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Posted on: February 26, 2024

Athens Pro Hockey

A Cold Front

The Athens Pro Hockey team will host the home games of their inaugural season at The Classic Center Arena, opening Fall 2024.

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Posted on: February 22, 2024 | Last Modified on: February 22, 2024

Athens on Ice

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Athens on Ice Public Ice Skating is a local favorite and fun for the whole family!

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Athens Beer Fest

Athens Beer Fest

Kick off the spring season by sampling the latest and greatest beers from some of your favorite regional breweries at Athens Beer Fest.

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Athens Wine Weekend

Athens Wine Weekend

Sip and sample incredible wine and cooking artistry during this weekend of exquisite taste in Downtown Athens.

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Broadway Entertainment Series

Broadway Entertainment Series at The Classic Center Theatre

Classic Entertainment presents an annual Broadway Entertainment Series that you won't want to miss!

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation Golf Tournament

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation Golf Tournament

Join us for our annual charity golf tournament, where you can have fun while supporting a great cause.

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

UGA Hockey

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UGA Hockey will take on the ice in The Classic Center Arena in Fall 2024!

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Always in Style

GA Biz Magazine

The Classic Center President/CEO Featured in GA Biz Magazine's Always in Style Segment

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Georgia Trend 500- Georgia's Most Influential Leaders

Georgia Trend Magazine

Paul Cramer, President/CEO of The Classic Center is highlighted in Georgia Trend Magazine for being one of the top 500 Most Influential Leaders in Georgia in 2023.

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

From Breweries to Bees, Signs of Innovative Solar Integrations in the Southeast

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The Classic Center is highlighted in the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Article "From Breweries to Bees, Signs of Innovative Solar Integrations in the Southeast."

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Posted on: October 18, 2023

Event Planners' Guide to Georgia for 2023

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The Classic Center is highlighted in ConventionSouth's "Event Planners' Guide to Georgia," Athens-Clarke County feature.

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Posted on: February 26, 2024

The Classic Center Opens Season Ticket Deposits For Highly Anticipated Professional Hockey Season

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The Classic Center is pleased to announce that Athens Pro Hockey will soon begin accepting season ticket deposits for their inaugural season. The team, temporarily named Athens Pro Hockey, will host their home games at The Classic Center Arena, which is s...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

The “Rhythm is Gonna Get You” as On Your Feet! Takes The Classic Center Stage This April

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Classic Entertainment concludes the 2023 – 2024 Broadway Entertainment Series with a brand-new production of the smash-hit musical On Your Feet! at The Classic Center Theatre on Monday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m.

This inspiring true story about heart,...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Tony® & Olivier Award-Winning “Must-See Musical” (NPR) Come From Away Coming to Athens This February

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Classic Entertainment presents Come From Away, a Broadway musical about the inspiring story of a small town that welcomed the world, taking the stage on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at The Classic Center Theatre.

Come From Away tells the remarkable tru...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Swan Lake Comes to The Classic Center March 3 as Part of World Ballet Series

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Swan Lake, one of the most beloved ballets of all time, comes to The Classic Center in an original new production on Sunday, March 3, at 6:00 p.m. The one-night-only performance is part of the World Ballet Series’ ongoing 2023-2024 U.S. tour. &a...

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

The Classic Center Tops Out Construction for the Arena

Topping Out

(Athens, GA)- The Classic Center celebrated a topping out of the construction for The Classic Center Arena on November 28, 2023. Many leaders and community members gathered for this momentous occasion, where several exciting announcements were re...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Menopause The Musical 2 - Cruising Through ‘The Change’® To Hit Downtown Athens Next Spring

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Plan the perfect girl’s night with tickets to Menopause The Musical 2 - Cruising Through ‘The Change’®, taking The Classic Center Theatre stage on Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m.

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Athens Local Receives National 20 in their Twenties Award

Alison Melivin

ATHENS, Ga – The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) selects a class of 20 professionals in the global event industry in their twenties to be recognized each year for making a difference in their workplace and the industry. Alison Melvin...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

2023 Community Grant Recipients Announced

ATHENS, Ga – The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is pleased to announce the 2023 community grant recipients. Join the Cultural Foundation in congratulating the following organizations on their efforts to support the arts and workforce develop...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

President/CEO of The Classic Center Recognized Among State Influential Leaders

Paul Cramer

ATHENS, GA – Georgia Trend Magazine selects 500 of the Most Influential Leaders in Georgia each year to publish in a special magazine edition, Georgia 500. This year, Paul Cramer, President/CEO of The Classic Center, was among the group selected...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

The 15 Best Things to Do in Athens, Georgia

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The Classic Center is highlighted in Wandering Wheatley's blog post "The 15 Best Things To Do In Athens, Georgia," by Jacqueline Gualitieri.

Athens, Georgia, may be best known as the home of the University of Georgia and for being one of the best...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

“The Best Musical of The Century,” The Book of Mormon Coming to The Classic Center Theatre May 7

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Nine-time Tony Award® -Winning Best Musical The Book of Mormon will take the stage for one night only in Athens on Tuesday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. at The Classic Center Theatre. 

Since opening on March 24, 2011, The Book of Mormon has become...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Loverly Grey's Ultimate Guide to Athens, GA

Loverly Greys Ultimate Guide to Athens

The Classic Center is highlighted in Loverly Grey's blog post "Ultimate Guide to Athens, GA."

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Providing valuable resources to create successful career paths

ATHENS, Ga – Six participants from Bread for Life’s Career Connect spent five weeks this summer exploring different career fields while getting paid to work part-time at The Classic Center. 

