One of the many reasons we love the symbiotic relations between town and gown, music and the university go together like UGA and Athens, GA and there is no better example than ATHfest:
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 in more than 10 venues, and a three-day KidsFest celebration. And all proceeds directly benefit AthFest Educates.
Since 2009, AthFest Educates, an Athens-based nonprofit, has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to schools, community organizations, and government agencies to support high-quality music and arts education programming for Athens-Clarke County youth.
Lots of great art, music, food, crafts and family fun that is already well underway and MUCH more than a small town or a major research university might boast alone. But together? Here we go, and all for a good cause. The bands, artists, organizers and spectators are replete with Franklin College faculty, staff and students, who have our best wishes for a great weekend. Stay cool, find some alt transportation between downtown and chez vous, and be safe. Athfest rocks.