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255 North Avenue
Athens, GA 30601
Phone: (706) 995-4000
Fax: (706) 995-4004
The Melting Point hones many feathers in its cap. This wonderful bar is also a classic music venue and its stage has been graced by many popular, local bands. Not only do the drinks keep your spirits high during a performance but the food menu at this place also deserves a special applaud.
Located within Hotel Indigo Athens, is the spectacular Rialto Room that's best known to feature noteworthy musical performances and recordings. It offers a warm and intimate setting to renowned and emerging musical artists, fully equipped for all types of live music or audio-visual needs.. The 5,000 sq. ft. space features a beautifully designed granite rotunda entrance – perfect for refreshment breaks and welcome tables – and warm hardwood floors throughout. The space is also great for hosting private or corporate events, social gatherings, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, and other festive parties and events.
From theater productions to country music stars to community events, the Classic Center Theatre in Athens has it all. Visitors can come and enjoy musicals or plays with many productions for children to watch as well. In addition, the Classic Center hosts community events, making it possible for organizations to rent rooms. And with its motto "Be Impressed," visitors can't help be anything but wowed by what the theater offers.
A popular hangout in the northern eastern part of the state, is the Georgia Theatre. It has loads to offer, from movies and concerts to shows. Make sure you are 18 years of age and over to step in here, as they are very strict about ID. This theater is said to be the stepping stone to success for new talent, as it offers many opportunities to aspiring performers. It is a relatively vibrant place as compared to older establishments, so movie-watching takes a whole new meaning here. Come by with your friends, have a beer or two and catch a movie, it will definitely prove to be enjoyable! Check website for event details.
The 40 Watt Club is a historic bar which dates back to the birth of punk rock. The bar is today used as a venue for various live music events and concerts, some of which are local and some national.
Normaltown Hall is a great place to experience Athens’ live music scene. Their eclectic schedule features regional bands and touring musicians, spanning from several genres. Previous line-ups have included the likes of Daniel Romano, Angel Olsen, Andrew Cedermark and Rick Fowler Band.
The Fortress is a DIY venue and only those in the know are aware of it. Tucked away near Reese Street Historic District, it is located in a residential area. Some of their previous listings are Each Other, Red Sea, Shy Violet, Realistic Pillow, Sad Dads and What Moon Things.
A classified venue that is known amongst those who love alternative music. The Secret Squirrel is well hidden in the basement of a deserted shop and the action starts late in the night. Only those in the know are aware of this place. Some of their previous listings are Lord Scrummage, Werewolves, Blissed Out and Bubbly Mommy Gun.
Get ready for some live and spirited action at the Sanford Stadium. Based within the University of Georgia and named after the late Dr. S. V. Sanford, its holding capacity of 92,746 makes it the fifth largest in the country. All those football lovers find their base here, as it makes for a spectacular stadium with all the facilities and state-of-the-art sound and lighting arrangement. The university's very own heroes, the Georgia Bulldogs, are famous and a very strong team. So come and cheer and be a part of the glory and agony of the teams playing here. Check out the website for scheduled events.
This multi-purpose arena is home to the Georgia Bulldogs, University of Georgia's basketball and gymnastics teams. Named after Herman J. Stegeman, UGA's coach from 1919 to 1939, it is busy all year long, hosting sporting activities, concerts and a host of other entertainment events. The coliseum seats over 10,000 people and also saw some action during the Centennial Olympic Games in the year 1996.
A premier venue for motorsports in the Jackson County and the outlying areas, the Gresham Motorsports Park is located near the outskirts of the city of Jefferson. The track has been operational since 1967, when it was opened as the Jefco Speedway, and has hosted some of the most prestigious events in motor racing. The asphalt oval track at this park has undergone several renovations and modifications over the years, to provide a safe and efficient racing track. Besides motorsports, the Gresham Motorsports Park also hosts community events, concerts, arts festivals, music festivals, and much more. See the website for further information.