AthFest Music & Arts Competition organizers introduced Tuesday that the favored pageant will happen June 24-26.
The three-day, free music occasion, which was unable to happen in 2020 and 2021 attributable to COVID-19 restrictions, will host reside music throughout three out of doors phases in downtown Athens with this yr’s theme as “Dan Smith.” Smith is a neighborhood artist — generally known as SeeDanPaint — and this yr, AthFest shall be adorned with logos created by Smith.
AthFest may even have its artist market with over 55 artists, makers and artisans in addition to KidsFest, a stage for the youthful technology in Athens. There may even be meals vans, retail distributors and beer gardens.
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The performers for this yr’s pageant are but to be introduced, however organizers mentioned that it’ll deal with Athens-based and Athens-affiliated acts.
There shall be further ticketed reveals on Friday and Saturday evening when the out of doors phases shut, happening on the Georgia Theatre and the 40 Watt Membership.
The occasion will start at 5 p.m. Friday with performances on the 2 predominant phases and acts on the KidsFest stage from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with center and highschool aged performers. On Friday, the principle phases can have music till roughly 10 p.m.
On Saturday, the pageant takes begins at 12:30 p.m. and can run till round 10 p.m.. KidsFest will open barely earlier at 10:00 a.m. On Sunday, AthFest will happen from 12:30 p.m. till 8 p.m.
AthFest raises cash for AthFest Educates, a nonprofit that provides grants for music and humanities schooling for k-12 youth in Athens. The 2022 pageant was awarded a Nationwide Endowment for the Arts “Grants for Arts Initiatives” award.
“These eager about acting at AthFest or taking part as an Artist Market vendor, retail vendor, or sponsor can discover out extra on AthFest.com,” mentioned AthFest organizers.