40 Watt Club

The 40 Watt Club is one of the most famous and iconic music venues in the world. In addition to national acts, the club has served as a music home base for many of Athens’ most beloved bands over the last 35 years, including R.E.M., the B-52’s, Pylon, Love Tractor, Vic Chesnutt, Olivia Tremor Control, Five Eight, Neutral Milk Hotel, Jucifer, Drive-By Truckers, of Montreal, The Whigs, Maserati, and more.

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Athens Area Arts Council

The Athens Area Arts Council is a non-profit arts organization whose goal is to integrate the vast cultural resources of Athens into the fabric of our educational system and economy, as well as the culture of our community. AAAC also seeks to sponsor unique performances and events that will broaden the exposure of the arts in our community in the areas of art, music, dance, theater and literature.

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Athens Ciné

Athens Ciné screens a variety of intriguing films from a broad spectrum of countries and cultures. The newest domestic and foreign productions, as well as movie classics, retrospectives, features, and documentary films are shown. The selection includes well known crossover independent films and small budget films, discoveries from festivals, and local productions.

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Athens Creative Theatre

Athens Creative Theatre (ACT) presents several productions each year, including comedies, dramas, and musicals. Performances are presented at the Morton Theatre and Quinn Hall at Memorial Park. Formed in 1966, ACT continues to provide outstanding community theatre. In addition to theatrical performances ACT offers a range of theatre classes for youth and adults. During the summer ACT has two theatre performance camps out of their locations at Quinn Hall (memorial park) and the Morton Theatre in downtown Athens. For more information, call 706-613-3628.

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AthFest 2016 | June 24-26

The AthFest Music & Arts Festival brings the best local and regional musicians and visual artists together in Downtown Athens, GA. By incorporating multiple events and venues throughout downtown, AthFest is able to reach a broad range of audiences and attracts an eclectic mix of lifestyle interests.

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Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA)

ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art is an independent, non-profit gallery promoting and supporting innovative contemporary art and artists through exhibitions, education, and events. ATHICA is committed to the local art community and to bringing in national and international contemporary artists of all media.

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Caledonia Lounge

Indie-rock club featuring up-and-coming local and national alternative acts. The Caledonia Lounge provides a small intimate venue for bands and has a full service bar in a space formerly occupied by the Fabulous 40 Watt Club.

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The Classic Center

The Classic Center is northeast Georgia’s premier award-winning convention center and performing arts theatre. Located in the heart of downtown Athens, Georgia, The Classic Center provides unique meeting space, outstanding special events services and a wide range of entertainment options, making this unconventional convention center the choice for conferences, meetings, and special events!

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Dragon Star Hobbies

Your one stop shop for MTG, Yu-gi-oh, Warhammer 40k, Board Games, Pathfinder, Dungeons and Dragons, and all your gaming accessories. We strive to bring the gaming experience found in larger cities back to Athens, GA.

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EcoFocus Film Festival

EcoFocus Film Festival is a celebration of environmental films in Athens, Georgia. Our mission is to screen a diversity of high-quality films that promote discussion and inspire audiences into awareness and action on behalf of the environment.

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Flicker Theatre & Bar

We strive to be your downtown Athens home. Please check our events calendar for shows. We offer our theatre for rent for events, birthday parties, wedding parties, anniversaries as well as all sorts of shows. From live bands to comedy and variety shows, we are happy to host. Please contact our booking agent flickerbooking@yahoo.com.

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The Foundry

Giving a nod to its origin as an iron foundry, The Foundry is rooted in the concept of craftsmanship and attention to detail with fresh hints of Southern flare and fare bringing the space to life. Dating back to the 1850’s, The Foundry has been repurposed offering a multi-tiered concert hall with four additional historic venues fit to host special events, meetings, and weddings.

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Georgia Museum of Art

The Georgia Museum of Art is both a university museum at the University of Georgia and, since 1982, the official state museum of art. Located on the East Campus of UGA, in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex, it opened in 1948. Recently, it completed an extensive expansion and remodeling of its building, paid for entirely with externally raised funds, that has allowed it to display its permanent collection continually.

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Georgia Theatre

The Georgia Theatre is a prominent music venue in Athens, Georgia, located in an old cinema. Many prominent acts from the early music of Athens, Georgia performed at the Theatre, including a range of folk, popular and country acts.

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Hedges on Broad

Hedges on Broad is located in the heart of downtown Athens Georgia. The building was originally constructed in the late 1890’s the venue is a building of cultural and historical significance. The building has seen original movie screening’s under the ownership of Paramount Pictures in the 40’s, played host to live theater and orchestra as The Ritz Theatre, and been everything from a hippie hangout to a discothèque club. The brick and mortar space has held strong both physically and metaphorically as the embodiment of entertainment that has withstood the test of trends and time.

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Hendershot’s Coffee

Hendershot’s Coffee is an intimate live music venue, coffee shop, and bar located in Athens, Georgia. We host performances of all kinds as well as events, parties, meetings, and wedding receptions.

