AthFest, the Classic City’s flagship summer event, has revealed the entirety of its outdoor lineup.
In March, we told you who would headline this year’s festival. On Friday, June 26, organizers announced today, Wrenn and Sam Burchfield will join The Whigs and New Madrid on the main stage on Washington Street, while the smaller Hull Street Stage will feature Blue Blood, Tedo Stone and Purses.
On Saturday, June 27, the of Montreal-headlined main stage will also feature Kuroma, Stokeswood, Sol Driven Train and Emily Hearn, among others. T. Hardy Morris & the Hardknocks, Blacknerdninja and the Halem Albright Band are among Saturday’s Hull Street performers.
AthFest will go out with a bang Sunday, June 28, when We Love Tractor, John King and Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics join The Baseball Project on the main stage. Honeychild will wrap up the Hull Street Stage performances Sunday.
“We’ve all worked hard to curate a well-rounded sampling of acts from our ever-shifting music scene here in Athens, including everything from acts that will feature legendary Athens musicians to some of Athens’ best new artists,” AthFest’s Booking Chair Troy Aubrey is quoted as saying in a press release. “We’ve definitely got something for everybody this year.”
The festival benefits AthFest Educates, a nonprofit that seeks to facilitate high-quality music and arts education for Athens youth. In keeping with this theme, this year’s AthFest will hold its first ever Up Next Showcase, which features young performers on the KidsFest stage. Some of the artists include Blue Box, Absent Mind and Feedback.
In addition, AthFest announced, an online auction is already underway for a Gretsch electric guitar signed by all of the members of Widespread Panic. The bidding, which is happening at biddingowl.com, will continue until the last day of AthFest and the winner will be announced Sunday, June 28 at noon. The Tennessee Rose electric guitar will also come with a hard-shell case.
For complete lineup and general festival information, visit the AthFest site.
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