Bread for Life is a nonprofit that has been in Athens, G...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Local Receives National 40 under 40 Award

Brandon Stroud

ATHENS, Ga – The National Parking Association selects a class of 40 professionals in the parking industry under 40 years of age to be recognized each year for making a difference in their workplace and in their industry. This year, The Classic Center is h...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Athens Local Receives 30 under 30 Award

Abigail Bergman

ATHENS, Ga – The International Association of Venue Managers selects a class of 30 venue professionals under 30 years of age to be recognized each year. This year The Classic Center is honored to have one of its own among the recipients.

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

Largest Solar Rooftop Display Begins

The Classic Center's Solar Panels

ATHENS, Ga – The first phase of the 1,600 solar panels that will be placed on the rooftops of The Classic Center’s buildings is underway. The Classic Center is partnering with Cherry Street Energy to build Georgia's largest municipal rooftop sola...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation Awards Scholarships to Eight Regional High School Students

ATHENS, Ga - The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2023 performing and visual arts scholarships: Laila Carter, North Oconee High School; Seager Hunt, Athens Academy; Kaylor Jones, Prince Avenue Christian Schoo...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Four students receive scholarships from the 2023 Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund

ATHENS, Ga - The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund: Haynes Baker, University of Georgia; McKenna Ezekiel, Athens Community Career Academy, Athens Technical Colleg...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

The Classic Center Awards Employees with Scholarship Funds

Four employees of The Classic Center were recently awarded scholarships to further pursue their career goals in the hospitality industry.   The Classic Center has long been a driving force in workforce development. The addition of the Paul M. Cra...

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Posted on: March 30, 2023

Explore Georgia to Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day March 30

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Explore Georgia, the tourism division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, is proud to support Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on March 30

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

The Classic Center Reveals New Brand

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(Athens, Ga) –The Classic Center unveiled its new logo, inspired by the stainless-steel structure, “Nest” by artist Maureen Kelly, hanging in the atrium of The Classic Center.

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Posted on: February 20, 2023

New Members added to Arena Project User Group

(Athens, Ga) – Athens-Clarke County Manager Blaine Williams has appointed two new members to the SPLOST Project User Group for The Classic Center Arena, which is set to open in early 2024. The Project User Group provides input and guidance to th...

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Posted on: February 13, 2023

Increased Support for Hospitality Learning Lab

ATHENS, Ga. – The Classic Center Cultural Foundation receives a grant from The Newland Family Foundation, Inc., that will be used to support the experience for students in The Classic Center Learning Lab.

The Newland Family Foundation is...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Georgia Music Hall of Fame Support Grows

Georgia's music collection has a new home at The Classic Center Arena

Georgia Music Hall of Fame Support Grows

 ATHENS, Ga. – The Riverview Foundation awarded The Classic Center Cultural Foundation a grant totaling $100,000 in support of the ELEVATE Campaign. This grant will enhance the experience of the G...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

The Classic Center and New Arena Powered by the Sun

The Classic Center Arena Rendering

The Classic Center and New Arena Powered by the Sun 

Athens-Clarke County Approves Largest Municipal Rooftop Solar in Georgia 

Athens, GA—Athens-Clarke County Commission unanimously approved an agreement to allow The&...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

February 28, 2024

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On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. This stirring and inspiring musical takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of the small town in Newfoundland that opened its homes to 7,000 stranded travelers on 9/11.

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Posted on: February 2, 2024 | Last Modified on: February 20, 2024

March 1-3, 2024

8th Annual Athens Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show

This show brings together over two dozen professional dealers, who will have all manner of items of geological origin available for purchase! Items are from all over the world, with an emphasis on regional finds.

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

March 3, 2024

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Experience the legendary! Swan Lake, the ballet of all ballets, will be performed one night only as a part of the World Ballet Series. See the iconic Dance of the Little Swans, count the 32 fouettés performed by Odile, and immerse yourself in magical Tcha...

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

March 7, 2024

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The Celtic Woman 20th Anniversary Tour will delight audiences with its fresh blend of traditional and contemporary Irish music that echoes Ireland's rich musical and cultural heritage. 

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

March 14 & 15, 2024

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Bob Dylan’s career has lasted the better part of 50 years now. He has never gotten by on sentimentality or nostalgia. He has never repeated his successes. Dylan has always pushed his work ahead. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 26, at 10:00 a.m.

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

March 23, 2024

Dancing with the Athens Stars

Dancing with the Athens Stars benefits Project Safe, a local nonprofit working to end domestic violence. Well-known dancers and local leaders practice for months to get on stage and earn your votes for this yearly fundraiser.

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

March 25, 2024

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation Golf Tournament

Enjoy a round of golf at the picturesque Chancellor’s Course, a private course located at The Georgia Club, while raising money for a great cause.

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

April 1, 2024

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Her voice. His vision. Their Story. On Your Feet! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage, and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Emilio & Gloria Estefan.

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

April 12 & 14, 2024

Linnentown - The Musical

In a groundbreaking tribute to Athens's history, the captivating local production Linnentown - The Musical is set to take center stage in April 2024. Written by Hattie Thomas Whitehead, author of Giving Voice to Linnentown.

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

April 18, 2024

ILLUMINATE Gala

Join the Athens Tech Foundation as they celebrate Athens Technical College's profound impact on workforce development, while raising support for even more students in the future.

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

April 30, 2024

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Menopause The Musical 2: Cruising Through ‘The Change’® is the sequel to Menopause The Musical®, a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.”

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

May 7, 2024

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The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. 

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

May 11, 2024

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Bonnie Raitt is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist whose unique style blends blues, R&B, rock, and pop. She will be joined onstage by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Maia Sharp. 

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