Wednesday, September 18

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.

  • Contact for Location

    8 p.m. $20.

    JOHN VANDERSLICE Influential indie singer-songwriter and producer from Northern California. This is a Living Room Show, and location will be revealed after ticket purchase. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $21.

    MATTHEW SWEET Prolific and influential alternative rock and power-pop musician from Nebraska. See story on p. 10.

    DREW BESKIN Local power-pop singer-songwriter known for fronting the bands Purses and The District Attorneys. 

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door).

    PATTY GRIFFIN Grammy-winning, Texas-based singer-songwriter known for her gospel-inflected folk music.

    SCOTT MILLER Virginia-based alt-country singer-songwriter known for fronting the band The V-Roys.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $3.

    HIGH WAISTED Dream-pop/surf-rock band from New York City. 

    REALITY SOMETHING Grungy, punk-informed rock band from Nashville.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. $3.

    VOLUMES HIP HOP NIGHT Featuring performances by Trvy x Aray, MackMallyMannn, Uniqe, Space Brother, Vision Da Poet and Nando Smoove.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. 

  • 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.

  • The World Famous

    8 p.m.

    CASTANETS Long-running indie-folk project led by songwriter Raymond Byron.

    BRICE RANDALL BICKFORD Folk singer-songwriter known for fronting The Strugglers. 

    SMOKEY DEROECK Local singer-songwriter playing country songs about dogs, drugs and divorce.



  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.

  • ACC Library

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Preschool Storytime

    Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950,


    Stories, songs, movement, crafts and fun for preschool-aged children.

  • Bogart Library

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 770-725-9443

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    This special storytime is designed to promote parental bonding and early learning in babies ages 0–24 months. Registration required.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. & 11 a.m. 706-769-3950,

    Storytime at the Library

    Preschool-aged children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy storytime, songs, and crafts. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Read Aloud

    Children’s Specialist Carley Stewart will read aloud from a book while participants complete a related activity. Ages 6 & up.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 4–5 p.m. FREE!

    Wonderful Wednesday: Book Club

    Join Ms. Kay for a fun and interactive book club. This month’s choice is Magic Treehouse: World at War, 1944. Ages 5 & up.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 4–5 p.m. FREE!

    Wonderful Wednesday: Book Club

    Join Ms. Kay for a fun and interactive book club. This month’s choice is Magic Treehouse: World at War, 1944. Ages 5 & up.


  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, live music, prepared foods and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market. Nov. 20 is the final downtown market of the year.

  • ACC Library

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-338-9301,

    Newcomers’ Reception

    An opportunity for community members to meet new people from Athens-Clarke County and surrounding areas. RSVP to attend.


  • Bogart Library

    3 p.m. FREE!

    DIY Lotion Bars

    Adults can learn how to make a solid lotion bar. All materials provided. Registration required. 

  • Athens YWCO

    12 p.m. FREE!

    Scam Awareness Lunch & Learn

    Bring lunch or a snack and learn about scams, their latest trends and how to report them. 

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Nonprofit of the Year Award Nominations

    The Athens Area Community Foundation has launched a new award for nonprofit organizations that have exemplary practices in leadership, management, innovation, collaboration and impact. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 28.