Saturday, August 2

36 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    NICK BRADFIELD AND FRIENDS Local singer-songwriter performs with help from some collaborators. (8 a.m.)

    THUNDER O(H)M Experimental jazz trio featuring Killick Hinds, Brad Bassler and John Norris. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

    nMo Wine Mixer. 7:30 p.m.

    TULPAE Three-piece technical metal band that consists of two guitars and drums.

    10 FINGERS STRONG Hardcore metal that also delves into rapcore in the style of Rage Against the Machine.

    CONTROL THE DEVASTATOR Atlanta group that falls in between progressive and death metal.

    CROOKED GEAR Prog-metal band from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE!

    PADRE Local indie band featuring members of Dana Swimmer and Mothers.

    VUNDABAR Eclectic and melodic indie rock band from Boston, MA.

    CHIEF SCOUT A man and his band out of Suwanee. 

    OLD MAN THE BOAT No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    1 p.m. FREE!

    GIRLS ROCK ATHENS FINALE See what the young ladies at this year's rock camp have been up to.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236

    CALEB KEITH Local singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Hawaii Dawg-O Benefit Auction. 6:30 p.m.

    THE SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS Perhaps best known for their 1966 hit "Double Shot (of My Baby's Love)," today the Medallions are made up of children or other relatives of the original lineup and bill themselves as "the party band of the South."

  • Go Bar

    Friendship Fest. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    VELOCIRAPTURE Brash local experimental rock group that names Velvet Underground and Stooges among its influences. 

    THE RODNEY KINGS Scuzzed-out local garage-punk trio.

    THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by Henry Barbe.

    BAD NUDES Cute and intense psych-synth pop from local fashionista Ben Taylor.

    DJ DAFFY DUCK Psychedelic funk bombs from this local DJ.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m.

    BANDITOS Eclectic, psych-tinged rock and roll band from Nashville.

    ANDY VAUGHAN AND THE DRIVELINE Richmond, VA-based honky tonk country band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    JONATHAN BYRD Lauded North Carolina-based songwriter who brings together the Texas songwriting tradition with Southern storytelling and hot guitar-picking in the line of North Carolina greats Doc Watson and Tony Rice.

    RANDALL BRAMBLETT This established Georgia singer-songwriter's Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Max

    10 p.m. 706-254-3392

    JINX REMOVER Formerly known as Close Talker, this local band plays driving, melodic indie rock.

    T.S. WOODWARD Local pianist and songwriter playing "post-Ragtime neo-Victorian pop-rock."

    NEW GOD Baltimore, MD-based art-pop band.

  • The Melting Point

    Guitar Relief 2014 Benefit. 7:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    THE BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock trio.

    TY MANNING Bearfoot Hookers guitarist plays a solo set.

    BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, John Straw, Dave Herndon and Leon Campbell playing blues jams.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GENERAL PATTON & THE HEADS OF STATEhigh-energy improvisational rock outfit based out of Savannah, GA.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10:15 a.m. FREE!

    TRINIQUE No info available.




  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE!

    Saturday Movies

    Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Back 2 School Block Party

    Strong, Beautiful & Godly Girls, Inc. is hosting a block party for students grades K–12 featuring food, games, music and more. The weekly market will also include live entertainment, horseback riding and a bounce house.

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Marvel Superhero Storytime

    Dress up as your favorite Marvel superhero for a special storytime. The afternoon includes a costume contest, crafts, giveaways and more.

  • Oconee County Library

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950,

    End of Summer Party

    Celebrate the end of summer with a party.


  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Nick Bradfield & Friends  (8 a.m.) and the Thunder O(h)m (10 a.m.). This week features a seedling club educational activity for children and a chef demo with Josh Aaron of Savory Spoon.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities and more. This week features live music by Trinique at 10:15 a.m., health screenings at 10:30–1:30 p.m., yoga with Ruth Allen at 11 a.m. and a cooking demonstration with Almeta Tulloss at 11:45 a.m.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. $15. 706-542-6156,

    Where do Hummingbirds Hide at the Botanical Garden?

    Learn where the hummingbirds perch and hide throughout the garden. Bring a camera or binoculars if you'd like.

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • Homewood Village Shopping Center

    July 31, 5–8 p.m. Aug. 1, 12–7 p.m. Aug. 2, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. & Aug. 3, 12–5 p.m. $10 (July 31), FREE!

    BFK Book Sale

    Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps and kids living in the Athens area. July 31 is Sneak Preview Night, during which shoppers can get first dibs with an entrance fee. On Aug. 3, you can fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5, or a canvas BFK tote for $25.


  • Bishop Park

    9–10 a.m. FREE!

    Yoga in the Park

    Bring your mat for a session of outdoor yoga.

  • Revival Yarns

    4 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1354,

    Knit 1 Class

    Get acquainted with the tools and craft of knitting. Learn cast-on stitches and the knit stitch. The class is free with the purchase of materials. RSVP.

  • Barnes & Noble

    2–3 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Comic Book Artistry and Storytelling

    Learn how to tell your story through pictures when special guest artist Robert Brown conducts a workshop for comic artists. Bring work in progress or be ready to start a new project. All ages. Call to RSVP.


  • YMCA

    8–10 a.m. $25.

    32nd Annual Coach Mike Health Run

    This 5K race is one of the oldest races in Athens and is named after legendary UGA football player and cheerleading coach, Mike Castronis. Proceeds benefit YMCA youth programs.

Lectures & Lit



  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE!

    Electric Boogaloo

    ELECTRIC BOOGALOO Immuzikation and Ken Sweat kick out the old school jams.

  • Georgia Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-9884

    DJ Dust

    DJ DUST Local DJ that spins a heavy mix of electro and mashes it up with a blend of twerk, trap, Top 40 and old school. 

Ending Saturday, August 2



  • Bishop Park

    Aqua Zumba

    Get in shape while dancing in the pool. For adults. Saturdays through Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m. $5/class. 706-613-3589

Help Out

  • Yard Sale for Project Safe

    (Forest Heights) Taking donations for a yard sale benefiting Project Safe and supporting Eddie Glikin in his bid for People's Choice contestant in the next Dancing with the Athens Stars. Any leftovers will be taken to the Project Safe thrift store. Call or text to drop off. Aug. 2, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. 706-540-6249,