----- ATHENS VIEWS - an Inside Look at Athens, Georgia -----
Category - music
Monday, August 8, 2016 8:00 AM by Anna Beth Shirkey
As a freshman, there's nothing more exciting than finally being able to take part in all that the University of Georgia has to offer. Along with being the first state-chartered college in the country and being located in the city of Athens, UGA is booming with countless numbers of customs, traditions, and fun activities to do around every corner. With so many things to see and do, the opportunities are endless as one begins their first official year as a Bulldog. To make things easier, here are the top 10 things to do during your freshmen year at UGA.
Next in our series of profiles of Athenians who contribute to our town's creative energy:
Timi Conley is one of Athens' favorite musical talents, as well as visual artist and "Master of Ceremonies" for Athens' annual Halloween blowout, the Wild Rumpus. Famous for his incredible guitar skills and harmonious vocals, Timi is guaranteed to rock the stage and share his highly-contagious energy with any crowd.
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.
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.
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.