Athens GA Live Music Recap: AthFest Music & Arts Festival, Classic City American Music Festival and More

Neat Freak at AthFest

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Los Cantares and Joe Cat played at the 40 Watt Club on Wednesday, June 19.

Elf Power played at AthFest’s official kickoff party at Ciné on Thursday, June 20.

Woody Garrison and Bentley Rhodes played that night at Live Wire for the Daniel Hutchens Honorary Shebang Delang Jubilee & Magic Show.

Girl Porn, Answering Machines (TX), Obscurity and Tabla Rosa played at Flicker Theatre & Bar that night.

World Famous hosted Lillian Hudgens (Asheville) that night.

Friday at AthFest

On Friday, June 21, The Wicked Weed Stage hosted Organically Programmed, Cardynal + The Flock, Nicholas Mallis and the Borealis, The Asymptomatics and Heffner.

Over on the Hospitality South Hull Street Stage, Neat Freak, Goodhost, Forrest Isn’t Dead and Triplicate played, followed by a silent disco with the Booty Boyz.

Dead Vibes Ensemble, Husk and Nihilus played at Ciné.

Commüne played at Flicker.

Cannon Rogers and Susto played at the 40 Watt Club.

Gabriella Delliponti and Hallpass played at the Georgia Theatre.

Annie Leeth played at Hendershot’s.

Cam and His Dam Jam Band, Bird Dog Jubilee and Alien Funk Academy played at Live Wire.

Honeypuppy and Wieuca played at Nowhere Bar.

Smokey Jones and the 3 Dollar Pistols and Koba Nova played at Paloma Park.

Oxystar and Ancient Infant played at Roadhouse.

Saturday at AthFest

On Saturday, June 22, the Wicked Weed Main Stage hosted Swing Theory, The Original Screw Tops, Peach Ice Cream Bluegrass, Empress Mokah, Freeman Leverett, Ansley Stewart Band, Farin, Sajaad, Wonderland Rangers and Jameson Tank.

Over on the Hospitality South Hull Street Stage, JOMAnimals, Pickled Holler, T.W.I.N., Frank the Eagle, Lung, Feather Trade and Kilkenny Cats played.

The CCSD KidsFest Stage hosted the Georgia Children’s Chorus and Camped Amped.

Shehehe, NAW, 69 Dudes, Hunger Anthem and The Bunnies played at Ciné.

The Dim Watts, Buice and Lo Talker played at Flicker.

Here Be Monsters, Burns Like Fire and Phantom Dan played at the 40 Watt Club.

The Shut-Ups played at The Foundry.

Maps & Atlases, Maserati and Pylon Reenactment Society played at the Georgia Theatre.

The Bones of St. Michael and The New Orleans Jazz Stompers played at The Globe.

Slugga2x, Chiki Flow & Domino, Tyl3r Davis and Lil Darius performed at Live Wire.

Rose Hotel, Spencer Thomas, Elijah Johnston and The Pink Stones played at Nowhere Bar.

The Ocho played at Paloma Park.

Couch Cult and Swear Jar played at The Roadhouse.

Sunday at AthFest

On Sunday, June 23, the Wicked Weed Main Stage hosted IAMTIKICA & The TLC Band, The Royal Velvet, Avery Deakins Band, The Ain’t Sisters, Boulevards, Bloodkin and Reverened Tribble & The Deacons.

The Hospitality South Hull Street Stage hosted Julia Nyunt, Infinite Favors, Brendan Abernathy, Tony B, Scott Low & the Blue Bouillon, and Heart of Pine.

The CCSD KidsFest Stage hosted the Clarke Central Honors Chamber Strings.

The Low Whites played at Nowhere Bar on Wednesday, June 26.

O Key and Rui Gabriel played at Flicker on Tuesday, July 2.

Anomaly, Big Trouble and Delta 8 played at Buvez that night.

Shadebeast hosted Cheap Cigar, Fireblood and Dayglo Mourning at Flicker on Friday, July 5.

Quantum Oscillators, Heidi & Mo, Woody Garrison, Artie Ball Trio and Timi Conley played at the Quarry.

The Foundry hosted the Classic City American Music Festival with Norma Rae, MrJordanMrTonks, The Welfare Liners, BorderHop Trio, Grassland and Packway Handle Trio that day.