Drive-By Truckers, Perpetual Groove to headline AtheFest 2007

Verizon Wireless presents AthFest 2007 June 20-24, 2007, in historic downtown Athens, GA.  This annual family-friendly music and arts festival presents over 150 bands and artists, representing the best in local, regional, and nationally recognized Athens-based talent, on two outdoor stages and in an evening “club crawl.”  

Most outdoor events, including KidsFest, are free of charge.  Wristbands for the club crawl are only $15. 

Since 1997, the mission of AthFest has been to educate citizens and visitors about the music and arts scene of Athens, GA, and to showcase the incredible musicians, artists, businesses and residents of the Athens community.    

Perpetual Groove, one of the most popular experimental jam bands on the Athens scene, will headline the outdoor stages on Friday, June 22nd at 9:00 P.M.  Perpetual Groove recently released their third album, LIVELOVEDIE

Power pop trio, The Whigs, will headline on Saturday, June 23rd at 9:00 PM.  Rolling Stone once called them “the best unsigned band in America” while Relix Magazine named them “the next big thing from Athens.”  

Southern rockers Drive-By Truckers, one of the most highly acclaimed bands to emerge from the Athens music scene, will close the festival on Sunday, June 24th at 7:00 PM. 

Each year, Ghostmeat Records releases a compilation in conjunction with AthFest.  This year there will be two AthFest compilations. AthFest 2007 will be pressed onto CD and will be released on May 1, 2007.  AthFest 2007 Volume Two will be released on June 19, 2007, and will only be available via digital download at i-Tunes and other digital retailers. 

Full track listing can be found at www.athfest.com.

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