Wednesday, July 18

32 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!

    STRING THEORY High-energy acoustic fusion and funk-oriented progressive rock with elements of bluegrass and Americana.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door).

    GEORGIA WOMEN OF SONG Songwriters Marty Winkler, Claire Campbell and Kate Morrissey play individual sets and join together for a group performance with help from keyboardist Mark Plemmons and percussionist Tony Oscar.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!

    SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.

    GRÜT Atlanta-based band that dabbles in electronica, funk and more.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    NIGHT FEVER Athens-based duo featuring Ansley Stewart and Jason Fuller playing '70s hits.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    THE VIBRATONES Veterans of the Athens scene playing various blues styles. Dancing is encouraged!

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MELD Soul singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

  • 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.



Lectures & Lit

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5:30–7 p.m. FREE!

    Seat in the Shade

    The summer poetry reading series presents Sabrina Orah Mark and Life the Griot.

  • ACC Council on Aging

    12 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Avid and the Athens Community Council on Aging present author Jonathan Putnam in celebration of his book Final Resting Place: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Artful Conversation

    Callan Steinmann, curator of education, leads a conversation about Cecila Beaux's "Twilight Confidences."

  • Athens, GA

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Bus Shelter Online Webinar

    The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission will host an online webinar to answer questions about the current call for new art bus shelters.

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    Call for Artists

    Hip Summer Market is seeking artists, craft folk, upcyclers and antique or vintage dealers. Live music by Lucky Jones Band and food from Rashe's Cuisine. $35 vendor fee. Deadline to submit images via Facebook or in person is Aug. 11. Market on Aug. 25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-247-5601,,


  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    InDesign for Beginners

    Learn the basics to make brochures, flyers, or menus for a business. Registration required.

  • Nuçi's Space

    Open Space Meditation

    Sound meditation on Monday, movement meditation on Tuesday, singing meditation on Wednesday, seeing meditation on Thursday and mindfulness meditation on Friday. July 23–28, 10 a.m. FREE! 706-227-1515


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!