Sunday, June 26

29 events


  • Fun Galaxy

    June 20, 5:30–9 p.m. June 22 & 26, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Rollergirl Bootcamp

    Brush up on your skating skills and learn what it takes to be a Classic City Rollergirl. Gear can be borrowed for a $10 refundable deposit.


  • Athens Welcome Center

    June 25–26, 10:30 a.m. $20. 708-208-8687

    Athens Music History Tour

    The combination walking-bus tour led by music historian Paul Butchart passes landmarks of local musical significance including the Steeple, Nuci's Space, REM Trestle and spots downtown. Call to make reservations.

  • Goodness Grows

    2–5 p.m. $20–35. 706-743-5055,

    Beer Festival

    Enjoy food, music and beer from Jailhouse Brewery, Jekyll Brewery, Terrapin, Southern Brewing Company and more.

  • Multiple Locations

    June 25–26. $30–35/car.,

    Georgia Mountains Farm Tour

    Tour North Georgia's sustainable local food farms in Hall, Habersham, Rabun, White, Stephens and neighboring counties. Shop for food directly from the farms, enjoy a farm-to-table meal and learn about sustainable agriculture practices such as year-round greenhouses, community gardens, honey production and more.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. $20.

    Ales for Trails Film Screening

    Enjoy beer tastings, an artisanal popcorn bar provided by The Savory Spoon and screenings of NotBad and Not2Bad, mountain bike films full of stunts and pranks. Proceeds benefit SORBA Athens.

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Genealogy Speed Story Swap

    Trade tales and meet other people interested in family history. Registration required.

  • June 23, 5–8 p.m. (installation opening), June 24–26, 3 p.m.–12 a.m. (music). June 25–26, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (yard sale). FREE!


    (Joker Joker Gallery, 145 Vine St.) This four-day fest includes an Art Installation Trail and Gallery, Weirdo Yardsale, Battery Powered Noise Fest and over 50 performers. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. FREE!

    KEVIN DUNN & JOHN NORRIS Legendary guitarist Dunn was a fixture on the Southern new wave scene of the 1970s and '80s. He's joined by Athens drummer John Norris.

  • Iron Factory

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    PERCY SLEDGEHAMMER Athens-based cover band playing soul and R&B classics.

  • The World Famous

    8 p.m.

    BLANKS AND POSTAGE Athens-based alt-rock band.

    CALEB KEITH & THE CALAVERAS Local "dusty-boot Americana" outfit.


  • June 25–26, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

    Bongo's Annual YardFest

    (302 Oak Bend Dr., Hull) Shop for original art by Peter Loose, Polly the Potter of Atlanta, Kip Ramey, Coralie Hardman, Nick of Crispy Prints and Tex Crawford at this living estate sale and art show.



  • Pulaski Street Stage

    12:30 p.m.

    String Theory High-energy acoustic fusion and funk-oriented progressive rock with elements of bluegrass and Americana.

  • Hull Street Stage

    1:15 p.m.

    Kayla Berrie Local jazz-inspired singer-songwriter.

  • Pulaski Street Stage

    1:45 p.m.

    Partials Local psychedelic pop four-piece.

  • Hull Street Stage

    2:45 p.m.

    Monkier Jazzy hip hop/groove-oriented band from Atlanta.

  • Pulaski Street Stage

    3:15 p.m.

    Son & Thief Melodic and lush local indie rock band.

  • Hull Street Stage

    4 p.m.

    Zenith Blue Five local teens playing rock covers and originals.

  • Pulaski Street Stage

    4:30 p.m.

    Five Eight Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll. 

  • Hull Street Stage

    5:15 p.m.

    The Darnell Boys The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

  • Pulaski Street Stage

    5:45 p.m.

    Monsoon Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

  • Hull Street Stage

    6:15 p.m.

    Yip Deceiver An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro from Athens.

  • Pulaski Street Stage

    7 p.m.

    Kishi Bashi Talented local songwriter and violinist creates exuberant, loop-driven, experimental pop music.



  • Dancefx

    4–6 p.m. $5.

    Salsa Cubana

    Beginner/intermediate Cuban salsa lessons are held every second and fourth Sunday of the month.


  • Cornerstone Productions

    June 23–25, 7:30 p.m. June 25–26, 2:30 p.m. $12–15.


    A revised version of the musical based on the Gospel of Matthew.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Gypsy at Heart Concert & Potluck

    A concert of improvisatory music features guitar, sarod, tabla and oud. Bring a dish for a potluck to follow. 

Ending Sunday, June 26



  • Downtown Athens

    Outside the Lines

    Outside the Lines, a coloring book series spearheaded by Pixel & Ink and TV Gallery curator Tatiana Veneruso, has a special AthFest edition coloring book featuring music, art and Athens-themed drawings by local artists as well as poster and album art. Proceeds benefit AthFest Educates. Coloring books can be picked up at the festival or later at Pixel & Ink. $20.