Saturday, September 29

30 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 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.


  • Bishop Park

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    The market hosts around 45 vendors, children's activities, cooking demos and live music. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. 

  • Sandy Creek Park

    11 a.m.–8 p.m. $8 (students), $15.

    34th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

    The day-long festival features musicians, artists, storytellers, food, kids' activities and craft demonstrations. See story on p. 10.

  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    DisABILITY Awareness Community Forum

    Learn about organizations who provide resources for people and families affected by disabilities. Part of National Disabilities Awareness Month. 

  • Healing Arts Centre

    6 p.m. Donations accepted.

    The Spirit & Sound of Peace

    (Sangha Yoga Studio) Swami Asokananda and Dr. Arvin Scott lead an inquiry into the nature of peace followed by a drumming circle for peace.

  • Athens for Everyone

    3–5 p.m. FREE! 706-202-4165

    Athens for Everyone

    Athens for Everyone invites residents to canvass with them for the midterm elections. 


  • Sanford Stadium

    4 p.m.

    UGA Football

    UGA vs. University of Massachusettes.

  • Southeast Clarke Park

    3 p.m. $5 (youth), $10 (adult).

    Piedmont Cross Country Race

    Individual races for youth age divisions and an open race. 


Live Music

  • 9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    TWISTED ROAD Atlanta-based rock and country group.

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    BRADLEY KNUDSEN Indie-folk singer-songwriter from Salt Lake City.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local all-star rock and roll cover band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    NINEVEH'S GARDEN Local progressive metal band.

    VILLAGE STICKS Indie-rock band from Augusta. 

    ACTUS REUS Atlanta-based metal band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    COLLISION COURSE Solo experimental project of longtime local musician Kenny Aguar.

    TEARS FOR THE DYING Local death-rock group fronted by longtime Athenian Adrya Stembridge.

    JOE ROWE Local musician singing songs about life and death.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local pop-punk band with a jaggedly melodic sound.

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band fronted by guitarist Phelan LaVelle.

    THE YOD Party-starting Athens-based alternative hip-hop collective.

    CAULFIELD High-energy garage-rap band led by longtime local emcee Son1.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    J.W. BROWN & FRIENDS The cousin (and father-in-law) of Jerry Lee Lewis, Brown was among the earliest adopters of rock and roll.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236

    DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective plays darkly accented folk music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $35.

    THE DIRTY GUV'NAHS Roots-rockers from Knoxville, TN.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HOLLY BELLE AND THE BELLETONES Local singer-songwriter performs with her band.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    11 a.m. $15 (adults), $8 (students).

    NORTH GEORGIA FOLK FESTIVAL The 34th edition of the festival features music from Rebecca Sunshine Band (11 a.m.), The Moonshine (12 p.m.), Athens Area Shape Note Singers (12:50 p.m.), Joe Willey & the Movin' Men (1:30 p.m.), Sugar Magnolias (2:25 p.m.), Curtis Eller (3:20 p.m.), Kyshona Armstrong (4:15 p.m.), Crooked Mile (5:15 p.m.), Clifton Hicks (6:15 p.m.) and The Darnell Boys (7:15 p.m.). The Fire Circle Showcase will feature The Ukulady (12 p.m.), Cortez Garza (12:50 p.m.), Claire Campbell (1:10 p.m.), Art Rosenbaum (1:50 p.m.), Jim White (2:25 p.m.) and Amanda Kapousouz (3 p.m.). See story on p. 10.

Lectures & Lit



  • Lavonia Cultural Center

    Sep. 29, 7 p.m. Sep. 30, 2:30 p.m. $12–20.

    Café Murder

    The Franklin Community Players present a murder mystery comedy. The Saturday performance includes a chicken dinner and dessert. The Sunday matinee includes dessert.

  • Winterville Auditorium

    Sept. 28–29, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, 2 p.m.

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    The Circle Ensemble Theatre presents William Shakespeare's comedy. 


  • Southeast Clarke Park

    3 p.m. $5 (youth), $10 (adult).

    Piedmont Cross Country Race

    Participants can run a 2k (ages 7 and under) or a 3k (ages 8 and older).

Ending Saturday, September 29


Help Out

  • AthensPets Volunteer Orientation

    (AthensPets, 125 Buddy Christian Way) Volunteers are needed to socialize dogs and cats in Athens-Clarke County. Sept. 29. 706-613-3540,