Events

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Mon

Mar 25

11:00 AM

- All Ages Show -
Tue

Mar 26

7:30 PM

Doors open 6:00 PM
- 18+ Show -
Wed

Mar 27

6:00 PM

Rachel O'Neal has come into her own as an established songwriter and solo performer in Athens, GA. Her music deftly navigates her varied influences, including indie-rock, jazz, and southern Americana. Her semi-autobiographical lyrics touch on love, loss, hope, freedom and inner strength, and it is in this swirl that her soulful voice guides you through to the message.

Join us on the Foundry patio stage tonight for a FREE show from 6:00-9:00pm featuring Rachel in her element and some great happy hour drink specials! $4 select craft beers!
Doors open 6:00 PM
- All Ages Show -
Thu

Mar 28

8:00 PM

"Will Hoge didn't really need to release a new album in 2018. His most recent, Anchors, came out last August, reaching No. 6 on Billboard Heatseekers and the Top 20 on the Indie chart. He'd toured the United States and Europe, and could've settled in from there. But there was something he couldn't stop thinking about: his children.

Border police. Political corruption. Anti-intellectualism. Poverty. Gun control. A broken education system. Indifference to others' suffering. Each of these things weighed on Hoge and he confronts them all head-on in My American Dream, which will come with a copy of the U.S. Constitution printed with the lyrics in both the LP and CD (out October 5th on Edlo/Thirty Tigers).
Doors open 6:00 PM
- All Ages Show -
Fri

Mar 29

8:30 PM

Doors open 6:30 PM
- 18+ Show -
Sat

Mar 30

6:30 PM

The Equal Justice Foundation is a student-run organization devoted to the promotion of public interest law. EJF works to provide stipends for summer law students who have chosen to work in unpaid, public interest positions. Public interest law is not a lucrative field, and students who pay the high cost of legal education need financial support. By the students for the students, EJF strives each year to raise more money than the last-- so that more students can use their law degrees for the public good. We are pleased to announce that EJF will host it's 34th annual auction again this year at The Foundry!
Doors open 6:30 PM
- 18+ Show -
Sun

Mar 31

7:00 PM

"You cannot see the wind but it moves the leaves//From the bottom to the top of the tallest trees" and a wind of recovery is blowing through our community!

Join us on Sunday, March 31, 2019 for a night of celebration, honoring women in recovery! Hear stories of women who have seen addiction face to face and witnessed its effects but have overcome with the help of recovery! The Foundry, part of the historical Graduate Athens, will be hosting this event, presented by Acceptance Recovery Center (www.acceptancerecoverycenter.org). Chef Joe Houston’s signature menu will be available if you’d like to enjoy dinner before the event begins at 7pm. You’ll hear from three women, telling their stories of redemption and recovery. Enjoy live music, a raffle and dessert and coffee (included with your ticket). Let’s help end the stigma of addiction together by celebrating Women’s Recovery Month!

Doors Open at 6:00 PM
Speakers 7:00 PM
Music at 8:00 PM
Bar Service Available
Doors open 6:00 PM
- All Ages Show -
Mon

Apr 01

11:00 AM

- All Ages Show -
Tue

Apr 02

7:00 PM

Understanding the virtuosity of Reckless Kelly requires the perspective of where the band has been. Cody and Willy Braun grew up in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho. They moved to Bend, Oregon, and then migrated to that great musical fountainhead, Austin, Texas.
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The band’s co-founders and frontmen toured the country as part of their father’s band, Muzzie Braun and the Boys, as children. They performed on The Tonight Show twice. Their father taught his four sons a professional ethic – integrity, persistence, hard work and professionalism – honed over three generations. They overcame hardships, struggled for recognition, and learned the lessons of the trial and error that defined them.
Doors open 6:00 PM
- 18+ Show -
Wed

Apr 03

7:00 PM

Rabbit Box is a storytelling collective for people in the Athens, GA area to tell their true-life stories for the shared amusement, horror, and whatever else may come out of the process. Our storytellers are eclectic and grass-roots, drawing from the talent of both amateurs and vetted performers. A Rabbit Box evening typically features a line-up of eight stories at eight minutes each. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 ($7 with college ID) at the door! Tonight's emcee is Jacqueline Daniels (aka Rob Hagwood) and our storytellers will be announced soon!
Doors open 5:00 PM
- 18+ Show -
Thu

Apr 04

8:00 PM

Tab Benoit is a Cajun man who’s definitely got the blues. Born November 17, 1967, he grew up in Houma, Louisiana. A guitar player since his teenage years, he hung out at the Blues Box, a ramshackle music club and cultural center in nearby Baton Rouge run by guitarist Tabby Thomas. Playing guitar alongside Thomas, Raful Neal, Henry Gray and other high-profile regulars at the club, Benoit learned the blues first-hand from a faculty of living blues legends.

