Saturday, July 27

33 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 Random Acts. This is the last market of the season.

  • 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.

  • Normal Books

    3-5 p.m. FREE!

    Stitch and B*tch

    All skill levels welcome. Hang out, knit, crochet or just socialize and snack. Bring your own materials and materials to share if you like.

  • ACC Library

    2–4 p.m. FREE!

    Michael Thurmond: A Story Untold

    The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library present an afternoon with Michael Thurmond, author of A Story Untold: Black Men and Women in Athens History, who will sign copies of the book. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706-540-4026,

    Back to School Giveaway

    Sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans of Athens, this event will feature free school supplies, haircuts, games, food, music, and more. Free backpacks and school supplies while they last.

  • Pittard Park

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    AMVETS Family Day

    Hosted by the American Veteran Riders, the event includes water games, cornhole and activities for kids. Free hamburgers, hotdogs and popsicles will be available.  Any donations made will benefit veterans and community projects.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    8-10 p.m. $10.

    Southern Violence and Wrestling

    Three explosive title matches. Seating is limited, so attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs and lawn blankets.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4–10 p.m.

    Food Truck Visit

    Biggums BBQ will be at the brewery selling food and beverages.

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    9 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Farm Stand

    Organic produce, fresh baked bread, eggs, jam, jelly and more.

Karaoke & Open Mic


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Harry Potter Birthday Party

    Celebrate Harry's birthday with Potter-style snacks and a movie screening. Costumes welcome. Ages 8 & up.

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will receive pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Zita the Space Girl Adventures

    Save the world while learning about space and making galaxy inspired crafts by Zita the Spacegirl and Cleopatra in Space! For children ages 6-11.

  • Bogart Library

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    Llama Llama Live

    Meet the beloved llama from author Anna Dewdney's book Llama, Llama! Celebrate the new school year with crafts and activities. Free and open to the public.

  • Winterville Library

    12–2 p.m. FREE!

    End of Summer Party!

    Those who participated in the Summer Reading Program have the chance to win big prizes. Come play games and eat snacks provided by Friends of the Winterville Library. Open to ages 0 –18.


  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    July 26–27, 7 p.m. July 28, 2 p.m. $9–16.

    You Can't Take it With You

    This Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows an eccentric, free-spiritied family. Ken Little of Encore Productions directs.

  • On Stage Walton

    July 26–27, 8 p.m. July 28, 2 p.m. $15.

    The Addams Family

    On Stage Walton presents The Addams Family, a musical comedy based on the popular cartoons and TV series.



Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    BRETT JOHN BARTSCHI Folk singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)

    STRING THEORY Local group playing old-time bluegrass and Americana. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    MCQQEEN Athens rock supergroup with skate-punk and psychedelic leanings. Album release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

    PRAYER GROUP Four-piece noise-rock band from Richmond, VA.

    DAGMAR VORK Athens-based indie-pop group with a crisp, warm sound.

    BAT & THE BEARS Solo electronic project from Zeke Sayer (The Humms).

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    TYLER KEY Local indie-folk singer-songwriter with a canny lyrical style. 

    SKUNKWEED JUJU Atlanta-based Americana duo of songwriters Kelsey Mardis and Brianna Bass.

    ASHLEY NA Local singer-songwriter playing "garden-fresh folk songs."

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    SLZRD Athens-based electronic alter ego of musician Sami Rouchdi.

    HONEYMOON HANDSHAKE New local jam band with rock, funk and jazz influences.

    WHISKEY DICKSEY New local Southern rock band with blues influences.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $18 (door).

    BRUCE ROBISON & KELLY WILLIS Texas-based husband-and-wife Americana duo.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7:30 p.m. FREE!

    JE SUIS FRANCE Longtime local indie-rock band with an eclectic, reference-heavy sound.

    SHY LAYERS Atlanta producer delivering dreamy electronic pop.

    BUGS EAT BOOKS Catchy twee-pop songs from a revived local indie outfit.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    GROUP GROPE Analog synth beats influenced by classic Chicago house and Detroit techno.

    DJ OSMOSE Local DJ spins an all-vinyl set of deep house and nu-disco.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    LEAH CALVERT In-demand Atlanta fiddler and singer-songwriter.

  • Live Wire Athens

    3:30 p.m. (Fri), 3 p.m. (Sat). $30 (two-day pass).

    SIGH IN JULY The two-day festival features performances by Universal Sigh, EarthCry, Funk You, JAZZ is PHSH, The Orange Constant, Rev. Jeff Mosier Ensemble, Voodoo Visionary, The Yeti Trio, The Grateful Brothers, Timi Conley, Dan Nettles & Lonely Orchestra and more. See story and schedule on p. 10.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    6 p.m. $10.

    THE DIXIELAND 4 Local trad-jazz band that features trumpet, clarinet, trombone and banjo.

  • Nowhere Bar

    SkyFest. 8 p.m. $7. 706-546-4742

    SHWIZZ Prog-rock and jazz-fusion duo from Nyack, NY.

    BIG C & THE MOONSHYNES Local all-star blues group led by Clarence "Big C" Cameron.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    MITCHELL FERGUSON Blues-influenced folk songwriter and actor from Dallas, TX.


  • Moonlight Theater

    Aug. 23–24, 8 p.m. $8–14.

    August Wrestle Fest

    A comedy show inspired by the original 1985 Wrestlemania. The night features live music by Honeychild on Friday and performances by drag queens.