It’s that time of year again and for those of you who have never experienced AthFest..here are 3 reasons why it is a must:
1. The outdoor stages and Artist Market are free to the general public so what’s to lose?!
2. It is for a good cause. AthFest, Inc., a non-profit organization, supports local music and arts education programs for Athens-Clarke County children.
3. AthFest is ranked one of the Top 10 Summer Music Festivals by Livability.com…and hellooo everyone loves the one and only Classic City.
Now for the AMAZING lineup, drum roll please….You do not want to miss these shows!
Dana Swimmer @ Hull Street Stage- 6pm
Judah & The Lion @ Pulaski Street Stage- 6:30pm
Family & Friends @ Pulaski Street Stage- 7:45 pm
Stokeswood @ Hull Street Stage- 8:30pm
Reptar @ Pulaski Street Stage- 9pm
Party Dolls @ Hull Street Stage- 4:15pm
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band @ Pulaski Street Stage- 6pm
Ruby the Rabbitfoot @ Hull Street Stage- 8:30pm
Kishi Bashi @ Pulaski Street Stage- 9pm
Drivin’ N Cryin’ @ Pulaski Street Stage- 7pm
After the outdoor shows end, Athfest gets EVEN BETTER. The best way to take in the full AthFest experience is buying a $20 wristband for the Club Crawl, featuring 14 venues in 2 nights. Purchase tickets on the AthFest website or in person at Wuxtry, Low Yo Yo, or the Athens Welcome Center. Check out:
New Madrid @ Georgia Theater- 11:15pm
Dank Sinatra @ Green Room- 12:30am
Walden @ Cine- 12am
Woodfangs @ 40 Watt- 11:15pm
Futurebirds @ 40 Watt- 12:30am
On top of “crawling” from Athens’ best venues, the AthFest wristband can get you the discount of a $5 ticket for The Wired Dance Music Festival. It showcases the best local and regional talent in the electronic music scene. From deep house to festival trap and dubstep to drum & bass. This event takes place at New Earth Music Hall on Saturday. There are 20 acts, just a few fan favorites are Reid Speed, Keith MacKenzie, and Smookie Illson.
Check out the full schedule at www.athfest.com
Last but not least, the Artist Market has over 50 artists from Georgia and the Southeast selling jewelry, photography, woodworking, furniture, drawing, painting, fabric, sculpture, clothing, glass, and ceramic. Help support all that they do!