ATHENS, Ala. – Patrons who visit downtown Athens can now enjoy music EVERY Friday this Spring and Summer in Merchants Alley.

The new Athens Main Street Merchants Alley Happy Hour Music Series will take place every Friday night, April 1 to July 29, 2022, in the newly renovated alleyway on Jefferson Street from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This will give patrons a great start to their weekend. Each Friday, there will be a new performer – allowing for a variety of musical acts.

Performances are as follows:

• April 1, 2022 – Brad Mallette

• April 8, 2022 – Royce Craft

• April 15, 2022 – Cheryl Llewellyn

• April 22, 2022 – Alabama Harpist – Steven Todd Miller

• April 29, 2022 – Silver Silos

• May 6, 2022 – Noah Revaz

• May 13, 2022 – Brian Holder

• May 20, 2022 – Drew Clemons

• May 27, 2022 – Redstone Avenue

• June 3, 2022 – Drew Carter & Jay Sims

• June 10, 2022 – Limestoners

• June 17, 2022 – Athens Dulcimer Group

• June 24, 2022 – Clay Jones Band

• July 1, 2022 – The Cold Turkeys

• July 8, 2022 – Andy Hall

• July 15, 2022 – TBA

• July 22, 2022 – TBA

• July 29, 2022 – TBA

Patrons are encouraged to come early and shop at local merchants and grab a drink in an Entertainment District cup to enjoy while you listen to great local music at any of these downtown establishments, Athens Alehouse & Cellar, Limestone Legends Billiards, Village Pizza, Lucia’s Cocina Mexicana, Terranova’s Italian, Mozza’s Pizza, or Wildwood Deli.

Event Chair Jen Baxter encourages all patrons to come enjoy the live music.

“Throughout these months, we will have such a wide range of talented musicians,” Baxter said. “I encourage all patrons to support these great local musicians and enjoy downtown Athens.”

Athens Main Street Executive Director Tere Richardson thanks the sponsors that have made this music series possible. “What better way to kick off your weekends than with great music every Friday night downtown,” Richardson said. “We would like to thank our generous sponsors Steelcase and Representative Danny Crawford for funding our musicians from April all the way through July.”

Patrons can stay up to date on Athens Main Street Merchants Alley Happy Hour Music Series by visiting Athens Main Street’s website and social media accounts.

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