Saturday, July 22

28 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    DAVE LOCOCO Local traditional folk singer-songwriter.

    MARION MONTGOMERY & GLYN DENHAM Local folk/blues duo.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    Athens Summer Slam. 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    UNDEAD VIKING MAFIA Atlanta-based sludge-metal outfit.

    GUILLOTINE Sludgy local death-metal band with black-metal influences.

    OVERWHELMED Black- and doom-metal group from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m.

    WANDERMONCH Local alternative rock group led by songwriter Cory Cromer.

    CLOUDLAND Young alt-rock band from Fayetteville.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    INHOUSE DRIVEBY New local Rage Against the Machine tribute act.

    HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as "a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock." 

    CARLA LEFEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school jams, groovy funk and sweet pop.

    BANDED No info available.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $50 (adv.), $55 (door).

    YACHT ROCK SCHOONER Spinoff of the wildly popular smooth-rock cover outfit Yacht Rock Revue.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $25.

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

    RUSTON KELLY Nashville-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    KENNY GEORGE BAND Alt-country group from Aiken, SC.

    PICKLED HOLLER Family band blending traditional and jam sounds, with a dedication to dynamics and lush harmonies.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Iron Factory

    Turnt Crunk in the Summertime. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    BABY E-DOG Local hip-hop act celebrating the release of a new mixtape.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m.

    SLOPFEST Night three of the four-night festival features Danger Bucket, The Gumps, The Fuzzlers, Cuddlefish, Tabloid, Hannie and the Slobs, Space Dungeon, Dope Knife, Karbomb, The Powder Room and Motherfucker. See story on p. 9.

  • Live Wire

    3 p.m.

    SIGH IN JULY A two-day festival featuring performances from Universal Sigh, Voodoo Visionary, Kenosha Kid, Groove Fetish, Jahman Brahman, I.R.E., Mister Tie Dye, Partials, Cycles, Hedonistas, Kilroy Kobra, Harvey Funkwalker, Athens Tango Project, Tallulah George, The Night Shift, Sunny South Blues Band and Heart of Pine.

  • Nowhere Bar

    SkyFest. 8 p.m. $5. 706-546-4742

    PALACE DOCTOR Dynamic rock trio fronted by former Modern Skirts bassist Phillip Brantley.

    THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with post-grunge grooves. 

  • Nuçi's Space

    7 p.m. FREE!

    CAMP AMPED FINALE SHOW Camp Amped concludes with young musicians showcasing the originals and covers they learned during camp. 



    10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    ALCES Open House

    The Athens Latino Center for Education and Services will host an open house to inform residents of their services to the Latino community. There will be food, drinks, activities and presentations.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • Unity Athens

    12–5 p.m. FREE!

    Holistic Healing Fair

    Local practitioners demo reiki, sound therapies, chiropractic, aromatherapy and more. Items for sale include crystals, handmade lotions and body sprays.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30–7:30 p.m.

    Wild Intelligence

    Learn about Wild Intelligence. Activities include a craft station, games, food by Holy Crepe and live music by Zack Maruniak.




  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Mahogany

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m.

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. 


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Family Day: Gio Ponti and Italian Design

    Check out the exhibition "Modern Living: Gio Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design," then put your own design skills to the test with an art activity.


  • July 21–22, 7:30 p.m. July 22–23, 2:30 p.m.

    Singin' in the Rain Jr.

    (Lavonia Cultural Center) The Franklin Community Players' Youth Summer Theatre presents a junior performance of the silents and talkies musical. 

  • Athens Community Theater

    July 27–29, 8 p.m. July 30, 2 p.m. $8–15.

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    The Town & Gown Players present an adaptation based on the classic novella by Truman Capote. Southern-born writer Fred grapples with his own self-discovery through a complicated relationship with his charming NYC neighbor, Holly Golightly.

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    July 21–22, 7 p.m. July 23, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-283-1049

    Bathroom Humor

    All of the acting takes place in a bathroom during a party.


  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    8:30 a.m. $3.,

    Saturday at the Rock: Sailing 101

    Participants will learn parts on a boat, sailing terms and how to navigate in open water. Registration required.

Lectures & Lit

  • Barnes & Noble

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Meet local author Haley Harrigan in celebration of her debut Secrets of Southern Girls.

Ending Saturday, July 22


Help Out

  • West Broad Market Garden

    Back 2 School

    Donate school supplies to Strong, Beautiful and Godly Girls for their annual Back 2 School supply giveaway on July 22, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Find requested items online. Tax-deductible forms available.,

Word on the Street

  • Multiple Locations

    Food Not Bombs

    Food Not Bombs serves free vegan and vegetarian food salvaged from local markets. July 22, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in front of Ben & Jerry's. 706-206-3067