Athens Music Tour

Pedestrian-friendly with loads of personality, downtown Athens is anchored by a thriving community of live music venues. Walking tours highlight the city's storied music history while the abundance of venues, from the living room-sized Flicker Theatre & Bar to the Georgia Theatre, host rising local acts and welcome regional and national artists to their little slice of live music heaven in the South.

Athens Self-Guided Music History Tour

The self-guided tour features 20-plus sites essential to the city’s fabled music history from the six locations in the evolution of the 40 Watt Club to the railroad trestle featured on the cover of R.E.M.’s "Murmur." The printed guide reveals the “musical pasts&rdquo...

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Downtown Athens Nightlife

Choices, choices, choices…that's what live music fans get with a visit to downtown Athens. Whether it's an eclectic combo at Hendershot's, a five-band night at Caledonia, bluegrass at The Melting Point on Terrapin Tuesday or a sold-out national act at the 40 Watt...

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Weaver D's Delicious Fine Food

R.E.M. borrowed the title for its 1992 album, "Automatic For the People," from the motto of this Athens soul food restaurant, and although legions of music fans and locals have passed through its doors since, rumors of the closure of Weaver D’s Delicious Fine Foods have been...

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Terrapin Brewery

The company name for Terrapin Brewery was inspired by the Grateful Dead album, "Terrapin Station," so it's not surprising that this craft brewery features live music at most of its tours and tastings. Plan a visit on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to...

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Wuxtry Records

Named one of the “Top 25 record stores in the U.S.A.” by "Rolling Stone," Wuxtry has been buying and selling records in downtown Athens since 1976. The wide selection of music features all genres on CD and LP. Wuxtry is self-described as “not only a user-friendly...

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