Wednesday, May 16

25 events

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location)

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!

    RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. FREE!

    MATT MARTIN Frontman for local indie rock band Wanderwild performs a solo set.

    MATT HECTORNE Gospel-influenced indie-folk singer-songwriter.

    IAN WHITE Athens musician and member of indie-rock band Wanderwild plays solo.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5.

    GUN HILL ROYALS Los Angeles band with a "SoCal country" sound.

    BRANDON WHITLEY & THE PLAIN JANES Local group playing Southern rock, country, alternative and blues.

    JESSE WILLIAMS BAND Blues group based in Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!

    FIONA SILVER NYC artist who uses her buttery voice to blend genres from rock and roll to electric soul to "ukulele blues."

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE!

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic music. Visions is joined by drummer John Norris and violist Ezra Buchla.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    KIP JONES Local songwriter playing all your favorite folk, rock, R&B and country covers and some of his own tunes.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    VINTAGE PISTOL Jam-centric blues-rock group from Arkansas.

  • 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.


  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Teen Council

    Teens can come together to discuss plans for the ACC Library's teen department's collections and programs. Ages 11-18.

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Haunted House: PRISM

    PRISM is a safe space for all teens who share a common vision of equality. This week will focus on prepping for the library's haunted house. Grades 6–12.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 & 11 a.m. FREE!

    Preschooler Storytime

    Stories, songs and crafts for preschool-aged children and their caregivers.

  • ACC Library

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Preschool Storytime

    Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5.


Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840


    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. All musicians welcome. Backline provided!


  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Scarlet Stitch (Oct. 17) and Chris Padgett (Oct. 24). 

  • 8:30 a.m. FREE!

    1 Million Cups

    (Seller Labs, 1 Press Place) 1MC is a national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Each week, a local startup presents their company to a supportive audience.

  • The Pine

    5:30 p.m.

    3rd Wednesday Wine Tasting

    Employees from 5 Points Bottle Shop pair wines with snacks.

Lectures & Lit

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. $7.

    MEH Talks

    The Non Mediocre Knowledge of Mediocre Ladies hosts six therapists on topics ranging from meditation to dialectical behavior therapy. Audience members may submit questions anonymously during a Q&A session.