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Wednesday, July 1

9 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    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! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

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

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    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! www.georgiatheatre.com

    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. www.facebook.com/LumpkinStreetStation

    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.

Thursday, July 2

12 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    COMPASS & ROSE Atlanta-based indie-pop group. EP release show!

    MATTHEW THOMAS Indie-folk singer-songwriter from Gainesville, GA.

    BRICE CRITES Singer-songwriter from Flowery Branch.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. 

  • The Foundry

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

    OLD SOUTHERN MOONSHINE REVIVAL Country-rock quartet.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

    ABDUR BHUIYAN Funky, folky rock and roll.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Old Skool Thursdays. 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    PAULA ABDULA THE BUTCHER Seth Hendershot (Old Skool Trio) teams up with Atlanta guitarist Nick Johnson (Randall Bramblett Band) and Atlanta bassist Aaron Trubic (Electromatics) for jazz and funk standards.

  • Live Wire

    11 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests each week.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    THE GET RIGHT BAND Asheville, NC-based funk/rock/boogie trio. 

  • 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 Rd. location)

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

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7424 (Five Points location)

    IAN ROWLAND Local progressive funk musician plays a solo set.

Friday, July 3

10 events

Live Music

  • Bar Georgia

    10 p.m. 706-850-9040

    JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He'll be joined by Adam Poulin.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-369-3040

    MARCUS KING BAND Bluesy, Greenville, SC-based funk-rock group.

    ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer backed by a rockin' homegrown Georgia band.

  • Buffalo's Café

    8 p.m. $15 (adv), $18 (door). www.buffaloscafe.com

    ELVIS AND HIS TCB BAND Elvis impersonator Chris Shupe's performance features The Burning Love Brass

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    LIBERATOR New local three-piece rock band.

    KRILLADON Heavy-hitting local power trio in the vein of Foo Fighters and ZZ Top.

    VOLT New local heavy duo.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $35. www.georgiatheatre.com

    BREAKING BENJAMIN Melodic alternative metal band from Pennsylvania. This is a special acoustic show.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    TAMARRON Psychedelic rock band from Austin, TX.

    DANA SWIMMER Local band playing a garage rock montage with sweet, soulful undertones.

    JOCK GANG New local noise-pop group featuring former members of k i d s. 

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    WILD CARD Local country/Southern rock trio.

Saturday, July 4

9 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. (8 a.m.)

    WASTED ON THE WAYSIDE Athens-based Americana trio. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." 

  • The Foundry

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

    CLASSIC CITY AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL The roots music happening returns for a seventh year. Featuring Dom Flemons, Grassland String Band, Little Country Giants, Norma Rae, North Georgia Bluegrass Band, Adam Klein & the Wild Fires, The Skillet Lickers, Art Rosenbaum and Cortez Garza. See story on p. 11.

  • Georgia Square Mall

    4 p.m. FREE! www.georgiasquaremall.com

    ATHENS CELEBRATES AMERICA! Before the fireworks, enjoy music from The Splitz Band, Shawn Wilcox Band, Classic Reunion Band and Zenith Blue. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ROOFTOP RENDEZVOUS Come kick off your Fourth of July festivities with drinks, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and smooth jazz, old school R&B and reggae.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    LOS CRIPIS Argentinian anarcho-pop duo.

    FUNGI GIRLS Psychedelic garage-rock trio from Fort Worth, TX.

    MANS TRASH Skewed pop sounds from Mercer West (The Dream Scene, Bubbly Mommy Gun).

    CGI JOE The musical alias of Joe Kubler, formerly known as Rene LeConte.

    THE VG MINUS '70s-styled power-pop/punk.

    DJ BLOWPOP Joe Kubler (aka CGI Joe) spins a set of tunes.

  • 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.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    WILD CARD Local country/Southern rock trio.

Monday, July 6

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    RADIO BIRDS Rock band from Atlanta.

    CITY HOTEL BAND Original bluegrass music from Savannah.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Tuesday, July 7

5 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    Tailgate Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    OUTSHYNE Rising five piece country-rock band out of South Carolina.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. $2. www.georgiatheatre.com

    UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance. 

    VOODOO VISIONARY Improvisational funk/rock group from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    6:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $22 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Popular progressive-metal band from North Carolina.

    ANIMALS AS LEADERS Prog-metal band from Washington, D.C.

    THE CONTORTIONIST Progressive death-metal outfit.

  • Go Bar

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

    TWO'S DAY VISIONS Tom Visions hosts reverse evil music parties every Tuesday in July at Go Bar. This week features Tom VisionsSultans of Chranchistan, Throne Room and Electric Nature.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

Wednesday, July 8

7 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    BEN SHIRLEY Acoustic singer-songwriter based in Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    JUNA Sweeping local post-rock band featuring epic, end-of-the-world instrumentation. 

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

    FACILITY New Jersey-based screamo/hardcore outfit.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    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

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

    JAY GONZALEZ Solo classic-pop jams from Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    THE VIBRATONES No info available.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • 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 9

5 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    NICHOLAS MALLIS & THE BOREALIS Mallis' music is "a cross between David Bowie, The Ventures, and a little bit of Neil Diamond." 

