The B-52s and R.E.M. may have put Athens on the musical map, but this charming college town is so much more than a monument to past rock luminaries. Athens is alive. It’s a thriving, changing, fertile scene that is constantly cultivating new talent. Below, use the itinerary to find must-see music venues, festivals and more points of interest, and listen to music by local artists in the "Our Athens Picks" playlist.
40 Watt Club
The heart and soul of Athens’ music scene for more than 35 years, this legendary club has launched the careers of the city's most beloved acts.