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Monday, June 18, 2012

Athfest 2012: EoA's Guide to Athfest: Intro

Wow, get ready to rock out... Athfest 2012, Athens' biggest celebration of music and the arts, kicks off this week! Craving some tips on how to get ready and make the most of this awesome festival?

Echoreyn of Athens' Guide to Athfest 

 What is Athfest? 
Here's the lowdown on the festival for those new to this scene. More than 150 bands will fill our town with their tunes throughout the massive show which spans this entire weekend from late Friday afternoon through early Sunday evening. Two outdoor stages, which sit at the Washington St. intersections of Hull St. and Pulaski St., will feature band after awesome band throughout the daylight hours, and best of all, this part of the festival is completely free! Also, during the day, there will be shows and activities just for kids at Kidsfest which will take place at the Lumpkin St. intersection. Plus, there will be booths showing off some of the creations of Athens' talented artists lining the streets of the festival. At night, venues all over Athens will host unbelievable lineups of bands for the 18 and up (and sometimes 21 and up) crowd to rock out to provided they've purchased an Athfest wristband. This year, many of the venues will be strictly wristband only, so get one for yourself now for just $22.50 right here (or you can purchase one during the weekend for $20 without the online surcharge). For more general Athfest info, you can check out their official site here.

 Athfest tidbits 
Ok, now let's get to the fun stuff. Have you got an iPhone or iPod touch? If so, later this week you'll be able to access our Athfest 2012 Edition of show picks right here on our mobile show picks web app!

And remember those Flagpole Athens Music Awards you voted for a few weeks ago? Well, you can check out the top nominees in each category to see if your favorites made it to the list by picking up a copy of this week's Flagpole magazine or checking out page 16 of the PDF version over at And don't forget to make your way over to the Morton Theatre at 7:30 PM on Thursday evening for the big awards show!

 We'll be posting even more Athfest info every day of this week including our picks for must-see shows and a list of things all music fans should remember to bring.  To make sure you don't miss a single post, be sure to 'like' our page over on Facebook, and tell your friends about Echoreyn of Athens too!

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