30490 Highway 441
Commerce, GA 30529
Phone: (706) 336-0000
Fax: (706) 336-0026
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.
Established in 1982, the Lanier National Speedway has been host to prestigious racing and motorsport events for NASCAR. Originally established as a dirt track in 1982, the circuit moved to an asphalt surface in 1987, thus opening up to a wide array of competitions. The track boasts of a seating capacity of 4500 spectators. Though the number of events held here has diminished over the years, the track remains a popular motorsport venue in the region. Check website for more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For over 40 years, Road Atlanta has been North Georgia's premier destination for sports car and motorcycle racing. The 12-turn race track winds through and over the Georgia hills. Legends like Mario Andretti and even Hollywood star Paul Newman have raced at Road Atlanta, and the track has appeared in movies. A playground for the kids is located in a picnic area, and there are plenty of VIP ticket options during races. In addition to spectator events throughout the year, Road Atlanta staff will also give tours on non-race days. The Pro Shop adjacent to the office has everything from souvenir tee-shirts and model cars to racing equipment.
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.
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.
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.
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.