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“Elina Ballerina” Book Reading & Signing

Event Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Venue: Kares Library

We have an exciting opportunity for the Athens, Alabama community! A book reading and signing event featuring "Elina Ballerina" is coming to Kares Library! The children's book was written by local author, Haley Williams. Please bring your family for a fun afternoon reading and meeting the author of this lovely story. The event will be […]

Fiddlers Concert Series: Tina Adair

Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Venue: McCandless Hall

The name Tina Adair has become synonymous with excellence as far as female vocalists in bluegrass music are concerned. Her family band, The Adairs, gave Tina her first introduction and exposure to the industry and when Tina was just 17 years old, she signed a recording contract with Sugar Hill Records. Her first album, Just […]

International Women’s Day Breakfast

Event Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Venue: Sandridge Student Center Ballroom

Please join us as we celebrate International Women's Day at Athens State University! International Women's Day (March 8th) is a global day of celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women while reinforcing a commitment to women's equality. The celebration will be held in the Sandridge Student Center Ballroom. Breakfast: 8:00 AM Program: […]

Fiddlers Concert Series: Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Venue: McCandless Hall

Concert rescheduled to April 4 due to health issues Take a 15-time IBMA Dobro Player of the Year and a Tennessee-born guitar prodigy who made his Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 11, and you have Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, a powerhouse acoustic duo that has electrified the acoustic music scene. Known […]

Fiddlers Concert Series: East Nash Grass

Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Venue: McCandless Hall

Bluegrass music may be one of America’s “traditional” styles, but at its heart it has always been wild and spontaneous. The style demands every ounce of facility and intent that each performer can muster— it fires on all cylinders or none at all. Few bands do it as well as East Nash Grass. An ensemble […]

Fiddlers Concert Series: Chris Jones & the Night Drivers

Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Venue: McCandless Hall

Chris Jones & the Night Drivers make some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving bluegrass music heard anywhere today. Deeply rooted in tradition but never bound to it, they deliver original music with tight arrangements, emotional authenticity, and engaging humor. As actor and banjo player Steve Martin says, “Chris Jones’ voice is there with […]

Fiddlers Concert Series: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Venue: McCandless Hall

Multi-Grammy nominated Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen is a torrent of mind-blowing bluegrass. Known for their meaty pile-driving rhythms and Frank’s dynamic and bold vocals, the band’s last two albums have both received a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album. They have twice been named IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year and earned numerous other […]

33rd Annual Alumni Golf Classic

Event Time: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM Venue: Canebrake Golf Course

Join us for our Annual Alumni Association Golf Classic on Thursday, September 19, 2024. The Golf Classic is the largest annual scholarship fundraiser for the Alumni Association. More details and registration can be found at or contact the Athens State Office of University Advancement at or 256-233-8215 for more information. Team registration will close on […]

57th Annual Fiddlers Convention

Event Time: Oct 03 - Oct 05 Venue: Athens State University

Bring the family and enjoy a uniquely American experience whose roots are buried deep in the Appalachian mountains and beyond. It’s a musical and cultural experience that will thrust you into a simpler time when families were bound by the music they created and the stories they told.