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Saturday, June 25

10 events

Live Music

  • Bar Georgia

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-9040

    SLOW CLAP Progressive rock trio that incorporates various musical styles to create a cohesive collection of eclectic original songs.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    2:30 p.m. FREE! www.caledonialounge.com

    DIRTY ATHENS DAY PARTY An all-day lineup of live music, featuring Future Lives (3 p.m.), Wanderwild (3:30 p.m.), The Rodney Kings (4 p.m.), Deep State (4:30 p.m.), Koko Beware (5 p.m.), Outer Sea (5:30 p.m.), Ricci (6 p.m.), Oak House (6:30 p.m.), Harsh Words (7 p.m.) and Arbor Labor Union (7:30 p.m.).

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    ANDREW VICKERY Americana artist from Atlanta.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    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.

  • Iron Factory

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

    BLOCK PARTY Featuring music from Houdinne, Autobahn, Paul Maxwell, Alexis Roberts, DJ Golden, Branstone, Type-O, John-E, H&D, CKent, Mysteria, DJ Schemin, Ma$erady, PDot and Lilbabymira.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    12:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    SLUSH FUND DAY PARTY Slush Fund and BMI present a daytime showcase, featuring Chelsea Shag, Mammabear, The Empties, Blackfoot Gypsies and Pony League.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop four-piece.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock group.

  • The Roadhouse

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-613-2324

    QUIET COYOTE No info available.

    GRECO Atlanta band that plays "rock dance music designed to make sure you sing, dance, sweat and sex all night long."

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    6 p.m. FREE! www.saucehousebbq.com

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs tasty sets of funky Southern folk rock 'n' roll on guitar, bass drum, harmonica and vocals.

Sunday, June 26

3 events

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    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. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    BLANKS AND POSTAGE Athens-based alt-rock band.

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

Monday, June 27

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    HEAVY PETTING Instrumental rock trio from Seattle.

    EINSCHLAGEN Local fellas playing punk music that's also sometimes sad.

    DIMMEN Local trio featuring two twins playing polyrhythmic jams.

    SAMMY HERRING Playing ambient guitar sounds.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BREATHING KANSAS Classic-rock-inspired power trio from Toccoa.

    COMMUNITY CENTER Indie rock group from Baltimore featuring strings, horns and other interesting instumentation.

    ZENITH BLUE Five local teens playing rock covers and originals.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On The Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE POLLIES Reminiscent of early Wilco or My Morning Jacket, this Alabama group plays shimmering, fuzzed-out, eerie music with hypnotically repetitive choruses.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    UNPLUG & UNWIND A weekly "acoustic fam-jam" hosted by Joey Quiggins.

Tuesday, June 28

7 events

Live Music

Wednesday, June 29

7 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BEN RICKETTS Psychedelic pop singer-songwriter and visual artist from Oxford, MS.

    JOHN FERNANDES The local experimental musician and constant collaborator performs a solo set.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Ethan Crump, Chis Moore, Nathan Wasserman, Alex Young, James Bale and Lexi Kelson.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    MSRP New local group featuring Scott Baxendale, Jon Mills, Brandon McDearis and Tre Powell.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    HOOPS Four-piece ambient-turned-pop group from Indiana.

    MANATEES Punked-up garage band on Goner Records from Memphis, TN.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    EMISSARY 89 No info available.

    RYAN BARS Member of local band The Norm plays a solo set.

    TRVY Athens-based songwriter and engineer.

    DEXTER No info available.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Reverend Conner Tribble. 

  • 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.

Thursday, June 30

8 events

Live Music

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road location)

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    GRANT COWAN Local jazz-influenced, piano-based singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    DJ REINDEER GAMES Athens DJ mixes trap, hip hop, moombahton, '90s hits and indie dance tunes.

  • The Grotto

    10:30 p.m. 706-549-9933

    ANDREW BRANTLEY Member of jam band The Orange Constant plays a solo set.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    CHRIS BURROUGHS COLLECTIVE Jazz ensemble led by Atlanta drummer Chris Burroughs.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    STRAIGHT NO CHASER Local groove-oriented group.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Road location)

    NICKALOUS BENSON Local singer-songwriter.

Friday, July 1

11 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    KIP JONES BAND Local songwriter playing all your favorite covers and some of his own tunes.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    ALEC LIVADITIS Local experimental cellist interested in the spatial and material aspects of sound.

    APROTAG Local ambient/drone outfit fronted by JJ Posway.

    HARPOONER Psych-pop band from Nashville, TN.

    CHRIS LOTT Experimental bassist dealing in jazz, punk and noise.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Reverend Conner Tribble. 

    THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Local blues legends perform with assistance from singer-songwriter Caroline Aiken.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    DJ WARDADDY AND DJ CROWE Spinning darkwave, classic goth, death rock, witch house and everything in between.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    SECONDHAND SWAGGER Atlanta-based band with a passion for vintage sounds and style, disciples of soul music from the 1960s and '70s.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, percussion and bass to perform popular roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    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.

  • JB's Smokin' Pig Barbeque

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6116

    HUNTER GRAYSON Playing classic country music.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MARLOWE SHEPPARD No info available.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    RAMBLIN' COUNTRY BAND Georgia-based traditional country band.

Saturday, July 2

6 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock.

    TRANSCENDENTAL TELECOM Melodic indie rock group from Orlando, FL.

    DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays grunge- and shoegaze-inspired rock.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    LINDA Athens-based pop-punk band featuring members of Deep State and Bathrooms.

    PERMANENT MAKEUP Florida-based experimental surf-punk band.

    RYAN GRAY MOORE Solo folk sounds from the leader of local band Brothers. 

    FISHMONGER New local punk group.

