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Athens Music History Tours

Athens Welcome Center

The Athens Welcome Center and Classic City Tours are hosting Athens Music History Tours during AthFest. Local music historian, Paul Butchart is sharing first-hand stories from the beginning of the Athens music scene. The tour will explore the sights and sounds that cultivated that musical heritage. Butchart's band, The Side Effects, was the opening band for REM's very first show at the Old St. Mary's Church on Oconee Street.

This combination bus & walking tour will cover Downtown, a visit to Wuxtry Records, current and former music venues, the Steeple, Nuci’s Space, and the REM Trestle, among many other stops.   
The tours are Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 25th. for More information call 706-353-1820 or visit www.athenswelcomecenter.com.