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Take a Hip Trip to Athens!

You may know Athens, Georgia as home to R.E.M. and the B-52s, the city Rolling Stone named "#1 College Music Scene in America."

You may know it for the University of Georgia and Georgia Bulldogs, the "Classic City of the South" where rich tradition at the heart of a hip college town creates a culture unlike any other.

Nestled below the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Atlanta, Athens is a harmony of old and new: wedding-perfect Antebellum architecture, contemporary art and eclectic nightlife, a Victorian-era downtown teeming with funky shops and one of the South's most progressive culinary scenes.

Whether you're after a romantic getaway, a unique meeting destination or a quick trip from Atlanta, find what you've been missing in Athens, Georgia.

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Historical UGA Football Tour: Unbeaten, Untied, Undisputed

SEP
4
2015
  Join exhibit curator Jason Hasty for a tour of "Unbeaten, Untied, Undisputed: Georgia's 1980 National… MORE

Strung Like A Horse, GSB (Grassland String Band) & the Ale Raisers Fiddle…

SEP
4
2015
  Strung Like a Horse is a high- energy gypsy punk grass band based in the southeastern US. Your first taste of… MORE

UGA Volleyball vs. Georgia Tech

SEP
4
2015
  Come see the UGA Volleyball Team play in the Georgia Challenge, a two-day tournament that includes only teams… MORE

UGA Football vs. La. Monroe

SEP
5
2015
The Bulldogs will open the season with a nonconference game against Lousiana-Monroe! The entire town takes on a… MORE

UGA Hockey: Georgia Ice Dawgs vs. Auburn

SEP
8
2015
Come cheer on the Ice Dawgs as the open up their season at home against Auburn on Tuesday, September 8. Season… MORE

Shawn Mullins with Special Guest Sara Rachele

SEP
11
2015
  There has been an overwhelmingly positive response from Shawn Mullins live performances- one that has not… MORE

UGA Hockey: Georgia Ice Dawgs vs. Florida

SEP
11
2015
Come cheer on the Ice Dawgs as they face bitter rival Florida on Friday, September 11. Season tickets are now on… MORE

Athens Modern Homes Tour

SEP
12
2015
  On Saturday, September 12, 2015 there will be a modern home tour from noon to 5 p.m. of several gorgeous… MORE

Georgia Theatre presents: Best Coast

SEP
12
2015
Grab some friends and come out to 40 Watt to enjoy Best Coast as they perform their fresh new album California Nights.… MORE

Indie South Fair: Back to Cool Market

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12
2015
Indie South Fair provides a venue for artists to directly connect with the community by sharing their techniques and… MORE

Paddlin’, Food, Music & Fun on the Oconee: Riverkeeper Rally

SEP
13
2015
  The Altamaha Riverkeeper is partnering with Big Dogs on the River for a Sunday of serious river recreation on… MORE

An Evening with Shemekia Copeland

SEP
16
2015
Whether she's belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a… MORE

BIG Something with The Get Right Band

SEP
17
2015
  BIG Something is one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the Southeast. A six-piece powerhouse… MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour: Unbeaten, Untied, Undisputed

SEP
18
2015
Join exhibit curator Jason Hasty for a tour of "Unbeaten, Untied, Undisputed: Georgia's 1980 National Championship… MORE

The Kinchafoonee Cowboys

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18
2015
  The Kinchafoonee Cowboys began in December, 1991 in a pecan orchard in Terrell County, GA. The band's… MORE

UGA Football vs. South Carolina

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19
2015
The Georgia Bulldogs take on South Carolina in their second home game of the 2015 season. It's a RED OUT game, so… MORE

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Atlanta Symphony Chorus

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20
2015
For the 20th season opening concert, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra joins with the 200-voice Atlanta Symphony… MORE

Athens Chefs Dinner: Whole Hog BBQ

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21
2015
The Athens Chefs Dinner returns with a bit of a change up. Chuck Ramsey has volunteered to host a family style BBQ… MORE

Broadway Entertainment Series: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

SEP
21
2015
  "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is… MORE

Helmet

SEP
24
2015
  Helmet are pleased to announce the third and final leg of their 2015 United States Betty Tour. The band will… MORE

Futurebirds - “Hotel Parties” Album Release Show

SEP
25
2015
  Covered in kudzu and swathed in a blanket of humidity, spanish moss, feedback and reverb exists Futurebirds.… MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour: Unbeaten, Untied, Undisputed

