It's another exciting weekend in Athens with opportunities and events to hear the ever-familiar tunes of a country iconic legend, attend the Athens premiere of an award-winning independent film and experience the sounds of Moscow's most popular orchestra!

Thursday: Willie Nelson is on the road again to Athens to perform live at the Classic Center at 7:30 p.m! This iconic singer-songwriter is well-known for his classic hits including "If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time," "On the Road Again" and duets with Waylon Jennings, "Good Hearted Woman" and "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys." Lukas Nelson- son of Willie- and his band, Promise of the Real, will open the concert. Tickets are almost sold out, so hurry fast!

Friday: Local Southern rock-'n'-blues band, The Rattlers, are performing at the 40 Watt at 8 p.m. The band plays from influences such as Jimi Hendrix, The Cure and Elvis while maintaining a guitar-driven, original sound. Shows often feature surprise special guests! Radiolucent will open. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10/$12 at the door.

Saturday: Cine presents the Athens premiere of the new award-winning independent film, "That Evening Sun" starring Hal Holbrook. The film is based on Southern author William Gay's short story "I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down," which was originally published in "The Georgia Review." The film features original music by Athens' very own Patterson Hood and the Drive-By-Truckers. Admission is $20.

  • 6 p.m. : The filmmaker reception starts at 6:00 p.m. with gourmet soul food by Homemade Catering.
  • 7 p.m. : Introduction and discussion with writer-director Scott Teems.
  • 7:30 p.m. : Film screening followed by musical performance with songwriter Patterson Hood.

Sunday: Experience a program of majestic Russian musical works at UGA Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra is one of Moscow's most admired orchestras with numerous tours and Moscow concerts. The orchestra has performed on television and radio and can also be heard on many film soundtracks. A pre-concert lecture will be offered prior to the performance.