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March 2017
$10

Carrie Elkin w/ special guest Danny Schmidt

March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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CARRIE ELKIN is a soulful singer with a gypsy spirit, a songwriter with a keen eye. Inspired by her travels and the many places she has called home– Ohio, New Mexico, Colorado, Boston, Austin–she documents the human condition with sensitivity and humor, crafting songs that have garnered attention at prestigious songwriting contests, including Mountain Stage NewSong and the Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase. Carrie is a born performer, possessing an infectious energy that cannot be contained. As Maverick Magazine so eloquently…

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FREE

Period Six

March 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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PERIOD SIX performs a unique blend of Jazz standards featuring collective communication and soulful improvisation.  Chris Costigan (Tenor Sax), David Brown (Guitar), Griffin Dangler (Bass), and Austin Agar (Drums) combine to bring out the best in themselves and their audience.

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$10 sung. donation

AthSav 2017 Benefit night for the Foundation of Excellence

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Come join us for a great evening of music and fun as AthSav2017 and Ken’s Promotions host a Percentage Night for the Foundation for Excellence at Hendershot’s, 237 Prince Avenue Suggested donation: $10 Music provided by great, local student bands Cool items raffled off – AthSav and Firefly gear, and more

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$10

Grassland String Band

March 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Bluegrass was only the beginning. Athens, Georgia’s Grassland String Band began their journey at a bluegrass jam, when lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Lesousky wowed vocalist and banjo player Jody Daniels with his talent. The two of them decided to make music together, and GSB was born. A few years later, they’ve grown into a multi-generational six-piece band (spanning in age from 26 to 61) that boasts members with master’s degrees in classical organ and guitar; a jazz-influenced, improvisational live…

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FREE

Jazz Thursday presents … Cranial Impact

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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CRANIAL IMPACT: Local jazz heroes Louis Romanos (drums) and Luca Lombardi (bass) team up with former Athenian bad boy Rand Lines (piano, guitar) to round out this exciting new trio. FREE SHOW don’t miss it!

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Dustan Louque

March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Dustan Paul Louque, also known as Louque, is an American singer/songwriter and often called Zelig’s musical son. He describes his sound as somewhere between Mod & Rocker. A native of the Mississippi River Ruhr Valley in St. James Parish Louisiana, Louque loved Fats Domino, Hank Williams, Sr., and Prince. In his formative years he discovered the British sounds of The Smiths, Depeche Mode and New Order at The Gold Mine Saloon in New Orleans. This music had a hold on him and…

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FREE

Open Mic

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Our mic is your mic every Monday. This is the best open mic in Athens, folks. Sign ups for performers are Sundays beginning at noon on the Hendershot’s Open Mic Night Facebook page.  Don’t miss it! Sign up today at the Hendershot’s Open Mic Night’s Facebook page

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FREE

Classical Revolution

March 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Classical revolution has been a growing phenomenon throughout the US and abroad. The idea is to make the music more accessible to a wider ranged audience in a more relaxed setting, hence being hosted by a restaurant. Classical music to be enjoyed as you eat, drink, and socialize!

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$8

Hot Club of Athens

March 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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HOT CLUB OF ATHENS is a multinational collaborative jazz project of four Athens City based musicians, violinist K Ishibashi, Keiko Ishibashi, guitarist Antoon Speters and bassist Elijah Smith. Their love for Gypsy jazz brought them together to form the group and has been playing in the classic city. Because of the members versatile musical background, their music is inspired from jazz standards to American folk compositions.

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Open Mic

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Our mic is your mic every Monday. This is the best open mic in Athens, folks. Sign ups for performers are Sundays beginning at noon on the Hendershot’s Open Mic Night Facebook page.  Don’t miss it! Sign up today at the Hendershot’s Open Mic Night’s Facebook page

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$5

Sticks and Bones

March 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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After years in the making local rockers emerge from their secret hideout otherwise known as, Room 7, to play a rare public performance at Hendershot’s .. No Cover Sticks and Bones are : Barry Marler Bo Hembree Darrin Cook Jamie deRevere

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Old Skool presents … Jason, Seth, Nick, and Aaron

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Former members of Old Skool Trio Jason Fuller (keys and vox) and Seth Hendershot (drums and vox) are getting together with friends Nick Johnson on guitar, and Aaron Trubic on bass to bring you some of their favorite sounds.

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February 2017
FREE

Whitehall Jazz Collective

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Whitehall Jazz Collective will present an eclectic array of music from artists such as The Bad Plus, Feist, Elliott Smith, The Bee Gees, Gillian Welch, The Beach Boys, Bon Iver, Neil Young, as well as original compositions and arrangements from members of the group including Louis Romanos, Greg Hankins, Geoff Wood. The Collective displays unique instrumentation drawing from its roster which includes: Greg Hankins-piano, keyboard Louis Romanos-drums, percussion Luca Lombardi-bass Avery Draut-vocals Jeremy Raj-guitar, oud, ukelele Zack Milster-guitar, e. bass…

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FREE

Open Mic

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Our mic is your mic every Monday. This is the best open mic in Athens, folks. Sign ups for performers are Sundays beginning at noon on the Hendershot’s Open Mic Night Facebook page.  Don’t miss it! Sign up today at the Hendershot’s Open Mic Night’s Facebook page

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$12

MerleFest on the Road featuring Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys, Locust Honey and Mark Bumgarner

February 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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CLICK HERE FOR ADVANCED TICKETS “When Merle and I started out we called our music ‘traditional plus’, meaning the traditional music of the Appalachian region plus whatever other styles we were in the mood to play. Since the beginning, the people of the college and I have agreed that the music of MerleFest is ‘traditional plus’.” — Doc Watson JONATHAN BYRD & THE PICKUP COWBOYS are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. Between heartbreaking ballads and hell-raising sing-alongs, the Cowboys…

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Kenny & the Bashers

February 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Ken Copes, Seth Hendershot, JoJo Glidewell, Dan Nettles, Neal Fountain, & special guests.

