Friday, June 28

20 events


Live Music

  • Big City Bread Cafe

    6:30 p.m.

    MUSIC ON THE PATIO Live music on the patio every Thursday and Friday evening, weather permitting.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    ROSIE & THE RATDOGS Athens-based hard-rock group.

    FISH BUG New local rock band of high schoolers.

    JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    MICHAEL POTTER Local guitarist creates a blend of ambient folk and psychedelic songs and soundscapes. See story on p. 6.

    JACOB SUNDERLIN Local musician who incorporates elements of noise, folk, ambient and drone. 

    MYLA Experimental musician from the Pacific Northwest.

    ARIEL ACKERLY Local noisemaker makes meditative loops from dulcimer and synthesizers.  

    GODDESS COMPLEX Athens-based avant-garde project led by composer Cloud Powers.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door).

    KRISTIN HERSH ELECTRIC TRIO Singer-songwriter and former Throwing Muses member performs with her band. See story on p. 7.

    FRED ABONG Singer-songwriter and former member of Throwing Muses.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5.

    MONDAY'S ALIBI Local band specializing in '70s and '80s rock and roll.

    SLAVING FOR RACHEL Local alternative rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door).

    KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Long-running country band from South Georgia.

    GRANDVILLE No info available.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    JACOB WOODS Acoustic singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!

    FUTURE CRIB Melodic indie-pop group from Nashville, TN.

    PEPPERMINT BOYS Experimental pop band from Nashville, TN.

    TOMMY TRAUTWEIN Local alt-pop singer-songwriter.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    NANA GRIZOL Literate, heartfelt folk-punk band led by former Athenian Theo Hilton.

    APPARITION Athens band playing a raucous, thrashy brand of hardcore.

    BLUE BODIES Athens-based "bummer-pop" punk band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10.

    RALPH RODDENBERY Georgia singer-songwriter playing a blend of Americana and roots rock with a twist of the blues. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    THE GEORGIA HEALERS Long-running local jump blues band.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    7 p.m. FREE!

    ROBBIE O'SULLIVAN Local singer-songwriter influenced by classic rock and folk.

Lectures & Lit

  • Normal Books

    6–9 p.m. FREE!

    Reading Between the Wines Book Club

    Discuss what you've been reading while enjoying wine and cheese; Conversation tends to slant towards fantasy, fiction and YA. This month celebrate the Fall Fest Craft Market with local vendors selling various arts and crafts. Ages 21 & up.


  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Erin L. Richman speaks on her book, Mary Blair Destiny.


  • Cedar Shoals High School

    7–10 p.m. FREE!

    Grand Slam Summer Program

    Each Friday evening will include concessions, games, giveaways, guest speakers, life enrichment activities, music, pizza, sports and more. Transportation will be provided to and from Grand Slam at the East Athens Community Center and Lay Park. For ages 11–14.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Space Camp

    Explore the duties and adventures of astronauts and earn a pair of wings with space-themed crafts, activities and snacks. Ages 8–14.



  • Moonlight Theater

    June 28–29, 8:30 p.m. $10–16.

    Sweet Baby Kita

    Licita "Sweet Baby Kita" Cromer has been on Kevin Hart's "Hart of the City" on Comedy Central, "Showtime at The Apollo" on Fox, and toured across America.


  • 5 p.m. FREE!

    Mid-Summer Music and Market

    (Lazarus Vintage Emportum, 406 E. Spring St., Monroe) Lazarus Vitnage hosts a music and artist festival with four bands, 20 handmade artists and vintage dealers, poetry readings and more.