music scene continues to nurture fresh talent year after year. Whether you want to hear national acts or up-and-coming local bands, Athens' music venues outperform any other city our size.