AthFest for Dummies: Musical Performances | Art and culture

For the past two years, summer in Athens has been a sleepy respite from the hustle and bustle that the academic year at the University of Georgia brings to the city. This weekend, AthFest Educates hosts the first AthFest Music and Arts Festival in over two years, highlighting local talent and drawing crowds back to the streets of downtown Athens.

After a two-year hiatus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many festival-goers will be unsure of where to be, when to be there, who’s on stage and what to do next. The Red & Black has put together this schedule and guide to help attendees navigate their way through the weekend’s musical performances.


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

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

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


AthFest musical performances will be held at five venues, with an additional event at Hendershot.

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

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

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

Ticketed performances will take place on June 24th and 25th following the conclusion of the open-air festival performances at the Georgia Theater and 40 Watt Club. Tickets for these shows can be purchased through the AthFest website.

Hendershot’s is hosting the AthFest Gospel Brunch event with live music on June 26th from 11:30am – 2:30pm


Friday June 24th

Wicked Weed stage

17:00 AD Blanco

17:50 Heffner

18:45 Grand Ville

7:50 p.m. Condemned Julie

21:00 Hotel Fiction

Hull Street Stage

5:30 p.m. carefree

18:20 Convince the child

7:15 p.m. Elijah Johnston

20:20 neighbor

21:00 Silent Block Party: DJ Mahogany vs Flash

KidsFest stage

18:00 Smith Larrison

19:00 drying time

8:00 p.m. Cobra surrender

The Georgia Theater

10:00 p.m. Niño Brown (roof)

10:20 p.m. ¢larke ¢ounty (roof)

22:30 Wieuca

23:00 Motorhead 2X (Roof)

11:20 p.m. BYV_Trubb (roof)

11:30 pm Linqua Franqa

00:00 Ant Da Ripper (Roof)

00:20 Molly Tu Hott (Roof)

12:30 a.m. Monsoon

1:00 am Squalle (roof)

1:25 am DJ ChiefRocka (roof)

40 watt club

10:00 p.m. Palace doctor

23:00 Night Palace

12:00 p.m. Modern skirts

Saturday June 25th

Wicked Weed stage

12:00 p.m. Zac Crook

12:50 PM Check the signs

1:40 p.m. Telemarket

2:30 p.m. Cannon and the Boxes

3:20 pm The Shameless James

16:10 Blunt bangs

5:00 p.m. Kxng Blanco

17:50 Wincas

18:45 Shehehe

7:50 p.m. Cassie Chantel

21:00 Vision video

Hull Street Stage

12:30 Reed Winckler

13:20 Kadillak

14:10 Jock Gang

3:00 p.m. Mother Fore

3:50 p.m. Ashes to Omen

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

5:30 p.m. Trvy & The Enemy

18:20 Intangible property

7:15 p.m. Well cared for

20:20 Lo Talker

21:00 Silent Block Party: TYL3R DAVIS and 333 THE LABEL

KidsFest stage

10:30 Allegro

11:30 am Camp Amped

12:30 am The Carpenter Academy of Irish Dance

13:30 Evergreen

2:30 p.m. Power Dance Academy

15:30 Mack2Tone

4:30 p.m. Full Moon School for Music

5:30pm Oconee Music

The Georgia Theater

22:00 Beat Up (roof)

10:30 pip the pansy

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

11:30 p.m. The orange constant

12:00 am Everyday Dogs (roof)

00:30 Subterranean Springhouse

1:00 a.m. Fishbug (roof)

40 watt club

10:00 p.m. The Woggles

23:00 Pylon Reenactment Society

12:00 p.m. Maserati

Sunday June 26th

* Gospel brunch at Hendershot’s

11:30 am Ansley Stewart

12:30 p.m. Marco Hull

13:30 Shamar Stevens

Wicked Weed stage

12:30 p.m. Bichos Vivos

13:20 Sarah Zuniga

14:10 Ty Manning and the Slawdog Biscuits

3:05 pm Larry’s homework

4:00 p.m. ISHUES

4:55 pm Quiet dogs

18:00 Rick Fowler Band

7:10 p.m. Kevn Kinney Electric Band

Hull Street Stage

13:00 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. The arches

17:20 The Howdies

6:30pm Wonderland Rangers

KidsFest stage

12:30 p.m. Merry Sunshine Band

1:30 p.m. How total

2:30 pm Jessica It’s all good

3:30 pm HEART music

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