Saturday, July 4

17 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. (8 a.m.)

    WASTED ON THE WAYSIDE Athens-based Americana trio. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." 

  • The Foundry

    2 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).

    CLASSIC CITY AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL The roots music happening returns for a seventh year. Featuring Dom Flemons, Grassland String Band, Little Country Giants, Norma Rae, North Georgia Bluegrass Band, Adam Klein & the Wild Fires, The Skillet Lickers, Art Rosenbaum and Cortez Garza. See story on p. 11.

  • Georgia Square Mall

    4 p.m. FREE!

    ATHENS CELEBRATES AMERICA! Before the fireworks, enjoy music from The Splitz Band, Shawn Wilcox Band, Classic Reunion Band and Zenith Blue. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8:30 p.m. $30.

    ROOFTOP RENDEZVOUS Come kick off your Fourth of July festivities with drinks, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and smooth jazz, old school R&B and reggae.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    LOS CRIPIS Argentinian anarcho-pop duo.

    FUNGI GIRLS Psychedelic garage-rock trio from Fort Worth, TX.

    MANS TRASH Skewed pop sounds from Mercer West (The Dream Scene, Bubbly Mommy Gun).

    CGI JOE The musical alias of Joe Kubler, formerly known as Rene LeConte.

    THE VG MINUS '70s-styled power-pop/punk.

    DJ BLOWPOP Joe Kubler (aka CGI Joe) spins a set of tunes.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    WILD CARD Local country/Southern rock trio.




  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Scott Baxendale (8 a.m.) and Waisted on the Wayside (10 a.m.).

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities and live music. Every Saturday.

  • Georgia Square Mall

    4–10 p.m. FREE! 706-543-7908

    Athens Celebrates America

    Celebrate July 4th with fireworks and foodtrucks. Live music by The Splitz Band, the Shawn Wilcox Band and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.