Saturday, June 24

112 events



  • Athens Welcome Center

    June 24–25, 10 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.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • 5–10 p.m. FREE!

    Jefferson Freedom Festival

    (Downtown Jefferson) The family-friendly festival will have live music from the Fly Betty band, vendor booths, food, games and fireworks. 

Live Music

  • Bar South

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1329

    THE LAST REMNANTS Group consisting of members of various '80s and '90s rock bands.

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    CIYADH WELLS Classical guitarist from Louisville, KY.

    TODD LISTER Folky local singer-songwriter. 

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES MUSIC MARATHON Featuring nine hours of local artists performing, from 5 p.m.–2 a.m.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    3 p.m. FREE!

    DIRTY ATHENS DAY PARTY Featuring performances by David Barbe and Inward Dream Ebb, Cowboy Curtys, Illegal Drugs, Nihilist Cheerleader, Hot Fudge, Hannie and the Slobs, Juan de Fuca, Apparition, Neighbor Lady, Wanderwild and O Key. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    10 a.m. FREE!

    BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS New West Records presents a daytime concert featuring music from The Artisanals, Bobby's Shorts, Cicada Rhythm and Lilly Hiatt. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735

    BLIND ORPHAN KITTY Guitar and vocals-driven blues trio influenced by Junior Wells, The Allman Brothers and beyond.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Mama Jewel's Kitchen

    10 a.m. FREE! 706-850-9797

    EDDIE RAY ARNOLD Local country singer-songwriter.

    WILDCAT BRIDGE Pure Americana group that combines rock, country and blues.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DANGFLY Local, all-star melodic rock band led by songwriter and guitarist Adam Payne.

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop four-piece.

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE A solo performance from this local rock legend.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m.

    YOESHI ROBERTS Singer-songwriter playing uplifting "acoustic music that feels good."






  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Gallery Talk

    Curators Jessica Smith and Susan Falls discuss "Fold Unfold: An Exhibit of Contemporary Coverlets."

  • Downtown Athens

    June 23, 5–10 p.m. June 24, 12–10 p.m. June 25, 12:30–8 p.m. FREE!

    AthFest Artist Market

    Browse over 40 booths of art, jewelry, ceramics, glass, woodwork, clothing and more. See p. 11.


  • East Athens Community Center

    Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE!

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    June 23–24, 7:30 p.m. June 24–25, 3 p.m. FREE! (donations encouraged).

    Athens in Our Lifetimes

    The documentary examines the evolution of the personality of Athens as a community over six decades. Tickets are free but required.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    June 22–24, 8 p.m. $15.

    Into the Woods

    (Theater in the Woods) Brightstone Productions presents James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's play that brings together multiple popular storybook characters. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Crawford School

    June 22–24, 7:30 p.m. $13–18.

    9 to 5

    Arts Oglethorpe presents the musical based on the popular film with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Three coworkers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical boss. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Lectures & Lit

Ending Saturday, June 24



  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    The Wee Box

    A Wee Box is a way to display small treasures. Margot Ecke leads a class on how to make a customized box. June 24, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $60.


  • Hebrew for Beginners

    (Messianic Fellowship) This 12-week class teaches you how to read and write Hebrew. Begins June 24, 3:45–4:45 p.m. FREE!