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Hi-Lo Lounge

Hi-Lo Lounge is located in the Normaltown neighborhood of Athens, GA. We serve craft beer, inventive cocktails, and comforting pub fare. Menu items also include vegan and vegetarian options like meat-free hot dogs and Cincinnati chili. Come by for Sunday brunch from 11am-3pm!

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Highwire Lounge

Highwire Lounge is Athens’ favorite place for cocktails, having won the Athens Readers Choice awards yearly, since 2009. Signature cocktails are made from fresh ingredients and premium liquor. The whiskey and bourbon choices should satisfy every whiskey expert. With an extensive wine list, you can choose from 19 wines by-the-glass, and enjoy others by the bottle. Have dinner with us or come see us after dinner!

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Little Kings Shuffle Club

Little Kings Shuffle Club is a bar and nightclub on West Hancock Avenue in downtown Athens. This casual venue offers a nice bar setting, as well as entertainment by local musicians. Age restriction on weekends is 25+.

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Live Wire Athens

Nestled in the Northwest corner of downtown Athens GA, Live Wire Athens has quickly established itself as a premier event space, production studio, concert hall, and a beacon for true music lovers. Our staff is comprised of a team of passionate individuals dedicated to celebrating Athens’ vibrant live music scene, that have summed up our mission into a two word mantra that has stood for over ten years: Love Music.

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Low Yo Yo Stuff Records

At Low Yo Yo Stuff Records, we buy & sell vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, tapes, books, posters, and anything related to music!

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Lumpkin Street Station

(Formally The Green Room) Athens’ newest original live music venue covering all genres of music and sister venue to Ashley Street Station (in Valdosta, GA).

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The Max Canada

Come drink on the biggest patio in downtown Athens, play games (pool, darts, air hockey, foosball, arcade), dance party on the weekends and listen to live music in our newly renovated concert space. The birthplace of the howdy, and home bar of locals and students alike. MAX is the place where you’re almost guaranteed to meet and greet a familiar face!

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Morton Theatre

One of the first, and the oldest surviving African-American built, owned, and operated vaudeville theatres in the United States, the Morton Theatre opened in 1910 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The fully restored Morton is a rental facility that hosts a wide range of performances and special events.

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Normaltown Records

Normaltown Records is an imprint label of New West Records, co-founded in 2012 by George Fontaine, Sr. and George Fontaine, Jr. Normaltown focuses on developing emerging artists, providing full label services out of their Athens, GA headquarters. The initial label roster is Daniel Romano, Kalen Nash, Lilly Hiatt, Ronnie Fauss and White Violet.

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Nowhere Bar

Nowhere Bar, located in Downtown Athens across from Georgia Theatre at 240 N Lumpkin St., is an old dive the locals love to frequent. Athenians young and old gather here every night of the week to enjoy a game of pool, a beer and live music in the company of good friends.

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The Rook & Pawn

The Rook & Pawn is a place you can go with family, friends, or even alone to choose from a selection of over 400 tabletop board and card games to play while you eat, drink, and be merry. The Rook & Pawn serves food, coffee, tea, and spirits to enjoy while you play Candyland, Monopoly, Settlers of Catan, Twilight Imperium, or whatever game you like!

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Rose of Athens Theatre

Rose of Athens Theatre creates live performances that endeavor to speak to the entire community. We strive to both share our voices and exercise our ability to listen. By telling all of our stories and exploring our voices, Rose of Athens Theatre will strengthen our community of Athens, Georgia and further the communion of all peoples.

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Slingshot Festival

Slingshot Festival is a festival in Athens, GA hosting 40+ national, international and local musical acts, emerging international visual artists working in sound, video, and installation, a tech conference with presentations from the nation’s leading innovators on a range of technological concentrations, film screenings of documentaries, narrative films and experimental art films, plus lots of laughs on our annually sold out comedy night.

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Terrapin Beer Co.

Terrapin Beer Co. began as a daydream between founders John Cochran and Spike Buckowski, who met while working for a microbrewery in Atlanta. The two recognized that they had something to contribute to the brewing industry in the southeast, and began crafting recipes. In April of 2002, Rye Pale Ale made its first appearance in Athens, GA. Only a short six months later, Rye made it to Denver for GABF, where John and Spike took home a Gold Medal for the beer in the American Pale Ale Category.

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Tyche’s Games

Tyche’s Games is Athens, Georgia’s biggest little game store. We sell board games, card games, and roleplaying games. Play space available. Events most Saturdays. Friday Night Magic most Fridays.

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Vinyl Mag

Vinyl Mag is an experiential take on music, fashion and culture commentary as seen through the idiosyncratic lens of real pop culture fans. Its unique voice comes from personality-driven aspect of the publication, which invites readers to live vicariously through its writers, giving it an off the cuff, “live in the moment” feel as we hang out with bands, try new products and explore various aspects of popular culture.

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Wuxtry Records

Wuxtry Records was founded in Athens, GA in 1976. Wuxtry has been buying and selling records for over 35 years. We deal in all types of music but our specialties are Rock, Jazz, Big Band, and R & B. We carry Reggae, World Music, Rap, Latin, Country & Western, Folk, Bluegrass, Classical, Opera, Easy Listening, Soundtracks, and Spoken Word.

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