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$5

Natti Love Joys

February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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NATTI LOVE JOYS – This is a Reggae Band residing in Tennessee.Former Congos bass man and Sonia Marla from Love joys girl group who has a song on Xbox game Saints row.She is also the creator of Camp Reggae music festival.They play roots reggae and world music. Check out Nattilovejoys

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Student Night at Hendershot’s!

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Featuring live Brazilian dance music by Andrea Rievers and friends! $3 Terrapin and $5 Kombucha cocktails  

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$5

Cool Knightz

February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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COOL KNIGHTZ is about drawing you in. Breaking you down. Making you love. Breaking your heart. Begging you to stay. Baby, please.

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$5

Gypsy Wildcats

February 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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GYPSY WILDCATS is comprised of some of Athens’ most versatile, prolific players, are all about making fun music. The members are Antoon Speters – vocals, guitar, mandolin; John Prechtel, guitar, banjo; John Norris, guitar, harmonica; Keiko Ishibashi, violin; Andrea DeMarcus, bass, vocals.

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Open Mic

February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Our mic is your mic every Monday. This is the best open mic in Athens, folks. Sign ups for performers are Sundays beginning at noon on the Hendershot’s Open Mic Night Facebook page.  Don’t miss it! Sign up today at the Hendershot’s Open Mic Night’s Facebook page

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$7

Doug Kees and Moonshine feat. Chris Burroughs

February 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Doug Kees leads this fearless group of top shelf Atlanta musicians through interpretations of Rocks classic albums by one of Rocks most influential super groups, Led Zeppelin II and IV. Don’t miss it!

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$5

Mister Tie Dye

February 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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MISTER TIE DYE is a 9-piece improvisational fusion group based out of Athens, Georgia. Michael Meo -Trumpet Josh Klein – Trumpet José Moran – Alto Sax Chandler Greer – Tenor Sax Malik Henry – Trombone Paul Nelson – Bass Trombone Warren Lawson – Bass Matt Vu – Piano/Keyboard Joey Tuholski – Drums

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January 2017
FREE

Open Mic

January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Our mic is your mic every Monday. This is the best open mic in Athens, folks. Sign ups for performers are Sundays beginning at noon on the Hendershot’s Open Mic Night Facebook page.  Don’t miss it! Sign up today at the Hendershot’s Open Mic Night’s Facebook page

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American Dream Tour featuring Kyshona Armstrong, Shannon LaBrie and Jess Nolan

January 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Jazz Thursday presents … One Ton Tomato

January 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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ONE TON TOMATO: An eclectic blend of Salsa, Mambo and Latin Jazz featuring Dr. Marc Gilley (Saxophone), Brian Smith (Bass), Greg Hankins (Piano), Dr. Todd Mueller (Latin Percussion) and Tony “Doc” McCutchen (Drum Set). Most of these musicians came together after their involvement in the UGA Salsa Band to satisfy their love for this type of music and to perpetuate the performance of this exciting, energetic and audience- friendly style of music. The Name of the Group: as you may have…

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MEET & GREET w/ Cracker and Camper van Beethoven

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Meet and greet with Cracker and Camper van Beethoven! This is gonna be an amazing opportunity to hang with legendary rockers in a chill spot! Grab a coffee, beer, drink or a bite to eat! Solo set by Johnny Hickman followed by Victor Krummenacher Trio

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$5

HoboHemians

January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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The HoboHemians play 20′s and 30′s toe-tapping goodness designed to release your inner Hobo. The term “Hobohemian” denotes a unique form of Americanized vagabond-style bohemianism which guides the group’s approach towards popular American and European old-school roots music: a potent mix of proto-jazz, blues, and folk.

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Jazz Thursday presents … the Louis Romans Quartet

January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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Originally founded in New Orleans by Percussionist and Composer, Louis Romanos, the Louis Romanos Quartet (LRQ) relocated to beautiful Athens, Georgia after Katrina flooded New Orleans in 2005. The LRQ features Dan Sumner on guitar, Alex Noppe on trumpet and Neal Starkey on acoustic bass. They recently performed double duty at the 2013 Maui Jazz Festival, performing both as LRQ and backing up Tommy James of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. The LRQ tours the mainland U.S.A. in the Southeast region and west,…

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Nancy Travis Childcare benefit concert featuring The Musicsmiths and Red Oak Southern String Band

January 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hendershot's,
237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606
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THE MUSICSMITHS Natalie Smith of Grogus and husband Brian Smith of the Georgia Guitar Quarter put together eerily beautiful flute/guitar compositions. RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.

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