$10 – $15

11th Annual Classic City American Music Festival

Family Friendly, BBQ concessions, 10+ acts on Two Stages!

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The Foundry

295 E Dougherty Street

Athens, GA 30601

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11th annual family-friendly festival at the Foundry featuring 10+ bands on two stages, BBQ concessions, Yuengling specials all day!

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  • Will call patrons must present photo ID at the door.
  • Doors and box office open at 1PM for this event.
  • When box office is closed tickets may be purchased at the front desk of the Graduate Athens Hotel.

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There’s almost nothing more American than fireworks on the Fourth of July. Other than that: 12 acts, two stages, fried & grilled food, Yuengling beer specials & great drinks, BBQ, and American music all day Saturday comes in a close second! Join us on July 6th for 11th annual CCAMF! An ALL AGES family friendly event - Doors open at 1pm and music begins at 1:30pm


Based out of Nashville, Hogslop String Band creates & performs cross-genre music that pushes the boundaries of what Old Time music could/should be, blending country, psych, and astounding stamina for an energetic performance. Hogslop has shared stages with the likes of The Avett Brothers, Lukas Nelson, Del McCoury, Punch Brothers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Dom Flemons, and many more.

First and foremost, Hogslop is rooted in traditional southern American old-time string band music. Each member of the band was naturally exposed to this wonderful musical heritage through family and friends--just the way traditional music has always been passed down. The band formed in 2009, and soon set about entering--and winning--every major string band contest in the South, as well as putting on epic, sweat-drenched square dances wherever space allowed.

Fast-forward to 2017, and the boys begin writing and arranging original material, shaking constraints of traditional forms, but still lending their old-time sensibility to a fresh new sound. With influences ranging from The Byrds to John Prine, Doug Kershaw (Guest Appearing on the album) to the 1920's sound of The Skillet Lickers, their new direction is something not easily defined, but unmistakably Southern, unmistakably raw and exciting. This new material is on full display in their first official, self-titled studio album, to be released in July 2019, accompanied by an extensive schedule of live performances.

If you’ve never seen Hogslop live, you’re missing out on one of the most exciting, floor-stomping musical rides you’ll ever see. So be sure to check their tour dates, because these fellas get around!


Vocals, Fiddle / Kevin Martin

Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica / Gabriel Kelley

Vocals, Banjo / Daniel Binkley

Vocals, Washtub Bass, Upright / Pickle



2015 began with the Packway Handle Band touring in support of their Yep Roc release, Take It Like A Man, alongside producer and collaborator, folk surrealist, Jim White. The band’s second consecutive voyage aboard Kid Rock’s annual Chillin’ the Most Cruise yielded an invitation to join Kid Rock and Foreigner for forty amphitheater shows on the 2015 Cheap Date Tour. The tour took the Athens five-piece to all corners of the continental United States and included 10-consecutive sold out shows at the DTE Energy Music Theater in Detroit, a feat that was commemorated by Billboard Magazine. Since the tour wrapped in mid-September, Packway played the industry-focused, Americana Music Festival in Nashville, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco, CA. At long last, the boys are back in Georgia gearing up to hit the studio and record a new album.


Tom Baker - Banjo and Vocals

Josh Erwin - Guitar and Vocals

Andrew Heaton - Fiddle and Vocals

Zach McCoy - Bass

Michael Paynter - Mandolin and Vocals



Adam Klein is a Georgia-based singer/songwriter, troubadour, and world traveler whose music touches on Americana, rustic country folk, folk-rock, and West African Mande music. With six albums under his belt, Klein performs either solo, duo, or with a rotating cast of players in his band, Adam Klein & The Wild Fires.

Klein's records have featured a who’s-who of talented musicians from Athens and beyond, including Randall Bramblett, John Neff, Carlton Owens (Cracker), Lera Lynn, David Blackmon, AJ Adams, and more.

His next album, Low Flyin’ Planes, is currently being produced by collaborator and engineer Bronson Tew (Water Liars, Jimbo Mathus) at Dial Back Sound in Water Valley, MS, and features sometime Wild Fires guitarist Crash Cason, Matt Patton (Drive-By Truckers), Stuart Cole and Eric Carlton (Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition), Will McCarley, and others.

In the meantime, Klein has been working as an actor in Georgia’s thriving music scene, with roles on Amazon’s Z: The Beginning of Everything as well as various commercials and indie film projects. He can be seen performing his unreleased song “Goin’ Down to Peachtree” in the independent film Born River Bye. He also hosts the quarterly African Sky podcast about Mali, West Africa, and its culture, history, music, and development.


Grassland began their journey in late 2012 when singer multi-instrumentalist Jody Daniels was ready to build a new band. Beginning as a bluegrass duo, then soon after as a trio with drummer Todd Ferguson, the pieces began to fall into place and Grassland String Band was born. A few years later, the band had grown into a multi-generational six-piece band that boasted members with master’s degrees in classical organ and guitar and a jazz-folk-pop and bluegrass influenced, improvisational live performance style -a hybrid the group called Amerigrass.

You would never have put together a band like this using a formula.

In the summer of 2014, GSB’s debut album Before the Feast was released and quickly brought attention to the band. The album was a first glimpse into the group’s palpable chemistry, strong songwriting and virtuosic musicianship. In 2015, a live performance from the EOP Red Clay Music Foundry (Duluth, Ga) was successfully released as their 2nd album. Clearly the band was in control of its unique sound and headed to success. Shows during that time included a performance at the Ted, the Atlanta Braves former stadium.

In the fall of 2016, the band released the Echo Mountain Sessions EP, recorded during an epic January snowstorm in Asheville. The album, named after the famed studio in which the recording took place, elevated the band to yet another level in its journey. The EP received much praise and recognition from noteworthy media outlets including NPR Atlanta, Stomp & Stammer, Flagpole Magazine, and the Alternate Root (Calif.)

In the spring of 2018, the band released Dreamers, a song supporting the children of immigrants and their fight to remain in the U.S. Dreamers debuted at number 4 on the Alternate Root’s list of top ten songs and was used by NPR Atlanta in a piece they aired about the struggles faced by those youth.

At live shows, every element of the band is turned up to eleven. This is not a show you’ll see fans chatting through. The crowd yells “woo”s of encouragement. They slap their thighs. They sing along. They dance. The band’s chemistry positively fills the room as they grin their way through the set, extending some of their tracks into improvised jams. Sometimes it looks a little like bluegrass. Sure, it has a banjo, a fiddle and a mandolin on occasion. But there is the electric guitar and a drum kit. It’s jazzy, bluesy, soulful, country and rock. It’s something much more, something modern and amorphous. Its music that crosses generations, crosses genres, and will cross your soul. It just happens.

(Grassland is: Jody Daniels, banjo, guitar, mandolin: Kevin Fleming, Guitar, Lap Steel, Mandolin: Todd Ferguson, Drums: Adam Poulin, Fiddle, Guitar: Derek Warren, Bass: Leanne Daniels, acoustic guitar, vocals: Jason Badia, guitar, mandolin)


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