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Georgia Theatre

  • 215 N. Lumpkin St.|
  • Athens GA 30606
  • 706-549-9918
  • Region: Downtown

After a devastating fire in 2009, The Georgia Theatre was rebuilt and reopened in August 2011, reclaiming its place as a keystone of the Athens music scene.

HISTORY:
The Georgia Theater is part of the Downtown Athens National Register Historic District and also the Downtown Local Historic District, which was designated in 2006. It was built as the Elite Theater in 1935 on the "foundation" of the original YMCA which had been constructed on that site in 1889. The upper part of that YMCA building was demolished in 1920 and it then served over the years as the Majestic Hotel, Masonic Temple, Dorsey Furniture Company, and Burnstein Brothers Furniture Company until the Elite Theater was built. It is unclear how much of the original YMCA building was incorporated into the Elite Theater.

As a live music venue, The Georgia Theatre has been the site of

  • Live performances from a long list of acclaimed bands
  • Music videos such as R.E.M.'s "Shiny Happy People" (1992) and John Mayer's "No Such Thing" (2002)
  • Live album recordings from Corey Smith (2008) and the Derek Trucks Band (2004)

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    The First Annual Reverend Tribble Georgia Theatre Holiday Party!

    • Location: Georgia Theatre
    • 12/14/17
    • “Oh Holy Tribble” -The First Annual Reverend Tribble Georgia Theatre Holiday…
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    “The 5th Annual Hayride Holiday Party”- Performances by Shehehe and Dictatortots!

    • Location: Georgia Theatre
    • 12/28/17
    • “The 5th Annual Hayride Holiday Party”- Performances by Shehehe and Dictatortots…
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    New Years Eve at The Georgia Theatre featuring THE BOOTY BOYZ!

    • 12/31/17
    • Come out to celebrate NYE and put 2017 “behind” us as we ring in 2018 with your…
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    COLE SWINDELL - DOWN HOME TOUR at THE GEORGIA THEATRE

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    RUMOURS - THE FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE

    • Location: Georgia Theatre
    • 1/12/18
    • Rumours is the country’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Based in Atlanta,…
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    The Steel Woods Concert @ THE 40 WATT!

    • Location: Georgia Theatre
    • 1/13/18
    • Come see THE STEEL WOODS - (SET TIME: 10:15 PM) at the 40 WATT! Like their name,…
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    David Rawlings @ The Georgia Theatre

    • Location: Georgia Theatre
    • 1/18/18
    • Come see David Rawlings @ The Georgia Theatre! Thu · January 18, 2018 Doors:…
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    Neko Case in Concert at The Georgia Theatre!

    • Location: Georgia Theatre
    • 1/19/18
    • NEKO CASE in concert! http://www.nekocase.com Fri · January 19, 2018 Doors: 7:00…
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    MUSCADINE BLOODLINE @ The Georgia Theatre!

    • Location: Georgia Theatre
    • 1/20/18
    • MUSCADINE BLOODLINE in Concert! Date: Sat · January 20, 2018 Doors: 8:00 pm /…
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    THE SIBLING RIVALRY TOUR 2018!

    • Location: Georgia Theatre
    • 1/22/18
    • THE SIBLING RIVALRY TOUR 2018 HANNAH WICKLUND & THE STEPPIN STONES AND THE…
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    Zoso in Concert - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience!

    • Location: Georgia Theatre
    • 1/25/18
    • Zoso in Concert! - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to…
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    REBELUTION in Concert @ The Georgia Theatre!

    • Location: Georgia Theatre
    • 1/26/18
    • REBELUTION in Concert! Raging Fyah will open. Fri · January 26, 2018 Doors: 8:00…
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    DEL MCCOURY BAND @ The Georgia Theatre

    • Location: Georgia Theatre
    • 1/27/18
    • Zero Mile Presents: DEL MCCOURY BAND Sat · January 27, 2018 Doors: 8:00 pm /…
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