Kevin Green Trio
Jun
29
8:00 pm20:00

Kevin Green Trio

Kevin and Co. are one of our favorite jazz installments in town. Kevin is the super talented vibraphonist/keyboard/percussionist here in town. This evening he will be leading a trio from behind the drumset! You don't wanna miss this! FREE!!!

Gypsy Wildcats
Jun
30
8:00 pm20:00

Gypsy Wildcats

One of Athens favorite gypsy swing outfits returns to Hendershot's for a last minute throwdown. FREE!

6 String Drag / Mic Harrison and The High Score
Jul
1
8:00 pm20:00

6 String Drag / Mic Harrison and The High Score

6 String Drag

After 16 years in hibernation, 6 String Drag is back to remind us a few things about real rock ‘n’ roll. In the late ‘90s, the Carolina quartet stood out as pioneers of the nascent alt-country movement. Their Steve Earle-produced LP, High Hat remains an undisputed classic of its era. (the band was also on Earle's E-Squared Records)

Now battle-scarred and road-wizened, today’s 6 String Drag is the sound of kindred souls reunited, letting their own histories as human beings mingle freely around their shared love of classic, bygone sounds. Their exhilarating new recording, Roots Rock 'N' Roll, welds Kenny Roby and Rob Keller’s trademark harmonies to surging rhythms. Cut mostly live to tape, the effort is equal parts slap-back swagger and openhearted honesty – a triumphant return that celebrates rock’s first golden age by virtue of the grace, wit and insight found in Roby’s songwriting.

Mic Harrison and the High Score

Lead singer and rhythm guitarist Mic Harrison, lead guitarist Robbie Trosper, bassist Vance Hillard, acoustic guitarist Chad Pelton and drummer Don Coffey, Jr., have a chemistry that can only come from long term friendships and shared experiences. Harrison, who started his young adulthood working in a saw mill in Bradford, Tenn., a town so small it barely shows up on the map between Memphis and Jackson. He moved to Knoxville in the 1990s to become co-lead singer-songwriter (with Scott Miller) in The V-Roys, a band that defined “Americana” before it was genre. After that group split, he teamed with Trosper in the short-lived favorites The Faults and, later, teamed with Coffey in the now legendary power pop act Superdrag.  When Superdrag ended, Harrison enlisted established Knoxville rock act The High Score to back up a tour and the chemistry was so good that the partnership never ended.

Open Mic
Jul
3
7:30 pm19:30

Open Mic

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

Open Mic
Jul
10
7:30 pm19:30

Open Mic

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

Piano Happy Hour
Jul
11
6:00 pm18:00

Piano Happy Hour

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

Come see the piano men and women of Athens GA in this round robin style song swap on our house piano!

Period 6
Jul
11
8:30 pm20:30

Period 6

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

The first Tuesday of every month, immediately following Piano Happy Hour, you can catch the young, hot, and super talented Period 6. Some of Athens and Atlanta's finest Jazz musicians burnin' up the stage with standard and original jazz.

Klezmer Local 42 Does Hendershot's
Aug
6
7:30 pm19:30

Klezmer Local 42 Does Hendershot's

Klezmer Local 42 will be performing at one of our favorite Athens watering holes. The show starts early, so come out and enjoy a meal, a drink and get yourself ready for some spirited Klezmer music...


Open Mic
Jun
26
7:30 pm19:30

Open Mic

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

S.I.K. (SERVICE INDUSTRY KNIGHT)
Jun
20
5:30 pm17:30

S.I.K. (SERVICE INDUSTRY KNIGHT)

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Oh good people of the Service Industry, tonight is for you. We've got $3 pints and $2 wells all night! Also 25% off food. Just tell us where you work for all the good deals. No fakers...

Velvet Caravan
Jun
18
8:30 pm20:30

Velvet Caravan

This unorthodox, high-energy, acoustic-based quintet of guitar, violin, standup bass, percussion and keyboards (including accordion) has, over the past few years, emerged as one of the shining lights of Savannah’s burgeoning music scene. In that time, the band has grown from a somewhat informal instrumental combo which routinely drew enthusiastic and loyal followers at raucous restaurant and bar gigs to a respected and admired touring act that’s as comfortable in an attentive listening room or large concert hall as they are in a crowded nightclub

Classical Revolution
Jun
18
5:00 pm17:00

Classical Revolution

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!

Liquid Dynamite feat. Isaac Bramblett
Jun
17
8:00 pm20:00

Liquid Dynamite feat. Isaac Bramblett

Hot shot local band Liquid Dynamite with some of Athens finest local players will be joined by the great Isaac Bramblett this evening for some classic hits and new adventures. Don't miss it. FREE!

O'Connell & Parke
Jun
16
8:00 pm20:00

O'Connell & Parke

"O'Connell & Parke" is a Americana/Folk duo from Athens GA USA comprised of Timothy O'Connell and Liam Parke. Both are noted songwriters playing original music in their unique style and are seasoned artists whose song styles span the roots of American music. Their songs communicate the commonality of human experience: joy, laughter, heartache, love, loss, and hope.

