They say the way you spent New Year's Eve is the way you'll spend the rest of the year...

So, you should spend it in Athens, Georgia! With the great arts and music scene in town, you know it'll be a party to remember!

Two of our premier hoteliers in town are hosting spectacular New Year's Eve events, with awesome specials for out-of town guests or residents looking for a unique night in town.

Of course, our great music venues have you covered for a rockin' New Year's Eve. The Georgia Theatre welcomes Athens' favorites Modern Skirts. Opening act Kishi Bashi was recently named NPR's best artist  of 2012! Too cool. The 40 Watt Club is hosting a show headlined by Radiolucent.

Kinchafoonee Cowboys and the Charlie Garrett Band, at The Melting Point and Foundry Park Inn & Spa
Foundry NYE 2012
This year, New Year's Eve at the Foundry Park Inn is a little bit country, a little bit rock & roll... and a whole lot of awesome! Create your own New Year's Eve package from options including dinner buffet and luxury overnight accommodations. Have a ball with party favors, balloon drop & a midnight champagne toast and countdown! >>Learn more

Hotel Indigo & The Rialto Club

Indigo NYE 2012
Celebrate the New Year with Hotel Indigo Athens! Indulge yourself with fabulous cocktails and dance to live music from the Dirk Howell Band in the Rialto Room. The New Year's Eve Blowout Package starts at just $199 per couple and includes a luxury boutique hotel room, exclusive concert, and champagne toast at midnight. >>Learn more

40 Watt Club - Radiolucent

40 Watt logo 154Rock in the New Year at Athens' most renowned nightclub, the Fabulous 40 Watt, with Radiolucent - a hard-hitting, heart-felt, full-on group of Georgia boys who bridge influences such as 60's Rock'n'Roll, Soul/R&B, Gospel, Country, and a little bit of pop sensibility Tickets are just $8-$10. Before heading in, dine downtown at an acclaimed restaurant such as Farm 255, The National, or your choice of many French, Italian, Creole, or Nouveau Southern cuisine options! >>Learn more

Georgia Theatre - Modern Skirts

Georgia Theatre marquee

Modern Skirts' latest songs strut with a creepy swagger made from lost vintage beats, freaky found sounds, and booming drums. Pop Matters has praised the band for its "impeccably structured, gorgeous pop."
What a deal, at just $10!
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