AthFest Music & Arts Festival. FREE! www.hendershotsathens.com ANSLEY STEWART Gospel and soul singer as well as one half of Night Fever. (11:30 a.m.) MARCO HULL Talented vocalist with a long list of achievements. (12:30 p.m.) SHARMAR STEVENS Gospel singer and member of the Anointed Believers. (1:30 p.m.)
A**Fest. 12–8 p.m. FREE! www.jokerjokertv.com BEAT UP Anarcho-punk band influenced by early punk. (12 p.m.) SMOGGO The alias of Athens-based artist Jay Domingo, who incorporates video, performance art art into short noise-based improvisations. (1 p.m.) BAD STRAPLES No info available. (3 p.m.) VITAMIN STROPHE Fuzzy bedroom noise from Augusta. (4 p.m.) GA POWER No info available. (5 p.m.) IHLYATT Local composer playing dark ambient soundscapes. (6 p.m.) BACKYARD JUNGLE No info available. (7 p.m.) SPACE BROTHER Electronic- and hip-hop-influenced sounds from local musician Donald Whitehead. (8 p.m.)
AthFest Music & Arts Festival. FREE! www.ahtfest.com MERRY SUNSHINE BAND Athenian ukulele band. (12:30 p.m.) LIKE TOTALLY! Theatrical "kindie rock" band from Athens. (1:30 p.m.) NAMARI DANCE Dance troupe. (2:30 p.m.) JESSICA IT'S ALL GOOD Atlanta-based comedian with clean and positive material. (3:30 p.m.) HEART MUSIC Music program centered on accessibility. (4:30 p.m.)
AthFest Music & Arts Festival. FREE! www.athfest.com BICHOS VIVOS Local band playing forró accordion and triangle-driven country music from Brazil. (12:30 p.m.) SARAH ZÚÑIGA Talented local singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice. (1:20 p.m.) TY MANNING & THE SLAWDOG BISCUITS Local band described as "Ronnie Milsap meets Tom Petty." (2:10 p.m.) LARRY'S HOMEWORK Local acoustic duo specializing in rock and Americana covers. (3:05 p.m.) ISHUES Legendary local underground hip-hop artist. (4 p.m.) QUIET HOUNDS Local long-running indie pop quartet. (4:55 p.m.) RICK FOWLER BAND Original, guitar-driven local blues-rock group. (6 p.m.) KEVN KINNEY ELECTRIC BAND The Drivin N Cryin frontman's solo band. (7:10 p.m.)
AthFest Music & Arts Festival. FREE! www.athfest.com BETO CACAO Athens-based activist and Latinx folk musician who plays songs about the plight of the undocumented immigrant. (1 p.m.) ANNIE LEETH Local experimental violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer. (1:50 p.m.) HUNTER MORRIS & BLUE BLOOD Melodic local psychedelic pop project. (2:40 p.m.) DUDDY KEN Legendary local rapper. (3:30 p.m.) THE ARCS Long-running local rock four-piece with power-pop influences. (4:25 p.m.) THE HOWDIES Rockabilly and outlaw country fronted by AC Darnell. (5:20 p.m.) WONDERLAND RANGERS Local rabble-rouser Timi Conley performs dance-tastic psych-pop with his all-star backing band. (6:30 p.m.)
8 p.m. (doors). $12. www.flickertheatreandbar.com NUCLEAR TOURISM Local band playing surf-punk originals. GUS GLASSER Atlanta-based "soul pop" artist. TRVY High-energy hip-hop artist. TYL3R DAVIS Alternative hip-hop performer based in Atlanta. NOSTRANDERS Post indie band from New York.
Shadebeast Presents. 9 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com GUILLOTINE A.D. Local death metal band celebrates the release of its new album, Born To Fall. BEAST MODE Local groove/thrash-metal band that offers "the heaviest metal in the city." CORRUPTED SAINT Florida death thrash band.
9 p.m. (doors), 10 p.m. (show). $12. www.facebook.com/globe.athens DADDY’S BEEMER Dancey indie-rock band on tour from South Carolina. COMA THERAPY Post-punk darkwave act. DINNER TIME Five-piece Atlanta band fusing genres of indie pop, nu-funk, slacker garage rock and psychedelic music.
12 p.m. (doors). FREE! (ages 12 and under), $12–15. www.sobrewco.com STRING THEORY Local group playing old-time bluegrass and Americana. (1 p.m.) RED OAK STRING BAND Local Americana band. (2 p.m.) A. LEE EDWARDS TRIO North Carolina singer-songwriter blending country sounds with punk spirit.(3 p.m.) MRJORDANMRTONKS Tommy Jordan and William Tonks' collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies. (4 p.m.) HIBBS FAMILY BAND Folk/bluegrass quartet of family members led by Rob and Garrett Hibbs. (5 p.m.) DOM FLEMONS Blues-and folk-inspired Americana artist and founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops. (6 p.m.) NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana. (7 p.m.) GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group. (8:15 p.m.)
9 p.m. (doors), 10 p.m. (show). $10. www.athenscine.com OCEAN'S END Tampa-based aggressive rock band with "chuggy breakdowns and infectious melodies." MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band fronted by CJ Hoty. NIX THE SCIENTIST Atlanta-based progressive rock band consisting of Christian Gerner-Smidt, Jack Reed and Alex Morrison.
3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens THE AROUND THE GLOBE SEA SHANTY SINGERS Group of musicians keeping the tradition of maritime work songs alive. ART ROSENBAUM Grammy-winning folk artist performing blues and mountain banjo songs.
Independence Day Concert and Picnic. 7–9 p.m. www.mmcc-arts.org CLASSIC CITY BAND The oldest community band in Georgia performs a variety of marches, jazz, pop, show tunes, operas and more. Bring picnic baskets, coolers, tables and/or chairs for this patriotic concert on the lawn.
8 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com THE PIERRES Post-punk quartet from Athens. THE BIG LONESOME A cocktail of shoegaze, alternative and Americana. SASHA STRAY Sophie Saffan leads a folk punk trio tackling social and political issues through song. NO YONDER Intelligent, lyric-driven rock drawing on Southern roots.
8 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com JIM WILLINGHAM AND THE DIM WATTS Local songwriter Jim Willingham writes eccentric and beautiful songs with his talented band. BEN DE LA COUR Americana songwriter. THE WYDELLS Local alt-country band fronted by songwriter Bo Bedingfield.
8 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com NICHOLAS MALLIS Local artist featuring tinges of Bowie-esque drama, surf-rock and melodic pop. KLYPI Pop moniker of AC Carter, performing catchy energetic songs. BUDDY CRIME Electro-pop artist with over-the-top live performances. ANNIE LEETH Experimental violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer.
9 p.m. (doors). $10. www.facebook.com/globe.athens SECULAR PETS Thoughtful guitar-driven folk from Murray, KY. ZACH BRADLEY Local singer-songwriter influenced by Britpop, folk, country and indie rock. JOHN BELLOWS IIndie folk singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist from Washington.
9 p.m. (doors), 10 p.m. (show). $5. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens MARCEL P. BLACK Oklahoma-based veteran emcee highly esteemed in hip hop who is also a youth development worker and community resource coordinator. ALFRED BANKS Multi-award-winning New Orleans rapper and singer who recently completed three legs of a North American tour with the Grammy Award-nominated Tank & the Bangas. DK Athens-based artist weaving lyrically driven truths together with Lo-fi beats. KID ARSENIC Southeast Georgia-raised rapper influenced by storytellers such as Eminem, J. Cole and Joyner Lucas.