Here Are the 2018 Flagpole Athens Music Awards Finalists

Hundreds of readers voted for their favorite local musicians in this year’s Flagpole Athens Music Awards contest, and next Thursday, June 21 at the Morton Theatre we’ll reveal the winners. Above, check out this year’s finalists—the groups that received the most votes in each category.

This year’s Flagpole Athens Music Awards show will feature musical performances from Double Ferrari, Misnomer, The YOD, Sarah Zúñiga and Seth Hendershot with Ishues, and it’ll all be hosted by local hip-hop superstar Linqua Franqa. Per tradition, jazz mainstay Kenosha Kid will provide a groovin’ soundtrack for the evening. Special guests will include Athens Mayor-elect Kelly Girtz, representatives from the South East Women Wrestlers and many other luminaries.

Tickets are available at the Morton website, as well as the box office, and Flagpole’s office at 220 Prince Ave. They’re $10 in advance and $12 at the door, or $7 for those with an AthFest wristband. (Finalists receive two free tickets; swing by Flagpole or contact to claim yours.) Doors are at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 sharp. See y’all there!