AthFest for Dummies: Musical Performances | Arts & Culture

For two years, summer in Athens has been a sleepy lull in the bustle and action that the academic year at the University of Georgia brings to the city. This weekend, AthFest Educates will host the first AthFest music and arts festival in over two years, showcasing local talent and drawing crowds to the streets of downtown Athens.

After a two-year hiatus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many festival-goers won’t know where to be, when to be there, who’s on stage and what to do next. The Red & Black has compiled this program and guide to help attendees find their way through the weekend’s musical performances.


Artists performing at AthFest are mostly local and regional, according to the AthFest website. The long list of artists and performers based in Athens is one of the many benefits that come with the city’s remarkable musical history and thriving music scene.

Artists will sell their work to vendors at the AthFest Artists’ Market along Washington Street between Hull Street and Lumpkin Street. More than 55 local vendors will offer everything from fine arts to crafts, according to the AthFest website.

Notable performances by well-known and beloved local bands include Hotel Fiction, Convict Julie, Lighthearted, Neighbor Lady, Maserati and Vision Video.


AthFest musical performances will take place in five locations, with an additional event at Hendershot’s.

The Wicked Weed Stage on Pulaski Street at Washington Street is the festival’s main stage. Food trucks, vendors, the AthFest merchandise tent, beer garden and viewing area will surround this stage.

The Hull Street Stage on Hull Street between Washington Street and Hancock Avenue will also host performances throughout the weekend. This stage will be surrounded by a beer garden and viewing area.

KidsFest will be a block section of AthFest, including the KidsFest Stage which will host performances by and for young people. KidsFest will also feature arts and crafts areas, demonstrations and more, according to the AthFest website.

Paid performances will take place at the Georgia Theater and the 40 Watt Club on June 24 and 25 after the outdoor festival performances conclude. Tickets for these shows can be purchased through the AthFest website.

Hendershot’s will host AthFest’s Gospel Brunch event on June 26 with live music from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


friday june 24

weed stage

5:00 p.m. AD ​​Blanco

5:50 p.m. Heffner

6:45 p.m. GrandVille

7:50 p.m. Sentencing Julie

9:00 p.m. Hotel Fiction

Hull Street Scene

5:30 p.m. playful

6:20 p.m. Convince the child

7:15 p.m.Elijah Johnston

8:20 p.m. Neighbor

9:00 p.m. Silent Block Party: DJ Mahogany versus Flash

KidsFest Stage

6:00 p.m. Smith Larrison

7:00 p.m. Dry Season

8:00 p.m. Cobra Surrender

The Georgia Theater

10:00 p.m. Niño Brown (rooftop)

10:20 p.m. ¢larke ¢ounty (rooftop)

10:30 p.m.

23:00 Motorhead 2X (rooftop)

11:20 p.m. BYV_Trubb (rooftop)

11:30 p.m. Linqua Franqa

00:00 Ant Da Ripper (rooftop)

00:20 Molly Tu Hott (roof)

00:30 Monsoon

1h00 Squalle (roof)

1h25 DJ ChiefRocka (rooftop)

40 watt club

10:00 p.m. Doctor of the Palace

11:00 p.m. Palace of Night

12:00 Modern Skirts

Saturday June 25

weed stage

12:00 p.m. Zac Crook

12:50 p.m. Check the signs

1:40 p.m. Telemarket

2:30pm CannonandtheBoxes

3:20 pm Shameless James

4:10 p.m. Blunt Bangs

5:00 p.m. Kxng Blanco

5:50 p.m. Wincas

6:45 p.m. Shehehe

7:50 p.m. Cassie Chantel

9:00 p.m. Video Viewing

Hull Street Scene

12:30 Reed Winckler

1:20 p.m. Kadillak

2:10 p.m. Jock Gang

3:00 p.m. Mother Before

3:50 p.m. From ashes to omens

4:40 p.m. Cam & His Dam Jam Band

5:30 p.m. Trvy and the enemy

6:20 p.m. Immaterial Possession

7:15 p.m. Well Kept

8:20 p.m. Lo Talker

9:00 p.m. Silent Block Party: TYL3R DAVIS and 333 THE LABEL

KidsFest Stage

10:30 Allegro

11:30 a.m. Camp Amped

00:30 Carpenter Academy of Irish Dancing

1:30 p.m. Evergreen

2:30 p.m. Strength dance academy

3:30 p.m. Mack2Tone

4:30 p.m. Full Moon Music School

5:30 p.m. Oconee Music

The Georgia Theater

10:00 p.m. Beat Up (rooftop)

10:30 p.m. Pip the Thought

11:00 p.m. Hunger Anthem (rooftop)

11:30 p.m. The Orange Constant

12:00 p.m. Everyday Dogs (Rooftop)

00:30 Underground spring

1h00 Fishbug (rooftop)

40 watt club

10:00 p.m. The Woggles

11:00 p.m. Pylon Reconstruction Society

00:00 Maserati

Sunday June 26

* Gospel brunch at Hendershot’s

11:30 am Ansley Stewart

12:30 p.m. Marco Hull

1:30 p.m. Shamar Stevens

weed stage

12:30 p.m. Bichos Vivos

1:20 p.m. Sarah Zúñiga

2:10 p.m. Ty Manning and the Slawdog Cookies

3:05 p.m. Larry’s homework

4:00 p.m. ISHUES

4:55 p.m. Silent Dogs

6:00 p.m. Rick Fowler Band

7:10 p.m. Kevn Kinney Power Group

Hull Street Scene

1:00 p.m. Beto Cocoa

1:50 p.m. Annie Leath

2:40 p.m. Hunter Morris & Blue Blood

3:30 p.m. Duddy Ken

4:25 p.m. Les Arcs

5:20 p.m. Good evening

6:30 p.m. Wonderland Rangers

KidsFest Stage

12:30 Merry Sunshine Band

1:30 p.m. I totally love it

2:30 pm Jessica All is well

3:30 p.m. HEART Music

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