Last year, musician Liam Parke of Irish pub band Repent at Leisure conceived of an in-the-round singer-songwriter showcase where he planned to spotlight some of our town’s talented yet under-appreciated solo performers. The event soon became a monthly showcase at The Foundry, complete with a tagline—“Athens’ best kept secret”—and the May edition happens Wednesday. In addition to playing a selection of their original songs, the musicians participate in an open conversation about their writing process. This month’s edition will feature locals Nathan Sheppard, Ben Morrison, Caleb Keith, Drew Albenesius, Katherine Ball and Neal Canup. Music runs from 7–10 p.m.
THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. This show features Daniel Hutchens, Dodd Ferrelle, Fester Hagood, Josh Perkins, Mark Wilmot with Mike Flynn and Austin Greene.