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48 Hours of Athens Music

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:30 PM by Rochelle Still

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.

Copy of Music history tour

“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

AthFest Has Something for Everyone!

Monday, June 13, 2016 11:00 AM by Rochelle Still

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.

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

Wuxtry Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

Monday, February 29, 2016 8:45 AM by Dylan Floyd

Wuxtry Records

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. 

6 Iconic Athens Music Venues

Monday, February 8, 2016 12:00 AM by Dylan Floyd

Year of Georgia MusicLive 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. 

Holiday Events and Happenings in Athens, Georgia

Thursday, November 5, 2015 8:25 AM by Kate Collins

The holiday season in Athens, Georgia, offers many opportunities for endless celebration. Now is the time to plan your holiday getaway to the best town in Georgia- I promise we are only a little biased! Visitors can enjoy festive heritage events, artist markets for one-of-a-kind gifts, Santa sightings, and, as always in Athens, live music.