    JO RB JONES Local experimental indie-pop group.

  • Live Wire

    11 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests each week.

  • 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.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    Sounds of Summer. 6 p.m. $5. 706-613-3631

    THE COMMON PEOPLE BAND Athens wedding/party band that specializes in covers of Motown-era classics.

Friday, July 10

4 events

Live Music

Saturday, July 11

9 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    ANDREW PAYNE Playing catchy, acoustic roots-rock with thoughtful lyrics and bluegrass instrumentation. (8 a.m.)

    TRIO Group led by local singer Marty Winkler performs a set of original material and classic favorites. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    KARBOMB High-speed, long-running local punk band.

    EDMONTON Pop-punk group from Gainesville, FL.

    SPRAY TAN Atlanta-based party-punk outfit.

    HARSH WORDS Fast hardcore group featuring members of Shaved Christ and Gripe.

  • Champy's Famous Fried Chicken

    7–9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3092

    THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Local blues legends perform.

  • The Foundry

    Motown Downtown. 6 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (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 SPLITZ BAND This band's impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    EMILY JACKSON Self-taught folk singer-songwriter on the rise.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $8. www.georgiatheatre.com

    HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as "a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock." Fans of bands like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd can't go wrong here.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    STONERIDER Atlanta-based rock group.

    BROTHER HAWK Bluesy, riff-based rock and roll band 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.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE SOUTHERN BELLES A Zappa-esque amalgamation of country, jazz, rock and funk from Richmond, VA.

Monday, July 13

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    JOHNATHAN BRILL Lead guitarist and lead vocalist for Sweet Knievel plays a solo set.

    FAYE WEBSTER Folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.

Tuesday, July 14

1 event

Live Music

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

Wednesday, July 15

4 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JAY GONZALEZ Solo classic-pop jams from Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist.

  • Live Wire

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

    FRESH JAM OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided. Then, stick around for an open jam!

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    7 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com (Timothy Rd. location)

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS New local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack 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, July 16

4 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

  • Live Wire

    11 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests each week.

  • 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.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    Sounds of Summer. 6 p.m. $5. 706-613-3631

    GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.

Friday, July 17

4 events

Live Music

  • Bar Georgia

    10 p.m. 706-850-9040

    JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He'll be joined by Adam Poulin.

  • 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.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. Tonight's show features special guest Rick Lollar on guitar.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

Saturday, July 18

4 events

Live Music

  • Champy's Famous Fried Chicken

    7–9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3092

    THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Local blues legends perform.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    REDLEG HUSKY Bluesy Americana group from Boone, NC.

  • 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.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JOSH ROBERTS & THE HINGES South Carolina-based band plays "real rock and roll music with the roots showing."

Sunday, July 19

1 event

Live Music

  • Jittery Joe's Coffee

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-354-8900 (Epps Bridge Pkwy. location)

    SEAN VANMETER Local pianist and songwriter explores a variety of styles.

Monday, July 20

1 event

Live Music

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH MASON DAVIS Local jazz musician Mason Davis hosts a jam session.

Tuesday, July 21

1 event

Live Music

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE GROOVE ORIENT Groove-rock band from Orlando, FL.

Wednesday, July 22

5 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    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

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

    JAY GONZALEZ Solo classic-pop jams from Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist.

  • Live Wire

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

    FRESH JAM OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided. Then, stick around for an open jam!

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    7 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com (Timothy Rd. location)

    RACHEL O'NEAL Local Athens solo folk artist. 

  • 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 23

4 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

  • Live Wire

    11 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests each week.

  • 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.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    Sounds of Summer. 6 p.m. $5. 706-613-3631

    SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.

Friday, July 24

1 event

Live Music

  • Nowhere Bar

    SkyFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

    CLARENCE SUN & THE MOONSHYNES Local blues ensemble.

    TREY BOYER BAND Nashville-based country/Americana outfit.

Saturday, July 25

3 events

Live Music

  • Champy's Famous Fried Chicken

    7–9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3092

    THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Local blues legends perform.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    MARK CUNNINGHAM Cunningham draws from Athens stalwarts R.E.M. and Chickasaw Mudd Puppies as well as classic country artists like Johnny Cash and Steve Earle.

  • 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.

Wednesday, July 29

5 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    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

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

    JAY GONZALEZ Solo classic-pop jams from Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist.

  • Live Wire

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

    FRESH JAM OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided. Then, stick around for an open jam!

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

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

  • 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 30

3 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

  • Live Wire

    11 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests each week.

  • 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 31

1 event

Live Music

  • Bar Georgia

    10 p.m. 706-850-9040

    JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He'll be joined by Adam Poulin.

Saturday, August 1

3 events

Live Music

  • Champy's Famous Fried Chicken

    7–9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3092

    THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Local blues legends perform.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    CALEB KEITH Local singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set.

  • 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.