SEP
25
2015
Join exhibit curator Jason Hasty for a tour of "Unbeaten, Untied, Undisputed: Georgia's 1980 National Championship… MORE

23rd Annual Insectival

SEP
26
2015
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia will host the 23rd annual Insectival family… MORE

UGA Football vs. Southern

SEP
26
2015
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Southern in their third home game of the 2015 season. The entire town takes on a… MORE

Mike Silverman aka That1Guy

SEP
28
2015
  With an extensive and amazing track record of unique and imaginative performances featuring his curious… MORE

Father John Misty

SEP
30
2015
Father John Misty is an American folk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer. Maintaining a steady output of solo… MORE

UGA Hockey: Georgia Ice Dawgs vs. Kennesaw State

OCT
1
2015
  Come cheer on the Ice Dawgs as they face off against Kennesaw State at home on Thursday, October 1. Season… MORE

Drivn' N' Cryin'

OCT
2
2015
  DNC played their first show at Atlanta’s famed 688 Club in '85. The band quickly gained attention for… MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour: Unbeaten, Untied, Undisputed

OCT
2
2015
Join exhibit curator Jason Hasty for a tour of "Unbeaten, Untied, Undisputed: Georgia's 1980 National Championship… MORE

UGA Football vs. Alabama

OCT
3
2015
Alabama will make its first visit to Sanford Stadium since 2008! It's a RED OUT game, so wear your red!  The… MORE

5th Annual Autumn Harvest Feast

OCT
4
2015
Share a family style Sunday dinner, music, and silent auction with your favorite local farmers, artisans, chefs, and… MORE

Chase Rice in Concert: JD and Jesus Tour 2015

OCT
9
2015
Tickets on sale Friday, August 14, 2015. This event is located at the new 440 Foundry Pavilion.  MORE

GATH Presents: Rubblebucket with ELEL

OCT
9
2015
Georgia Theatre presents Rubblebucket at Live Wire Athens on October 9, 2015.  MORE

31st Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

OCT
10
2015
The Athens Folk Music and Dance Society invites you to celebrate the 31st Annual North Georgia Folk Festival, on… MORE

Jittery Joe's Ride, Rock, & Run: To Build 84th Home!

OCT
10
2015
  This year Habitat for Humanity is expanding their annual Jittery Joe's Fall Classic Century event into a… MORE

Randall Bramblett Band CD Release Party

OCT
10
2015
  The Foundry welcomes back one of their favorite songwriters, RANDALL BRAMBLETT and his stellar band to the… MORE

My Athens & Terrapin Present: Taco Takedown

OCT
11
2015
  My Athens and Terrapin are teaming up to present the Athens Taco Takedown, a battle of the barbacoa, a clash… MORE

UGA Volleyball vs. South Carolina

OCT
14
2015
  Watch the Bulldogs take on the Gamecocks in this conference event! MORE

Mandolin Orange

OCT
15
2015
  Mandolin Orange makes music that WNYC describes as being “laced with bluegrass, country and… MORE

Tedeschi Trucks Band

OCT
15
2015
The Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform at The Classic Center Theatre Thursday, October15, 2015, at 8 p.m. Tickets for… MORE

Zach Deputy

OCT
15
2015
  Zach Deputy was raised in the South Carolina heat, all cooked up in his Puerto Rican, Cruzan and Irish… MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour: Unbeaten, Untied, Undisputed

OCT
16
2015
Join exhibit curator Jason Hasty for a tour of "Unbeaten, Untied, Undisputed: Georgia's 1980 National Championship… MORE

University of Georgia Homecoming Parade

OCT
16
2015
This annual parade is led by the Redcoat Band, the parade will include floats, displays and appearances by the UGA… MORE

Zombie Farms and the Masque of the Red Death

OCT
16
2015
    Athens Zombie Tours will be open for the 2015 haunt season with a haunted walking trail through the… MORE

UGA Football vs. Missouri

OCT
17
2015
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Missouri in their fifth home game of the 2015 season.  It's a RED OUT game, so wear… MORE

Hip-Hop Harvest

OCT
23
2015
  Kick off Hop Harvest weekend!  Terrapin will get you into the groove that Friday with a little hip-hop… MORE

The Bright Light Social Hour

OCT
23
2015
  The Bright Light Social Hour convened while Curtis Roush and Jack O’Brien attended graduated school at… MORE

The Polyphonic Spree

OCT
23
2015
  The band will be celebrating its 15th year by performing “The Beginning Stages of...” in its… MORE

