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AthFest, Worthwhile Community Event or Just Another Headache?

Jul 6, 2018
Marquis Chester

The past decade has been a renaissance for music festivals globally. Giant shows like Coachella see the rising popularity as an opportunity for greater profits. What does it mean to a small town/local festival like Athfest? Is Athfest able to keep up with giants like Music Midtown and Shaky Knees? Perhaps its purpose lies outside the quest for dollar bills. Listen to the segment below, as WUGA interns from UGA's Grady College set out to discover more.

@AthFest

Wait...really? AthFest is back already???!! Awesome, and guess what? Your friends at The Guest List have already curated a rather perfect selection of music tastings just right for any Athens Music palette! Just listen below and then go check out our sugesstions this weekend!

oconeeriverlandtrust.org

Usually if you were discussing rivers and banjo music you would be doing so as a reference to the classic movie Deliverance, but in this case the mention is far more meaningful. Grammy Award winning banjoist Alison Brown is teaming up with a local land trust for a benefit concert here in Athens. 

The Musical Bridge To Culture

Jan 25, 2018

You might hear the name Athens Tango Project and think it's just another band you might see as part of the vibrant music scene here in Athens....but not only does this band offer a unique brand of music, consistent with the name, it's led by an artist with an equally distinctive sound and story. Feature Reporter Allison Salerno has more about how the band's founder hopes the music will broaden listeners' understanding of Latin American culture.

ER Doctors: Dealing with Stress in a Unique Way

Dec 18, 2017

A trip to the Emergency Room is never an easy thing. But the doctors who care for us in the ER face their own kind of stress. WUGA Feature reporter Allison Salerno stopped by St. Mary's Hospital in Athens to find out more about what's being done to both improve patient care and prevent doctor burnout, but she never imagined Guitars and Drums would be involved. 

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