Athens, GA Named One of the Nation's Best Music Towns
With recent recognition from Expedia as one of the 12 best music towns in the nation, Athens' live music scene is well worth the trip - and now it's been confirmed. Whether you're a local who experiences it weekly or someone who has never visited the vibrant town, there is always something going on to enjoy when it comes to music. The birthplace of R.E.M. and the B-52's, Athens' music history is no joke, and it continues to rock the town.
From the Georgia Theatre, to it's Rooftop, to 40 Watt Club, to Caledonia Lounge, to The Foundry, and many more, Athens has the perfect venues to host legendary musicians and artists, as well as up-and-coming acts. Already this fall, Athens has been blessed by the presence of Moon Taxi, Corey Smith, Cold War Kids, Futurebirds, Jon Langston, and several other big names. We pride ourselves as a unique music town with an exceptionally walkable music district; start at the Classic Center and venue hop your way down Clayton Street, hearing different sounds at every venue, ranging from traditional, to rock, to alternative.
As Expedia puts it, "Slow and steady, Athens has long reigned as a music-centric city, grooming top acts"; so, experience it for yourself - plan a trip and come enjoy some music in the Classic City. You won't regret it.