Trip Ideas

Georgia Music Festivals

Visit one of Georgia's music festivals to satisfy your musical cravings

  • AthFest

    The annual AthFest Music and Arts Festival in Athens, Ga.

Music festivals are a tried and true Peach State tradition as synonymous with the state as peanuts and Coca-Cola. Throughout the year, Georgia hosts a variety of diverse music events to keep the state abuzz with rock and roll, country, soul, jazz, hip hop and plenty more. Grab your calendars and get ready to rock!

  • Savannah Music Festival

    This coastal gem holds claim to being Georgia’s largest musical arts event. A long-running early spring event (March 24-April 9, 2016), the Savannah Music Festival 2016 is not your average multi-day concert. Classical, jazz, modern folk, country and rock come together in this charming Southern city for weeks of musical performances in a variety of venues.
  • Georgia String Band Festival

    Just as the name implies, the Georgia String Band Festival is an old-time fiddle player and banjo picker heaven. The nationally renowned event is held in April at the Harris Arts Center in Calhoun, bringing some of the world’s best pickers and players to the stage. Guests can expect a day filled with plenty of guitars, fiddles, banjoes, mandolins, cellos and more. As an added bonus, dance competitions are also thrown into the mix. 
  • AthFest Music and Art Festival

    School’s out for summer, and Athens is ready to play — on stage, that is. The annual AthFest Music and Art Festival is a June event founded in 1997 to promote music and arts from the talented folks in Athens and its surrounding counties. Music, children’s activities, family events, film, comedy, an art market and more are all wrapped together for a multi-day festival raising money for AthFest Educates, Inc., a nonprofit supporting Athens area music and arts education programs.
  • Music Midtown

    As one of the state’s largest music fests, Music Midtown draws fans to Atlanta every September. The long list of acts in the weekend lineup covers many musical genres. Held annually since 1994, with a five-year hiatus from 2006 to 2011, this two-day blow-out came back to life and now brings some of the industry’s biggest names. The fest, held outdoors in Piedmont Park, has seen acts by the likes of Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam, Ludacris, Artic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and T.I. 

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