A 3-day Festival Supporting Music and Arts Education
June 22 - 26, 2016
The AthFest Music & Arts Festival brings the best local and regional musicians and visual artists together in Downtown Athens, Ga. By incorporating multiple events and venues throughout downtown, AthFest is able to reach a broad range of audiences and attracts an eclectic mix of lifestyle interests.
The festival showcases the best talent in our area, and generates huge awareness for the nonprofit, AthFest Educates, and its mission to provide much needed funding to support music and arts education for youth.
2016 is the 20th Anniversary of AthFest!
We partnered with the Athens Music Project and UGA Special Collections Library to record the oral history of AthFest. Listen to and learn all the back stories you never knew about!
Gretsch Guitar Auction
Athfest Educates launched the annual guitar auction. The fundraising efforts will be used to provide grants to local educators in their pursuit to elevate arts and music related initiatives in Athens.
AthFest Headline Bands Announced
Returning this year and playing Friday will be Family And Friends. The following night, we'll have Arrested Development headlining and then on Sunday, Kishi Bashi will take the stage!