Feel the vibrant music vibes this summer in Athens, Georgia! Music can be found anywhere, whether it's a one-night show at the Georgia Theatre or a multi-day extravaganza like AthFest. To fully experience the Athens music scene, here are some upcoming favorite events and festivals to check out!

This summer, there are plenty of opportunities to rock out to the best jams in town!

Bonnie Raitt's Just Like That... Tour

Starting off strong, Grammy award winning musician Bonnie Raitt is coming to Athens for her Just Like That... tour! May 11th, she will be joined by singer-songwriter Maia Sharp, and they will be performing at The Classic Center starting 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets now and enjoy feature hits like "Something To Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me" and a night full of Raitt's classic blues, R&B, rock, and pop blends! As always one dollar from every ticket purchased at a concert will go to Raitt's Green Highway campaign, supporting and funding music education, social justice, environmental protection, and other important issues. You can't miss this exciting performance!!

Earthday Everyday Music Fest

Another fun music event to look forward to is the Earthday Everyday Music Festival 2024! Happening May 11th at the Southern Brewing Company, this festival will be full of music, wellness and interesting speakers. Not only will there be a DJ, but an assortment of wellness workshops and yoga/meditation opportunities will be available as well.

Ted Torres Martin as: "ELVIS The Show"

Looking for something a little more old school? Elvis fans won't have to look much further! Ted Torres Martin As: "ELVIS The Show" is happening May 17th, at 8:00 p.m, at the Morton Theatre. Presented by Imperial Royalty Entertainment, this show, with prominent Elvis sound-alike vocalist Torres, will feature many fan-favorite hits. Get your tickets now!

Sons of Sailors: Tribute to Jimmy Buffett

It's a summer full of classics in Athens this year! Next up, Sons of Sailors are performing a tribute to Jimmy Buffett, May 18th at the Marigold Auditorium for Arts and Culture. Enjoy a relaxing evening full of music, food, and fun with Sons of Sailors, who have been performing Buffett's country tunes for over 40 years from cruise ships to corporate events. Get your tickets now!!

Athens Surf Stomp

Athens Surf Stomp is happening on June 1st at the Southern Brewing Company, starting at 3:00 p.m!! There's an exciting line up of musicians set to perform including The Spectre of Surf, Serf Lords, The Creature Preachers, and more. The theme is surfer and beach side vibes, so bring your best vacay spirit! There will be a food truck available and two DJs spinning between sets as well. Don't miss out on all the fun!

Surf Stomp


Experience the vibrant pulse of Athens' music scene at AthFest, a dynamic celebration of local talent and the wonder of music! AthFest is a popular and widely known Athens Music and Arts Festival full of creative energy and talented artists and musicians. With live music of different genres, food for everyone, and an artists' market with various pieces for sale, this an exciting event that cannot be missed!

This three day festival transforms the bustling streets of Athens and showcases the richness of its arts/music scene. Some performances to look forward to include Family And Friends, Linqua Franqa, Bea Porges, Nuclear Tourism, Hunger Anthem, and more. For the kiddos, there will be a Kidsfest with kid-friendly bands, arts and crafts, inflatables and more fun for the whole family!

Come join in for a weekend of unforgettable performances, community spirit, and a shared love of music!!

Sunflower Concert Series 

Stay tuned for more info about the Sunflower Concert Series at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia! Monthly acts will fill the gardens with music, so sit back, surrounded by the blooms of summertime, and vibe with Athens bands all summer long!