Saturday, May 26

28 events




  • 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.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Scott Baxendale and Sean McAuley.

  • 6–8:30 p.m. $5 (food), $15 (classic car registration). 706-491-9374

    FCP Classic Car & Truck Show

    (Lavonia Cultural Center) Trophies will be awarded to Best in Show, Best Modified Muscle Car and more. Proceeds benefit the Franklin Community Players.

  • VFW

    3 p.m.

    Memorial Ceremony

    American flags will be placed on veterans' gravesites at the East Lawn Cemetery. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony at the VFW.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. 

    SEAN MCAULEY Rootsy local acoustic singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    RCI "Purveyors of only the finest in filth and chicanery" from Athens.

    HIT LIZARD Athens-based grunge band.

    PARALLELS DIVIDE Athens-based rock and roll trio.

    HECKLEHAMMER Athens-based stoner/doom-metal outfit.

  • The Falls

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-2217

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    BRAIN AID FEST A mental-health awareness benefit featuring Karbomb, Seagulls, Hunger Anthem and CHUNX

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5.

    DRONEFEST Featuring an eclectic lineup of experimental music, visuals and performance art. 

  • The Foundry

    BBQ Bash & Benefit. 6 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).

    MONDAY'S ALIBI Local band specializing in '70s and '80s rock and roll.

    BOX OF RAWKS Five-piece blues band from Madison.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-3928

    STEVE ERWIN Long-running, Maine-based folk singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    THE FRONT BOTTOMS Popular indie-rock act from New Jersey. See story on p. 14.

    AN HORSE Australian indie-rock duo of singer and guitarist Kate Cooper and drummer Damon Cox.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CAREER Tampa-based post-rock group utilizing feedback and other cacophonous teqhniques. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    APPARITION Athens band playing a raucous, thrashy brand of hardcore.

    BLUE BODIES Athens-based "bummer-pop" punk band.

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-612-9327

    JOE WILSON Member of local hard-rock group Lullwater performs a solo set.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    KOMPROMAT Local rock four-piece exploring dark themes including addiction, suicide and missed opportunities.

    MORNING BELLS Goth-inspired pop group from Raleigh, NC.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MELODIOUS GROUND Six-piece local rock band.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    AUSTIN ZACKARY BAND Country outfit from Rocky Face.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    THE LOOSE HINGES Eclectic roots band from Nashville.



  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $30–35.

    Behind Closed Doors

    The gospel stage play follows Reverend Dr. William Morrison who must choose between his reputation and his child. 


Ending Saturday, May 26



  • West Broad Market Garden

    Beginning Beekeeping Course

    Participants will learn about backyard beekeeping. Saturdays through May 26, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $25/week. 706-613-0122,


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Call for Entries

    The annual Members Exhibit is open to OCAF members and showcases a wide range of artwork. Members can submit up to two pieces of work, and at least one piece is guaranteed to be accepted. Drop off on May 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.