Thursday, June 21

33 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5:30 p.m. FREE!


    KARAOKE DJ Gregory plays song requests and lets the bravest of the bunch jump in to sing. Every Thursday!

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    GEORGIA DISH BOYS Local rock group fronted by singer-songwriter Seth Martin.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

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

    PARKER OLIVER Local musician playing soul and rock covers and originals.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20).

    SIMON JOYNER & THE GHOSTS Influential indie singer-songwriter from Omaha, NE. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    LITTLE GOLD Local group playing garage-rock with country and pop sensibilities.

    IMMATERIAL POSSESSION Darkly tinged local underground-pop project. 

    SMALL SCIENCE Experimental folk project featuring a member of Family and Friends.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road Location)

    JIM COOK Local solo performer playing acoustic blues, classic rock and Americana.

  • 40 Watt Club

    New West AthFest Kick-Off Party. 9 p.m. $5 (adv.) $10 (door).

    NEW MADRID Rocking, riveting local indie band with a psychedelic edge. 

    DEGA Local indie-pop duo featuring former Ponderosa frontman Kalen Nash and pop singer Aslyn.

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop band with a rich, danceable sound. 

    DAVID BARBE AND THE QUICK HOOKS Local all-star rock band led by scene fixture Barbe (Mercyland, Sugar).

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!

    ACEOFDIEMENDS Up-and-coming local hip-hop artist.

    ZACH FLOWERS No info available.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    TRUETT Atlanta-based punk and soul singer-songwriter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear. 

  • Morton Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door), $7 (w/AthFest wristband).

    FLAGPOLE ATHENS MUSIC AWARDS Flagpole's annual celebration of local music features performances from Double Ferrari, The YOD, Misnomer, Sarah Zúñiga and Seth Hendershot with Ishues, plus host Linqua Franqa and house band Kenosha Kid. See box on p. 9.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    9 p.m. $5.

    THE NEVERHAWKS Three-piece, grunge-inspired alternative rock band.

    LILLAK Original rock band with hints of punk and melodic grunge.

    HARD FABRIC Confessional folk-punk band from Statesboro.

Word on the Street

  • Avid Bookshop

    Where's Waldo in the ATH?

    (Prince Ave.) Through the month of July, look for Waldo at local businesses in this city-wide scavenger hunt. The first 125 Waldo seekers who get their passport signed at 10 or more sites can collect prizes. Check website for list of participating places.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. FREE!

    Madison County Needlecrafters

    The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

  • ACC Library

    6-7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Tech Tips

    This month's topic is Google Maps. Learn how to become a Local Guide, jump into Street View and 360 degree pictures, use location sharing, offline maps, indoor maps and discuss how to control your privacy. 



  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Thursday Twilight Tour

    Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Farewell to Tracy Street Reception

    The gallery honors hosts and founders FiveArt and Lizzie Zucker-Saltz in anticipation of ATHICA's relocation. Join volunteers and artists for cake, punch and reflections on the 16 years spent at 160 Tracy Street. See Art Notes on p. 15.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Gallery Talk

    Annelies Mondi, deputy director at the Georgia Museum of Art, will speak on Vernon Thornsberry's artwork.


  • Morton Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door), $7 (w/AthFest wristband).

    Flagpole Athens Music Awards

    Flagpole's annual celebration of local music is hosted by Linqua Franqa, and features performances from Double FerrariThe YODMisnomerSarah Zúñiga and Seth Hendershot with Ishues, plus house band Kenosha Kid and special guests. Awards will be presented in 21 categories. See box on p. 9.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!


    Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share ideas and knit. Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Open to ages 16 years and up.

  • The Foundry

    8 a.m. (start time).

    Emergent Hackathon

    Participants will create web platforms, mobile apps and more in a 24-hour hackathon. 

  • Graduate Athens

    5:30–8:30 p.m. $25–30.,

    Summer Sips

    The Women's Council of Realtors Athens Network hosts a wine tasting with hors d'ouevres and a silent auction.



  • Blue Sky

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Warm Glow Blue Sky Show

    WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. FREE!

    Summer Solstice Dance Party

    SUMMER SOLSTICE DANCE PARTY Enjoy the longest day of the year with DJ Zelium (house music) and DJ NFW (hip hop).


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.