RHYTHM ON THE RIVER A benefit for Chess and Community featuring music by Kishi Bashi, Linqua Franqa, Squalle, LB and more.
PARKER LOUIS GRANT BAND Local trio playing soul, country, rock and R&B.
LUNAR VACATION Up-and-coming Atlanta band with dream-pop and surf-rock influences. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.
GARDEN CLUB Poppy, lo-fi, femme-centric punk band from Philadelphia.
SUMMER HYMNS Local group led by songwriter Zachary Gresham, playing intricate and powerful indie-folk.
BOYCYCLE Local folk-pop band featuring acoustics and synths and starring the vocals of Ashley Floyd.
WET MEADOWS Folky local "botanical rock" four-piece.
CHRIS HAMRICK Georgia-based country singer-songwriter.
JOSH BRICKER Local country-rock artist.
JAMES MASON Young, up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Blackshear.
DEPARTURE Journey tribute band that replicates the power and emotion of the rock supergroup.
B.B. PALMER Traditional honky tonk group from Auburn, AL.
WALDEN Local four-piece playing anthemic rock akin to U2, Mumford and Sons and Coldplay.
LUTHI Funky, horn-centric group based in Nashville, TN.
DOT.S Atlanta-based electropop five-piece. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.
ANNIE LEETH Local experimental violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer.
MONSOON Athens-based band informed by punk, anime culture and new wave.
OUTERSEA Athens-based psychedelic surf-rock five-piece.
DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.
THE SHUT-UPS Five-piece new-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens.
SPACEFLYTE Experimental pop project led by Apples in Stereo founder Robert Schneider.
PREACHERVAN Alt-pop four-piece band from Atlanta.
JIM COOK Local solo performer playing acoustic blues, classic rock and Americana.
DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS Local all-star Southern rock band blending country, gypsy, jazz and more.
TRISHA ADAMS Folk-pop singer-songwriter.
DJ OSMOSE Internationally touring vinyl-only DJ spins disco, funk, soul, hip hop and more.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with three channels of music. One of them is a request line!
TAKING CONTROL DANCE PARTY Dance to the biggest indie hits of the 1980s and 2000s.
The family-friendly festival includes volleyball, badminton, cornhole and games of chess. Food is included in the admission and kayaking is available for an additional charge. Performances by Life the Griot, Linqua Franqa, Kishi Bashi, Sqaulle, LB and more. Proceeds benefit Chess and Community.
Join the Athens Tango Project for a milonga, an Argentinian dance party, with plenty of live music and salsa performances by DanceFx. Includes Tango lessons from 6:30–7:15 p.m. before the party begins. All skill levels welcome.
Learn some new roleplaying games.
Join Mario and Luigi and on an epic quest to rescue Princess Peach! Get ranked with a bracket-style competition on the WiiU.
UGA Spanish professor and dance instructor Fuad Elhage teaches a quick Tango lesson before the Milonga Tropical dance party.
A comedy show inspired by the original 1985 Wrestlemania. The night features live music by Honeychild on Friday and performances by drag queens.
The Athens Area Arts Council presents a space-themed fundraiser featuring music by Annie Leeth, Outersea and Monsoon, plus tarot readings and a late-night disco with DJ Mahogany. Proceeds help provide grants to local artists and arts organizations. Sparkly, far out attire strongly encouraged!