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Monday, June 17, 2013

Athfest 2013: EoA's Guide to Athfest: Intro

Bands are gathering to rock stages all over town, artists are prepping their wares... That's right.  It's time for Athfest 2013, Athens' biggest celebration of music and art!  All the madness goes down this week.  Dying to make the most of the wild festival?

Well, for the third year in a row, we present...

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 between the Washington St. parking deck and Morton Theatre. Plus, there will be booths showing off the creations of some of Athens' most talented artists lining the streets of the festival. At night, venues all over town will host unbelievable lineups of bands for the 18 and up (and sometimes 21 and up) crowd 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 $20 right here (or you can purchase one during the festival itself). For more general Athfest info, you can check out their official site here.

 Athfest tidbits 
Ok, now let's get to the fun stuff. If you're coming to the festival armed with a smartphone or tablet, later this week you'll be able to access our Athfest 2013 Edition of show picks right here!

And remember those Flagpole Athens Music Awards you voted for a few weeks ago? Well, now you can check out the top nominees in each category to see if your favorites made it to the list. 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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