For many, the pandemic will be remembered not only by what we did, but what we didn’t do – things like going out to hear live music with a few thousand of your closest friends on a sweltering summer night during AthFest.
The festival, a must-see for many townies and visitors alike, didn’t happen last year. But, this fall, the music will be back. ANM's Alexia Ridley talked to Jill Helme from AthFest Educates about what to expect.
AthFest gets underway this weekend and Cine is offering a look at what’s become an instant classic.
Cine is offering four additional screenings of the documentary “Athens in Our Lifetimes” during this upcoming AthFest weekend. The film shows the history of how Athens became the city it is today. Co-producers Grady Thrasher and Kathy Prescott say they are pleased with the reception.
AthFest Educates is awarding the organization’s latest round of grants in support of area music and arts education programs. The nonprofit gave more than $40,000 to local K-12 educators and youth development specialists. Jill Helme is Executive Director of the nonprofit.
“To date, we are just over $464,000, which is amazing. To me, I keep focusing on the fact that that means by this time next year we’ll probably hit just over the half-million mark.