Athens, GA is known for its blend of traditional heritage and trend-setting Southern culture. Catch touring Broadway productions and headliners at the historic performing arts theatre, The Classic Center. Athens’ world-renowned museums include the Georgia Museum of Art and the Georgia Museum of Natural History. Downtown galleries and boutiques, even the restaurants, display original collections by local artists and designers. The New York Times calls Athens “Live Music Central” and Rolling Stone magazine named Athens the #1 College Music Scene in America. Home to The B-52’s, Pylon, R.E.M., and Widespread Panic, Athens thriving music scene has gained national attention and now houses hundreds of active bands, over 10 recording studios, and several independent record labels. World-famous venues, such as the 40 Watt Club and the Georgia Theatre, continue to attract up-and-coming musical acts as well as old favorites.