Wednesday, May 16

23 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.



Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    11 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 White Rabbit Collective.

  • 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.

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.