June 23-27, 2010 — http://www.athfest.com
Started in 1997 to promote local music and arts, AthFest is a family-friendly event featuring 200 bands in clubs and on three free outdoor stages. It includes an artist market, film events like a local music video competition and KidsFest, where children enjoy activities like pottery, bungee and a petting zoo. If you can't make it to the event, don't worry—a compilation cd of local bands will be available May 11 at http://www.athfest.com. This year's cd incudes The Whigs, Hope for Agoldensummer, Timber, Spring Tigers, The Incredible Sandwich and others. Proceeds benefit AthFest, a nonprofit, and its year-round efforts in music and arts education.