Saturday, September 29

30 events

Karaoke & Open Mic


  • 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 Random Acts.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    11 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! (kids 12 & under), $15.

    35th 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

    7 p.m.

    UGA Football

    UGA plays Missouri.

  • 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 35th edition of the festival features music from Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys, Rebecca Sunshine Band, The Moonshine, Crooked Mile, Oh Jeremiah, Caroline Aiken Band, Joe Leone Ensemble, The Skillet Lickers, Grupo C21, Nina Ricci, Eliot Bronson and Adam Klein. 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,