Week of Events
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.)
3–5 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com LIVE JAZZ Every Sunday afternoon.
Wine Down Sunday. 3–5 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.boutierwinery.com ELECTRIC CHURCH Christian and Southern gospel.
6 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.3railraod.org MARK WILLIAMS Arnoldsville-based singer-songwriter who performed with Vic Chesnutt and Todd McBride in The La-Di-Das in the mid-80s. Tonight is the album release party for Working Folks.
8 p.m. (doors). $10. www.facebook.com/globe.athens KLARK SOUND Atlanta-based guitarist and composer. CALICO VISION Athens-based melodic psychedelic pop group. CANARY AFFAIR Local groove pop.
10 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens T. HARDY MORRIS Local singer-songwriter and guitarist plays twangy, reflective folk-rock. THE HOWDIES Rockabilly and outlaw country fronted by AC Darnell.
7 p.m. www.sobrewco.com FUNKY BLUESTER Blues outfit inspired by traditional Chicago and Texas styles.
8 p.m. (doors). $7. www.flickertheatreandbar.com EXIT ROW Guitar-driven pop band with members of Eagle Scout, Needle Teeth and Nuclear Tourism. ORANGE DOORS Dark psych band from Charleston, SC.
10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee REBECCA SUNSHINE BAND Kid-friendly music by Rebecca and her friends.
Athens Farmers Market. 6 p.m. www.athensfarmersmarket.net STRING THEORY Local group playing old-time bluegrass and Americana.
6–9 p.m. www.porterhouseathens.com/jazz JAZZ NIGHT Enjoy standards, improv and originals by a live jazz trio every Wednesday night over dinner.
8 p.m. www.hendershotsathens.com NEW FACES NIGHT Discover new Athens musical talent. Hosted by Lizzy Farrell.
9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com DR. FRED'S KARAOKE Featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.
6-10 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com PRIDE KARAOKE NIGHT Celebrate Pride Month with a percentage night for Athens Pride & Queer Collective.
8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotsathens.com BIG BAND ATHENS 18-member community band committed to bringing live music in the Big Band era style to the Athens area.
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.
8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com BAD CAMEO Indie funk fusion band with an eclectic stage persona.
7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $10 (adv.), $15. www.facebook.com/AubreyEntertainmentAthensGA DEAD LETTER OFFICE New York-based R.E.M. tribute band dedicated to faithfully reproducing the energy of the original act.
7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/IGBAthensGA WADE NEWBURY Singer, guitarist and drummer who performs with several bands including Tangents, Norma Rae and The Rebecca Sunshine Band.
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.
8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotsathens.com RUDE SQUID Local jazz trio consisting of Jeremy Raj on guitar, Luca Lombardi on bass and Louis Romanos on drums.
9 p.m. $10. 678-740-3884 AFRO CARIBBEAN 1ST FRIDAYS Dance to a mix of reggae, afro-beat, hip hop, dancehall and salsa with DJ Charger. Free entry for cancers and ladies until 10:30 p.m. with RSVP.
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.
Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net CHRIS HENDERSON Folk singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.) ACOUSTIC JAM Bring an acoustic instrument and join in. (10 a.m.)
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.)
6–9 p.m. FREE! www.athenticbrewing.com THE LUCKY JONES Old school rockin' rhythm and blues.
7 p.m. www.athenticbrewing.com THE LUCKY JONES Old school rockin', rhythm and blues.
7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/IGBAthensGA SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band from Athens.
8 p.m. $8. www.40watt.com GOODHOST New local instrumental rock band. PLASTIQUE Atlanta-based band.
8 p.m. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens SAM COLLIE AND THE ROUSTABOUTS Debut performance by Sam Collie, a blues, soul and rock and roll musician.
8 p.m. $15. www.hendershotsathens.com LILLI LEWIS Athens native turned New Orleans folk rock diva. CHASTITY BROWN Folk and soul artist crafting uplifting songs.
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.