AthFest is expected to bring crowds back to downtown Athens

AthFest raises money for the nonprofit AthFest Educates, which awards grants to support music education for K-12 students in Athens

AthFest returns to its spot on the summer calendar: the three-day music festival gets underway this evening in downtown Athens, with music and food continuing through Sunday on street stages and in a variety of bars and nightclubs. Kevin Kinney and Rick Fowler are among the headliners for the festival that showcases mostly Athens bands and performers.

From the AthFest website…

AthFest is an annual free, three-day festival that celebrates Athens, GA’s vibrant creative culture, featuring local and regional musicians and visual artists. Thousands of people flock to the streets of historic downtown Athens each AthFest to experience live music by artists from a variety of genres, enjoy local artwork, and soak up the vibe of one of America’s coolest cities. Locals mingle with out of towners while music fills the air and art, food and fun fill the streets.

The festival includes three free outdoor stages with live music performances, a block-long Artist Market with dozens of visual artists, artisans and makers, and a block-long KidsFest area to make sure even our youngest fans get in on the music and art fun!

AthFest 2022 also includes ticketed Club Shows at two of Athens’ most iconic venues: the 40 Watt Club and the Georgia Theatre, after the outdoor stages have closed, and a Gospel Brunch on Sunday at Hendershot’s.

AthFest raises money for the nonprofit AthFest Educates, which awards grants to support music and arts education for K-12 students in Athens.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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