Wednesday, May 15

30 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

    4 p.m. FREE!

    ATHENS FARMERS MARKET Featuring live music from Sarah Zuniga.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    DAISY Long-running local psychedelic indie-rock band.

    LASSYU Psychedelic indie-soul group from St. Petersburg, FL.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. FREE!

    GRANT COWAN TRIO Local jazz-influenced, piano-playing singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-215-9333

    CAROLINE AIKEN This guitarist and singer's bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite AM Gold, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9:15 p.m. FREE!

    NORDISTA FREEZE Psych-rock project from Nashville, TN.

    SHANE T Melodic garage-rock singer-songwriter.

    ELIJAH JOHNSTON Local indie-folk singer-songwriter.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    KIP JONES Local songwriter playing all your favorite folk, rock, R&B and country covers and some of his own tunes.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HAPPY CHEESE Local experimental bedroom-pop project.

  • 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.



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.



  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. $3 suggested donation.

    Poetry Jam

    Musical performances by TJ Wayt and Ben Cook. Poetry by Talented Mr. Winfrey, Daniel Mapp, Bryant Angelou, Sam Lipkin and Rusty Holcomb.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market. Live music by Chris Padgett (Aug. 21).

Lectures & Lit

  • The Root

    6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Brian Panowich: Like Lions

    (1235 S. Milledge Ave.) Avid Bookshop and The Root Basement Bar Athens present writer Brian Panowich for his book, Like Lions.


  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    7:30 p.m. $25.

    Chamber Music Athens: Inspired by Romance

    Jupiter String Quartet, Mark Bobley, Michael Heald, Maggie Snyder and David Starweather perform selections by Janacek and Brahms in the program "Kreutzer Sonata." See Calendar Pick on p. 16.