Saturday, May 25

20 events


  • 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 Hibbs Family Band (8 a.m.).

  • 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.



  • Normaltown Pottery, 410 King Ave.

    May 24, 4–9 p.m. & May 25, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 762-728-0575

    Spring Sale

    The sale features new ceramic work by Juana Gnecco and Nancy Green, local honey by 3 Kings Honey, and handcrafted natural soaps by Farmington Herbals.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE!

    ATHENS FARMERS MARKET Featuring music from Alex Culbreth (8 a.m.) and Rachel O'Neal (10 a.m.).

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    THE DOOKIE BROTHERS Local college kids rocking early Green Day songs.

    THE GETAWAY COMPANY Four-piece local band inspired by '90s and 2000s alt-rock. Foo Fighters tribute set!

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $7.

    SIMON JOYNER Influential indie singer-songwriter from Omaha, NE. 

    CLAIRE CRONIN Local singer-songwriter and poet who plays delicate, haunting folk music. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

    LOVE MY TRUCK Twangy local rock band featuring members of Roadkill Ghost Choir.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE!

    RANDOM ROOSTERS Local roots-blues collaboration between Marion Montgomery and Glyn Denham.

    NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).

    GIMME HENDRIX Award-winning local Jimi Hendrix cover band. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    ART CONTEST Local math-rock group with propulsive rhythms and intricate melodies.

    HOLLY OVERTON New York City-based pianist and performance artist.

    TOYZANNE Skronky "post-coital punk" band from New York City.

    DJ CAGE Playing groovin' funk, rock and Motown tracks.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    ISAAC HAYES TRIBUTE Local musicians, poets, vocalists and others pay tribute to the soul great.

  • J&J Flea Market

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-2410

    RC COWBOY Local performer playing country and gospel standards and originals.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SHAMELESS JAMES Local trio blending jammy rock with alternative influences.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    ROY SAUNDERS Acoustic folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.


  • East Athens Community Center

    9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. $10 (ACC resident), $15 (non-ACC resident).

    Table Tennis Tournament

    A multiple-division table tennis tournament based on skill level. Participants will play at least six matches.


  • Ciné

    11:45 a.m. FREE! 404-428-6755

    HEAR Film Festival

    HEAR is a partnership between Ciné, Family Counseling Service of Athens, Inc. (FCS) and Nuçi’s Space to raise awareness and de-stigmatize mental illness by screening relevant mental wellness-related videos and films for the Athens community. FCS will provide post-screening Q&A sessions with licensed mental health professionals who specialize in addressing the issues depicted in each film. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

Ending Saturday, May 25


Word on the Street

  • Athens

    Grown Assed Rock Camp

    The weekend day camp for adult women, trans women, and non-binary folx ages 18 and up is a condensed adult version of the camp programming provided for youth. The proceeds of the weekend camp’s tuition fees are used to fund Girls Rock Athens. May 25-27, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. $200.