Trio Deluxe
Jun
10
8:00 pm20:00

Trio Deluxe

Brilliant swing trio with local favs

Dan Coy - guitar
Andrea DeMarcus - vocals, bass
John Norris - drums

Free

Hendershot's Open Mic Night aka HOMN
Jun
5
7:30 pm19:30

Hendershot's Open Mic Night aka HOMN

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

Almost every Monday evening Hendershot's puts on Athens GA.'s favorite open mic night. Host Larry Forte MC's and performs alongside songwriters, poets, comedians from beginners to seasoned veterans. Come check it out! FREE

Joe Willey and the Movin' Men with Salathiel Saldana
Jun
3
8:00 pm20:00

Joe Willey and the Movin' Men with Salathiel Saldana

Joe Willey and the Movin’ Men, named after their song “It Must Have Been the Movin’ Man," are an Americana band playing original songs and tunes. Their strong traditional blues, celtic, bluegrass and old fiddle-tune roots come out in the songs with a few hard-driving twists here and there to keep things fresh.

Joe Willey (songwriting, vocals, guitar, harmonica, banjo and concertina) has been playing roots music in Athens, Ga. since 1984. Currently, he is in an old-time fiddle band called The Ale Raisers (2015 North Georgia Folk Festival) as well as "Joe Willey and the Movin' Men."

Dan Horowitz (standup bass, vocals) is a rock ’n’ roll legend in Athens, Ga. As the bass player in Five Eight he’s been shaking teeth loose and worrying parents since the mid eighties. He is the driving force behind Klezmer Local 42 and he plays early jazz with the Hot Hottie-Hots. Dan provides the heartbeat and backup vocals for The Movin' Men.

John Evans (lead guitar, dobro), aka Johnny Fabulous, also plays with the Borderhop Trio and The Welfare Liners. The most recent addition to the band, Johnny provides funky, face-melting flat-pick guitar and dobro grooves.

Sarah Slonim Projet (NYC) • Mary Sigalas et les Chiens d'Amour
Jun
2
8:00 pm20:00

Sarah Slonim Projet (NYC) • Mary Sigalas et les Chiens d'Amour

NYC Pianist Sarah Slonim will perform straight-ahead jazz standards with a modern, fresh twist. She will also give an educational clinic the next day (check JazzAthens,GA - JAGA for more info).

Slonim and her band have been regular fixtures in super hip Greenwich Village with their versatile repertoire from the Great American Songbook, Jazz composers, Motown, Blues, Brazilian music, and original compositions.

JAGA's Mary Sigalas and the newly formed French cabaret-influenced band Chiens d'Amour, who recently had a smash success at Cine Athens 10th anniversary party, will be the opening act.
Donations of $7-$15 will be accepted at the door to support the band

Please check back here often for more updates. Hope to see you Friday!

Old $kool Presents...Jason, Seth, Nick, Aaron aka Roshambo
Jun
1
8:00 pm20:00

Old $kool Presents...Jason, Seth, Nick, Aaron aka Roshambo

Come see the first Thursday of the month festivities with the incomparable Roshambo quartet. Jason, Seth, Nick and Aaron turn out some old skool classics with favorite funk soul hits of the 70's and 80's mixed with some unique originals sure to have you dancing in your seat or on the floor with Dorothy. Don't miss it, it's free!

Vicki McMaken Bday Karaoke...Oh Canada
May
18
8:00 pm20:00

Vicki McMaken Bday Karaoke...Oh Canada

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

Every year our good friend Vicki and her man Rob put on a spectacular Karaoke birthday party. This years song theme is Oh Canada, Vicki's birth country. The list of performers and songs are pre-determined, but if you want to come hear some serious Karaoke skillz, then this is the party for you.

Between Naybors, Jonathan Peyton, LeeAnn Peppers
May
13
8:30 pm20:30

Between Naybors, Jonathan Peyton, LeeAnn Peppers

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

Between Naybors is a collaboration between two songwriters,Melanie Morgan( Melanie and Naybors) and Greg Benson who met in a neighborhood in West Athens. They would meet weekly to practice covers when Melanie presented her first song to Greg in June 2010. Melanie, who was just learning guitar, soon displayed a penchant for composing songs that decry social injustice and others that explore everyday topics from a unique, sometimes European angle.That is when Greg dug out some of his old songs and started to write a few new ones. In February 2012 Robert Bell joined them with his upright bass. They always had friends and neighbors joining them on some shows, but hopefully Kevin Fleming and his lap steel will be a permanent fixture.

Their songs range from the early sixties coffee house style to Richard Linda Thompsonesque duets to Tom Waitsy rhythmic rants. The band's mission is to make tangible the music of the soul while entertaining listeners of all ages.

https://jonathanpeyton.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

Stephen Lynerd Quartet
May
12
8:00 pm20:00

Stephen Lynerd Quartet

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

Born and raised in New York, Stephen completed a M.M. in Music Performance from the University of Maryland, College Park. During a pursuit of Doctoral work in New York, Stephen picked up and moved to Dallas, TX where he worked in the music ministry of a large church and founded The Jazz Package, a versatile collection of musicians who still work together today. Following some time in California, Stephen settled in Chicago,  where he continues to work as a church music director, and freelance musician and recording artist.  Stephen and his wife Deborah live in Woodridge, IL.

The Louis Romanos Quartet
May
11
8:00 pm20:00

The Louis Romanos Quartet

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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, Hawaii and Europe. The LRQ also scored and performed live movie syncing for Edison’s Elekrisches Theater at Werkstatt für Kunstprojekte in Leipzig, Germany.