AthHalf: AthHalf's Health and Fitness Expo and Half Marathon

OCT
24
2015
The 6th annual AthHalf combines our city's love of music and art with its vibrantly enthusiastic health community to… MORE

Harvest Moon Dinner

OCT
24
2015
The Harvest Moon Dinner was created as an intimate dinner to support the mission of ALT and celebrate the landscapes… MORE

Terrapin's Hop Harvest Festival

OCT
24
2015
Pull out your calendars and make a big green X on Saturday, October 24, 2015 for the 6th Annual Hop Harvest Festival… MORE

Striking Matches with Fairground Saints

OCT
28
2015
  With their T Bone Burnett-produced debut album, guitar-wielding duo Striking Matches creates an unexpected… MORE

Halloween Concert: Unknown Hinson

OCT
30
2015
  Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 Halloween Bash featuring Unknown Hinson! A review of his 2012 Halloween… MORE

Wild Rumpus Halloween Parade

OCT
31
2015
The vision of The Wild Rumpus is to provide an organized avenue for the massive array of Athens creativity which… MORE

UGA Volleyball vs. Flordia

NOV
1
2015
  Everyone's welcome to come enjoy the UGA Volleyball Team go against long-term rivals Florida Gators! MORE

Broadway Entertainment Series: THE ILLUSIONISTS

NOV
5
2015
  The Classic Center's Broadway Entertainment Series is the crown jewel in the annual entertainment lineup in… MORE

Loudon Wainwright III

NOV
5
2015
  Born in Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1946, Loudon Wainwright III came to fame when “Dead Skunk” became a… MORE

Spotlight on the Arts Festival at UGA

NOV
5
2015
The arts at UGA will be spotlighted during a nine-day festival in November when members of the UGA Arts Council will… MORE

UGA Volleyball vs. Kentucky

NOV
5
2015
  Come watch the Georgia Bulldogs take on Kentucky on home court! MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour: Unbeaten, Untied, Undisputed

NOV
6
2015
Join exhibit curator Jason Hasty for a tour of "Unbeaten, Untied, Undisputed: Georgia's 1980 National Championship… MORE

UGA Football vs. Kentucky

NOV
7
2015
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Kentucky in their sixth home game of the 2015 season.  It's a BLACK OUT GAME, so… MORE

Dom Irrera

NOV
11
2015
  When Dom Irrera takes the stage, he does not simply get on it, he owns it! Dom projects a singular charisma… MORE

Emi Sunshine

NOV
13
2015
  It’s impossible to explain the exceptional talents of Emi Sunshine, a 10-year-old East Tennessee… MORE

UGA Hockey: Georgia Ice Dawgs vs. Georgia Tech

NOV
13
2015
  Come cheer on the Ice Dawgs as they renew another chapter of "Clean Old Fashion Hate" by facing off… MORE

of Montreal

NOV
14
2015
  Of Montreal is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. It was founded by frontman Kevin Barnes in 1996,… MORE

Benefit Concert: Pianist George Winston

NOV
15
2015
  Pianist George Winston will perform at The Foundry in Athens, GA, on Sunday, November 15th at 7:30 p.m. 100%… MORE

Broadway Entertainment Series: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY

NOV
19
2015
  The Classic Center's Broadway Entertainment Series is the crown jewel in the annual entertainment lineup in… MORE

Denny Laine with The Cryers

NOV
19
2015
  Denny Laine had his first hit with the Moody Blues in 1964. He opened for Jimi Hendrix as a solo artist in… MORE

Historical UGA Football Tour: Unbeaten, Untied, Undisputed

NOV
20
2015
Join exhibit curator Jason Hasty for a tour of "Unbeaten, Untied, Undisputed: Georgia's 1980 National Championship… MORE

Tab Benoit

NOV
20
2015
  Athens is proud to say that Tab Benoit has become something of an institution at The Foundry. Each time he… MORE

UGA Hockey: Georgia Ice Dawgs vs. LSU

NOV
20
2015
  Grab some friends and come cheer on the Ice Dawgs as they face off against LSU on Friday, November 20. … MORE

UGA Football vs. Georgia Southern

NOV
21
2015
The Georgia Bulldogs take on Georgia Southern in their final home game of the 2015 season. The entire town takes on… MORE

UGA Volleyball vs. Mississippi State

NOV
22
2015
  Come watch the last home game of the Demon Deacon Classic! The Georgia Bulldogs are taking on Mississippi… MORE

 

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