The nightly impromptu gigs were enough to inspire Benoit to assemble his own band – a stripped down bass-and-drums unit propelled by his solid guitar skills and leathery, Cajun-spiced vocal attack. He took his show on the road in the early ‘90s and hasn’t stopped since.

Eric McFadden opens (with Tab Benoit on drums)!
Doors open 6:00 PM
- 18+ Show -
Only a few left!
Fri

Apr 05

7:00 PM

- All Ages Show -
Sat

Apr 06

6:00 PM

- All Ages Show -
Sun

Apr 07

6:00 PM

Join us on Sunday, April 7th at The Foundry as Mousai Presents: Festival of Sisterhood. FoS is a day-long affair celebrating feminenergy and sisterhood across many avenues including entertainment, art, business, and the community. It kicks off in the patio area with the Women's Empowerment Market that features local women-centric organizations and businesses as well as local merchants selling everything from jewelry, clothing, music and the like. Then at 7pm, we will take things inside on the main stage with performances on the main stage featuring Sarah Zuniga, Reptile Room, Caroline Aiken, Shebloom, Aspen Anonda, and Grace Conley. Both the midday market and evening show all ages with the market being free and the show is $5 with UGA ID, $5 without in advance, and $8 day of show. Market is 3PM-6PM, Show at 7PM-10PM.
Doors open 3:00 PM
- All Ages Show -
Tue

Apr 09

7:30 PM

Instrumentalists bear the burden of communicating musical ideas without the aid of lyrics or storytelling proper. For many years, that’s how 2018 Americana Award nominee Daniel Donato operated as the guitarist for Nashville acts like The Wild Feathers, Paul Cauthen and The Don Kelley Band.

From age 14, Donato has developed his brand of crisp, soulful, on-the-edge telecaster picking under bar lights, honing his skills and proving his mettle within the city’s prominent live music scene. All the while, a growing love of songwriting mirrored the pace of his ever-improving guitar chops.

Now, a short three years after his departure from Kelley’s classic country outfit, the 23-year-old is signed to WME as an artist with a docket of jam-ready country and bluegrass songs. Backed by his three-piece “Cosmic Country Band” ¬¬– cosmic country is a catch-all term for experimental roots music, often assisted by electronic sounds.
Doors open 6:00 PM
- All Ages Show -
Wed

Apr 10

7:00 PM

This fan favorite event returns to The Foundry in Downtown Athens! The incomparable Sophia Lo’Rent will have you in ecstasy yelling “BINGO!” as you win prizes from some of Athens most beloved businesses. Ms. Clementine May Jackson and Ming Vase-Dynasty will be handling your balls that evening! Doors open at 5:00 PM and Bingo begins at 7:00 PM! Bingo cards are 3 for $10 and can be purchased at the door!
Doors open 5:00 PM
- 18+ Show -
Thu

Apr 11

8:00 PM

Join us on Thursday April 11th as we welcome back our great friends in the Eric Dodd Band. Opening the show will be a special in-the-round writer's set featuring some of Georgia's best songwriters!
Doors open 6:00 PM
- 18+ Show -
Fri

Apr 12

8:00 PM

Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward are known for excelling in different genres, yet the two veteran musicians have been running in similar circles before pairing up for touring in 2018.

With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, virtuoso guitarist Charlie Hunter has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, and D’Angelo. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight - string guitar and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms.

Lucy Woodward has been blazing her own path since the 2003 release of her Top 40 radio hit “Dumb Girls”. Not settling for the pop industry standards, she later released albums on the legendary jazz Verve label and on Snarky Puppy’s label GroundUP Music after much collaboration with the band. She has sung live with Pink Martini and WDR Big Band and has sung background vocals for icons such as Rod Stewart, Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand.
Doors open 6:00 PM
- All Ages Show -
Sat

Apr 13

8:00 PM

Although born in Alabama, Dale Watson is as Texas as the Panhandle or a smokey plate of BBQ. He came to country music early and naturally. His truck driving father moonlighted as a country singer, and his older brothers had bands as well. Dale remembers receiving his first guitar at age 7 and starting to write songs shortly after—“the same stuff I’m writing about now,” he says with a laugh.

A man with more than one life’s experience under his belt, he has entertained crowds all over the world, including recent appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and PBS’s long-running Austin City Limits. Dale has been inducted in the Austin Music Hall of Fame and even founded his own genre of music, Ameripolitan.

Seriously, how many people can say that Willie Nelson is their biggest fan? Check out Dale Watson’s interview here with Neil Ferguson’s No Depression about his Ameripolitan Music Awards.

Tonight's show is an album release for Dale's new Compass Records "Call Me Lucky" album!
Doors open 6:00 PM
- 18+ Show -
Sun

Apr 14

7:00 PM

On Stage Together! Roots music legends, Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, have been friends for 30 years, but only recently realized they had never played music with each other before. So in 2017, Grammy winner Alvin and Grammy nominee Gilmore, decided to hit the highway to swap songs, tell stories, and share their life experiences.

Doors open 6:00 PM
- 18+ Show -