FEST: 2020 Athfest

Posted by:  Athfest, Inc  | When:  –  | Where: Athens, Georgia, USA

  Booking 7 Sonicbids bands

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The AthFest Music & Arts Festival brings the best local and regional musicians and visual artists together in Downtown Athens, Ga. We're booking at least seven (7) Sonicbids artists for the 2020 festival taking place June 26-28. All bands will be compensated a minimum of $75-100 depending on the act.

Founded in 1997, AthFest draws 25,000 people over 3 days. By incorporating multiple events and venues throughout downtown, we're able to reach a broad range of audiences and attracts an eclectic mix of lifestyle interests. 

Note: In-state applicants (Georgia) are offered a $5 discount on the "Finalize Application and Pay" page.  Use coupon code "INSTATE" to apply the discount to your submission. You must be a resident of Georgia to use this code or your application will not qualify. 

The Opportunity

This year's fest will feature two outdoor stages as well as a Club Crawl, which begins as soon as the outdoor stages close. The club crawl takes place across 15 venues throughout downtown Athens and at least two Sonicbids artists will be selected to play as part of it.  A minimum of five (5) in-state and two (2) out-of-state Sonicbids artists will be selected to perform at the festival.

AthFest Educates is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that produces AthFest, an annual music and arts festival in downtown Athens, Georgia that showcases the Athens area music community.

Past Performers Include:
John Mayer, Linqua Franqa, Drive-by Truckers, Arrested Development, Jennifer Nettles Band, Randall Bramblett Band, Shawn Mullins, Drivin’ N Cryin’, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Perpetual Groove, Nappy Roots, Futurebirds, Beverly “Guitar” Watson, Kishi Bashi, Reptar, The Whigs, of Montreal & more!

The Band

  • Georgia artists, in particular, are encouraged to submit as a high % of the festival bookings are Athens, Atlanta, Georgia based acts
  • Open to all genres

The Gig


  • 30-60 minute sets
  • Indoor and outdoor performances
  • Some backline provided on outdoor stages, none for Club Crawl
  • Professional sound and lighting provided at outdoor stages and venues
  • Sound engineers provided by AthFest
Additional Compensation Details:

  • All bands with three or more members will receive a minimum of $150 as well as wristbands for the event.  Solo and duo artists will receive a minimum of $75 as well as wristbands for the event.


  • Compensation Amount: $75.00 - $150.00