The AthFest Music and Arts Festival is a highly acclaimed event held annually in historic downtown Athens, GA, a town long renowned for its thriving music scene. For the past 15 years, AthFest has used the festival to showcase the best in regionally and nationally recognized Athens-based talent.
This year, over 100 bands and artists will perform on three outdoor stages and in over a dozen of the town’s best music venues. The outdoor stages are all ages and free of charge. The two-night club crawl features 3 WRISTBAND-ONLY shows, and the rest are subject to cover charge OR free with AthFest Wristband. The wristband is good for both nights at the club crawl, and also grants you discounted access to affiliated events. Purchase your wristbands online here.
Besides the musical offerings there is also a free Artists Market that has over 60 local and regional artists. There is also a kid and family friendly area called KidsFest that has free hands-on arts activities for children and free performances by local adult musicians playing specifically for kids, as well as youth performances.
To round things out there are also local filmmaker showcases at Ciné organized by Film:Athens and the Flagpole Magazine Athens Music Awards at the historic Morton Theater. Featuring over 100 bands in 10+ venues, 3 FREE outdoor stages, a club crawl, artists’ market, film screenings, kids fest and more!