Wednesday, May 23

30 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!

    B.E.N. Atlanta artist playing "massage room tunes with a splash of electronica and just a hint of funk."

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    ANNE ELISE HASTINGS AND HER REVOLVING CAST OF CHARACTERS Americana-flavored rock group from New Orleans.

    NIKKI AND THE PHANTOM CALLERS Indie-country group from Atlanta.

    FOXFIRE REVIVAL Folky local string band.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5.

    VENUS Punky grunge band comprised of three Athens high schoolers.

    THE TINES Young local funk-rock group.

    FULL MOON VARSITY BAND Students from the Full Moon School of Music perform.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!

    DAVE MARR Local singer-songwriter and bandleader with a deep, resonant country twang.

  • 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.

  • 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 Rd. location)

    CHRIS HAMPTON TRIO A versatile band that plays covers, originals and gladly takes requests.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GUILT RIDDEN TROUBADOUR Roots-rock band from Charleston, SC led by songwriter Reid Stone.

  • 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.



  • The Classic Center

    Hospitality Careers Academy

    High school students interested in the hospitality industry can apply for a week-long academy program that includes hearing guest speakers, shadowing job professionals, attending industry tours and participating in leadership activities. Deadline to apply May 31. July 16–20. $450. 706-357-4521,

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–10 p.m. FREE!

    Library After Dark: SRP Kickoff

    Games, prizes, henna tattoos and more. 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.

  • 2:30 p.m. FREE!

    SRP Kickoff: Puppet Show

    (Bogart Community Center) Celebrate the summer reading program with a puppet show by Lee Bryan. 

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Artist Evolution

    Watch music videos highlighting the evolution of some of the most popular artists and talk about the change over time. Ages 11–18.

  • Bogart Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE!

    Summer Reading Program Kickoff

    Kickoff SRP with a puppet show by Lee Bryan.


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

  • Oconee County Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE!

    Myth Storytime

    Join the Oconee County High School Latin Club for stories about gods and goddesses, heroes and creatures from ancient Greek and Roman mythology.