Wednesday, July 1

28 events



Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    Open Mic Night

    LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Rock out every Wednesday at this open mic. Full bands are encouraged. Contact for booking.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE!

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20).

    DESTRUCTION UNIT Psychedelic punk band hailing from Arizona. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

    DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, high-speed, instrumental rock.

    PINECONES Atlanta/Athens-based rock band that touches on flailing, melodic grunge and urgent post-punk.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!

    LOUISE WARREN Singer-songwriter with a rich musical background, born and raised in Georgia.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5.

    SUMMER JAZZ JUBILEE Hosts Mary Sigalas and Colin Manko celebrate a different jazz subgenre each week, with special guests and a post-show open jazz jam. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    Wax on Wednesdays. On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!

    THE CYNICS Pittsburgh-based fuzz-rock band fronted by legendary scene figure Gregg Kostelich. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    DJ KURT WOOD DJing '50s and '60s soul and garage and '70s and '80s punk and new wave. See story on p. 10.

    DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning rare and classic soul/R&B/garage/British Invasion and other tasty '60s sounds.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location)

    THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m.

    AMY LAVERE & WILL SEXTON Intimate folk-rock from this husband-and-wife duo.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    BIG DON UNPLUGGED Southern-fried local rocker plays an acoustic set.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Lectures & Lit


  • Blue Sky

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Blue Sky Vinyl

    VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records and spin them at the bar!



  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music from Louise Warren.



  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    The Buddha's Teachings

    Bring more inner peace to your life. Every Wednesday.

Ending Wednesday, July 1


Word on the Street

  • Be You Athens Community Release

    Be You Athens is looking for people interested in helping their video release.,