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The Foundry

  • 295 E. Dougherty St.|
  • Athens GA 30601
  • 706-549-7051
  • Region: Downtown

Eat. Drink. Listen Closely.  Formerly The Melting Point, The Foundry live music venue is a blend of old and new: vintage modern decor in the oldest building on the Graduate Athens property.  A 30 foot smoke stack anchors the venue's entry tower while three glass and metal garage doors blend the exterior patio with the interior space for al fresco dining and listening in pleasant weather.

Savor, sip and socialize in style with a mix of locals and travelers alike an atmosphere like no other. This intimate music venue hosts a variety of music styles and is a favorite of a wide range of fans.

Click on the Calendar tab above for upcoming performances, or see The Foundry at their website for full details and tickets.The Foundry offers a diverse menu of lighter fare, entrees and desserts that will tempt anyone’s taste buds.

Accommodations
Dining
General
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  • Miles from Classic Center: 0.2
  • Max. Room Block: 100
  • # Rooms, Total: 122
  • # Rooms, Kings: 55
  • #Rooms, QQ: 59
  • # Rooms, Suites: 8
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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Largest Room
  • Total Sq. Ft. 12000
  • Reception Capacity 500
  • Theatre Capacity 500
  • Banquet Capacity 412
  • Number of Rooms 9
  • Large floor Plan PDF Large floor Plan PDF
  • Classroom Capacity 250
  • Sleeping Rooms 119
Ballroom & Galleria I
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4446
  • Theater Capacity: 325
  • Classroom Capacity: 160
  • Banquet Capacity: 230
  • Reception Capacity: 250
Ballroom, Galleria I + Galleria II
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 6156
  • Theater Capacity: 500
  • Classroom Capacity: 250
  • Banquet Capacity: 412
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Foundry Ballroom
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2660
  • Theater Capacity: 250
  • Classroom Capacity: 150
  • Banquet Capacity: 180
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Foundry Bar & Grill
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 600
  • Banquet Capacity: 35
  • Reception Capacity: 50
Galleria I (downstairs)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1520
  • Theater Capacity: 80
  • Classroom Capacity: 32
  • Banquet Capacity: 70
  • Reception Capacity: 80
Galleria I + Galleria II
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3230
  • Theater Capacity: 250
  • Classroom Capacity: 122
  • Banquet Capacity: 172
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Galleria II (upstairs)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1710
  • Theater Capacity: 225
  • Classroom Capacity: 90
  • Banquet Capacity: 90
  • Reception Capacity: 125
The Foundry
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2571
  • Theater Capacity: 175
  • Banquet Capacity: 190
  • Reception Capacity: 275
The Foundry + Terrace
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2200
  • Reception Capacity: 375
The Pavillion
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1702
  • Theater Capacity: 140
  • Banquet Capacity: 90
  • Reception Capacity: 125
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    Terrapin Tuesday Americana Series

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    Night of Irish Music with The Gentry & The Green Flag Band

    • Location: Graduate Athens
    • Host: The Foundry
    • 8/16/17
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    Across The Wide

    • Location: Graduate Athens
    • Host: The Foundry
    • 8/17/17
    • - All Ages Show - Doors open @ 6PM, Music starts @ 8PM Across The Wide formed in…
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    Back to school Beatles Bash with Abbey Road LIVE!

    • Location: Graduate Athens
    • Host: The Foundry
    • 8/18/17
    • Abbey Road LIVE! is not your typical Beatle look-alike tribute act; don't expect…
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    Shawn Mullins with Claire Campbell - Presented by Amplify Athens

    • Location: Graduate Athens
    • Host: The Foundry
    • 8/19/17
    • Amplify Athens is back! This year's annual event features Grammy Award-nominated…
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    Segar Jazz Affair Smooth Jazz Concert with Fusion Triangle

    • Location: Graduate Athens
    • Host: The Foundry
    • 8/20/17
    • Segar Jazz Affair @ 5:00 PM; Fusion Triangle @ 6:00 PM Buffet dinner option now…
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    Tribute to 70's Dance Hits with Night Fever - FREE!

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    Sons Of Sailors: a Jimmy Buffett Cover Band (featuring members of The Tony Pritchett Band)

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    Best of Unknown Athens Songwriter Showcase with Liam Parke

    • Location: Graduate Athens
    • Host: The Foundry
    • 8/30/17
    • This show will feature Austin Darnell, Emiligh Ireland, Sydney Baker, Cortez…
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    Evening with the Funk Brotherhood

    • Location: Graduate Athens
    • Host: The Foundry
    • 9/1/17
    • The Funk Brotherhood is Athens, Georgia's hottest party band. Whether they play…
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    TRIBUTE - a celebration of The Allman Brothers Band

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    David Cook

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    50th Anniversary of The Doors STRANGE DAYS album with The Dirty Doors

    • Location: Graduate Athens
    • Host: The Foundry
    • 9/15/17
    • The Dirty Doors formed in Atlanta, GA in late 2012 to pay tribute to one of the…
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    Totally 80s Live with The Highballs and a special pre-show DJ st by DJ ReRon

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    Morgan James (from Postmodern Jukebox)

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    An Evening with The Swingin' Medallions

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    Annual Halloween Bash with Unknown Hinson

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