Sunday, June 25

31 events


  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1–6 p.m.

    Good Food Good Beer Block Party

    Sample dishes from The National, Viva! Argentine Cuisine, Your Pie, Rashe's Cuisince, Heirloom Cafe and Lindsey's Culinary Market. Plus, sample Creature Comforts' brews. Music by DJ Osmose. Proceeds benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia and the Athens Farmers Market SNAP doubling program.

  • 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.

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Local band playing old-school rockin' rhythm and blues.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. FREE!

    EXPERIMENTAL NIGHT Experimental showcase, featuring Michael Potter, Patrick Ware and Michael Lauden, Jacob Sunderlin and Pocketful of Claptonite.

  • Iron Factory

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

    PARADISE PATIO A bumpin' deep-house outdoor dance party hosted by DJ Zelium.

  • Pixel & Ink Studio

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    PIXEL & INK GRAND OPENING Featuring music from Four Eyes, The TaxiCab Verses, Hunger Anthem and Tabloid.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1:30 p.m.

    TRACE COLTON No info available.


  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Osmose

    DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul, boogie and more.


Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC Sing loud, sing proud.



  • 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.


  • Pulaski Street Stage

    12:30 p.m.

    THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band.

  • KidsFest Stage

    1 p.m.

    CONNOR BYERS Young singer and rapper from Athens. 

  • Hull Street Stage

    1:15 p.m.

    ROAD TO RICHES WINNER The winner of the Athens Unsigned battle of the bands contest performs.

  • Pulaski Street Stage

    1:45 p.m.

    THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending western folk with indie rock.

  • KidsFest Stage

    1:50 p.m.

    EAST ATHENS DANCE COMPANY Dance performances from talented young locals.

  • KidsFest Stage

    2:40 p.m.

    ATHENS SCHOOL OF MUSIC Young students show off their talent.

  • Hull Street Stage

    2:45 p.m.

    THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based funky blues-rock five-piece.

  • Pulaski Street Stage

    3:15 p.m.

    RICK FOWLER BAND Original, guitar-driven blues-rock group. They'll be joined by Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, a renowned septuagenarian blues guitarist from Atlanta.

  • KidsFest Stage

    3:30 p.m.

    DRAKE SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE Traditional dance performances from young students.

  • Hull Street Stage

    4 p.m.

    TY MANNING Former Bearfoot Hookers guitarist performs a solo set.

  • KidsFest Stage

    4:20 p.m.

    DANCEFX A group of young dancers perform.

  • Pulaski Street Stage

    4:30 p.m.

    ZACH DEPUTY Singer-songwriter and one-man band from Bluffton, SC with hints of jam, funk and soul.

  • Hull Street Stage

    5:15 p.m.

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Tommy Jordan and William Tonks' collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.

  • Pulaski Street Stage

    5:45 p.m.

    INTERSTELLAR BOYS New project from former Widespread Panic drummer Todd Nance.

  • Hull Street Stage

    6:30 p.m. www

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll. 

  • Pulaski Street Stage

    7 p.m.

    DRVIN' N CRYIN' Hard-hitting Southern rock from this legendary Atlanta band.


  • 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.

  • Pixel & Ink Studio

    6:30–11 p.m. FREE!

    Pixel & Ink Grand Opening

    See the new and improved Pixel & Ink Studio. Live music by Four Eyes, The TaxiCab Verses, Hunger Anthem and Tabloid. See an exhibit by Lucy and Tomo Ralston, plus a selection of prints by local artists. See Art Notes on p. 10.

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Authors

    Meet Vince Dooley and Samuel Norman Thomas, Jr. in celebration of their book The Legion's Fighting Bulldog. The book compiles letters between ,William Gaston Delony, lieutenant colonel of Cobb's Georgia Legion Calvary, and his wife, Rosa Delony.

Ending Sunday, June 25




  • Four Athens

    Summer Code Camps

    Four Athens offers week-long day camps to teach kids coding skills through game development. "MineCraft Moddling & Art Camp" is for grades 2–5. Laptop required. June 26–30, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $175. "Teen Tech Experience" instructs students how to build a web application using the Ruby programming language. $475.


  • Multiple Locations

    Sports Camps

    Triathlon Camp for ages 8–12 at Bishop Park includes cycling, running and swimming. June 26–30, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. $65–98. Skate Camp for ages 6–12 at Southeast Clarke Park covers maneuvers, skills and tricks. July 17–21, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Tennis camps for ages 7–16 are offered at the ACC Tennis Center and Bishop Park.