GEORGIA THEATRE +
The Georgia Theatre building structure was originally erected in 1889, and since then has served many different functions; it has been a masonic temple, a Sears retail store, the South’s first YMCA, and a movie theatre. Since being converted into a music venue in 1978, Georgia Theatre has hosted a myriad of notable names including REM, The B-52’s, The Police, BB King, Willie Nelson, Beck, John Mayer, The Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket and more. Gutted by a devastating fire in 2009, the Georgia Theatre was fully renovated and reopened in 2011. The venue serves as the musical center of the fabled Athens music scene and continues to build upon its rich legacy, being voted “Favorite Live Music Venue in Athens” by Flagpole Magazine every year since reopening.
TERMINAL WEST +
Terminal West is a 625-capacity music venue in West Midtown Atlanta. The venue lies within the King Plow Arts Center, which was originally a plow factory and converted into creative studios in the 1990’s. In 2009, Terminal West’s founding partners began holding concerts in the art gallery of King Plow, including performances by Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, and Big Boi. In 2011, they turned their passions for music into full-time careers and started construction on Terminal West, which opened its doors in March of 2012. Since then, the venue has become a staple in the Atlanta music scene, with performances by The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Kaskade, Zeds Dead, Leon Russell, Sturgill Simpson, Alessia Cara, Charlie Puth, The Disco Biscuits, T.I., Two Chainz, Disclosure, and many more.
VARIETY PLAYHOUSE +
Variety Playhouse is a historic music venue in the Little Five Points neighborhood of Atlanta. Originally opened as a movie theatre in the 1940’s, it has operated under its current name since 1989 and has consistently been one of the most popular live music venues in the Southeast. It was fully renovated during the summer of 2016, adding additional bathrooms, updated seating, and improved bar locations, while maintaining the general layout and charm that patrons have enjoyed for decades. Over the years, Variety Playhouse has hosted dozens of acts that have subsequently rose to international fame, including Adele, Modest Mouse, Phish, and Ryan Adams.