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AthFest Educates Presents AthFest 2016!

What is the AthFest Music & Arts Festival?

AthFest is a multi-day music and arts festival in Downtown Athens, GA that showcases local, regional, and national musical talent. The festival includes three outdoor stages, an artist market, a two-night Club Crawl including over 12 venues, and a three-day KidsFest celebration. And all proceeds directly benefit AthFest Educates.

Students in music classes benefit from AthFest Educates funding. Since 2009, AthFest Educates, an Athens-based nonprofit, has awarded over $250,000 in grants to schools, community organizations, and government agencies to support high-quality music and arts education programming for Athens-Clarke County youth.

In addition to our summer music festival, we also produce the AthHalf Half Marathon each October as our other major fundraiser. These events make it possible for us to award bi-annual grants throughout our community.

For a comprehensive article on AthFest history, check out this story by The Blue Indian: AthFest 2013 – 17 Years of Music, Art, and Community

To listen to the oral history of AthFest as shared by long time AthFest supporters and planners, check out the Athens Music Project AthFest Oral History project.

If you want to learn more about our organization, its mission, and our grantees, head to the AthFest Educates homepage!

Recent Press Releases

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May 10, 2016 AthFest Educates Announces Full Lineup For 20th Anniversary AthFest Music and Arts Festival Outdoor Stages, Wristband-only Club Crawl Shows click here to view full release
April 4, 2016 AthFest Educates Announces Featured Artists for Special 20th Anniversary CD Set click here to view full release
February 16, 2016 Musicians and artists called to submit to be a part of 20th anniversary athfest music & arts festival. click here to view full release
February 11, 2016 AthFest Educates announced that partners have been selected for a large-scale public art mural project to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the AthFest Music & Arts Festival this year. click here to view full release
February 4, 2016 AthFest Educates Announces 20th Anniversary Commemorative 2 CD Set, Calls for Submissions From Athens Musicians. click here to view full release

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