The B-52s and R.E.M. may have put Athens on the musical map, but this charming college town is so much more than a monument to past rock luminaries. Athens is alive. It’s a thriving, changing, fertile scene that is constantly cultivating new talent. Below, use the itinerary to find must-see music venues, festivals and more points of interest, and listen to music by local artists in the "Our Athens Picks" playlist.

  • 40 Watt Club

    The heart and soul of Athens’ music scene for more than 35 years, this legendary club has launched the careers of the city's most beloved acts.

Athens - Georgia Music

Our Athens Picks