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AthFest Educates Presents AthFest 2020!

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 $290,000 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 Bule Indian: AthFest 2013 – 17 Years of Music, Art, and Community

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.
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Feb 11, 2016 AthFest Educates Announces 20th Anniversary Commemorative 2 CD Set, Calls for Submissions From Athens Musicians.
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Feb 16, 2016 Musicians and artists called to submit to be a part of 20th anniversary AthFest Music & Arts Festival.
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Apr 04, 2016 AthFest Educates Announces Featured Artists for Special 20th Anniversary CD Set
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Oct 11, 2016 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
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Feb 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.
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Oct 03, 2016 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!
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