Photos by Abigail Sherrod Sykes
Folks trickled in on a very cold Wednesday evening for Post Animal's openers, Shane T and Illiterate Light. Nashville-based Shane T, accompanied by bassist Taylor Cotton and drummer Matt Martin, gave a cohesive performance, with a fuller setlist than one might expect from an artist who has only released one single since going solo. A graduate of the Music Business Program at UGA and former frontman of Athens band Son & Thief, Shane gave a shoutout to the Georgia Theatre, where he interned before graduating.
Minimalist electronic composer Max Richter enchanted a sizable and mainly younger audience Sunday at the UGA Performing Arts Center's Hodgson Hall, where he performed alongside the five-piece American Contemporary Music Ensemble.
Photo Credit: Jessie Goodson
Normally when I review concerts, it’s an artist I don’t know a whole lot about, and I sort of observe from the outside. This time, I was smack-dab in the middle of the crowd, because I’m a big fan of both groups who took the Georgia Theatre stage Thursday. Even better, I got to meet the bands—and it was my birthday.
Photo Credit: Rosemary Scott
Those who know many performers on a festival's lineup and have a full schedule planned will easily enjoy themselves, but the challenge is getting those who attend for one band or just the headliners to have a good time and discover new artists they enjoy. This year's Music Midtown was scheduled well in that, even if you chose to camp out near one stage all day, you could see a variety of talented artists with breaks of about an hour and a half in between.
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Indie-folk collective The Head and the Heart headlined a two-night stand at Georgia Theatre last week, along with opener Savannah Conley. Both shows sold out well ahead of time, so, as expected, the venue was packed on Thursday evening. The crowd was energetic and lively even before the concert began, which would come to be a theme throughout.
All photos by Jessie Goodson
An idea from Broken String Band’s Sean Stephansen quickly turned into a reality with the help of Terrapin Beer Co. Presented by Terrapin After Hours, the Fest of Ale Music & Arts Festival made its 2018 debut Saturday, Aug. 11. “I am so impressed with how many people came out, and the bands have been great,” Stephansen said.
The 2018 Sigh in July Music and Arts Festival featured musical talent on three stages, art all over the venue and a variety of new activities for this year's attendees. Even though the second night was cut short due to an unexpected hailstorm, the festival at Live Wire delivered a weekend of memorable moments.
The Classic City American Music Festival celebrated 10 years on Sunday at The Foundry in Athens. Twelve bands performed on two stages over the course of the afternoon and into the evening, featuring a combination of country, folk, rock, bluegrass and rockabilly sounds.
Photo Credit: Savannah Cole
Over 150 acts played this year's AthFest Music & Arts Festival. Last week, we previewed the fest by highlighting 10 bands we thought were worthy of your time. Here are 10 additional acts our writers saw and loved:
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