  • The Foundry

    2 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    CLASSIC CITY AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL A two-day concert featuring 21 bands, food and more. Saturday features Generations, North Georgia Bluegrass Band, Clay Leverett, Broken String Band, Norma Rae, Little Country Giants, Hog-Eyed Man, Tony Furtado, Scott Low and Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys.

  • Go Bar

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

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    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.

  • Iron Factory

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

    SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.

Sunday, July 3

2 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    1:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    CLASSIC CITY AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL A two-day concert featuring 21 bands, food and more. Sunday features Red Oak Southern String Band, Caleb Keith & The Calaveras, Forlorn Strangers, Cortez Garza, Sweet Sweet, Michael Lesousky, Great Peacock, Fester Hagood, Cicada Rhythm, Dave Marr and Packway Handle Band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Blue & White Bash. 7 p.m. $30 (adv.), $45 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    JAGGED EDGE Mainstream R&B group known for singles like "Let's Get Married" and "Where the Party At."

    ZIGGY ROXXX & MINNIE Two local hip hop artists team up.

Monday, July 4

1 event

Live Music

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    UNPLUG & UNWIND A weekly "acoustic fam-jam" hosted by Joey Quiggins.

Tuesday, July 5

1 event

Live Music

Wednesday, July 6

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.

  • 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.

Thursday, July 7

3 events

Live Music

Friday, July 8

8 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $10. www.buffaloscafe.com

    THE SPLITZ BAND This band's impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $10. www.buffaloscafe.com

    THE SPLITZ BAND This band's impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk rock duo.

    STAY THE SEA Local instrumental post-rock band.

    WF ADDAMS No info available.
  • The Foundry

    Camp Twitch & Shout Benefit. 7:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    RICK FOWLER BAND Original guitar-driven blues-rock from this local legend. 

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. 

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    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.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.

    THE ELECTRIC NATURE Psych-rock/electro duo from Athens.

    ART CONTEST Math-rock band from Athens via South Carolina.

    FORGET THE TIMES Experimental rock group from Kalamazoo, MI.

Saturday, July 9

4 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    Motown Downtown. 6 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite '60s and '70s beach and Motown music.

    THE SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians entertaining crowds in the Southeast for 20 years promise an exciting, live-energy show. Featuring Mr. Motown!

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    THE FABULOUS SPARKTONES No info available. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8:30 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    MUSIC BAND Psychedelic garage-rock band from Nashville.

    FAUX FEROCIOUS Nashville-based lo-fi rock band with garage-pop sensibilities.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    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.

Sunday, July 10

1 event

Live Music

Monday, July 11

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    ROB NANCE AND THE LOST SOULS North Carolina-based folk-rock singer-songwriter.

    CLAY LEVERETT Some of Athens' finest country music, courtesy of the longtime local songwriter.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    UNPLUG & UNWIND A weekly "acoustic fam-jam" hosted by Joey Quiggins.

Tuesday, July 12

5 events

Live Music

Wednesday, July 13

3 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    IRATA Psych-rock trio known for "throwing curveballs" in its live shows. 

    MARSES Local "party-doom" four-piece band.

    VOLT Athens-based heavy rock duo.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.

  • 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.

Thursday, July 14

5 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    6:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE RAGBIRDS Folk-rock fusion band led by frontwoman and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. $3. www.georgiatheatre.com

    EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, rough-edged, guitar-driven local garage-rock duo.

    OMNI Lo-fi pop band from Atlanta featuring former members of Deerhunter and Carnivores.

    LAS ROBERTAS Garage-rock group from Costa Rica.
  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    PERPETUAL GROOVE P-Groove has been stirring crowds into a frenzy for years. This is a special acoustic set.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.livewireathens.com

    SAVANTS OF SOUL Ten-piece band that's a "throwback to the days of suits, horns, tear-jerking blues guitar and soul singing." 

    FAT NEPTUNE Up-and-coming Athens psych-rock four-piece.

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk rock duo.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, July 15

7 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $7. www.buffalos.com

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin' tunes from the '10s, '20s and '30s 

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    POLAR WAVES New local "alternative classic rock" band.

    MAKSHULA New local alt-rock band led by songwriter Tyler Sloan.

    FAT NEPTUNE Up-and-coming Athens psych-rock four-piece.

  • The Foundry

    9 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of '80s dance hits.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    BREAKERS New indie rock band from Savannah.

    WET SOCKS Garage-rock duo from Savannah.

    THE YOUNG STEP Mysterious swamp-rock outfit from St. Augustine, FL.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    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.

  • Live Wire

    3 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    SIGH IN JULY A two-day festival featuring music from Universal Sigh, Funk You, The Orange Constant, Partials, Voodoo Visionary, The Groove Orient, Harvey Funkwalker, Saturn Valley, Robbie Dude, Nifty Earth, The Night Shift, Zymbra, Magic Touch, The Radical Riverman, James Bale, Interstella Fella, Kilroy Kobra and Vincent the Dog.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

Saturday, July 16

3 events

Live Music

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    RACHEL O'NEAL Local Athens solo folk artist.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $22 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    ROBERT EARL KEEN The Americana musician and Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee performs.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    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.

Monday, July 18

2 events

Live Music

Tuesday, July 19

2 events

Live Music

Wednesday, July 20

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.

  • 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.

Thursday, July 21

3 events

Live Music

Friday, July 22

6 events

Live Music

Saturday, July 23

2 events

Live Music

  • 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! www.highwirelounge.com

    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.

Monday, July 25

1 event

Live Music

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    UNPLUG & UNWIND A weekly "acoustic fam-jam" hosted by Joey Quiggins.

Tuesday, July 26

1 event

Live Music