Verizon Wireless presents the eleventh annual AthFest 2007 from Wednesday, June 20 through Sunday, June 24 in historic downtown Athens, GA, on Washington Street across from the 40 Watt Club.

Perpetual Groove
Over 150 bands and artists, representing the best in regional and national talent, will perform on two outdoor stages and in an evening "club crawl." This year's headlining artists on the outdoor stages include: PERPETUAL GROOVE, THE WHIGS and DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS. Performers on the outdoor stages are FREE of charge, and include: WARM IN THE WAKE, THE WINTER SOUNDS, SQUAT, KIMBERLY MORGAN & THE EVERLOVIN’ BAND, SLEEPY HORSES, 8-TRACK GORILLA & THE LOVE HANDLES, BEYOND TOMORROW, JACKPOT CITY, DIVINE MAGGEES, STILL, SMALL VOICE & THE JOYFUL NOISE, BANG BANG BANG, LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS, JAZZ CHRONIC, PASSAFIRE, SHORT ROAD HOME, JASON HARWELL, THE CORDUROY ROAD, WAMPUS CAT SCANNERS, DAVID DONDERO, and LAKE CITY. The club crawl comprises 19 music venues, including the 40 Watt Club, Georgia Theatre, Caledonia, The Melting Point, Tasty World and more. Performers include JACK LOGAN, SOUTHERN BITCH, DEAD CONFEDERATE, DON CHAMBERS & GOAT, MODERN SKIRTS, THE BEARFOOT HOOKERS, DAVE BARBE, THE SQUALLS, TIME TOY, TIN CUP PROPHETTE and many more. Wristbands for the club crawl are only $15.

Special events at this year's AthFest include: Flagpole Music Awards at the Morton Theater on June 21 at 8:00 p.m.; The Earth Will Swallow You, an exhibition at the Lyndon House, with visual insights on Widespread Panic, from June 15 to August 25; Sprockets Music & Video Show, presented by Film::Athens, June 20 at 40 Watt Club; Self Made, a touring group of three visual artists from San Francisco, presented by ATHICA, on June 21; TeenScreen FilmFest and Benefit Concert presents a lineup of diverse short films made by local teenage artists; RockDocs, a series of documentary films covering a wide range of musical genres with guest filmmakers and musicians, at Ciné June 15 to June 26; and a free Juried Artisan Market from June 22 to June 24. KidsFest, held June 23 and 24 from noon to 6:00 p.m., includes a stage for musical performances, Sam Path's Petting Zoo, and a demo from the Classic Martial Arts Club. KidsFest is free of charge.

[Published on: 6/13/07]

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Emo Wed 6/13/2007 10:34AM
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15$ tickets. thats not too bad

cmaxwell starstarstarstarstar Wed 6/13/2007 10:40AM
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PGroove is free! So Drive By Truckers not worth seeing? Wow, milesgone you must have a very narrow scope of good music. Dead Confederate is badass too. Only money is for the club crawl.

barstoolrodeo4 Wed 6/13/2007 12:35PM
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$15 bucks is nothing, and although I like P Groove, I like the Drive By Truckers much much more--great singing, lyrics, kickass rock show overall. 2 great and very different bands from the Southeast, if I lived in GA I would definitely be there

willm1 Wed 6/13/2007 01:58PM
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$15 is awesome. it costs more than $15 to see the truckers alone. sure as hell is worth it though

BrianG Wed 6/13/2007 02:30PM
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no ones mentioned yet how awesome the Whigs are.

onefatsucka starstarstarstarstar Wed 6/13/2007 04:22PM
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If you haven't heard of/seen Passafire, check them out, they are the shit!

lvcheese Wed 6/13/2007 04:52PM
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Caught P-Groove at wakarusa twice and it was sick.

peaton Wed 6/13/2007 07:57PM
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Yeah man, the Whigs are pretty boss too, be sure to check em out if you're going.

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yeah but I live in chattanooga, I wont drive to athens just for that, pgroove plays here about 3 times a year!! I can wait. HEY C MAXWELL, go look at my list of favorite bands and tell me again My scope of good music is NARROW. piece.

totalot Thu 6/14/2007 10:39AM
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saw perpetual groove at the first night wakarusa. looking for them to change my mind about them but they didnt.....

kjm starstarstarstar Thu 6/14/2007 10:45AM
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I think the three headlining bands are perfect for Athfest. Each are completely their own band, and I think well represent the diversity of the music scene in Athens!

actionclimate starstarstarstarstar Thu 6/14/2007 10:50AM
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Attention Athens, GA Pgroove fans! Please visit to learn more about the Global Warming Acoustic Concert and House Party taking place Friday June 29th in Athens. There will be guest speakers, food and bevrage as well as musical performances from Ham 1, Stereo Campbell and BROCK BUTLER of Perpetual Groove.

An intimate, outdoor acoustic concert to raise funds for a good cause at a secret location!!! Visit and send a friend request. Directions will be emailed to you by June 22nd. $20 suggested donation. Please walk, bike or carpool if possible. Space is limited and will fill up fast!

Thanks in advance Jambasers!


David Eduardo

cmaxwell starstarstarstarstar Sat 6/16/2007 12:36AM
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Mr. Miles Gone, I must admit we have extremely similar musical taste. Still, not a fest to miss.

DeadStickLanding starstarstarstarstar Tue 6/19/2007 07:43AM
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For those of you with the club crawl wristbands, check out Dead Stick Landing, an eclectic rock trio whose sound, which revolves around hook-laden rock while incorporating progressive elements, genre-crossing, and improvisation, is influenced by 90's alternative (311, Ween, Primus, RHCP), classic rock (Jimi Hendrix, Rush, Frank Zappa, The Police, Talking Heads), and progressive jamrock (UM, phish)

widespread1988 Tue 7/10/2007 08:14AM
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p groove blows....