For this edition of Weekly Freebie, I've compiled a list of all the free shows in Athens this weekend. So pick one (or four!) & go see what the Athens music scene is all about. Who knows, you might even discover the next R.E.M.



Grains of Sand
This cover band performs classic Motown hits.
Where: Alibi
When: Friday, 8 p.m.
Contact:706-549-1010
Kyshona Armstrong
Local Kyshona sings soulful ballads over acoustic guitar.
Where: Allen's Bar & Grill
When: Friday, 8 p.m.
Contact: http://www.allensbarandgrill.com/
Claire Campbell
Vocalist for celebrated local folk act Hope for Agoldensummer performs with friends. Also features The Theater Fire.
Where: Farm 255
When: Friday, 11 p.m.
Contact: http://www.farm255.com/
Three 7s
Performs rock & funky covers.
Where: Fat Daddy's
When: Friday, 9 p.m.
Contact: 706-353-0241
TJ Mimbs
This local acoustic singer-songwriter plays music reminiscent of Dave Matthews.
Where: Gnat's Landing
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Contact: www.gnatslanding.net
Founder and the Invisibles
Local singer-songwriter and UGA student Drew Dixon's band accompanies his John Mayer-like vocals with blues and soul-inspired arrangements.
Where: Rye Bar
When: Friday, 10 p.m.
Contact: www.myspace.com/ryebarathens
51 Rising
The Southern rock three-piece based out of Hartwell plays a blend of blues, rock and country.
Where:
Allen's Bar & Grill
When:
Saturday, 9:30 p.m.
Contact
: http://www.allensbarandgrill.com/
Brian Matthews
Former Blue Hiram guitarist plays a solo set of heartfelt acoustic numbers.
When: Saturday, 8 a.m
Where: Athens Farmers' Market
Contact: http://www.athensfarmersmarket.net/
Ken Will Morton
Athens' own Ken Will Morton soulful rasp and sharp lyrics encompass both the heart of folk and the rough and tumble vitality of rock.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m
Where: Athens Farmers' Market
Contact: http://www.athensfarmersmarket.net/
Kyle Dawkins
Distant and minimalistic, local experimental artist Kyle Dawkins' guitar and banjo combine eerie psychedelia with rich folk roots.
Where: Farm 255
When: Saturday, 11 p.m.
Contact: http://www.farm255.com/
Harp Unstrung
This local act gives melodic alternative rock a bluesy, Southern twist.
Where:
Lansdowne Road Irish Pub
When:
Saturday, 10 p.m.
Contact
: http://www.landsdowneroadpub.com/

Albatross
Local band plays classic rock and alternative rock covers.
Where:
Rye Bar
When:
Friday, 10 p.m.
Contact
: www.myspace.com/ryebarathens


Happy listening!