Saturday, July 21

38 events

Live Music

  • 9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band from Athens.

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    GARY GROSSMAN Local folk artist whose music is informed by his scientific teaching background.

    TRUE BORN SONS New local traditional folk project led by songwriter Liam Parke.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CAVE OF SWIMMERS Innovative, Latin-tinged heavy rock band from Miami.

    FALLOW Local three-piece dirty grunge and Southern metal band.

    MARSES Local "party-doom" four-piece band.

    JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    J WANG Local hip-hop artist. Mixtape release show!

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    MONSOON Beloved local pop-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

    LAKIN CRAWFORD Savannah-based singer-songwriter.

    WINDED Dreamy indie-pop group from Tallahassee.

    O KEY Solo experimental project from Art Contest's Cole Monroe.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door).

    THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite '60s and '70s beach and Motown music. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).

    DEPARTURE Journey tribute band that faithfully recreates the music of the iconic '80s rock group.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.

    KONG MUST DEAD Experimental North Carolina project centered on the songwriting of Ben Hjertmann.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards with collective communication and soulful improvisation.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    SLOPFEST Night three of the four-night festival features DJ Mahogany, Handsome Highway, Blue Bodies, Bursters, Hot Fudge, Collision Drive, Waltz, Ghost and Goat, Shade and Motherfucker. See story on p. 8.

  • Live Wire

    3 p.m. $25 (full pass adv.), $35 (full pass door).

    SIGH IN JULY Day two of the two-day festival features Universal SighConsider The SourcePartials, Opposite Box, MisnomerThe Yeti TrioThird NatureBird Dog JubileeRobbie DudeNifty EarthPure ColorsBootz & KatzSonoDream CulturePickled HollerBroken String BandLayne Denton and The Wright Ave. See story on p. 9.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local all-star rock cover band playing hits from the '60s to the 2000s.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    9 p.m. $5.

    SWEET SWEET Jeremy Dunham and Kerrine Gifford blend cello and rustic roots guitar.

    RUST Atlanta-based roots-rock band.

    CALICO VISION Athens-based psychedelic pop group.

    HOPE FOR AGOLDENSUMMER Charming and highly praised local neo-folk band delivers the thriftstore gospel. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    3 p.m. FREE!

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot and friends perform funky sets of Southern rock and roll.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    Tomatoes at Terrapin. 4:30 p.m.

    THE COMMON PEOPLE BAND Athens wedding/party band that specializes in covers of Motown-era classics.


  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30–7 p.m. $25 (adv.), $27.

    9th Annual Tomatoes at Terrapin

    Sandwiches made with locally-grown tomatoes and Terrapin beer are available. Proceeds benefit the Athens Nurses Clinic, which is celebrating its 27th year. Live music by Common Peoples Band.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    The market hosts around 45 vendors, children's activities and cooking demos. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. Live music by Alex Culberth ( 8 a.m.) and Rachel O'Neal (10 a.m.).

  • Max

    10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Swadeshi Black Market & Coop

    Swadeshi includes music, food, vendors, DIY craft tables and community networking. For the past two years, the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement has hosted a market place to support and promote black and brown business owners, women and entrepreneurs. 

  • Max

    10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Swadeshi Black Market & Coop

    Swadeshi includes music, food, vendors, DIY craft tables and community networking. For the past two years, the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement has hosted a market place to support and promote black and brown business owners, women and entrepreneurs. 

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    West Broad Farmers Market

    WBFM offers a wide-variety of fresh and locally-sourced produce, hot food, handmade crafts, and other functional goods as well as entertainment, activities, and educational workshops. The WBFM is an inclusive space for cross-cultural and inter-generational engagement.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    7–10 p.m.

    Release Party

    The brewery hosts an Arcadiana Bottle Release Celebration. 

  • 6–9 p.m. 706-213-3100

    Cruise-In and Classic Car Show

    (Elberton Square, Elberton) This year's festivities include Cruzin' to the Oldies with Tommy Landrum and a fireworks show. 


  • UGA Trial Gardens

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

    Trial Gardens Open House

    Take a tour of the gardens featuring roughly 1200 species of plants.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–11 a.m. FREE! 706-542-6156,

    The Hummingbird Trail

    Enjoy a walk through the trail to find the hummingbirds' secret hiding places. Feel free to bring a camera or binoculars.

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Hargrett Writers Circle

    (Hargrett Library) Writers may bring pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books from Hargrett's Collections.

  • Avid Bookshop

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Yoga Storytime

    Monette Chilson will present her two books Sophia Rising and My Name is Lilith. Rachel Greb of Yoga Sprouts and Strong Girls will lead attendees in a relaxing yoga class. 






  • Lavonia Cultural Center

    July 20–21, 7 p.m. July 21–22, 2:30 p.m. $8.

    Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

    Young actors from the Franklin Community Players' Youth Summer Theatre Program present a a musical based on the Broadway hit, Disney's Beauty and the Beast

  • On Stage Walton

    July 27–28, 8 p.m. July 29, 2 p.m.

    Into the Woods

    (215 High School Ave., Monroe) The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Classic City Fringe Festival: Phantasmagoria

    (Cellar Theatre) The steampunk-themed troupe presents a mini-show of whimsical horror stories. The event is a preview of this year's Classic City Fringe Festival main event.